US and Chinese negotiators sit down for trade talks this week while the effects of the trade war continue to hurt American businesses. Also, the Philippines has been named as the most dangerous place for environmental activists. Plus, a Dutch city is planting bee-friendly gardens on the rooftops of its bus stop shelters.
The president ripped into China this morning just as the two countries are set to resume negotiations on trade. Trump claimed that China was slow-walking a deal, waiting for a new president. But as the trade war drags on, there are real-world consequences for businesses and entrepreneurs.
The cuts have wiped out all integration initiatives for asylum-seekers. In many cases, centers can no longer provide language and culture classes, professional training, public transport vouchers, psychological support, medical care or legal aid.
The NGO Global Witness detailed in its annual report how the Philippines has been identified as the deadliest country in the world for environmental activists, in large part due to violence and intimidation from the mining, energy, and logging industries.