Sunday, 21 October 2018

Tag Archives: US

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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China rejects ‘irresponsible’ Pentagon report on bombers

BEIJING: China on Saturday rejected what it called an “irresponsible” Pentagon report claiming Beijing s bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific. The Thursday report said China was leveraging its growing military, economic and diplomatic clout to rapidly establish regional dominance, while its bombers ...

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Asian markets bounce back on US-China trade talks

HONG KONG: Asian markets opened higher after a positive lead from Wall Street and Europe, with investors cautiously optimistic about upcoming US-China trade talks. Negotiators from Washington and Beijing will meet later this month in the first publicly announced meeting in weeks on their bitter trade dispute, which has seen ...

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Turkey slaps retaliatory tariff hikes on key US products

ISTANBUL: Turkey hiked tariffs on imports of several key US products in retaliation for American sanctions against Ankara, as a bitter dispute between the two allies that has battered the Turkish lira showed no sign of ending. The lira – which lost just under a quarter of its value on ...

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor. Deepening a spat that has rattled financial markets and threated to split a long-standing defense and political alliance, Mnuchin suggested the next ...

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