WASHINGTON - The trade war between the US and China got uglier on Tuesday as Beijing slapped tariffs on American goods worth $60 billion in retaliation to the additional taxes of $200 billion on Chinese goods by Washington. According to the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council, the tit-for-tat tariff will come into effect on September 24 when US tariffs also kick in.
WASHINGTON - The Trump administration has offered China another chance to try to stave off new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese exports, asking top officials for a fresh round of trade talks later this month, according to people briefed on the matter. The invitation for talks was made by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. "There's some discussions and information that we've received that the Chinese government -- the top of the...
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Monday he will take charge of writing the real book about his government in response to the new publication about the White House by respected journalist Bob Woodward, who has been very critical of the current head of the state. "The Woodward book is a Joke. Just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources," Trump said on Twitter.
WASHINGTON - A US Senator has said that it was time to use constitutional powers to remove President Donald Trump from office if top officials thought he was unfit for the job. "If senior administration officials think the President of the US is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment," Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren told CNN on Thursday. "The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the Vice President...
WASHINGTON - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Wednesday appeared before the US Congress, admitting to the lawmakers that they were "too slow to act" and "ill-prepared" to tackle foreign interference on their platforms.According to The Washington Post, Sandberg told the US Senate Intelligence Committee that they were too slow to spot this and too slow to act. That's on us."
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump, responding to speculation that he might be impeached, has warned that the "market would crash" by any such move and "everyone would turn poor". Trump's comments to Fox & Friends came after his longtime lawyer and aide Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to violating election laws and said he had been directed to do so by the President. Cohen also admitted paying hush money to two women...
WASHINGTON - In a setback to Donald Trump, his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and ex-lawyer Michael Cohen have been convicted of fraud, with the latter implicating the US President over campaign finance violations. Within the space of an hour on Tuesday, Manafort was convicted of eight counts of bank and tax fraud by a jury in Alexandria, Virginia. However, Judge T.S. Ellis declared a mistrial over the 10 other charges Manafort faced,
WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen and could announce them by the end of the month, according to sources. The US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York has been investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud and campaign finance violations related in part to a $130,000 hush money payment...
SAN FRANCISCO - After lambasting certain mainstream media houses for producing what he calls "fake news" for quite some time now, US President Donald Trump has now accused social media platforms of discriminating against Republican and conservative voices. But the Trump administration, he said on Saturday, would not let that happen. "Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said it was "great" that consumers might boycott American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson if it moves some of the company's production overseas. The President tweeted about the potential boycott on Sunday, reports CNN. "Many @harleydavidson owners plan to boycott the company if manufacturing moves overseas. Great!" Trump wrote. "Most other companies are coming in our direction,