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  • European stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs on all $500 billion in goods to U.S.

    07/20/2018 8:51:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 20, 2018 | Carla Mozee
    European stocks fell Friday, with auto and bank shares among those losing ground as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened a significant expansion in tariffs on Chinese imports, underscoring concerns that a global trade war will crimp global economic growth and corporate profits. ---snip--- European stocks extended losses after Trump, in an interview with CNBC, said he’s “ready” to put tariffs on all Chinese goods imported to the U.S., which would amount to more than $500 billion. Trump had previously said he’s looking at targeting $200 billion in Chinese imports, and that would be on top of tariffs already in effect...
  • Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs

    07/20/2018 6:19:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 68 replies
    President Donald Trump has indicated that he’s willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell Friday. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said “I’m willing to go to 500,” referring roughly to the $505.5 billion in goods imported last year from China. The administration to date has slapped tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods in a trade dispute over what it calls the nation’s predatory practices. Dow futures which had already been pointing modestly lower slid sharply after the comments were aired by CNBC early...
  • North Korea is said to be poised to return bodies of some 50 US vets soon: report

    07/17/2018 5:26:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj and Lucas Tomlinson
    North Korea will return the remains of about 50 Americans killed during the Korean War over the next two weeks, the first set of repatriations since the recent summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, a report says. A senior U.S. defense official said on Tuesday that the move will take place within two weeks, though the exact timing and number of those being returned remain uncertain, according to a Reuters report. The development comes after a two-day meeting between U.S. and North Korean officials at the Demilitarized Zone. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said at the beginning of...
  • Two Countries Refuse To Take Back Deportees – Trump Makes Them Immediately Regret It

    07/12/2018 9:32:58 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tori McNabb
    And this is how it’s done, folks. It’s now being reported that the Trump administration isn’t fooling around when it comes to nations not wanting to take in their own citizens who decide disrespect our nation by coming here illegally. The Department of Homeland Security has now announced that the administration has hit some government officials from Burma and Laos with visa sanctions as punishment for both countries’ refusal to take back their own citizens that the U.S. was caught in our nation illegally and is in the process of trying to deport. The U.S. embassy in Rangoon, Burma, has...
  • Secretary Pompeo Urges North Korea to Follow Vietnam's Example in Overcoming Hostilities With U.S.

    07/08/2018 2:13:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Associated Press
    HANOI, Vietnam — Undeterred by a blistering rebuke of his efforts to forge a denuclearization deal with North Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday appealed for North Korea’s leadership to follow Vietnam’s path in overcoming past hostilities with the United States. Pompeo called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to replicate Vietnam’s “miracle” of economic growth by improving ties with the U.S., vowing that America keeps its promises with former foes. Speaking to members of the U.S.-Vietnamese business community in Hanoi, Pompeo said Vietnam’s experience since the normalization of relations with the U.S. in 1995 should...
  • Joe Scarborough Accuses Trump of Forcing US-North Korea Summit for ‘Cheap Headlines’

    07/07/2018 11:58:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 7, 2018 | Tamar Auber
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough accused President Donald Trump of forcing the summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un for the headlines. “Proving once again that only fools rush in, Trump forced a summit for cheap headlines,” Scarborough wrote. He added: “In the process, he gave legitimacy to the most oppressive communist regime on the planet, further damaged the United States and made himself look like a fool.” He also included a link to a Washington Post article that read, in part: “In a sharp signal that denuclearization negotiations with North Korea will be drawn out and difficult,...
  • Pompeo shrugs off North Korea's accusation of US 'gangster-like' demands

    07/08/2018 1:36:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | just in | Amy Lieu
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday shrugged off North Korea’s accusation of the U.S. making “gangster-like” demands regarding denuclearization, saying he’d “go nuts” if he paid attention to everything the media reports. In a trilateral news conference in Tokyo, accompanied by officials from Japan and South Korea, Pompeo reaffirmed the U.S. goal of complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, reiterating that his talks with North Korea last week were conducted in “good faith.” When a reporter asked about North Korea’s Saturday comments, Pompeo didn’t seem too bothered. “Look, people are going to make stray comments after...
  • Two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait amid China trade war: officials (Fox News)

