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‘Trump's attempt to control oil prices is the beginning of chaos’ – economist

Oil prices will rise regardless of what Iran does, but Trump will blame Tehran anyway. This will lead to conflict and the US president will probably enjoy causing it, Professor of Economics Steve Keen told RT. Iran has threatened to block seaborne oil shipments along a route that is used for almost one-third of all oil exports if Washington attempts ...

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Retaliatory trade tariffs targeting US are against the rules – Trump's trade rep

America has the right to impose trade tariffs to protect its national interests. But when countries retaliate, they break the rules, says US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. “President [Donald] Trump has taken actions on trade in steel and aluminum to protect our national security interests. These actions are wholly legitimate and fully justified, both as a matter of US law ...

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Trump's goal to keep China from using 'nuclear option' of dumping US debt – Max Keiser

President Donald Trump is cutting US military spending to be less exposed to the skyrocketing interest rates that would become unavoidable when China opts to dump US Treasury bonds, Max Keiser has told RT. “To understand US trade policies – and in particular Trump’s policies on China – from Trump’s point of view you have to think like Trump,” the host ...

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Tit-for-tat: World responds to Trump's tariffs with levies on US goods

The trade war that captured the world over recent months has deepened with more countries responding to US tariffs, while others are pledging to toughen already introduced retaliatory measures. The Chinese commerce ministry said the country is “fully prepared” to hit back against any protective steps Washington may potentially take. The response comes as US President Donald Trump threatened Beijing ...

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DOJ seizes NYT journalist’s communications in Trump's war on leakers

President Donald Trump has been criticized for his crackdown on the press as part of his obsession with leaks. The seizure of a New York Times journalists’ communications further suggests Trump is no friend of the fourth estate. New York Times journalist Ali Watkins had several years of email and phone records seized by federal prosecutors, it emerged on Friday. ...

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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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