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Trump, Macron discuss Iran, trade

US President Donald Trump on Friday discussed a broad range of trade and security issues, including the situation in Iran and the broader Middle East, with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, on the phone, the White House said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 12:36:35

Trump to double tariffs on steel, aluminum from Turkey, White House confirms

President Donald Trump has authorized the preparation of documents to double tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey, a White House spokesperson said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 12:36:04

Mexico's president-elect proposes reforms to fight graft, scrapping presidential immunity

Mexico's President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday he will introduce two reform packages in congress to fight corruption and improve people's welfare after taking office on December 1.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 12:35:45

Trump authorizes doubling of steel, aluminum tariffs on Turkey

US President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he has authorized to double the tariffs on steel and aluminum products from Turkey to 50 percent and 20 percent respectively. The White House has since confirmed the tweet.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:09:47

Lavrov tells Pompeo: Russia rejects new US sanctions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by phone that Russia categorically rejects new US sanctions over alleged Russian involvement in the Skripal case.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:06:20

US, Britain, Norway say South Sudan peace deal "not sustainable"

The United States, Britain and Norway on Friday described the recently signed South Sudan peace deal in Khartoum as "not realistic or sustainable."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:04:05

Will US sanctions push Turkey further towards Russia?

The rising tension in the ties between Turkey and the US has led to speculation that Turkey would further strengthen its relations with Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:02:22

Over 200 teams to join largest Dragon Boat race in US

Over 200 teams will paddle across the Meadow Lake at the Corona Park in New York City's easternmost borough of Queens as the 28th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Aug. 11-12.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:02:02

Asian-American firstborns have more pressure with family responsibilities: study

Asian-American firstborns feel the additional burden of being cultural brokers and having to take care of their immigrant parents and young siblings at the same time, a University of Michigan researcher has found.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:01:42

US, Russian FMs discuss sanctions, ties over phone

The US State Department said here on Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had spoken with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov over phone to discuss the recently announced US sanctions on Russia and the bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/11 7:00:26

Tensions continue to shroud US-Russia relations amid tit-for-tats

Washington and Moscow are caught in a fresh round of tit-for-tat over recent US-imposed sanctions, which threatens to dim the silver lining in bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 19:31:43

Alaska seafood industry to protest Trump's proposal for steep tariffs on seafood

A seafood marketing group in the northwest US state of Alaska is drafting a letter of complaint to US President Donald Trump's administration to protest its plan for steep tariffs on Chinese imports including seafood, an Alaska daily reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 17:37:43

DPRK condemns US new sanctions, urging for joint effort to improve ties

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday condemned the United States for placing fresh sanctions on it and called on the country to respond to its efforts to improve bilateral ties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 13:29:19

Puerto Rico sharply revises death toll from Hurricane Maria to 1,427

The Puerto Rican government has sharply raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria on the island last year to 1,427, about 20 times more than the previous official count.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 13:29:01

US to establish Space Force by 2020: Pence

US Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States plans to establish a Space Force by 2020, an idea floated by President Donald Trump and questioned by many top officers at the Pentagon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 13:27:36

Trump administration wants Space Force running by 2020

US President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the military by 2020.
Source: CGTN | 2018/8/10 9:45:45

Experts optimistic about Turkey-US compromise despite rising tension

Despite the rising tension in the Turkey-US ties due to Turkey's detention of a US pastor, Turkish experts remain optimistic that the two NATO allies could reach a compromise.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:19:51

New US sanctions may nullify outcome of Putin-Trump summit

Moscow criticized new US sanctions on Russia and vowed retaliation on Thursday in a fresh round of spats that could smother a glimmer of hope from a recent Putin-Trump meeting that bilateral ties may improve.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/10 6:15:54