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Brazil’s president to send army in to tackle wildfires

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Brazil’s president has signed an order deploying the military to help protect the Amazon from wildfires, a state governor in the country has said. President Jair Bolsonaro had earlier suggested troops could be sent in to battle the fires in the face of a global outcry. Antonio Denarium, the governor of the state of Roraima, Read More

Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war

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(Reuters) – Hopes for settlement of the yearlong U.S.-China trade war dimmed further on Friday as China said it will slap retaliatory tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, the latest escalation in the dispute between the world’s two largest economies. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Read More

US to raise tariffs on $550 billion of Chinese imports by 5 percentage points: Trump

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Washington — The US will raise the tariff on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports from 25% to 30% on October 1, and raise the current 10% tariff on another $300 billion of Chinese imports to 15% on September 1, President Trump tweeted late Friday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize Read More

Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world’s two largest economies. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Read More

Made in USA: Trump calls on American firms to abandon China

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By Ganesh Rao, business reporter President Donald Trump has furiously responded to China’s decision to impose new retaliatory tariffs on American goods. In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said he was ordering US companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States Read More

Brazil’s president prepares to send army in to tackle wildfires

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Brazil’s president has said the the military could be sent in to battle the Amazon wildfires in the face of an international outcry. France and Ireland have threatened to block a free trade deal between the EU and a South American trading bloc unless Jair Bolsonaro takes action, while the British prime minister has said Read More

France’s Macron says real ‘ecocide’ going on in Amazon

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PARIS (Reuters) – The Amazon needs better management to end the ‘ecocide’ that is going on in the rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday ahead of a G7 summit at the weekend. As forest fires rage in Brazil, Macron told French news website Konbini that the issue would be discussed at the meeting Read More

Trump tweetstorm sinks Wall Street as trade war rages on

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street plunged in a broad sell-off on Friday as China and the United States traded their latest salvos in a prolonged trade war, spooking investors and erasing slight gains following a generally positive speech by U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the Read More

Trump furiously responds to China’s new retaliatory tariffs

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By Ganesh Rao, business reporter President Donald Trump has furiously responded to China’s decision to impose new retaliatory tariffs on American goods. In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said he was ordering US companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States Read More

Brazil’s army ‘ready’ to defend rainforest

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Brazil’s Army is ‘ready’ to defend the Amazon rainforest from wildfires, according to its general. In a speech during a Soldier’s Day ceremony in Brasilia, Edson Leal Pujol said: “To the unwary who insist on safeguarding the purposes of the Brazilian Amazon, make no mistake, soldiers will always be alert and vigilant, ready to defend Read More