Day: May 9, 2019

US to slap tariffs on $200B in Chinese goods, WH says, but trade talks to resume Friday – Fox News

From Google World News:   The Trump administration moved ahead with increased tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods Friday after a round of trade talks between the U.S. and China on Thursday failed to produce an agreement. “This evening, Ambassador Lightizer and Secretary Mnuchin met with President Trump to discuss

David Petraeus: Iran's economy is in a 'tailspin' and it would be 'suicide' to start a war with US – CNN

From Google World News:   Petraeus, who was also America’s top general in the Middle East, warned that Iran’s economy could continue to nosedive “as we tighten the screws a few more turns.” Despite soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran, the former CIA director isn’t overly concerned about an all-out

Rudy Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump – The New York Times

From Google World News:   WASHINGTON — Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, is encouraging Ukraine to wade further into sensitive political issues in the United States, seeking to push the incoming government in Kiev to press ahead with investigations that he hopes will benefit Mr. Trump. Mr. Giuliani

Trump envoy slams 'baffling' anti-Israel UN meeting as members line up to condemn settlements, Israeli policy – Fox News

From Google World News:   UNITED NATIONS – President Trump’s U.S. envoy for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, made a surprise visit to the United Nations on Thursday, as members of the U.N. Security Council held an informal meeting to condemn Israeli settlements — a meeting that Greenblatt called “baffling and disappointing.”

New North Korea Concerns Flare as Trump’s Signature Diplomacy Wilts – The New York Times

From Google World News:   WASHINGTON — North Korea launched short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday for the second time in a week, prompting President Trump to acknowledge that “nobody’s happy” about the implications for his diplomatic effort to denuclearize the country. Hours before the president’s comments, the United States said

In Middle of Nuclear Standoff, U.S. Seizes North Korean Cargo Ship Illicitly Exporting Coal – Slate

From Google World News:   Yoink. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images Georgia Just Criminalized Abortion. Women Who Terminate Their Pregnancies Would Be Subject to Life in Prison. Trust Pelosi. She’s Right About 2020 and Impeachment. Are We in a Constitutional Crisis? Yes, No, or Wrong Question? Colorado High School Students Walk Out