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Donald Trump hints at more trade aid as US farmers suffer ‘body blow’ from Chinese retaliation to tariff threat

US President Donald Trump said he is prepared to deliver more aid to farmers hurt by the trade war with China, but concerns are growing that the US agricultural industry could suffer a long-term loss of market share as other countries rush in to fill Chinese orders.The nation’s leading farm group on Monday called China’s…

Donald Trump hints at more trade aid as US farmers suffer ‘body blow’ from Chinese retaliation to tariff threat

US President Donald Trump said he is prepared to deliver more aid to farmers hurt by the trade war with China, but concerns are growing that the US agricultural industry could suffer a long-term loss of market share as other countries rush in to fill Chinese orders.The nation’s leading farm group on Monday called China’s…

Author Toni Morrison, first black woman to win a Nobel Prize, dies age 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in Beloved, Song of Solomon and other works transformed American letters by dramatising the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died aged 88.Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison had died on Monday night at Montefiore Medical…

Author Toni Morrison, first black woman to win a Nobel Prize, dies age 88

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in Beloved, Song of Solomon and other works transformed American letters by dramatising the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died aged 88.Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison had died on Monday night at Montefiore Medical…

Trump freezes assets of Venezuela government in bid to oust Maduro

The Trump administration froze all Venezuelan government assets on Monday in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Nicolas Maduro that places his socialist administration alongside a shortlist of US adversaries such as Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Iran.The ban blocking American companies and individuals from doing business with Maduro’s government and its top supporters, which…

Are violent video games or mental illness causing US mass shootings?

Every time a mass shooting occurs, America talks about mental health.Many US politicians are quick to point to the shooters’ disturbed minds. News reporters probe for “loner” tendencies or signs of instability.“Mental illness and hatred pull the trigger . Not the gun,” said US President Donald Trump on Monday, after two mass shootings in less…

UK joins US mission to protect ships in Gulf after taunts from Iran

Britain said it would join forces with the United States to protect merchant vessels in the Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran, after Tehran taunted Washington that its allies were too “ashamed” to join the mission.Britain’s decision to form the joint maritime task force with the United States marks a departure in policy under new…

UK joins US mission to protect ships in Gulf after taunts from Iran

Britain said it would join forces with the United States to protect merchant vessels in the Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran, after Tehran taunted Washington that its allies were too “ashamed” to join the mission.Britain’s decision to form the joint maritime task force with the United States marks a departure in policy under new…

China suspends purchases of US farm products in retaliation for ‘serious violation’ of trade deal between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump

China announced on Tuesday that it has suspended purchases of US agricultural products in retaliation for a “serious violation” of agreements between its President Xi Jinping and his counterpart Donald Trump.Trump’s announcement last week that the US would put a new 10 per cent tariff on US$300 billion worth of imports from China was “a…

US stocks plummet as China announces trade war retaliation involving currency value and farm purchases

US stocks plunged on Monday as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies escalated, with China retaliating against the latest tariff threat by US President Donald Trump.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 767 points, its worst day of the year. The S&P 500 index fell 2.98 per cent and the Nasdaq composite 3.47…