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Identical tariffs were also placed on imports from Mexico and the European Union . All three jurisdictions are the largest trade partners of the US. Brazil, Argentina and Australia reached what Mr. Trump called "satisfactory" deals to head off tariffs, but Canada, Mexico and the European Union apparently fell short.
  • Trump says North Korea talks positive, expects Kim letter

    Trump says North Korea talks positive, expects Kim letter

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's top deputy is meeting with President Trump at the White House Friday. The meeting follows two landmark summits between the leaders of North and South Korea in the last five weeks. Trump was expected to meet with the official in the Oval Office. North Korea's mission to the United Nations in NY is its sole diplomatic presence in the United States.
  • President Trump To Impose Total Ban On German Luxury Cars

    President Trump To Impose Total Ban On German Luxury Cars

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    The weekly business magazine cited a number of unnamed sources from Europe and the Unite States who confirm the exchange between Mr Macron and Mr Trump, who met in Washington in April during the three-day state visit of the French leader. However, German brands also have huge factories in the United States, where they built 804,000 cars previous year, VDA said, providing jobs for USA workers.
  • Saving Sessions: Inside the GOP effort to protect the AG

    Saving Sessions: Inside the GOP effort to protect the AG

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    In a Republican Party at war with itself over how to handle President Trump's attacks on the Justice Department, Rep. Trey Gowdy is straddling the front line, debunking Trump's claims that a spy infiltrated his campaign while giving him fresh ammunition against the attorney general - all in the span of about 24 hours this week.
  • Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria death toll may be more than 4,600 in Puerto Rico

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    In November, they concluded that Puerto Rico had experienced an excess of roughly 1,100 deaths in the wake of Hurricane Maria. "These numbers will serve as an important independent comparison to official statistics from death-registry data, which are now being re-evaluated, and underscore the inattention of the US government to the frail infrastructure of Puerto Rico", wrote the researchers.
  • Trump hits back at Trudeau's criticism of 'punitive' U.S. metal tariffs

    Trump hits back at Trudeau's criticism of 'punitive' U.S. metal tariffs

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    The surtaxes will cover $16.6 billion dollars, the exact amount of money made from Canadian exports of steel and aluminum to the U.S.in 2017. The minister says she doesn't believe the tariffs will alter the government's plan to purchase new military gear from the USA because extra money is typically set aside for unexpected circumstances.
  • Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister

    Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister

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    Mr Rajoy told MPs on Friday: 'It has been a honour to leave Spain better than I found it. Thank you to all Spaniards and good luck'. Mr Rajoy became Spain's first sitting Prime Minister to stand witness in a trial over the corruption cases, believed to have taken place between 1999 and 2005, and many called for him to resign.
  • Sanchez takes charge in Spain as tarnished Rajoy departs

    Sanchez takes charge in Spain as tarnished Rajoy departs

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    Pedro Sanchez has arrived in Spain's parliament, set to become the country's new prime minister after his socialist party yesterday secured enough votes to topple Mariano Rajoy in a confidence vote over a corruption case. He says the corruption accusations concern only a tiny number of politicians and no current members of government. Sanchez, who is expected to be sworn in by Monday and appoint his cabinet next week, has promised to start talks with the Catalans but said he will not give ...
  • Mexican journalist Hector Gonzalez Antonio beaten to death

    Mexican journalist Hector Gonzalez Antonio beaten to death

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    His corpse was found Tuesday on a dirt road in the state capital, Ciudad Victoria. In January, Gonzalez wrote about the killing of a Tamaulipas journalist who was stabbed to death while waiting with his family at a stoplight. Gonzalez wrote about security and politics - two notoriously unsafe subjects for Mexican reporters, Jan-Albert Hootsen, Mexico representative for CJP, told the Los Angeles Times .
  • Russia critic Browder says he's been arrested in Spain

    Russia critic Browder says he's been arrested in Spain

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    Mr. Browder, a US -born investor who has sharply criticized the Putin government, was arrested on what Spanish police and Mr. Browder said was a request from Russian Federation. Browder has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of a personal vendetta over the businessman's efforts to get other countries to impose so-called Magnitsky sanctions against Russian individuals.
  • Michael Avenatti warned by federal judge about ‘publicity tour’

