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Topic: America First

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China will only be more open to the world, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, as he denounced as "stupid" those who believe in cultural superiority, in his first public address since trade tensio...
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month, as the trade war between the world's two largest economies intensified, sending shivers through global markets.
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A fortnight ago, markets were going great guns, with the S&P 500 hitting record high, even as there was increasing evidence that global trade and many economies were slowing. Last week the markets took a sharp turn as the White House twittered that tariffs would once again be escalated for US-China trade.
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WASHINGTON: Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators concluded the first of two days of talks on Thursday to rescue a trade deal that is close to collapsing as Washington prepares to go ahead with plans to hike tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of goods imported from China.
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WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was taking steps to authorise new tariffs on $325 billion in Chinese imports as officials began last-ditch talks to avert an escalation of a trade war that threatens to derail the global economy.
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NEW YORK, May 9 — US stocks tumbled today, with focus on a high-stakes meeting between the United States and China that could decide the fate of a long-awaited trade deal, even as additional tariffs...
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BRUSSELS, April 10 — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promised the European Union yesterday that Beijing would no longer force foreign companies to share sensitive know-how when operating in China and was...
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WASHINGTON, March 25 — US President Donald Trump's blunt-force use of tariffs in pursuing his "America First" trade agenda has angered many, from company executives to allied governments and members...
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COMMENT | The late Edward Said, author of "Orientalism,” in reaction to Gulf War I, once averred that the CNN footage of the war in Iraq amounted to a Nintendo game.
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MARCH 17 — The late Edward Said, author of the “Orientalism”, in reaction to Gulf War I, once averred that the CNN footage of the war in Iraq amounted to a “Nintendo Game”. Bombs, despite th...
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WASHINGTON, March 15 — US President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the World Bank faces a clear path toward approval as a nomination deadline passed yesterday with no challengers, continuing the trad...
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WASHINGTON, March 9 — US employment growth almost stalled in February, with the economy creating only 20,000 jobs, adding to signs of a sharp slowdown in economic activity in the first quarter.
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WASHINGTON, March 7 — The European Union is focused on a narrower trade negotiation with the United States focused on industrial goods, including automobiles, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Mal...
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TOKYO, March 7 — Asian shares rose marginally in early trade today, with caution prevailing as investors awaited some kind of resolution to Sino-US trade negotiations, while the euro remained under ...
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WASHINGTON, March 7 — US President Donald Trump said yesterday that trade talks with China were moving along well and predicted either a “good deal” or no deal between the world's two largest ec...
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BERLIN, Feb 22 — Export power Germany has long had a troubled relationship with selling arms abroad, a legacy of its dark history that is now spelling deep discord with its European allies.
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WASHINGTON, Feb 22 — Top US and Chinese trade negotiators haggled yesterday over the details of a set of agreements aimed at ending their trade war, just one week before a Washington-imposed deadlin...
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In 2009, then-US Vice President Joe Biden came to Munich to “press the reset button” with Russia.
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WASHINGTON, Feb 7 — The US trade deficit fell for the first time in six months in November as cheaper oil and higher domestic petroleum production helped to curb the country's import bill, leading e...
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BERLIN, Jan 15 —The German economy grew by 1.5 per cent in 2018, the weakest rate in five years and a clear slowdown from the previous year, a preliminary estimate from the Federal Statistics Office...
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BERLIN, Jan 3 — Britain's impending departure from the European Union poses a big risk, but domestic demand is still fuelling growth in the German economy, Europe's largest, Economy Minister Peter A...
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NEW YORK, Jan 1 — World stock markets staggered yesterday towards the end of their worst year since the global financial crisis a decade ago, rocked by rising interest rates, the global trade war an...