Trump arrives in France for G-7 summit after escalating tensions with China
Saturday, 24 August 2019 President Trump is in France for the G-7 summit, a meeting with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. His arrival comes after China announced retaliatory tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. goods, and the Dow dropped more than 600 points. President Trump fired back on Twitter by increasing tariffs already placed on China, and tariffs scheduled to be imposed on September 1. Paula Reid reports.
California is pursuing a legal challenge against the Trump administration. Their controversial new student visa policy will force foreign students to leave the country... ...Or switch schools if they attend a university doing online-only instruction this fall. These new rules are in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports HuffPost. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he’s filing a lawsuit against the administration.
[NFA] Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan who was ousted last month as his office led a probe into President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudolph Giuliani, told lawmakers on Thursday that U.S. Attorney General William Barr had pressured him to resign. Colette Luke has more.
Indian Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu while referring to a recent telephonic conversation between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, said that the two leaders have been in "regular touch" and senior officials of two countries have been talking to each other. The Ambassador said India will be happy to work with the US as far as President Trump's desire to expand G-7 is concerned.
Germany is still awaiting confirmation from the United States that it plans to withdraw 9,500 troops from the country. According to one senior Washington official, President Donald Trump gave the order last Friday. Adam Reed reports.
US President Donald Trump, having cancelled the planned summer G7 meeting, said on Wednesday he was now considering rescheduling the event in Washington DC. The White House incumbent said it would be a “great sign to all” of things returning to normal during the coronavirus pandemic. Downing Street said the UK Government continued to be in talks with the US over how a summit could take place.
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It's the first visit of the German Chancellor to Brussels since Germany took the reins of the EU Council presidency. She is addressing MEPs who want a bigger role in budget talks. She is hoping to get a deal, which includes the parliament's approval, on the trillion-euro recovery package.View on euronews
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Business Line looks at why ending lockdown in the UK may not save some businesses; a Dubai-based initiative to help innovators get their COVID-fighting technologies to market; and, how an unexpected eco-staycation trend in Italy could provide a welcome boost to local business.View on euronews
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The S&P 500 ended lower Friday after a choppy session as investors weighed spiking cases of COVID-19 and Apple's announcement of fresh store closures against anticipated stimulus and continued economic recovery. Fred Katayama reports.
U.S. retail sales increased by the most on record in May after two straight months of sharp declines as businesses reopened, offering more evidence that the recession was over or drawing to an end. Fred Katayama reports.