Trump to impose more tariffs on Chinese goods

Original article by
bbc.com – Page: Online : 2-Aug-19

Wall Street has retreated after President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that the US government will impose a tariff of 10 per cent on an additional $300bn worth of goods imported from China. The move means that all Chinese imports will now be subject to an impost. Trump has indicated that the latest move is a short-term measure and that the tariff could progressively be increased to at least 25 per cent. The US Chamber of Commerce has warned that Trump’s latest tariff move will undermine the strong US economy.

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UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Donald Trump steps onto North Korean soil in meeting with Kim Jong-un

Original article by Ally Foster
News.com.au – Page: Online : 1-Jul-19

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised Donald Trump for becoming the first US President to step foot on North Korean soil. The two leaders had met in the Demilitarised Zone that separates North and South Korea after Trump had extended a last-minute invitation to Kim for the two to meet. Trump stepped onto the northern side of the DMZ, while Kim also crossed the demarcation line between North and South Korea, setting foot in South Korea. It is the third time Trump and Kim have met, and the meeting has raised hopes that denuclearisation talks will continue.

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UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Divided US wakes to stalemate

Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 12 : 8-Nov-18

The Republican Party is set to gain up to five seats in the US Senate and retain control of the upper house following the mid-term elections. President Donald Trump has described the elections as a "tremendous success" despite relinquishing control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats, with the party poised to gain up to 35 seats. CNN’s exit polls showed that Trump had a disapproval rating of 56 per cent, while the disapproval rating of Democrat House leader Nancy Pelosi was 55 per cent.

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REPUBLICAN PARTY (UNITED STATES), DEMOCRATIC PARTY (UNITED STATES), UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, CNN

Beware of a wounded Trump

Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 10 : 6-Nov-18

Australia’s former prime minister Kevin Rudd says US President Donald Trump may be less likely to seek a resolution to the trade dispute with China if the Republicans perform badly in the mid-term elections. Rudd adds that Trump may adopt a more "extreme" position on issues such as immigration, foreign policy and economic policy if the Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives. The Democrats and Republicans have spent a record $US5.2bn in total on the mid-term elections.

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REPUBLICAN PARTY (UNITED STATES), DEMOCRATIC PARTY (UNITED STATES), UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, HIGH FREQUENCY ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, ASIA SOCIETY POLICY INSTITUTE

Hunt for bomber targeting Trump rivals

Original article by Cameron Stewart
The Australian – Page: 1 & 11 : 26-Oct-18

Actor Robert De Niro and former vice-president Joe Biden appear to have become the latest target of a serial bomber in the US. Former president Barack Obama and former CIA director John Brennan are among those to whom the bomber has addressed home-made pipe bombs, with President Donald Trump saying that every effort is being made to find the perpetrator of the attacks. All of the packages have used as their return address the Florida office of Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who chaired the Democratic National Committee during part of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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UNITED STATES. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, CNN, DEMOCRATIC PARTY (UNITED STATES), REPUBLICAN PARTY (UNITED STATES)

Trump calls off N Korea summit

Original article by Cameron Stewart
The Australian – Page: 1 : 25-May-18

US President Donald Trump has attributed his decision to withdraw from a summit with Kim Jong-un on 12 June to the "tremendous anger and open hostility" of recent statements issued by the North Korean leader. Trump described the cancelled summit as a "missed opportunity" in a letter to Kim, but indicated that he is open to proceeding with the summit if North Korea is prepared to do so. Trump also thanked Kim for releasing three US hostages.

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UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Trump to slap China with $US50b in trade sanctions

Original article by John Kehoe, Michael Smith
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 16 : 23-Mar-18

Fears of a global trade war have been heightened after the US announced plans to pursue punitive measures against China in retaliation for its theft of intellectual property. The US will impose $US50bn ($A64bn) worth of tariffs on China are expected to target a wide range of Chinese-made goods, while the US is also expected to introduce new foreign investment restrictions on China. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has noted that the World Trade Organization has been "wholly inadequate" in addressing concerns about China.

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UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES. DEPT OF COMMERCE, WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION, CHINA. MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, UNITED STATES. FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD, BOEING COMPANY, QUALCOMM INCORPORATED, MONEYGRAM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, UNITED STATES. NATIONAL FOREIGN TRADE COUNCIL, THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INCORPORATED

James Comey testifies he thought Trump ‘might lie’ about meetings

Original article by David Smith, Amanda Holpuch
The Guardian – Page: Online : 9-Jun-17

Former FBI director James Comey has told the Senate intelligence committee that he been compelled to document all meetings with President Donald Trump from the outset, due to concerns that Trump might lie about what transpired. Comey also said he had been confused about the reasons for his dismissal. He stated that he believed that it was due to the FBI’s investigation into possible Russian interferene in the 2016 presidential election, but Trump attributed it his handling of the probe into the use of a private email server by rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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UNITED STATES. FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Trump’s eyes on Alaskan riches

Original article by Jim Carlton
The Australian – Page: 31 : 2-Jun-17

ConocoPhillips and other oil companies have welcomed a move by US President Donald Trump to undertake a review of exploration and production in protected areas of Alaska. The Trump administration has commissioned new geological assessments of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve and part of a wildlife refuge, although it will face opposition from environmentalists. Originally published in "The Wall Street Journal".

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CONOCOPHILLIPS, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES. DEPT OF THE INTERIOR, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE

Trump pulls out of Paris climate deal

Original article by Cameron Stewart
The Australian – Page: Online : 2-Jun-17

President Donald Trump has confirmed that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, although he is open to negotiating more favourable terms. Trump has stated that the climate accord in its current form is "very unfair" to the US and represents a "massive redistribution" of wealth from the US to other countries. He also said that the climate accord would have resulted in the loss of around 2.7 million US jobs by 2025. The US would have been required to reduce its carbon emissions by 26-28 per cent from 2005 levels by this date.

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UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, UNITED STATES. DEPT OF STATE