1,300 products on new tariffs list target unfair Chinese intellectual property practices

1,300 products on new tariffs list target  unfair Chinese intellectual property practices

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 In a second wave of tariffs, the Trump administration on April 3 released a list of 1,300 Chinese products that will be hit by 25 percent import taxes. The list includes Chinese-made communication satellite parts, flat screen televisions, semiconductors and industrial machinery, bakery ovens and rocket launchers. The White […]

Media monopoly watch: Trump guns for Amazon, Pence for Facebook and Google

Media monopoly watch: Trump guns for Amazon, Pence for Facebook and Google

by WorldTribune Staff, March 29, 2018 President Donald Trump wants to end Amazon’s free ride from U.S. taxpayers, while Vice President Mike Pence is warning of the dangerous power wielded by Facebook and Google, reports say. Trump has “wondered aloud if there may be any way to go after Amazon with antitrust or competition law,” […]

Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill, in blow to increasingly bellicose China

Trump signs U.S.-Taiwan travel bill, in blow to increasingly bellicose China

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2018 President Donald Trump on March 16 signed legislation which calls for the U.S. government to support expanded official visits to and from Taiwan “at all levels.” China voiced its displeasure with Trump’s signing of the Taiwan Travel Act, saying that it “severely violates the one-China principle, the political foundation […]

Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal paved way for nuclearization of entire Mideast

Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal paved way for nuclearization of entire Mideast

by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2018 The signing of the Iran nuclear deal in 2015 opened the floodgates for all Mideast regional powers to pursue their own nuclear programs, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Under the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “Many countries in the Middle East are […]

Mexico’s president cancels White House visit after Trump refuses to cave on border wall

Mexico’s president cancels White House visit after Trump refuses to cave on border wall

by WorldTribune Staff, February 26, 2018 Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto called off his tentatively planned visit to the White House after a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump in which Trump refused to yield on his stance that Mexico pay for a proposed border wall. During a 50-minute conversation on Feb. 20, Pena […]

What to do about ‘out of control’ Obama holdovers: Former DOJ official offers solution

What to do about ‘out of control’ Obama holdovers: Former DOJ official offers solution

by WorldTribune Staff, January 26, 2018 Rather than fire Robert Mueller, President Donald Trump should use his power to “exercise control” over the special counsel, a former Justice Department official said. “Trump has prevailed, and, indeed, prospered, so far, only because of his larger than life personality,” Peter Ferrara, who served as Associate Deputy Attorney […]

What is the ‘Deep State’? Former CIA official warns it is a ‘real thing with names and faces’

What is the ‘Deep State’? Former CIA official warns it is a ‘real thing with names and faces’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 21, 2018 The “Deep State” is not only real, but because it “thinks it knows better” than President Donald Trump and the voters who elected him it has become something the country “should fear,” a former CIA official and a former science adviser to President Ronald Reagan said in a joint […]

Trump to Xi: U.S. trade deficit with China ‘not sustainable’

Trump to Xi: U.S. trade deficit with China ‘not sustainable’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 17, 2018 The Commerce Department reported in November that the U.S. trade deficit with China has ballooned to $33.5 billion. In a phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jan. 15, U.S. President Donald Trump said the deficit “is not sustainable.” “President Trump expressed disappointment that the United States’ trade […]

Iran’s Rouhani declares ‘victory’ over Trump on nuclear deal

Iran’s Rouhani declares ‘victory’ over Trump on nuclear deal

by WorldTribune Staff, January 14, 2018 Two days after U.S. President Donald Trump extended the waiver on Iran nuclear sanctions and kept the 2015 Iran nuclear deal alive, Iran’s “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani declared victory for the Islamic Republic. “The American administration has failed to undermine the nuclear deal,” Rouhani said on state television on […]

Iran scolds France’s Macron: Don’t ‘blindly follow’ Trump

Iran scolds France’s Macron: Don’t ‘blindly follow’ Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron should get off of U.S. President Donald Trump’s lap and stop raising the possibility of new sanctions on Iran over the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program, an Iranian official said. “To sustain its international credibility, France should not blindly follow the Americans … The French […]

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