China, US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions by raising…

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Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 12, 2019

Wet conditions, low supplies could mean good year for corn growers Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011, jmwelch@tamu.edu Dr. Ronnie Schnell, 979-245-2935, ronschnell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION –…

Continued strong grain demand expected for 2019

(Left) Dr. Parr Rosson, interim director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bill Foshea, outgoing chair of the Blackland Income Growth Conference, Dr. Bob Whitson, AgriLife Extension interim director…

DDoS Attacks in Q4 2018

News overview In Q4 2018, security researchers detected a number of new botnets, which included not only Mirai clones for a change. The fall saw increased activity on the part…

President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Feb. 5th, 2019, from the House Chamber in Congress. The White House released the president’s remarks as prepared…

Welcomes acknowledgement from NATO allies that Russia is in material breach of the treaty Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a member of the Senate Committee…

Xue honored as Texas A&M Regents Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu At center, Dr. Qingwu Xue, Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop stress physiologist in Amarillo, was honored with the Texas A&M…

China ambassador accuses Canada and allies of racism

TORONTO (AP) — China’s ambassador to Canada accused the country Wednesday of “white supremacy” in calling for the release of two Canadians detained in China last month, while describing the…

US-China trade talks wrap up, with outcome unclear

BEIJING (AP) — Uncertainty over the outcome of China-U.S. trade talks cast a pall Thursday over Asian markets as both sides kept mum about what lies ahead. Source: Business –…

5 things to know about US-Chinese trade negotiations

BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China have held their first face-to-face trade talks since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed Dec. 1 to postpone further tariff increases…

Texas A&M Vice Chancellor’s teaching award presented to Hague

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Dr. Steve Hague, 979-845-8248, shague@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence – Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Steve…

Yes, China recently landed there, but you’re kind of asking the wrong question. Source: Science News

U.S. fossil fuel exports spur Asian building boom, climate worries

Workers board large-sized liquefied natural gas carriers under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility on Geoje Island, South Korea. The boom in fossil-fuel production in the United…

Congressman Michael T. McCaul Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, DC – As we approach the start of the 116th Congress, I am looking forward to the beginning of my new role…

Researchers zero in on potential therapeutic target for diabetes, associated diseases

Texas A&M-led study: ‘Novel regulatory mechanism’ may be key to intervention Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattneberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shaodong Guo, 979-845-0850, shaodong.guo@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A recent study led by…

Official IDs Canadian missing in China as entrepreneur

TORONTO (AP) — A second Canadian man has gone missing in China and is feared detained in what appears to be retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top executive of…

The Latest: Official IDs Canadian missing in China

TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the frictions between Canada and China over the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive (all times local): Source: Business – The Eagle

Hopes for US-China trade talks help push Asian shares higher

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Wednesday amid hopes for U.S.-China trade talks. Source: Business – The Eagle

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest Canada’s detention of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei at Washington’s behest and demand…