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Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will `poison` relations

Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will `poison` relations

Published 14/08/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's order to his top trade adviser to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday. [more…]

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

U.S. tax change proposals anger builders, realtors, charities

Published 14/08/2017

With U.S. Congress members focused during their August recess on finding ways to lower the corporate tax rate, industry groups and other sectors of society are gearing up to fight proposed changes to the personal income tax. [more…]

China says issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected

China says issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected

Published 14/08/2017

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday the issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected and there is no future in a trade war between China and the United States. [more…]

Trump`s NAFTA autos goals to collide with industry as talks start

Trump`s NAFTA autos goals to collide with industry as talks start

Published 14/08/2017

The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week, aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts. [more…]

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Published 14/08/2017

Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday. [more…]

With budget cuts looming, U.S. aid chief vows to do more with less

With budget cuts looming, U.S. aid chief vows to do more with less

Published 13/08/2017

Facing potentially deep budget cuts to U.S. foreign aid, new USAID administrator Mark Green says he needs to do more with less and prove to President Donald Trump that development assistance can further his "America First" agenda. [more…]

President Trump`s reelection campaign releases television ad

President Trump`s reelection campaign releases television ad

Published 13/08/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign released its first television advertisement on Sunday, a 30-second spot that attacks Democrats and touts the accomplishments of his first seven months in office. [more…]

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Published 13/08/2017

Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. [more…]

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

Published 12/08/2017

The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday. [more…]

Wall Street rises on Fed bets but North Korea mutes gains

Wall Street rises on Fed bets but North Korea mutes gains

Published 12/08/2017

The three major U.S. stocks indexes ended higher on Friday, snapping three days of losses, as investors bet on slower U.S. rate hikes, but gains were muted by increasingly aggressive exchanges between the United States and North Korea. [more…]