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Trump and Xi to meet after defiant China hits U.S. with new tariffs
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified, sending shivers through global markets.
’Sabotage Attack’ on Saudi Oil Tankers Means "Security of Oil Supplies to Consumers All Over the World" at Stake: Saudi Energy Minister
Four oil tankers were attacked in the Middle East Sunday, leaving no casualties but significant structural damage to the vessels, and possibly confirming reports on Israeli television Friday that had warned of Iran’s intentions to strike back at Saudi oil assets.
Trump administration advances plan for $300 billion in new China tariffs
The White House took a step Monday toward placing new tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods by submitting the proposal for public comment.
China fires back at the US with higher tariffs on thousands of American products
China on Monday said it would retaliate against the US by raising the tariff rates on thousands of American products, days after the US expanded duties on Chinese goods as trade negotiations stalled.
US-Iran conflict could break out ‘by accident,’ Britain warns
Britain warned Monday that conflict might break out 'by accident' between the United States and Iran amid rising tensions, as European Union powers gathered to thrash out ways to keep the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic afloat.
US warns of possible terror attacks in Israel amid Eurovision frenzy
The US embassy in Israel issued a security alert late Monday evening, urging all American citizens in Israel to exercise caution and avoid travelling to areas affected by rocket fire in the latest deadly flare-up between Hamas and Israel. The warning comes ahead of the anniversary of US Embassy opening in Jerusalem - which coincides with the week-long Eurovision festivities.
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U.S. Prosecutor Assigned To Look Into Russia Probe Origins
U.S. Attorney General William Barr has appointed a federal prosecutor to examine the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the Associated Press reports.
More 'heartbeat' abortion bills advancing in Midwest and South
If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there.
Trump says U.S. farmers to get $15 billion in aid amid China trade war
President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was planning to provide about $15 billion in aid to help U.S. farmers whose products may be targeted with tariffs by China in a deepening trade war.
Vermont Legislature Passes Bill Protecting Abortion at All Stages of Pregnancy
The Vermont legislature passed a bill protecting abortion at all stages of pregnancy for any reason Monday and pushed forward a measure to make abortion a constitutional right.
Trump Seeks Extra $1.6 Billion in NASA Spending Under Goal of Returning to Moon
The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans to the surface of the moon by 2024.