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#China says it will strive to reach ‘phase one’ trade deal with US

#China says it will strive to reach ‘phase one’ trade deal with US

| November 21, 2019

China will strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday (21 November), in an attempt to allay fears talks might be unraveling, write Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo. China is willing to work with the United States to […]

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Germany and France vie for European leadership at #NATO

Germany and France vie for European leadership at #NATO

| November 21, 2019

France and Germany each sought to claim European leadership within NATO on Wednesday (20 November) in the first ministerial meeting since French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the US-led military alliance was experiencing “brain death”, writes Robin Emmott. Public questioning of the alliance comes ahead of a summit in London for NATO’s 70th anniversary in […]

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Secretary Pompeo travels to Brussels to participate in #NATO foreign ministerial

Secretary Pompeo travels to Brussels to participate in #NATO foreign ministerial

| November 20, 2019

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Brussels on 20 November to participate in the North Atlantic Council meeting at the NATO Foreign Ministerial. FOREIGN MINISTERS MEET TO FURTHER DEEPEN A STRONG TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE CRITICAL TO PEACE AND SECURITY At this week’s Foreign Ministerial, the 29 Foreign Ministers representing Allied member states will […]

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#EUUSTrade – Has Trump run out of time to impose tariffs on cars?

#EUUSTrade – Has Trump run out of time to impose tariffs on cars?

| November 19, 2019

The clock has run out on President Donald Trump’s authority to impose “Section 232” tariffs on imports of foreign-made cars and auto parts, and he may have to find other means if he wants to pursue tariffs on European or Japanese cars, legal experts say, writes David Lawder of Reuters. Their view was supported by […]

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Extended US ban will hurt US companies that work with #Huawei  

Extended US ban will hurt US companies that work with #Huawei  

| November 19, 2019

The US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce announced (18 November) that it will extend for 90 days the Temporary General License (TGL) to Huawei.    US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said: “The Temporary General License extension will allow carriers to continue to service customers in some of the most […]

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When #Trump gets it right

When #Trump gets it right

| November 8, 2019

President Donald Trump (pictured) is criticized for many things but his choice of a US Ambassador to Bulgaria should not be among them. He got that right and he deserves credit for it, writes Iveta Cherneva. The new US Ambassador to Bulgaria, Herro Mustafa speaks nine languages and to someone with seven languages like myself […]

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What’s really behind the US’s #Huawei ban?

What’s really behind the US’s #Huawei ban?

| November 4, 2019

Despite the rhetoric, the anti-China ban has more to do with economic concerns than fears of espionage, writes Jonny Ball. At the end of 2018, the US passed a bill preventing the federal government and its agencies from doing business with the Chinese technology giant, Huawei. In 2019, the company, along with several dozen subsidiaries […]

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