Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tag Archives: Donald Trump

I’m a victim of sexual assault and rape: White House adviser

WASHINGTON: Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, said that she was the victim of sexual assault and that women who survive such experiences should be heard. “I feel very empathetic, frankly, for victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment and rape,” Conway told CNN while defending the Supreme ...

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Trump’s tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, escalating a trade war between the world’s top two economies that is clouding the global outlook. The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to more than $250 billion, ...

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Trump defends Supreme Court pick after sex assault allegation

US President Donald Trump stood firmly by his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh Monday after allegations that the conservative judge sexually assaulted a woman when they were teenagers threatened to derail the nomination process. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley canceled a vote on Kavanaugh planned for Thursday and said ...

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US-China trade war enters new phase

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: President Donald Trump on Monday effectively broadsided one of the world’s largest trade relationships, announcing plans to proceed with tariffs on another $200 billion in US imports of Chinese goods. Taken with the $50 billion in tariffs already in place, this means roughly half of everything Americans buy from ...

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EU, US seek to clear trade talks confusion

BRUSSELS: Top officials from the US and EU meet in Brussels on Monday in an effort to iron out differences on trade talks announced to great fanfare this summer. US President Donald Trump and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker in July pledged to hold off from further tit-for-tat tariffs and ...

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Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure

AFP TOKYO: Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions ...

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Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

Activists march to protest the Trump administration’s approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Washington. (Photo: AP)   Activists, including one holding a “Star Wars”-themed sign, gather during a rally to protest the Trump administration’s approach to illegal border crossings ...

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South Africa accuses Trump of ‘fuelling racial tensions’

CAPE TOWN: South Africa accused US President Donald Trump of fuelling racial tensions after he said farmers were being forced off their land and many of them killed. Trump’s tweet touches on the overwhelmingly white ownership of farmland in South Africa – one of the most sensitive issues in the ...

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Dollar weakens after Trump’s Fed comments

FILE PHOTO: Bundles of banknotes of U.S. Dollar are pictured at a currency exchange shop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/File Photo

HONG KONG: The dollar dipped Tuesday in Asia after Donald Trump hit out at the Federal Reserve´s interest rate rises and accused it of not backing his economic plan, while most equity markets edged up ahead of highly anticipated China-US trade talks. The greenback has been on the ascent in ...

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