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US punishes key Putin allies

The US struck Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle on Friday, imposing sanctions on seven of Russia's most influential oligarchs and stoking a diplomatic crisis some have dubbed a new Cold War.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/7 23:18:40

US slaps new sanctions on Russian individuals, entities

The United States slapped a new round of sanctions on Russia on Friday, targeting Russian business elite and senior government officials, a move that may further damage the already soured ties between Washington and Moscow.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/7 15:09:16

South Korea to suspend tariff concessions on US imports: WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) said Friday that South Korea is to suspend tariff concessions on certain goods from the United States due to tariffs imposed by Washington on solar cells and washing machines responsible for around 1.4 billion US dollars in annual trade.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/7 8:41:48

US imposes new sanctions on Russian individuals, entities

The US Treasury announced Friday that it has imposed new sanctions on 38 Russian individuals and entities, including seven business leaders and 17 senior officials, for their alleged "malign activity" around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/7 8:27:08

Arrest warrant for Lula changes Brazil's electoral landscape

Brazil's Supreme Federal Court on Thursday rejected a habeas corpus motion by former president and presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, which sharply changed the outlook for Brazil's general elections in October.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 17:32:30

Oregon governor to defy Trump plan to send National Guard to US-Mexico border

Oregon State Governor Kate Brown said Thursday that she would defy President Donald Trump's plan to send US National Guard troops to the US-Mexican border.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 15:51:49

Trump denies knowledge of hush money payment to adult film actress

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he did not know about the 130,000-US-dollar hush money payment that his lawyer made to an adult film actress.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 15:46:09

Trump wants 2,000 to 4,000 National Guard members at border with Mexico

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the US-Mexico border.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 14:57:46

US academic calls Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports bypassing WTO "big mistake"

The US protectionist move to impose tariffs on Chinese imports seeks to bypass the World Trade Organization (WTO) and is a "big mistake", a US political scientist told Xinhua on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 13:16:46

US harms global trading system with tariffs -- experts

Scholars and business leaders from around the world have blamed the United States for this week's escalation in trade tensions between Washington and Beijing that might affect some 100 billion US dollars' worth of bilateral trade flow.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 10:12:29

Trump's protectionist policies will undermine U.S. economy, says expert

U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist policies have not only ignited worldwide frustration, but has also put Washington on the verge of economic crisis, said a Cuban economist.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 9:39:38

Trump escalates trade tensions with China by threatening to slap $100 billion for additional China tariffs

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to slap 100 billion US dollars in additional tariffs on China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 8:14:49

Trump to deploy National Guard to border with Mexico

US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Wednesday, authorizing the deployment of the National Guard to the border with Mexico, citing a crisis situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/5 13:42:43

Trump, fumed by immigration policy, to send National Guard to US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump will sign a proclamation on Wednesday directing the deployment of the National Guard to the country's border with Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/5 10:22:14

Trump announces closer ties with Baltic nations on security, energy

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday met with three leaders from the Baltic states at the White House, vowing to tighten cooperation on security and energy amid escalating tensions between Russia and NATO.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/4 15:44:58

Gunwoman shoots 3 before killing herself at YouTube headquarters in California

A woman shot and injured at least three people with a handgun at the headquarters of the world's largest online video network in California Tuesday afternoon before she died from self-inflicted wounds, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/4 15:21:22

US drone strike kills 4 IS militants in Afghan province

At least four members of Islamic State (IS) militant group were killed following an airstrike conducted by the USand NATO-led coalition forces' unmanned plane, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/4 13:32:11

Thousands protest on Lula's imprisonment in Brazil

Brazilians around the country took to the streets on Tuesday to support or protest against the arrest of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on the eve of the Supreme Court's ruling on his habeas corpus request
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/4 13:31:37