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Chinese Stocks Approach Bear Market as Fears Over Trade Rattle Investors

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index plunged 3.8%. Here, the city’s stock exchange. Photo: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News By Shen Hong Shen Hong The Wall Street Journal Biography @shenhongdjn June 19, 2018 6:19 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS SHANGHAI—Chinese shares fell to their lowest level in nearly two years, as investors nervous about the prospect of an escalating trade war between the U.S. ...

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Trump, US Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation. A U.S. border fence between Mexico and the United States ends in the back yard of homes in Juarez, Mexico ...

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Russia welcomes suspension of US-South Korean military drills: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian foreign ministry welcomed on Tuesday a decision by the United States and South Korea to suspend a major joint military exercise, Interfax news agency reported. South Korea and the Pentagon announced they would halt the annual Freedom Guardian military drill scheduled for August. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Kevin O’Flynn; Editing by Catherine Evans) ...

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Pentagon Calls Off Major Annual Military Exercise With South Korea

A week after President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement about ending “war games” on the Korean Peninsula, the Pentagon and South Korea confirmed Monday that they had called off a major annual military exercise slated to take place in August. “All plans” for Operation Ulchi Freedom Guardian have been suspended, the defense ministries of both nations said. The drill’s cancellation follows ...

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Explainer: What can Beijing do if China-US trade row worsens?

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war. FILE PHOTO: Staff members set up Chinese and U.S. flags for a meeting between ...

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Americans are satisfied with Trump's North Korea summit

Just over half — 52% — were satisfied with how the meeting went, with 36% saying they were dissatisfied. Eighty-five percent of Republicans were happy after the summit, with 52% of independents, and 28% of Democrats saying the same. Over a third say the outcome of the summit was a major achievement for the US, with 29% saying it was ...

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Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU 'disintegration'

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, pictured together here at the G7 Summit in Canada, with EU reform and immigration top of the agenda More German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to hammer out reforms that can stop the “disintegration” of the European Union, torn by populist forces and ...

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Tariffs Start to Ripple Their Way Through the US Economy

The introduction of a 20% tariff on washing-machine imports in January led to a 17% jump over three months in the portion of the consumer-price index that tracks laundry-equipment prices. Photo: Richard B. Levine/Zuma Press By Josh Zumbrun Josh Zumbrun The Wall Street Journal Biography @JoshZumbrun josh.zumbrun@wsj.com June 19, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET 1 COMMENTS In recent weeks, several major ...

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