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Friday, December 13, 2019

US President Donald Trump


US and China near deal that would suspend planned tariffs

December 13, 2019 2:28 pm

Since July 2018, the Trump administration has imposed import taxes on $360 billion in Chinese products. Beijing has retaliated by taxing $120 billion in U.S. exports, including soybeans and other farm products that are vital to many of Trump's supporters in rural America.

Trump approves US-China trade deal to halt December 15 tariffs

December 13, 2019 11:17 am

The deal presented to Trump by trade advisers Thursday included a promise by the Chinese to buy more US agricultural goods, according to the people familiar with the matter.

Pompeo emerges as a major Trump enabler in Ukraine affair

November 21, 2019 8:37 am

Pompeo has refused to explain why he recalled the American ambassador, declared that it was “inappropriate” for his diplomats to testify before Congress and declined to hand over documents to impeachment investigators.

US Republicans say inquiry has not established 'impeachable offense'

November 12, 2019 11:51 am

As the Democratic-led investigation heads into a critical new public phase this week, Republican staff of the House of Representatives Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees released an 18-page memo to update party lawmakers on evidence gathered to date.

Trump vowed to shrink the trade gap. It keeps growing

November 06, 2019 7:33 am

The trade deficit for both goods and services grew to $481.3 billion in the first three quarters of the year, up 5.4% from the same period last year, according to data released by the Commerce Department.

On Ukraine, Trump is a con man, but he’s also a mark

November 05, 2019 10:28 am

The heart of the Ukraine scandal, for which Trump will almost certainly be impeached, is simple. Trump used congressionally appropriated aid to Ukraine, as well as the promise of a White House visit, to try to extort Ukraine’s president to announce investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

Last major nuclear arms pact could expire with no replacement, Russia says

November 02, 2019 7:46 am

President Vladimir Putin’s government has said that Russia hopes to renew or revise the treaty — but that the negotiations to revise it would have to begin immediately.

Democrats set Thursday vote on US House path in Trump impeachment probe

October 29, 2019 8:10 am

Trump and his fellow Republicans have for weeks branded as illegitimate the work of committees probing Trump's overtures to Ukraine, arguing the full Democratic-led House of Representatives had failed to authorize their investigations in a public vote.

Donald Trump takes a dig at Apple for removing the home button from iPhone

October 26, 2019 2:19 pm

In a Tweet on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that the home button on the iPhone was far better than the current swipe mechanism.

US court strikes down Trump's first trade deal, a US-Mexico sugar pact

October 23, 2019 8:19 am

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had renegotiated the sugar trade terms in June 2017 to reduce the amount of refined sugar imports from Mexico while increasing raw sugar imports and setting minimum prices.


See pictures of Donald and Melania Trump's first visit to France

July 13, 2017 6:01 pm

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are on their maiden official visit to France where they are scheduled to meet French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Trogneux. The Trumps are scheduled to dine with Macron and Trogneux at the Eiffel Tower.