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Trump’s cynical #Tariffs deception

Trump’s cynical #Tariffs deception

| December 17, 2018

In a bid to divert the threat of new tariffs on America’s luxury car imports, the German car bosses of VW, Daimler and BMW met in Washington, and emerged optimistic that “We made a big step forward to avoid the tariffs”. The long-anticipated meeting between Germany’s top car officials and White House economic adviser Larry […]

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Independent journalists have to flee #Ukraine ‘out of fear for their safety’

Independent journalists have to flee #Ukraine ‘out of fear for their safety’

| December 11, 2018

The plight of journalists in Ukraine has come under the spotlight, with several high profile cases highlighting the need for urgent action by the international community. This was the key message to emerge from a conference on press freedom in Brussels on 10 December – designated International Human Rights Day. The issue of freedom of speech and […]

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#Ukraine introduces martial law citing threat of #Russia invasion

#Ukraine introduces martial law citing threat of #Russia invasion

| November 29, 2018

Ukraine has imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after President Petro Poroshenko warned of the “extremely serious” threat of a land invasion, write Andrew Osborn and Natalia Zinets. 7 MIN READ Poroshenko said martial law was necessary to bolster Ukraine’s defences after Russia seized three Ukrainian […]

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Trump says #Brexit agreement may hamper US-British trade; UK differs

Trump says #Brexit agreement may hamper US-British trade; UK differs

| November 28, 2018

US President Donald Trump has said that the agreement allowing the United Kingdom to leave the European Union may make trade between Washington and London more difficult, but the UK prime minister’s office disputed his interpretation. Trump told reporters outside the White House that the deal sounded like it would be good for the European […]

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#China Stands to gain more from keeping US Bonds, not dumping them

#China Stands to gain more from keeping US Bonds, not dumping them

| November 22, 2018

When China sold $3 billion worth of its US bond holdings last month, political commentators perceived a thinly-veiled threat: if President Trump persists with his confrontational trade policy, Beijing has the capacity to send the US economy tumbling in the blink of an eye. The truth, however, is more complex – writes Leonardo Gonzalez Dellan US-China […]

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#BillGates expects to ‘share future’ with #China partners

#BillGates expects to ‘share future’ with #China partners

| November 15, 2018

Bill Gates said he was glad to be part of the China International Import Expo during a recent exclusive interview with People’s Daily, write Zhao Cheng and Li Yingqi, People’s Daily. Gates praised China’s new achievements on poverty reduction and innovation when addressing the first Hongqiao International Economic and Trade Forum, which was held on […]

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EU working at all levels to avoid escalating #USTradeTensions – #Juncker

EU working at all levels to avoid escalating #USTradeTensions – #Juncker

| November 14, 2018

The European Union is negotiating with White House officials at all levels to avoid an escalation of trade tensions with the United States, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday (12 November), writes Paul Carrel. “We are working at all levels with the White House,” Juncker told a conference hosted by the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, […]

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