Videos of the Day: Trump Visits California Devastated by Wildfires

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Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
November 17, 2018 Updated: November 18, 2018

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President Trump is in California on Nov. 17, touring the aftermath of the state’s deadliest wildfires on record.

He’s starting out in northern California, where the “camp fire” decimated the town of paradise.

The president is meeting with first responders and survivors along with the governor and governor- elect.

“We’ve never seen anything like this in California. We’ve never seen anything like this year. Looks like total devastation,” said Trump.

Despite his initial criticism of the state’s forest management, the president has committed federal resources to aid recovery.

“The federal government is behind you. We’re all behind each other. We’re gonna work together. And we’ll do a real job, but this is sad to see,” said Trump.

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71 Dead, Over 1,000 Missing From California Camp Fire

Officials in California said that 71 people have died from the raging Camp Fire and that more than 1,000 people are missing.

The flames have destroyed entire towns and consumed thousands of houses, prompting widespread evacuations amid the carnage.

The death toll was at 71 as of Nov. 16, according to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, which also said that it had identified two sets of human remains as Paula Dodge, 70, and Randall Dodge, 67, both of Paradise.

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Pence Vows No End to Tariffs Until China Bows

Vice President Mike Pence threw down the gauntlet to China on trade and security in the region in Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in Papua New Guinea.

“We have taken decisive action to address our imbalance with China,” Pence declared. “We put tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods, and we could more than double that number. The United States, though, will not change course until China changes its ways,”

“The United States, though, will not change course until China changes its ways.”

The stark warning will likely be unwelcome news to financial markets which had hoped for a thaw in the Sino-U.S. dispute and perhaps even some sort of deal at a G20 meeting later this month in Argentina.

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Argentine Navy Submarine Found a Year After Disappearing, All 44 Aboard Dead

An Argentine Navy submarine was found on Nov. 17, under the surface of the Atlantic Ocean a year and two days after disappearing.

The Seabed Constructor, a vessel owned by United States-based Ocean Infinity, found the missing submarine.

The Argentine Navy confirmed in a statement that the vessel was found at a depth of 2,620 feet (800 meters).

All 44 people inside the submarine were dead, as was expected due to the length of time the submarine had been missing.

The submarine, the ARA San Juan, vanished around 270 miles (430 kilometers) off the Argentine coast on Nov. 15, 2017.

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Botanical Garden Lights Up Christmas Vibes in Berlin

Christmas Garden has arrived at the German capital.

The 2018 Christmas Garden features over 30 light installations and 1.5 million individual lights across an enchanting two-kilometer circular stroll.

One of the biggest highlights is the “wishing tree,” a 100-year-old weeping beech dripping in sparkly fairy lights and bells.

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