Tag Archives: Trade

‘I know you’re not thinking, you never do’: Trump spars with ‘loco’ media over trade, Kavanaugh

Eager to promote his new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, US President Donald Trump got a little salty when reporters insisted on asking about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh instead. During the White House press conference on Monday, Trump insisted on answering questions about the trade deal before addressing the Kavanaugh confirmation controversy. When ABC’s Cecilia Vega tried to ...

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US lost its credibility by engaging in trade war with the world – Erdogan

The US has lost its credibility since Donald Trump unleashed a global trade war, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, slamming Washington for sanctioning Turkey and trying to isolate Iran. “The US has embarked on a false path of solving political problems not through negotiations, but through the language of blackmail and threats,” Erdogan told the Turkish parliament on Monday. ...

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Naval blockade would mean ‘war’: Moscow slams US idea of hampering Russian trade

Attempts to use the US Navy to block Russia’s trade would amount to a declaration of war, a high-ranking senator commented on the US internal secretary’s idea of impeding Russia’s energy trade through a blockade. “A US blockade of Russia would be equal to a declaration of war under international law,” said the head of the Russian Senate’s Information Policy Committee, ...

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Trump guilty of ‘global domination’ by telling other nations how to trade – US state senator to RT

When Donald Trump told the UN General Assembly that Washington chooses independence over global dominance, he failed to note that the US exerts such dominance by telling other countries how to trade, Sen. Richard Black told RT. “President Trump during his speech at the UN said America will always choose independence over global governance, control, and domination; yet when we ...

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A faded bromance? Macron hits out at Trump on Iran and trade

In a speech to the UN General Assembly, French President Emmanuel Macron called for multilateralism in dealing with Iran, and for countries to stop making trade deals with those outside the Paris climate accords, namely the US. Macron’s Tuesday speech was undoubtedly less scrutinized than US President Donald Trump’s – which came shortly beforehand – and was thematically worlds away. ...

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'We're going to win!' Pompeo vows China trade war will last until Americans get what they 'deserve'

As the latest US and Chinese tit-for-tat tariffs are about to take effect, Mike Pompeo has reassured Americans that any inconveniences they might suffer in the trade war are temporary, before they emerge victorious and prosperous. After a vast number of American businesses and multinationals expressed concern about the damage from the new tariffs and potential further escalation of the ...

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Candidates trade rigging accusations as polls in Russia’s Far East almost end in a draw

Election officials in Primorsky Krai Region are checking complaints by candidates of violations in the run-off gubernatorial polls after a preliminary count gave victory to the incumbent governor by an extremely narrow margin. Preliminary results show that the Communist candidate, Andrey Ishchenko, lost to the incumbent governor Andrey Tarasenko by only around half a point – 49.55 percent against 48.06 ...

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Trump teases about ‘big trade agreement’ with Mexico, says relations ‘getting closer by hour’

Donald Trump has tweeted that a “big trade agreement” with Mexico could be coming soon and America’s relationship with its neighbor is “getting closer by the hour” – despite two years of tensions over his much-touted border wall. “Our relationship with Mexico is getting closer by the hour. Some really good people within both the new and old government, and ...

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Ex-CIA deputy chief & Republican trade barbs in furious row over security clearance claim (VIDEO)

Former CIA Deputy Director Philip Mudd and GOP strategist Paris Dennard exchanged stinging barbs during a heated debate on CNN over John Brennan’s security clearance being revoked. The verbal cross-fire occurred on Friday when Dennard, a supporter of US President Donald Trump, accused Mudd of profiting from his security clearance, which can give former US intelligence officials access to sensitive ...

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US can’t force trade rules on others, Germany must invest more in Iran – economy minister

Washington cannot dictate trade rules to others, Germany’s economy minister said, adding that his country should be more assertive and defy American sanctions – particularly by investing more in Iran. “We don’t let Washington dictate [their will] on trade relations with other countries,” German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told Bild newspaper on Saturday. He said the US sanctions on Iran ...

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