Iggy: A teacher asked her students to use the word “beans” in a sentence. “My father grows beans,” said one girl. “My mother cooks beans,” said a boy. A third student spoke up, “We are all human beans.”

Iggy: Why can’t you trust an atom?  Because they make up literally everything.


Don961:  Saleh: Iraq and the United States must play a key role in stabilizing the region

BAGHDAD, April 17 (UPI) – President Barham Saleh discussed with the US Senate delegation Senator Jack Reid, Senator Doug Jones and Sen. Jane Shaheen the importance of developing bilateral relations and promoting cooperation at various levels.

Saleh stressed “the need for countries to play Iraq and the United States as a key role in stabilizing the region and achieving peace and prosperity for their people,” calling on US businessmen and companies to “invest and rebuild liberated cities.”

In turn, the members of the delegation renewed the support and support of the United States to Iraq to regain its health and its role in the region and the world. Finished    link


Samson:   America: Trade agreement with China will be successful

18th April, 2019

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that the trade agreement with China was progressing nicely, while media reports said Washington and Beijing had set a preliminary timetable for the next round of trade talks between the two countries.

The US president said the trade deal with China was moving forward “very well” and expressed his feeling that the future agreement with Beijing “would be great,” according to Reuters.  The Wall Street Journal reported that the United States and China have already set a time frame for the next round of direct trade talks.

The negotiators are aiming to set up the signing ceremony of the trade agreement, which ends the trade war between the two countries, in late May or early June.

She said US business representative Robert Leahyzer was to travel to Beijing in late April to follow up on the new round of negotiations ahead of a meeting of delegates in Washington during the week of May 6.  Robert Laitheiser’s office declined to comment on the news.

According to the Wall Street Journal, if the talks succeed, officials could work within a few weeks to finalize the text and its legal aspects before Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping sign initials at a May 27 summit.   LINK