White House optimistic about China trade despite no date for talks

China has cancelled upcoming trade talk with the US according to a Wall Street Journal report, as a trade war between the two nations continues to develop. China announced an additional $US60 billion of US products to be subject to import tariffs in response to a US announcement of $US200 billion of Chinese good to…

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Russian warships hold largest military exercises since Soviet Union

Russian warships held drills as part of one of the largest Russian military exercises in 40 years, since the height of the Soviet Union. The Vostok-2018 drills, held around the Bering Sea separating Russia and Alaska, have 300,000 troops, more than 1,000 military aircraft and two naval fleets involved. With tensions between Russian and the…

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Russia undermining North Korea sanctions, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has accused Russia of undermining the international sanctions on North Korea. Mr Pompeo said the sanctions are necessary to maintain pressure on North Korea to convince Pyongyang to stop its nuclear program and give up its nuclear weapons. “Russia has actively attempted to undermine the U.N. Security Council resolutions,…

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Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with Russia probe

Photo: Special Counsel Robert Mueller US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort said he will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the 2016 election, after he pled guilty to federal crimes. Mr Trump’s lawyer in the Russia probe and former New York city mayor, Rudy Giuliani, claimed that Manafort “knows nothing…

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