Trump threatens additional $200bn tariff on Chinese goods

Trump threatens additional $200bn tariff on Chinese goods

Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has threatened to levy a 10 per cent tariff on $200bn of Chinese goods in a tit-for-tat trade row with Beijing.   Trump said he asked trade advisers to identify additional Chinese products on which to impose new tariffs.   Last week Trump announced the US would […]

U.S. top court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation

U.S. top court sidesteps major rulings on electoral map manipulation

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen after the court revived Ohio’s contentious policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls, overturning a lower court ruling that Ohio’s policy violated the National Voter Registration Act, in Washington, U.S. (REUTERS File Photo)   WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters): The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped major rulings […]

Bavarians give Merkel two weeks to reach EU deal on migrants

Bavarians give Merkel two weeks to reach EU deal on migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Volker Bouffier react as they attend the board meeting of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin, Germany on June 18. (REUTERS Photo)   BERLIN/MUNICH, June 18 (Reuters): Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) on Monday gave German Chancellor Angela Merkel two weeks to reach a European deal on migrants before […]

Trump blasts migration in Europe as causing ‘culture’ change

Trump blasts migration in Europe as causing ‘culture’ change

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he arrives aboard Air Force One from Singapore at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US on June 13. (REUTERS Photo)   WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed migrants in Europe for what he inaccurately described as a rise in crime in Germany and […]

U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump’s policy of family separation

U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump’s policy of family separation

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights addresses a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. (REUTERS File  Photo)   GENEVA, June 18 (Reuters): The top U.N. human rights official called on the Trump administration on Monday to halt its “unconscionable” policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering […]

Iran’s president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row

Iran’s president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey. (Reuters File Photo)   ZURICH, June 18 (Reuters): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit neutral European neighbours Switzerland and Austria next month, the Swiss and Austrian governments said, on a trip overshadowed by the looming imposition […]

Melania Trump speaks against border child separations

Melania Trump speaks against border child separations

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) is introduced by first lady Melania at a rally with supporters in an arena in Youngstown, Ohio, U.S. July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   Washington, June 18 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has spoken against a controversial administration policy that separates immigrant parents from their children at the Mexico […]

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan’s Osaka area kills three, stops factories

Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan’s Osaka area kills three, stops factories

Water flows out from cracks in a road damaged by an earthquake in Takatsuki, Osaka prefecture, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo June 18, 2018. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS   TOKYO, June 18 (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory […]