What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina

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We’re back and we’re reading – everything from “AP News” to the “Washington Post.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got an update on the G-20 summit, more lying from the Trump administration, and a look at Trump’s new trade deal. 

A snippet of the summit

World leaders of the globe’s largest economies arrived in Argentina for the G-20 summit. Here’s a brief summary on a few of the day’s main focuses:

All eyes are on the U.S. and China as they look to address the ongoing trade war. The two countries are looking to settle the conflicts with tariffs and the U.S. accusations that China has been stealing intellectual property.

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is making his first major appearance since the killing of Saudi Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Russia and U.S. relations are on the rocks as Trump canceled his one-on-one meeting with Putin after tweeting that the Kremlin has yet to return stolen Ukrainian ships.

The goal of the summit is to address issues like food security, gender equality and infrastructure and to create a statement in which everyone can get on board. 

Deal or no deal…Deal

Following major conflict at U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump managed to pull off the North American trade pact with the Mexican and Canadian governments.

The new trade deal overlooks rules governing more than $1.2 trillion in areas like regional commerce and globalization.

Trump said he predicts the deal will lead to growth in U.S. exports and provide more jobs in the auto industry. This comes shortly after a huge cutback by automotive giant, General Motors.

Trump is giving himself a pat on the back as he called it “a truly groundbreaking achievement,” according to The Washington Post.

And the lies continue…

Former Attorney for President Trump, Michael Cohen, admitted that he lied to Congress last year about a potential Trump Tower project in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to having contact with Russian government officials throughout Trump’s campaign, and even scheduling trips to Russia to discuss negotiations.

Trump, not defending Cohen, admitted he lied but said that his actions weren’t in the wrong.

More lies from the Trump administration…Who can keep up?

Hotel Hacking

Hackers broke into a database of Starwood hotels’ guest information affecting the data of nearly 500 million people.

Marriott, the owner of Starwood, said the information included names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers and dates of birth, according to Politico.

The intrusion began in 2014 and was found on Nov. 19. Marriott said the data was encrypted.

The company started working with law enforcement and would begin contacting guests affected by the data breach. Marriott is providing guests free access to a program that monitors the internet for their personal information.

From wildfires to mudslides

California residents living in areas affected by the recent wildfires are being forced to evacuate their homes due to a possibility of deadly mudslides.

With the predictions of heavy rain in the forecast, officials said the burned ground can’t absorb the water, creating heavy mudslides and dangerous flows of debris.

Officials in parts of the California Central Valley have warned residents and sent rescue teams to help initiate evacuations and help those still stranded.

That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more.