    07/07/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Just in | By Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News
    Two U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyers sailed through the Taiwan Strait separating mainland China from the island of Taiwan, a message likely to stoke more tensions between Washington and Beijing amid an ongoing trade war. The American destroyers Mustin and Benfold, both based in Japan, transited the strait from south to northeast beginning at roughly 9 pm ET Friday night and will conclude mid-afternoon Saturday around 5 p.m. ET, according to three U.S. defense officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media. The development was first reported by Taiwan News. (please...
  • N. Korea Says Denuclearization Talks With Pompeo "Regrettable" (Calls USA "Gangster-Like")

    07/07/2018 8:27:17 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 66 replies
    FOX News Politics ^ | 7 July 2018 | Adam Shaw, FOX News
    North Korea on Saturday accused the U.S. of undermining the spirit of last month’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after what it says were “regrettable” talks with a delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry, accusing the U.S. of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons, came shortly after Pompeo’s delegation left the country. "We had expected that the U.S. side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders' summit ... we were also thinking about...
  • North Korea To Pompeo: We Regret That You’re Serious About Denuclearization

    07/07/2018 7:12:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Looks like the two sides of the North Korean nuclear crisis have their wires crossed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo led two days of talks with the Kim regime and offered a positive take on progress as he left Pyongyang. The North Koreans disagreed: BREAKING: North Korea Foreign Ministry says talks with Pompeo 'regrettable,' accuses US of unilateral demands for denuclearization.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 7, 2018 North Korea says high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and has accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning...
  • Founder of world’s largest hedge fund says ‘first day of the war’ with China has begun

    07/06/2018 3:40:36 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 6th, 2018 | By Mark DeCambre
    Has a trade war started? The stock market doesn’t suggest that a full-scale trade fight between China and the U.S. has erupted, but a tweet from Ray Dalio, founder of hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, implies otherwise. Friday afternoon, Dalio tweeted: “Today is the first day of the war with China.” Today is the first day of the war with China. — Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) July 6, 2018 The tweet from the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, which manages some $160 billion, comes after the U.S. slapped levies on $34 billion of 25% on China’s exports at midnight, and...
  • Shots fired as U.S.-China tariffs take effect in deepening trade row

    07/05/2018 11:13:28 PM PDT · by cba123 · 54 replies
    Reuters / Yahoo ^ | one hour ago | Reuters By Michael Martina and David Lawder
    BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports took effect as a deadline passed on Friday, and with Beijing having vowed to respond immediately in kind, the world's two biggest economies took a high-stakes turn toward all-out trade conflict. China's commerce ministry said in a statement shortly after the deadline passed that it was forced to retaliate, meaning $34 billion worth of imported U.S. goods including autos and agricultural products also faced 25 percent tariffs. "China promised to not fire the first shot, but to defend national core interests and the interests of the people it has...
  • Pompeo reportedly gives Kim Jong Un an Elton John 'Rocket Man' CD at Trump's request

    07/06/2018 8:12:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/06/2018 | Alex Pappas
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly brought a CD with the Elton John song “Rocket Man” to give as a gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to the country. Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday amid talks between the two countries over denuclearizing North Korea. Pompeo brought two gifts for Kim, including a letter from President Trump and the CD, according to The Chosun Ilbo, a top newspaper in South Korea. Last year, amid escalating rhetoric between the two countries, Trump repeatedly referred to Kim as “Rocket Man” and “Little Rocket Man.” A diplomatic...
  • State Department's Request to Send Marines to Taiwan Irks China

