Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tag Archives: US

China presses Europe for anti-US alliance on trade

BRUSSELS: China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said. In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese officials, including Vice Premier Liu He and ...

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US aims to reduce Iran’s oil revenue to zero

The US State Department has spelled out a campaign of “maximum economic and diplomatic pressure” to drive Iran towards negotiating a “better” deal to replace the Iran nuclear deal. State Department Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook told reporters on Monday that Iran is not a “normal” country and must ...

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Pakistan needs to do more: US

KABUL: Calling on Pakistan to exert more pressure on the militants, the Trump administration has said that the Taliban’s failure to engage in talks to end Afghanistan’s nearly 17-year conflict was “unacceptable”. During a recent visit to Kabul, two weeks after a ceasefire triggered street celebrations, US envoy Alice Wells ...

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Beijing eases investment curbs as clash with US looms

BEIJING: China is ending limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but didn’t directly address complaints about trade and technology that are fueling conflict with Washington. The change, announced late on Thursday, had been sought by Washington, Germany and other trading partners. They complain Beijing blocks ...

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Canada hits back at US on tariffs, says it will not back down

OTTAWA: Canada struck back at the Trump administration over US steel and aluminium tariffs on Friday, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods until Washington relents. The announcement by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland marks a new low in ties between the neighbors and ...

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Nikki Haley tells Modi to cut Iranian oil use

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi it was important India cut Iranian oil use, but said the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port as corridor to Afghanistan. “Sanctions are coming (on Iran) and we’re going forward ...

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US, Russia agree to Putin-Trump summit

  MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to hold a summit with Donald Trump in a third country at talks on Wednesday with the US leader’s hawkish national security advisor, voicing hope for an easing of tensions between the two nations. Adviser John Bolton was received in Moscow with top ...

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Europe to retaliate if US imposes auto tariffs, says France

PARIS: Europe will hit back if US President Donald Trump follows through with a threat to slap import tariffs on European-made cars, France’s finance minister said. Trump escalated already burning trade tensions on Friday by threatening to hit all imports of cars assembled in the European Union (EU) with a ...

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TTP appoints new chief after Fazlullah’s killing

KABUL: The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced that Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud would be its new chief confirming the death of former cheif  Fazlullah. US forces had targeted Fazlullah in a counter terrorism strike on June 14 in Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, close to the border with Pakistan. Afghan President Ashraf ...

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Donald Trump Says North Korea Still A Big Threat

(FILE PHOTO) President Donald Trump cited an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States. The official declaration, contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump’s assertion ...

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