    Michael Avenatti warned by federal judge about ‘publicity tour’

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    A NY judge says lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and Trump have until June 15 to make attorney-client privilege claims over data seized in April raids. The lawyers included the court documents from the case involving Avenatti's firm, Eagan Avenatti, in US Bankruptcy Court. More: Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's biz partner pleads guilty; will he flip on Cohen? Stormy Daniels' attorney has withdrawn his request to get a formal role in the legal negotiations over ...
  • Trump sees ‘brilliant potential’ for North Korea as summit prep continues

    Trump sees ‘brilliant potential’ for North Korea as summit prep continues

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    Now, according to a statement from State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Sunday, a USA delegation "is in ongoing talks with North Korean officials at Panmunjom", too. In his official signed letter he says, "Based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting".
  • Trump Broke Out a Throwback Lie About Firing Comey

    Trump Broke Out a Throwback Lie About Firing Comey

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    That was a departure from the White House's original rationale for the firing: that Comey was compromised because of incompetence in handling the 2016 probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server. Mueller III, who is examining it as he determines whether Trump's firing of Comey was part of an effort to obstruct justice, according to people with knowledge of the investigation.
  • Trump wants to bar German luxury cars in US

    Trump wants to bar German luxury cars in US

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    Earlier this month, the Trump administration opened a trade investigation into whether vehicle imports had damaged the U.S. auto industry. Trump reportedly told French President Emmanuel Macron in April that he wanted to banish all German cars from American roads.
  • Controversial burqa ban now a reality

    Controversial burqa ban now a reality

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    The Danish government says the law is not aimed at any religion . Anyone who forces others to wear garments that cover the face may also be fined or receive jail terms of up to two years. It comes into effect on August 1. First-time offenders risk a fine of 1,000 kroner (£120). Following the Danish vote, Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International's Europe Director, said: "All women should be free to dress as they please and to wear clothing that expresses their identity or beliefs".
  • Abramovich's Chelsea suspends $1.3b stadium plans

    Abramovich's Chelsea suspends $1.3b stadium plans

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    Chelsea issued a statement on Thursday, May 31, saying work on their new stadium in west London would be suspended indefinitely because of the " unfavorable investment climate ". The present capacity of Stamford Bridge (41,631) is far below that of Arsenal's Emirates Stadium (59,867), now the largest club stadium in the British capital.
  • Hamilton steelmakers brace for US tariffs

    Hamilton steelmakers brace for US tariffs

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    The administration says the tariffs (25% for steel imports, and 10% for aluminum imports) are being applied because reliance on imports is damaging USA "national security". Findings of section 232 investigations into the effect of steel and aluminum imports on the national security of the United States were released in January.
  • Trump to pardon Dinesh D’Souza

    Trump to pardon Dinesh D’Souza

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    D'Souza, 57, admitted in May 2014 that he illegally reimbursed two "straw donors" who donated $10,000 each to the unsuccessful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in NY of Wendy Long , a Republican he had known since attending Dartmouth College in the early 1980s, Reuters reported.
  • USA main player in N. Korea's denuclearization: PM

    USA main player in N. Korea's denuclearization: PM

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    When Kim Chang-son was asked by a reporter at Beijing airport if he was flying to Singapore for talks with the U.S., he said he was "going there to play", according to footage from Nippon Television Network. Kim would be the highest-ranking North Korean official to visit the United States since 2000 , when Vice-Marshall Jo Myong Rok invited president Bill Clinton to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, with the prospect of sealing an agreement on curbing the North's missiles.
  • Mueller's team is 'meddling' in midterm elections

    Mueller's team is 'meddling' in midterm elections

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    At Trump's direction, the DOJ announced last week that Inspector General Michael Horowitz will investigate if the informant's activities are evidence the Obama administration improperly infiltrated and surveilled his campaign to aid Clinton.