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Mexico slaps levies on US pork in response to Trump's steel & aluminum tariffs

US pork will be levied with a 20 percent tariff by Mexico in retaliation to US trade barriers on steel and aluminum, Reuters reports quoting two industry officials. Mexico has warned the US about upcoming tariffs on pork chops. The country buys more than $ 1 billion worth of pork legs and shoulders, and 90 percent of them come from ...

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N. Korea says it still wants to resolve issues with US despite Trump's summit cancellation

The decision by US President Donald Trump to cancel the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “not in line with the world’s wishes,” the government in Pyongyang has announced. Kim has made the “utmost efforts” to hold a summit with Trump, said the North Korean first vice minister for foreign affairs, Kim Kye-gwan, according to the state news ...

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Trump's environment czar Pruitt in trouble over ethics

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, who is under scrutiny for his lavish spending habits at taxpayers’ expense, must answer to ethics concerns, the White House has said. “The president is pleased with the job that he’s doing as the administrator. However, the issues that have been raised that I think you guys are all familiar with ...

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CIA image at stake? Trump's spy chief nominee Haspel mulled withdrawal amid torture record scrutiny

The CIA and the White House have rushed to support Gina Haspel, who reportedly mulled withdrawing from her nomination to the top spy post, amid public scrutiny of her alleged deep involvement in the agency’s torture practices. Unwilling to further discredit the CIA’s already quite controversial ‘enhanced interrogation’ techniques used on suspected terrorists, 61-year-old Haspel reportedly asked, at a White ...

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Senators unveil resolution limiting presidential war powers following Trump's Syria strikes

Days after Donald Trump launched a bombing campaign in Syria, Republican and Democrat senators have introduced a resolution which would rein in presidential war powers. The Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) resolution from Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Bob Corker (R-TN) would repeal broad authorizations from Congress which were approved in 2001 and 2002 for the wars ...

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Germany must veto Trump's Syria strike plan within NATO – Left Party chair

Germany needs to fight Donald Trump’s plan to launch a military attack on Syria, the co-chair of the country’s Die Linke (Left Party) has said, adding that war would only escalate an already-bad situation. Speaking to Taz newspaper, Katja Kipping said that intervention in Syria in response to the alleged chemical attack in Douma would not help the people in ...

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'We have options': Sarah Sanders sounds like broken record when grilled on Trump's Syria plan

When it comes to Syria, Donald Trump has options. A number of options. And all of those options are on the table. At least that’s what White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said over and over again during a single briefing. Read more After Trump tweeted on Wednesday that Russia should “get ready” for US missiles to be launched at Syria, the ...

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FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls ‘total witch hunt’

FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) claims to have had an affair with Trump a decade ago, and was paid $ 130,000 in the weeks before the 2016 election to keep ...

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Guns, immigration boost Trump's approval to 50%

Half of American voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to the latest survey by conservative pollster Rasmussen. Read more Trump’s approval numbers have hovered in the low to mid-40s for much of the last year, but have rallied in recent months. His overall job approval rating is now ahead of where Barack Obama’s was at this stage ...

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EU vows to 'stand up to bullies' in response to Trump's car-tariff threat

The European Union is ready for a trade war with the United States, according to EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom. “We are not afraid, we will stand up to the bullies,” said Malmstrom in response to threats of trade tariffs against the EU by US President Donald Trump. According to Malmstrom, the Trump administration is using trade “to threaten and ...

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