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What Economists Say About Trump's New China Trade Threats ...

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President Donald Trump is threatening to slap tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports as trade tensions between the world’s two largest ...

07

China's Stock Index Falls Below 3000 for First Time Since 2016

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China's benchmark equity gauge fell below 3,000 for the first time since September 2016, as a trade dispute with the U.S. intensified. The Shanghai Composite Index slid nearly 3 percent, the most since March 23, as U.S. President Donald…

06

China Says 'Cold War Mentality' Hurting Australia Ties Must End

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China's ambassador to Australia called for an end to a “Cold War mentality” that's straining ties between the two nations, weeks after Beijing blamed its key trading partner for creating a diplomatic spat. “The two countries need to have…

Monday, Jun 18

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Colombia Elects Pro-Market President Who Attacked Peace Deal

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Ivan Duque, a 41-year-old lawyer and former senator who wants to modify parts of a peace process with Marxist guerrillas and cut corporate taxes, will be Colombia's next president following a decisive election victory on Sunday. Duque, who…

Palestinian Killed, Several Injured at Gaza Border

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One Palestinian was killed Monday and several were injured while trying to damage Israeli security installations at the Gaza Strip border, the military said, as it steps up its response to flaming kites that have burned thousands of acres…

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Italy Shows How to Lose Friends and Alienate People ...

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In their first two weeks in power, Italy’s populist leaders sparked a dispute with France over immigration and threatened to scupper a landmark European ...

06

Theresa May Is Cornered by Brexit Enemies

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Theresa May is surrounded. On one side, the U.K. prime minister has the European Union, sharpening its knives to defend the club of 27 remaining members against British “cherry picking” during Brexit talks. On the other side is her own…

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Deaths Feared, Plants and Trains Halted After Japan Quake

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Several people were feared dead after a strong earthquake hit Osaka on Monday morning, rattling one of Japan's industrial heartlands and halting trains and factories across the region. The earthquake struck at 7:58 a.m. local time, with an…

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Angela Merkel’s Political Future Is at Risk

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Germany’s crisis over migration policy is entering a critical phase with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political future on the line and the ripples already being felt across Europe. Merkel received crucial backing on Monday from senior…

Sunday, Jun 17

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Merkel Fate Hangs in Balance as CSU Sets Deadline - Bloomberg

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Germany’s Christian Social Union party will give Chancellor Angela Merkel a two-week deadline to meet its demands for overhauling asylum policy, the Bild ...

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Trump Envoys' Middle East Trip 'Waste of Time,' Palestinians Say

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Top U.S. diplomats heading to the Middle East to discuss their plan to settle the Israel-Palestinian conflict are wasting their time if they disregard previous Arab initiatives to reach peace, according to the spokesman for Palestinian…

Saturday, Jun 16

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Next Move Is Trump's After China Hits Back in Trade-War Opener

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China’s in-kind response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on $50 billion of imports from the nation left the global economy on the verge of a trade war. Two detailed lists of products on which tariffs will be…

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Merkel Seeks Macron's Help as Asylum Crisis Threatens EU ...

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will turn to France to help diffuse a domestic crisis over migration amid an increasing risk that the European ...

14

Trade War's Battle Lines Drawn as US, China Set Tariff Lists

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The Trump administration moved the U.S. to the edge of a trade war with China by announcing tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and pledging additional investment restrictions, which Beijing immediately vowed to retaliate against.…

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Saudi-Led Forces Seize Airport in Yemen’s Port City of Hodeida

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Sanaa, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led forces fought to retake the international airport of Yemen's rebel-held port city of Hodeida from the Shiite Houthi rebels, Yemeni officials and witnesses said on Saturday, as combat intensified for the…

Friday, Jun 15

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Four Reasons Merkel's Time Probably Isn't Up, and One Caveat

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's back is against the wall again over her liberal migration policy, and once more it's her own side causing the confrontation. Bavaria's ruling party -- one of three parties in Merkel's coalition -- demands…

Thursday, Jun 14

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On Trade, Merkel Joins Trump on the Low Road

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After failing to persuade President Donald Trump that punitive tariffs on European imports aren't a good idea, Chancellor Angela Merkel has apparently decided to fight back by taking a page from his playbook and manipulating facts. “Trade…

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Europe's Fragile Unity Crumbles as Migration Quarrel Spills Over

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Three summers after Europe's biggest migration influx since World War II, the old wounds are reopening. Lingering political tensions over the unresolved question of how to control immigration from outside Europe have now broken out into…

07

Pompeo Pushes Back Against North Korean Sanctions-Relief Claims

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo emphasized that Kim Jong Un wouldn't receive sanctions relief until after its complete disarmament, pushing back against North Korean suggestions that the U.S. would soon begin relaxing penalties. Pompeo --…

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Trump Says He May Upset China on Trade as U.S. Tariffs Loom

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President Donald Trump said he’ll confront China “very strongly” over trade in the coming weeks, as his administration plans to announce on Friday a final list of tariff targets, which will be imposed shortly thereafter. “China could be a…

Wednesday, Jun 13

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ZTE's $2.7 Billion Loss Shows Tougher Challenges After US Fine

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ZTE Corp. unveiled a settlement with the U.S. government to rescue the Chinese telecom-equipment maker. But investors put a steep initial estimate on the cost of the deal: at least $2.7 billion. ZTE agreed to pay at least $1 billion in…

Tuesday, Jun 12

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UK Government Wins on 'Meaningful Vote': Brexit Update

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Theresa May appears to have staved off a rebellion from pro-EU Conservatives, as rebels said they were satisfied with government promises to continue talks toward a compromise. The pound rose. A vote is expected around 5:30 p.m. in London …

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Brexit Bulletin: Down to the Wire - Bloomberg

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Today in Brexit: The British government will find out if it has staved off a rebellion in Parliament. The stakes are high. Theresa May’s government ...

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New US Taiwan Office Prompts Questions Over Who Will Lead It

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The precarious balance Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen must navigate between a more assertive China and the uncertainty of American policy will be in focus Tuesday when she attends the opening of a new de facto U.S. embassy. The American…

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Kudlow Is 'Doing Well' After Mild Heart Attack, White House Says

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Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, is expected to recover fully after suffering a mild heart attack in the U.S. shortly before the president's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a White House aide said…

Monday, Jun 11

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Trump's G-7 Performance Suits Israel Just Fine

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How countries feel about the blow-up of the G-7 talks in Canada depends upon how they see the world and their place in it. Israel, for one, is not unhappy. This has nothing to do with tariffs. Israel, like most European countries, runs a…

07

Trump Needs a Tough North Korea Deal, But Not Because of Iran

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Donald Trump will be under political pressure in Singapore this week to ensure any deal he makes with North Korea is tougher than the one Barack Obama struck with Iran. The comparison may be misleading. Geography and history make the two…

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China, Russia Cementing Rising Eastern Bloc as Trump Rattles G-7

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As U.S. President Donald Trump left the Group of Seven nations in turmoil this weekend, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin were putting on a very different show on the other side of the world. On Sunday, Xi and Putin toasted…

Sunday, Jun 10

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Merkel Allies Call for Unity After Trump G-7 `Affront'

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies attacked President Donald Trump for reneging on a Group of Seven joint statement, saying the remaining G-7 countries must now stick closer together to steer global policy. “The step he took after…

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The Legitimacy of Russia’s World Cup Still Under Criminal ...

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Geneva (AP) -- Speaking in English with a beaming smile, Vladimir Putin put his seal on Russia's World Cup hosting vote victory that eight years later is ...