Foreign Affairs

Trump to Host G-7 Summit at His Doral Resort, White House Says Foreign Affairs
Trump to Host G-7 Summit at His Doral Resort, White House Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump intends to host next year’s Group of Seven conference at his Doral International Resort in Miami in June, the White House confirmed Thursday, a controversial decision certain to raise conflict-of-interest questions given the financial benefit... Read More

IMF Downgrades Outlook for World Economy, Citing Ongoing Trade Wars Economy
IMF Downgrades Outlook for World Economy, Citing Ongoing Trade Wars
2019-10-15 19:52:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded its outlook for the world economy, predicting that growth in the developed world this year, stymied by trade conflicts, will be the weakest since the 2008 financial crisis. During a press... Read More

‘It’s Not About the Money’: What Beijing Doesn’t Get About Hong Kong Protesters Foreign Affairs
‘It’s Not About the Money’: What Beijing Doesn’t Get About Hong Kong Protesters

BEIJING — Chinese state media released a video this month that was directed at Hong Kong youth and titled: “Shenzhen’s success could be yours too.” It features old and new shots of the mainland city located just across the border... Read More

Under Fire for Syria Withdrawal, Trump Imposes Sanctions, Higher Tariffs on Turkey Foreign Affairs
Under Fire for Syria Withdrawal, Trump Imposes Sanctions, Higher Tariffs on Turkey

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, facing blowback over his abrupt troop withdrawal from Syria and amid reports that Islamic State detainees have escaped in the ensuing chaos, imposed sanctions Monday on three Turkish officials and two government agencies, and called... Read More

Trump Orders Troops Out of Northern Syria; Many Escape Islamic State Camps Foreign Affairs
Trump Orders Troops Out of Northern Syria; Many Escape Islamic State Camps

AMMAN, Jordan — As President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of the 1,000 remaining U.S. troops from northern Syria, hundreds of Islamic State family members Sunday escaped from a detention camp managed by Syrian Kurdish forces amid a Turkish barrage.... Read More

Mnuchin Warns Turkey 'Powerful Sanctions' Are In Offing for Military Incursion Foreign Affairs
Mnuchin Warns Turkey 'Powerful Sanctions' Are In Offing for Military Incursion
2019-10-11 21:53:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters on Friday that President Trump has authorized his department to impose "very significant new sanctions" against Turkey for its military incursion into northern Syria. "I want to emphasize, at this point, we... Read More

US Weighing Currency Pact With China as Part of Partial Deal Trade
US Weighing Currency Pact With China as Part of Partial Deal

WASHINGTON — The White House is looking at rolling out a previously agreed currency pact with China as part of an early harvest deal that could also see a tariff increase next week suspended, according to people familiar with the... Read More

Turkish Airstrikes Target Kurdish Fighters in Syria After US Troop Pullout Foreign Affairs
Turkish Airstrikes Target Kurdish Fighters in Syria After US Troop Pullout

AMMAN, Jordan — In a move to excise a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia, Turkey launched an incursion into northern Syria on Wednesday that frustrated lawmakers in Washington who had hoped to prevent an abandonment of an important ally against Islamic State... Read More

Trump’s Plan to Pull Troops Back in Syria Threatens Chaos in The Region Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Plan to Pull Troops Back in Syria Threatens Chaos in The Region

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s decision to pull remaining U.S. troops back from northeastern Syria threatens to revive the Islamic State terrorist group and destabilize the volatile region, senior U.S. officials said Monday, while senior Republicans in Congress angrily rebuked... Read More

Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals Pessimism Brexit
Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals Pessimism

LONDON — Prospects of a Brexit deal faded after talks between the two sides stalled and European leaders cast doubt on reaching an agreement in time for Halloween. Boris Johnson struck a defiant tone on Sunday, saying the U.K. will... Read More

Italy’s Spy Chief Met Twice With Barr to Aid Inquiry: Repubblica Foreign Affairs
Italy’s Spy Chief Met Twice With Barr to Aid Inquiry: Repubblica

ROME — Italy’s spy chief Gennaro Vecchione met twice in August with U.S. Attorney General William Barr and prosecutor John Durham to help an investigation into the scandal involving President Donald Trump’s possible ties to Russia, one of Italy’s leading... Read More

Scottish Whiskey, French Wine and Italian Cheeses Targeted For Tariffs Foreign Affairs
Scottish Whiskey, French Wine and Italian Cheeses Targeted For Tariffs
2019-10-04 15:27:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Scottish whisky, French wine and Italian cheese all could feel the wallop of hefty tariffs now that the World Trade Organization decided it will allow the United States to place tariffs on $7.5 billion of European Union goods.... Read More

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