US planning actions in response to Venezuelan crisis

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the US is planning a series of actions designed to put pressure on the Venezuelan government. “You’ll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest…

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Iranian foreign minister call Trump threat to international peace

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif labelled US President Donald Trump and his administration a threat to the Middle East and global peace in a statement on Twitter. “It is true that there is a real threat to our region and to international peace and security: that threat is the Trump administration’s sense of entitlement…

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May hits ‘impasse’ with UN in Brexit negotiations

British Prime Minister Theresa May has hit an ‘impasse’ in her negotiations with the European Union on Brexit. Ms May challenged the EU to come up with its own Brexit plan after they rejected her “Chequers” plan. The EU wants Ms May to relent on her position on trade and customs arrangements for the UK…

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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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