The US has sent an additional 3,750 troops to the southwest border of Mexico, in order to provide additional support to the existing customs and border agents for the next three months.
Optimism was rampant about high-level trade talks with Chinese officials, but US President Donald Trump was quick to squash any ideas of a final deal until his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
According to recent reports from our friends at AP, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is saying Trump is ignoring warnings from his own administration about threats posed by North Korea, Russia and other countries.
There’s a lot of uncertainty swirling about the US economic outlook, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the case for raising rates had ‘weakened’. The US central bank has lowered its previous forecast in favour of further tightening, Mr Powell said in a statement.
In what is probably the most progressive move within this 90-day tariff truce, US and Chinese negotiators have opened two days of high-level talks in order to end this six-month trade war, as AP reports.
Despite all these ‘hard no’ claims, there is still some room for slight negotiation. According to RAW, EU sources have said that additional clarifications, statements or assurances regarding the backstop may be added.
With her divorce deal being voted down in parliament a couple of weeks ago, May has struggled to make worthy changes to the withdrawal plan that will give it the support it needs.
North Korea have stated they can foresee the relations developing ‘wonderfully at a fast pace’ if Washington acknowledges their efforts at denuclearisation and responds with practical and honourable actions.
As US Treasury Steve Mnuchin has said publicly, this case has nothing to do with the trade talks. Mnuchin gave a sound explanation as to why the Huawei scandal is not part of US–China trade discussion.
The president and Congress came to a deal on Friday to reopen the government. This was a condition given by Pelosi to allow Trump to speak.
The United States has placed sanctions on the state-owned Venezuelan oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), making the case that PDVSA is partly responsible for the country’s ‘tragic decline’.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is bracing for another crucial day of voting, as she seeks backing from her MPs over the Northern Irish backstop in her Brexit deal with Brussels. It seems May is sending the EU a message geared towards alternative arrangements.
Liberal MP Andrew Hastie believes Yang was detained for the threat this free-speaking Australian citizen brings to the Communist regime in China.
With the debate in the UK reaching a fever pitch over the past few weeks, The Australian Tribune would like to underline why you should not listen to ‘Project Fear.’
53 year-old Australian–Chinese writer Yang Hengjun has been charged with espionage for supposedly ‘engaging in criminal activities endangering China’s national security’.
After rejecting two proposals to resolve the partial US government — one put forth by US President Donald Trump and another by the Democrats — we’re left with no end in sight to the record breaking government closure.
According to President Trump, the trade talks with China are going well. When asked about trade negotiations with China on Wednesday, Trump said ‘I like where we are right now’.
After voting down Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal in parliament last week, British MPs are now panicking at the prospect that such a move may have left them with the possibility of having to conduct a no-deal Brexit.
Today, it’s the confirmed knowledge that a no-deal Brexit, which grows more and more likely, will result in a ‘hard border’ between Southern Ireland — who are remaining part of the EU — and British-ruled Northern Ireland, who will leave as part of Brexit.
No matter the amount of negotiating going on, Trump’s hold on a US$200 billion tariff-rise threat on Chinese goods remains a source of uncertainty as to whether the US president is tackling this issue with a level head.
While the fate of Brexit hangs in the balance, that hasn’t stopped the UK from signing trade deals, readying for post-Brexit. New Zealand has joined Australia in signing a deal with Britain intended to soften the impact of Brexit on trade.
The 29 March due date looming over the UK as it gets closer to leaving Europe, the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit is increasing, as it seems to be the only way this political move can happen on time.
With the US government shut down heading into its 30th day, US President Donald Trump says his proposed immigration deal would not lead to amnesty for ‘dreamers’, but seemed to signal support for amnesty as part of a larger immigration agreement.
Theresa May is scheduled to present her plan B Brexit deal in a statement on Monday, London afternoon time. This has caused EU nations to hire thousands of workers and issue emergency decrees in preparation for a no-deal Brexit.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that Trump’s formal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has admitted to paying a data firm to manipulate online polling data ‘at the direction of and for the sole benefit of’ Trump, leading up to his 2016 presidential campaign.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is the one who put forth the idea of lifting some or all tariffs on Chinese imports, and even a tariff rollback, while trade discussions are held this month.
With both parties collectively holding 88% of the 650 seats in British parliament, failure for May and Corbyn to reach a compromise is sure to weigh heavily on the UK’s progress in leaving the EU.
In recent weeks, both the US and North Korea have been criticised for not making more of an effort to meet, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had to cancel back in November.
After the crushing defeat of the Brexit deal to leave the EU, the UK may turn their backs on the democratic referendum that saw the majority wanting to leave the EU. Now, we could see another referendum take place.
The Chinese economy has been slowing down for some time now, and as the world’s second largest economy, this could have flow-on effects around the world, including Australia.