Monday, 25 March 2019

Tag Archives: US

US, Russia clash at UN over North Korea sanctions

NEW YORK: The United States accused Russia of “cheating” on UN sanctions against North Korea with plans for a railway project, oil transfers and ongoing business dealings with Pyongyang. Russia shot back and charged that Washington was blocking steps to foster cooperation between North and South Korea and using a ...

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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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Trump tells Apple to make products in US to avoid China tariffs

WASHINGTON: US President Trump tweeted that Apple Inc should make products inside the United States if it wants to avoid tariffs on Chinese imports, Reuters reported. The company told trade officials in a letter on Friday that the proposed tariffs would affect prices for a “wide range” of Apple products, including ...

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China vows response if US imposes tariffs

BEIJING: China is ready to retaliate if US President Donald Trump goes ahead with a tariff hike on $200b worth of Chinese goods and is confident it can maintain “steady and healthy” economic growth. The Trump administration is poised to impose 25 percent penalties on Chinese goods in a new ...

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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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US condemns ‘horrifying’ Amsterdam attack on 2 Americans

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Sunday condemned what it called the “unprovoked, horrifying attack” at Amsterdam’s Central Station on Friday in which two people, both US citizens, were injured. Dutch authorities have said the attacker, who has been identified as a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit, ...

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US presses ahead with Mexico trade pact

WASHINGTON: The United States is pressing ahead with a free trade pact with Mexico, but whether Canada will join depends on a new round of talks next week, after negotiations ended Friday without an agreement. Officials had appeared to be on track to reach a deal that would rewrite the ...

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US deports 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard to Germany

The White House says a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard has been deported to Germany, 14 years after a judge ordered his expulsion. In a statement, the White House said the deportation of Jakiv Palij, who lived in New York City, was carried out early on Tuesday. After World ...

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