    07/05/2018 4:44:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 18 replies
    Military.Com ^ | 3 Jul 2018 | Gina Harkins
    A Chinese official is warning the U.S. to "exercise caution" following a report that the State Department wants to send a small team of Marines to guard a diplomatic facility in Taiwan. The State Department requested that a Marine Security Guard detachment be dispatched to the American Institute in Taiwan, a de facto embassy in Taipei City, CNN reported Friday. The news prompted a swift response from a Chinese foreign ministry official, who reminded Americans of the "one-China policy" meant to prevent the U.S. from having direct diplomatic or military exchanges with Taiwan. "[Those] are the political preconditions for...
  • Trump sends letter to Kim Jong-un

    07/03/2018 4:19:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hankyoreh ^ | July 3, 2018 | Lee Je-hun, senior staff writer and Kim Ji-eun, staff reporter
    The US government sent a letter to North Korea from “President of the United States Donald Trump” via Panmunjeom on July 1 ahead of a scheduled third visit to the North by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on July 6, sources reported. A foreign affairs source informed on developments in the Korean Peninsula political situation said on July 2 that the US had apparently sent Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and CIA Korea Mission Center Chief Andrew Kim to Panmunjeom to deliver an “important letter” to Workers’ Party of Korea vice chairman and United Front Department director Kim Yong-chol....
  • As Trade Fight Looms, China Turns Censors on Its Own Policies

    07/02/2018 11:19:58 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 26, 2018 | Raymond Zhong and Li Yuan
    SHANGHAI — China’s government, which tirelessly suppresses critical voices, unwanted ideologies and subversive memes, has turned its censors against an unlikely target: its own economic policies. As Washington and Beijing spar over trade, news outlets here have been ordered not to mention Made in China 2025, an industrial master plan that aims to turn the country into a high-tech superpower, according to two people at Chinese news organizations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the censorship authorities’ secretive workings. The Trump administration has repeatedly singled out the campaign to show that Beijing is using unfair means to...
  • Trump to meet Kim Jong Un in New York City?

    07/02/2018 4:59:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 7/2/18 | David Rosenberg
    Less than a month after President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the White House is reportedly already laying the ground work for a possible second meeting between the two leaders – this time on US soil. On June 12th, Trump and Kim met for 45 minutes – the first time a sitting US president has met with a North Korean leader since the Korean War erupted in 1950, leaving the peninsula divided between a communist regime centered around Pyongyang in the north, and a liberal-democratic government in the south. he meeting between...
  • Are the US and North Korea on the brink of another nuclear showdown?

    07/02/2018 3:39:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2018 | Harry J. Kazianis
    Are the United States and North Korea headed for the ultimate of summer blockbusters: another nuclear showdown? At least for the moment, all sign point to a solid yes. And the American people need to take notice. Lost in the headlines over a fiery battle over immigration, a looming Supreme Court pick and Fourth of July cookout plans, a slow crisis is brewing on the Korean Peninsula once again. In what can only be described as a bombshell report, NBC News broke details of a shocking new U.S. intelligence assessment on North Korea’s nuclear program. According to multiple intelligence sources...
  • Tightrope diplomacy

    07/02/2018 9:26:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Korea JoongAng Daily ^ | July 3, 2018 | Kang Chan-ho
    “Let’s talk over drinks,” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 9 on his second trip to Pyongyang, according to a source. The two talked in English without interpreters and got drunk. As they enjoyed drinks, Kim said he had a firm will for denuclearization and was sure that North Korea had to hold hands with the United States to survive. Kim asked the United States to invest in Wonsan in North Korea, build casinos there and make it a nightless city. Kim also said it would be possible for a U.S. warship...
  • N Korea Has Continued Ballistic Missile Launcher Production in 2018, Per US Intelligence (Air Force)

    07/02/2018 12:31:55 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 56 replies
    North Korea has continued to produce support equipment and launchers for one of its newer ballistic missiles through the first half of 2018, according to a recent U.S. military intelligence assessment described to The Diplomat by U.S. government officials. According to a recent assessment released by the U.S. National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), which analyzes intelligence regarding ballistic missile threats for the U.S. Air Force, North Korea has continued to produce vehicles and support equipment for its Pukguksong-2/KN15 medium-range ballistic missile in 2018. While production of launch vehicles—known as transporter-erector-launchers, or TELs—and support equipment has continued through the...