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Trump threatens additional $200bn in tariffs on China
June 19, 2018
The threat escalates a tit-for-tat trade row with Beijing over US tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.

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North Korea's Kim in China; U.S., South Korea suspend military drill
June 19, 2018
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last week, as Washington and Seoul agreed to suspend a major joint military exercise.
Trump ratchets up China trade conflict with fresh tariff threat
June 19, 2018
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies quickly escalated.
Honduras, El Salvador decry U.S. border separations impact on kids
June 19, 2018
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Honduras called on Monday for the United States to stop separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border, while El Salvador warned that the policy puts children's health at risk and could cause psychosocial scars.
Saudi-led coalition storms Yemen's Hodeidah airport compound
June 19, 2018
ADEN (Reuters) - Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition stormed the airport compound of Yemen's main port city Hodeidah on Tuesday after fierce battles with Iran-aligned Houthis fighting to defend their sole port, residents and Yemeni military sources said.
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Trump Readies More Tariffs for China
June 19, 2018
President Donald Trump launched a pre-emptive strike in the trade conflict with China, directing his aides to identify $200 billion in Chinese goods for new 10% tariffs—in case Beijing retaliates against the tariffs the U.S. imposed earlier this month.
Mergers Would Make AT&T, Comcast World's Most Indebted Companies
June 19, 2018
Recent mergers could transform AT&T and Comcast into the two most indebted companies in the world, a standing that carries uncharted risks for investors.
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President Trump Targets $200 Billion in Chinese Imports as Trade Spat Grows
June 19, 2018
The 10% tariff is the latest measure in the escalating trade dispute with China.
Populist Conservative Iván Duque Elected President of Colombia
June 18, 2018
Many fear Duque will be a puppet of former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe
Laura Bush Jumpstarts a Wave of Bipartisan Backlash Against Trump’s Policy of Separating Immigrant Families
June 18, 2018
Melania Trump and Bill Clinton also made comments on the crisis.
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European markets seen sharply lower as Trump threatens new tariffs
June 19, 2018
European stocks set to open significantly lower Tuesday as investors worry over a potential trade war.
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European markets seen sharply lower as Trump threatens new tariffs
June 19, 2018
European stocks set to open significantly lower Tuesday as investors worry over a potential trade war.
China markets fall more than 2% after Trump threatens new tariffs; rest of Asia declines
June 19, 2018
Asian stocks declined after U.S. President Donald Trump fired a fresh salvo in the U.S.-China trade spat.
Gold prices rise as US-China trade tensions intensify
June 19, 2018
Gold prices rose, supported by a weaker dollar as a trade spat between the U.S. and China intensified.
Renewed US-China trade spat boosts safety demand for yen
June 19, 2018
The dollar fell against the yen after U.S. President Donald Trump's threatened more tariffs on China.
Oil prices dip on expectations of rising OPEC, Russian supplies
June 19, 2018
Oil prices fell on expectations that producer cartel OPEC and key ally Russia will gradually increase output.
Dow posts 5-day losing streak on lingering US-China trade tensions
June 18, 2018
Stocks fell on Monday as a potential trade war between the U.S. and China left Wall Street rattled.
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WORLD • Economy
Trump threatens tariffs on another $200bn in Chinese imports
June 19, 2018
Move takes world’s two largest economies a big step closer to all-out trade war

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WORLD • Opinion
The Costs of Trade War
June 18, 2018

The Trump administration's introduction of sweeping import tariffs on steel and aluminum raises the real possibility of a global trade war. The effects would be felt everywhere, but especially in the world's poorest countries, and everything from the current global recovery to the Sustainable Development Goals could now be in jeopardy.

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