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Putin to meet U.S. national security adviser Bolton: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to meet U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton in Moscow on Wednesday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.<p>FILE PHOTO - U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton watches as U.S. President Donald Trump gives a news briefing at …

Al Gore warns Germany risks being left behind on climate change

"If I were a citizen of Germany, I would be concerned about Germany being left behind," the former US vice president has warned. His solution would …

US suspends military exercises with South Korea after Singapore summit

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States will suspend a number of military exercises with South Korea that were due to take place over coming months, amid ongoing negotiations with North Korea, the US Department of Defense announced on Friday.<p>US Secretary of Defense James Mattis made the decision to "indefinitely …

North Korea

Billionaire Koch brothers network unveil phase one of multimillion-dollar ad campaign against President Trump's tariffs

The political network funded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are unveiling their first phase of a multimillion-dollar ad …

Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to defuse the escalating controversy over family separations at the southern border.<p>And it's …

Donald Trump

Trump uses IG report to spread 'deep state' conspiracy

<b>(CNN) —</b> "War of the Two Narratives" may not be the next "Avengers: Infinity War," but it is what the titanic struggle consuming a lot of Washington's attention should be called.<p>On one side are the courts and prosecutors -- the people who jailed former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on Friday …

Donald Trump

Greece opposition to submit PM no-confidence motion over Macedonia deal: source | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s opposition New Democracy party plans to submit a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in parliament over a deal on neighboring Macedonia’s name, a party source told Reuters.<p>New Democracy would wait until the conclusion of a debate on bailout …

The West Will Die So That Trump Can Win

America created the postwar order by delaying immediate economic gratification. Those days are over.<p>“Just another #G7 where other countries expect …

$25 Billion? $70 Billion? Whatever It Is, China's Offer to Buy More U.S. Goods Falls Well Short of Trump's Demand

The U.S. and China continued to haggle over the shape of a deal to fend off an impending trade war, with China offering to boost purchases of …

A CBS News reporter reveals what it was like when North Korea blew up its nuclear testing site

CBS News foreign correspondent Ben Tracy gave viewers a close-up look at the demolition of a nuclear testing facility in North Korea last week, a publicity-oriented trip he described as full of strict rules.<p>Tracy was the only American broadcast news correspondent out of around 20 invited by North …

One side effect from Trump's trade war could linger for years beyond his presidency

President Donald Trump has been very consistent about his message on trade, but the only thing consistent about his actual trade policies is how erratic they seem to be.<p>The problem is that Trump's use of "national security" as a justification for tariffs and other trade restrictions that are …

North Korea destroys nuke test site in front of journalists

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea — North Korea carried out what it said was the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists.<p>The blasts at the test site in the sparsely populated northeast were supposed to build …

Students protest outside former U.S. embassy in Tehran: Fars News

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian students gathered outside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, according to Fars News.<p>The students chanted “Death to America” and “The only demand is to burn the nuclear deal” …

European stocks close lower as euro zone inflation slips; US starts trade talks with China

European equities closed lower Thursday as investors monitored inflation data, U.S.-China trade talks and new earnings reports.<p>The pan-European Stoxx …

Israel seems to be preparing for war with Iran, U.S. officials say

WASHINGTON — An Israeli airstrike on the western Syrian city of Hama on Sunday killed two dozen Iranian soldiers and targeted arms recently delivered from Iran, said three U.S. officials, and is the latest sign that Israel and Iran are moving closer to open warfare.<p>"On the list of the potentials …

Middle East

The silent recovery: how much longer can America’s long, slow boom last?

If it lasts till 2019, it will have run for a decade. But this upswing, marked by weak growth and inequality, is not a normal one<p>It all started in the summer of 2009. Barack Obama was six months into his presidency and desperate for some good economic news. The US had just suffered its deepest …

Lyndon Johnson

What Global Finance Chiefs Are Saying About the Global Economy

"Things are good, but they’re getting risky."<p>That’s how David Lipton, first deputy managing director at the IMF, characterized the global economic …

Economic News

6:54 PM ET Mon, 2 July 2018<p>J.P. Morgan's John Normand believes that a worst-case scenario event whereby all nations raise tariffs by 10 percent could …

Are Iran and Israel Headed for Their First Direct War?

SYRIA-ISRAEL BORDER, Golan Heights — Ever since the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran and Israel have been fighting each other in the shadows — through proxies, assassination squads and cyber-virus attacks, but never as rival armies meeting on the field of battle. That may be about to …

China Hits $957 Million U.S. Sorghum Trade With Fresh Duty

China will impose temporary anti-dumping deposits on U.S. sorghum imports from Wednesday, adding to trade tensions between the world’s biggest …

Ex-FBI chief James Comey says Trump 'morally unfit to be president'

<b>Former FBI director James Comey has said Donald Trump is "morally unfit to be president" and treats women like "pieces of meat".</b><p>Mr Comey was giving his first major television interview since he was fired by President Trump last year.<p>He told ABC News that Mr Trump lies constantly and may have …

Donald Trump

Unfit to Command

With the president in an agitated state, preoccupied with his legal troubles, this is no time for war.<p>The weekend news from Washington featured two story lines: the U.S.-led coalition missile strikes against Syrian government forces, and President Trump’s most extreme Twitter meltdown to date. The …

Donald Trump

U.S., Mexico and Canada hasten NAFTA talks as elections loom: Pena Nieto

LIMA/MEXICO (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada will expedite NAFTA talks in a push to reach a deal in coming weeks, Mexico’s president said on Saturday after a meeting with the U.S. vice president and Canadian prime minister.<p>The flags of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are seen on a …

Mexico

Brussels mulls offer of trade deal to Trump, if he drops tariff threat

The European Commission is developing a plan to offer Donald Trump the prospect of a trade deal with the EU in exchange for a permanent exemption …

This is how the United States became irrelevant to the rest of the world

Depending on the hour, President Trump is in open conflict with Congress, the media, the intelligence services, his own national-security adviser, …

Fed minutes: 'All' members see higher GDP and inflation, and more rate hikes

Federal Reserve officials at their most recent meeting saw an economy growing at a strong pace and inflation moving up as well, justifying continued …

China appears to offer United States trade concessions

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping promised Tuesday to cut China’s auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions …

'This is a dangerous period': Trump is finally calling out Putin by name, and experts are anxiously watching what he'll do next

After months of praise — calling him "smart", congratulating his reelection, floating forming a "Cyber Security unit"— President Donald Trump finally called out Russian President Vladimir Putin by name on Twitter Sunday for the first time since taking office.<p>Trump placed part of the blame on Putin …

Donald Trump

GOP senator wants Trump to explain 'endgame' on tariffs

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Mike Rounds on Sunday said President Donald Trump needs to explain his “endgame” to the American people when it comes to imposing tariffs on goods from foreign countries and said the U.S. should “quit fighting with Mexico and Canada.”<p>“I have no objections with the …