US, China sign historic phase one trade deal

‘It doesn’t get any bigger than this’ President Trump signed a landmark trade agreement with China, heralding a period of detente in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies fueled by decades of complaints that Beijing was manipulating its currency and stealing … Read More

Trump ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’ on policy

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he “disagreed strongly” with his suggestions on a range of issues. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” … Read More

Trump looks to project calm as trade war heats up

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event on ending surprise medical billing | Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to ease concerns about his administration’s failure so far to reach a trade deal … Read More

Trump absolutely right to slap new tariffs on China

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China believes it can cheat its way to the top: ‘Bully of Asia’ author ‘Bully of Asia’ author Steven Mosher on U.S. trade talks with China. President TrumpOpens a New Window. on Sunday announced additional incoming tariffsOpens a New Window. on China, reminding BeijingOpens … Read More

Trump asks aides to press ahead with $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods

(CNN) President Donald Trump is urging his administration to move ahead with slapping tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, according to a person familiar with the plans. The timing of an announcement remains unclear. Trump met with top aides earlier this … Read More

Israel, US to form joint team to increase enforcement of sanctions on Iran

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Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his American counterpart Steven Mnuchin agreed Tuesday to establish a joint team to work on increasing enforcement of the US economic sanctions on Iran. During their meeting in Washington, the two also discussed the economic … Read More

US, China still ‘very far apart’ on trade: ambassador Terry Branstad

US envoy Terry Branstad’s comments come as Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He arrives in Washington on Tuesday for more talks aimed at averting a trade war. The United States wants China to give a timetable on how it will open up … Read More

As Xi Tightens His Grip on China, U.S. Sees Conflict Ahead

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President Trump with President Xi Jinping of China in November in Beijing. For all his criticism of China as an economic predator, Mr. Trump has yet to impose a sweeping trade sanction against it.CreditNicolas Asfouri/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON … Read More

Trump blasts ‘very unfair’ EU over trade

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© Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP | US President Donald Trump looks on before delivering a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. The European Union trades with America “very unfairly”, … Read More