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China slams US 'blackmailing' as Trump issues new trade threat

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China accused the United States on Tuesday of “extreme pressure and blackmailing” and vowed to retaliate after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods in an escalation of the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies. Trump’s move on Monday, as Washington fights trade battles on ...

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Merkel calls out Trump over Paris accord, renews commitment to fight climate change

“The German government stands fully behind the Paris climate accord, because ambitious climate policies don’t just help limit the worst consequences of climate change , they also offer chances for innovation and therefore growth and prosperity worldwide,” she said. Germany, the strongest economy in the 28-nation European Union, was once a leader in the fight against climate change but has ...

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Trade Fight With US Complicates China's Campaign to Contain Debt

Reducing debt and fending off financial risks have been a priority for Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: greg baker/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Lingling Wei Lingling Wei The Wall Street Journal Biography Lingling.Wei@wsj.com June 19, 2018 10:57 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS BEIJING—A bruising trade fight with the U.S. lands at a difficult time for China as its economy contends with rising ...

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Kim Jong Un Meets Xi in China After Singapore Summit With Trump

A large screen broadcasts the greeting in Beijing on Tuesday of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, by Chinese President Xi Jinping, following Mr. Kim’s Singapore summit one week earlier with U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: ANDY WONG/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Jeremy Page and Jeremy Page The Wall Street Journal Biography @JNBPage Google+ Jeremy.Page@wsj.com Chun Han Wong Chun Han Wong ...

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US stocks slump in global sell-off after Trump threatens more tariffs on China

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Turkey's election campaigns are marred by violence

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE ISTANBUL — Violence has marred the run-up to Sunday’s elections in Turkey, in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking another five-year term amid a crackdown on dissent following the 2016 failed coup. At least 21 opposition supporters were injured in attacks from ...

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Halting S.Korea-US drills risks weakening N.Korea deterrence

SEOUL, South Korea –  U.S. and South Korean defense officials formally suspended a major joint military exercise in hopes of advancing nuclear negotiations with North Korea. It’s a bold gamble that could trigger a serious security crisis if the talks falter and the allies are forced to resume the drills, infuriating North Korea, analysts say. The cancellation, abruptly decided by ...

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The quest to defeat Erdogan

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Wall St. to Follow Global Markets Lower as US-China Trade Dispute Escalates

Wall St. Follows Global Markets Lower as U.S.-China Trade Dispute Escalates ImageInvestors moved their money into haven assets on fears that worsening ties between the world’s two biggest economies would affect global growth.CreditToshifumi Kitamura/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Prashant S. Rao and Matt Phillips June 19, 2018 LONDON — Stocks on Wall Street fell on Tuesday, joining a global ...

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