US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says Trump directed the increase from a previously proposed 10% duty because China has refused to meet US demands and has imposed retaliatory tariffs on US goods.
The nation’s already shaky economy is showing signs of splintering the already fractious government. And that’s even before renewed US sanctions kick in, intended to cut off all of Iran’s vital oil exports.
With the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 US election, Trump has delayed a proposed meeting with Vladimir Putin until 2019.
Since the start of US President Donald Trump’s trade ructions with nations across the world, The Australian Tribune has maintained that Trump is mostly testing the waters and probing for weaknesses.
Duterte has vowed to sustain the momentum of his bloody war on drugs, telling the nation in an annual address that the fight would be as ‘relentless and chilling’ as during his first two years in power.
Naysayers naively like to say that US President Donald Trump gave up too much in his historic meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. But these same detractors have been left speechless over the latest economic news out of North Korea.
Rather than learn from their neighbour’s history, it appears Iran may now be bent on taking the same path. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has cautioned US President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran.
May has defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in parliament, leaving plans for Britain’s departure from the EU still largely on track but her authority weakened. MPs supported the government’s position to reject amendments to the EU withdrawal bill that challenged May’s commitment to leave the bloc’s customs union and single market.