Iran Threatens to Break Aspects of Nuclear Deal in Response to U.S. Actions

The Iran government announced today that it will break its commitment to the nuclear deal signed in 2015 between the U.S., Iran and five other countries. President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal last year saying the deal had not been negotiated up to his standards. The deal specifies that Iran will stockpile no more […]

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China May Restrict Access of U.S. Companies to Technology

China is taking steps to protect its technological advancements, it says, in the latest tit-for-tat in escalating trade tensions with the U.S. The move is seen as retaliation to the U.S. government’s stance against Chinese technologies companies. Last month the U.S. added Huawei, the giant Chinese smartphone maker, to a blacklist of companies prevented from […]

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Trump Announces Deal with Mexico on Migration, Says Tariffs Will Not Be Imposed

President Donald Trump dropped a threat to impose tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of Mexican goods entering the country if Mexico didn’t do more to stop illegal immigrants from crossing the nation’s southern border. The President made the announcement yesterday on Twitter. “I am pleased to inform you that The United States of America […]

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Theresa May Steps Down Amid Failure to Find Brexit Agreement

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation today, telling supporters that it was with “deep regret” that she couldn’t deliver a Brexit deal. May said she had done everything she could to convince British Parliament to support a withdrawal deal she had crafted with the European Union but that now it was in the […]

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Trump Drops Tariffs on Canada, Mexico Steel Imports to Ease Passage of Trade Deal

The Trump administration has agreed to lift tariffs on steel imports from Canada and Mexico, paving the way for a new trilateral trade deal to go through. President Trump made the announcement in remarks to the National Association of Retailers in Washington, D.C., Friday. “I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just reached an agreement with […]

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Trump Officials, in Possible Showdown with Iran, Discuss Plan to Deploy 120,000 Troops to Middle East

Plans were presented at a meeting of President Trump’s top national security officials last week for a deployment of 120,000 U.S. troops to the Middle East in a possible showdown with Iran, according to The New York Times. President Trump has called the report erroneous. “I think it’s fake news, OK?” Mr. Trump told reporters […]

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China Retaliates with Tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. Goods

China has announced tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in response to $200 billion in tariffs announced by the Trump administration on Chinese goods last week. The economic tit-for-tat has sparked fears of a prolonged trade battle between the two economic powerhouses. The hike in Chinese tariffs came hours after President Trump warned Beijing […]

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House Dems Hold AG Barr in Contempt; Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress earlier today. The move came after Barr refused to comply with subpoenas to hand over an unredacted version of the Mueller report on Russian election meddling. In response, Barr advised President Trump to invoke executive privilege over the […]

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Treasury Secretary Denies House Dems Requests to See President Trump’s Tax Returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed congressional Democrats today he will not comply with requests to hand over President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns. “I am informing you now that the Department may not lawfully fulfill the Committee’s request,” Mnuchin wrote in a one-page letter to the House Ways and Means Committee. That committee’s chairman, Rep. […]

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Putin Vows to Brief Washington on Summit with Kim Jong Un

An historic summit between North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up with the both sides agreeing to keep denuclearization as a goal for the international community. Both men characterized their talks as “good” and Putin called on the Trump administration to make greater compromises than have thus far been […]

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