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US-China agree to partial trade deal

US-China agree to partial trade deal

Dec 14, 2019 — 6.04amBeijing-Washington | China and the US have reached a phase one trade deal, which will halt tariffs that were set to take effect this weekend and pave the way for a winding back of some existing duties on Chinese goods.While China’s leaders hailed the agreement as a breakthrough in their 18-month…




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ECB Policymaker Looks to Hasten Crypto Rules amid Facebook’s Libra

In light of Facebook’s upcoming Libra coin, European Central Bank (ECB) Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure is reportedly urging financial regulators to create a viable framework for crypto projects.According to Coeure in Southern France, where an economic conference is taking place, the growth of the crypto industry is exposing the flaws of the existing regulatory…



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State Abortion Curbs Stoke Partisan Tensions in Washington

WASHINGTON—The passage of a number of state laws severely restricting abortion is intensifying a national fight over the issue on Capitol Hill and in the 2020 battle for control of Congress.Abortion supporters are using the state actions, including an Alabama law effectively outlawing abortion, to mobilize Democratic voters for the congressional elections next year. Democrats…


Judge Rejects Trump Request to Block Subpoena for Accounting Records

Judge Rejects Trump Request to Block Subpoena for Accounting Records

WASHINGTON—A federal judge ruled that President Trump can’t block a subpoena from a House committee seeking financial records from his longtime accounting firm, a blow to his efforts to head off Democratic congressional investigators.U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, an appointee of President Obama, on Monday ruled House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) was…


Republican Congressman Amash Says Trump Should Be Impeached

Republican Congressman Amash Says Trump Should Be Impeached

Republican Rep. Justin Amash, a vocal critic of Donald Trump, said the president had engaged in “impeachable conduct,” becoming the first GOP lawmaker to suggest Mr. Trump should be removed from office. In a lengthy series of tweets on Saturday, Mr. Amash said he had read the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page…


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Ilhan Omar Boasts She’s Trump’s ‘Nemesis’ in Cringeworthy Rant

Ilhan Omar Boasts She’s Trump’s ‘Nemesis’ in Cringeworthy RantIlhan Omar is a “nightmare,” but not for the reason she thinks. | Source: Brendan Smialowski / AFP (i), Shutterstock (ii). Imaged Edited by CCN.By CCN: First-year congresswoman Ilhan Omar boasts that she’s already President Trump’s number-one “nemesis.” Why? Because she’s a black woman who has no…