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Markets sink as Trump presses US companies to leave China

Stocks dive as US president makes Twitter threats and announces higher tariffs in response to new Chinese import taxes.

Markets sink as Trump presses US companies to leave China

Opinion

Actually, American Muslims are at the centre of the resistance

Despite challenges inside and outside the community, Muslim Americans have stood up to Islamophobia and the far right.

Abbas Barzegar

by Abbas Barzegar

Abbas Barzegar

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US-EU commerce by the numbers: Planes and cars to snacks and beer

A look at trade deficit figures and details on imports and exports between Washington and Brussels as the G7 kicks off.

US-EU commerce by the numbers: Planes and cars to snacks and beer

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US Fed chair: Trade war is bad for economy

Central bank chief Jerome Powell promises at Jackson Hole gathering to 'act as appropriate’ in sustaining expansion.

US Fed chair: Trade war is bad for economy

Earthquake

US marks eight years since Virginia's strong earthquake

The earthquake was felt as far away as in Canada, shaking buildings, delaying flights, and sending thousands of frightened workers into the streets.

US Elections 2020

Who are the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates?

The pool of candidates vying for their party's nomination in 2020 is among the largest and most diverse in US history.

Who are the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates?

AJ Impact

G7 dysfunction makes unified action on Hong Kong near impossible

Trade wars, Brexit and other divisions threaten unity of bloc as summit gets underway.

G7 dysfunction makes unified action on Hong Kong near impossible

US & Canada

UN Security Council: Meeting discusses US missile test

Missile launcher used in Sunday's test same model that US has deployed in Romania and Poland, but with modifications to allow it to launch offensive intermediate nuclear missiles.

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US billionaire David Koch, conservative donor, dies at age 79

David Koch and his brother spent hundreds of millions of dollars to back conservative causes and Republican candidates.

US billionaire David Koch, conservative donor, dies at age 79

AJ Impact

Trade and global slowdown are likely to dominate G7 Summit

IMF warns it may slash its world economic forecast by half a percentage point if US-China trade dispute escalates.

 Trade and global slowdown are likely to dominate G7 Summit

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China to impose tariffs on $75bn in US soya beans, cars and oil

Import taxes to take effect in two stages in September and December, including 25 percent hike for American automobiles.

China to impose tariffs on $75bn in US soya beans, cars and oil

US & Canada

Money Laundering: US crackdown on Venezuelan cash

In 2018, a Venezuelan banker was convicted of operating a $1.2bn money-laundering scheme funded with stolen government money. Investigators say most cash was used to buy real estate in Florida.

Russia

Putin calls for Russia's 'symmetric response' to US missile test

Russian president accused Washington of intending to deploy banned weapons in regions across the world.

Putin calls for Russia's 'symmetric response' to US missile test

Asia Pacific

Japan PM Abe: S Korea move to end intelligence pact damages trust

Tokyo summons Seoul's top envoy to protest against decision as two Asian neighbours and US allies continue to squabble.

Japan PM Abe: S Korea move to end intelligence pact damages trust

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US charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, in $46m internet scam

Seventeen people arrested after unearthing of 'one of the largest cases of its kind in US history'.

US charges 80 people, mostly Nigerians, in $46m internet scam