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Trump threatens 20% tariff on all European cars

Trump threatens 20% tariff on all European cars

Business
Donald Trump has threatened a 20% tariff on all European cars if the EU does not remove trade barriers introduced on Friday. His threat - which if carried out would represent a serious escalation of the burgeoning trade war - comes hours after new EU tariffs on goods imported from the US came into force. Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it great companies and workers by the European Union, if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S. Build them here!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018 In response to Mr Trump's tariffs on European steel and aluminium, the EU has imposed tariffs on ...
Trump hosts victims of undocumented migrants amid family separations row

Trump hosts victims of undocumented migrants amid family separations row

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has hosted the relatives of victims killed by illegal immigrants amid outrage over the separation of migrant families. "Your loved ones have not died in vain," he told the group of so-called Angel Families at the White House. Mr Trump has faced global condemnation for the US immigration policy that has seen more than 2,000 migrant children stripped from their families.He bowed to public pressure and reversed the policy earlier this week.The president signed an executive order on Wednesday to end the separate detention of undocumented immigrant children from their parents after illegally entering the country. As part of the the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy, which...
'Our destiny': Trump creates US space force

'Our destiny': Trump creates US space force

Technology
Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to create a US "space force", which he said would become the sixth branch of the American military. The president said the force would be "separate but equal" to the US Air Force, adding that the move represents a "big statement".Speaking at a meeting of the National Space Council, Mr Trump framed space as a national security issue, saying he does not want "China and Russia and other countries leading us".He added: "Our destiny beyond the Earth is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security."When it comes to defending America it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space." Image: Mike Pence addressed the N...
Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

Trump tariffs: US escalates trade threats to China

World
US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $ 200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China "refuses to change its practices".The threats would be a major escalation of the dispute and sparked further falls on stock markets.China responded by accusing the US of "blackmail", raising fears of a full-blown trade war.Its commerce ministry said the country would take "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures and "fight back firmly" against additional tariff measures by the US government. Mr Trump insists that China has been unfairly benefiting from a trade imbalance with the US for years. ...
Trump wades into German migration row

Trump wades into German migration row

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government's approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Mr Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition looked "tenuous".Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her government's immigration policy.Meanwhile, Mr Trump has adopted a highly criticised "zero-tolerance" approach, which has split families crossing the Mexican border.US and Germany compared on immigration Migrant children 'held in cages' in Texas Trump: US will not be a migrant camp That position has been condemned by many, including former First Lady Laura Bush - wife of Republican ex-president George Bush...