Trump Threatens More Tariffs On China If President Xi Skips G20

Just days after claiming the threat of tariffs forced Mexico to take steps to address the migrant crisis, President Donald Trump indicated he intends to double-down on the tactic to advance American interests in trade talks with China. Trump argued during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday that existing tariffs on Chinese imports will force China to make […]

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Vladimir Putin is muscling his way into Africa, and that is bad news for US interests

Russian leader Vladimir Putin recently bought himself into an African country for a relative pittance, working through Yevgeny Prigozhin, his favorite contractor for such special projects, which have ranged from attempting to tip U.S. elections to saving Syria's dictator. With that partner, Putin won an insider's influence over the strategically placed Central African Republic, or CAR, and priority access to […]

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China & India Continue To Take Steps To Thwart Crypto Use

The governments of China and India are known to be hostile to decentralized cryptocurrencies, and have taken steps over the past few years to curb their adoption. Although largely unsuccessful, these steps have frustrated citizens seeking to enter the crypto space. Both governments now appear to be strengthening their resolve to block the use of crypto within their borders. China […]

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China's Xi calls for closer ties with Russia amid rising protectionism

Speaking at the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia Wednesday, Xi said Beijing’s relationship with Moscow was at an “all-time high” and there was further scope for investments in Russia. Earlier in the session, Russian President Vladimir Putin also appeared to criticize protectionist policies. During the meetings this week, both countries discussed further military cooperation and ways to boost trade in […]

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