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Trump: ‘I am the chosen one’ to take on China

US President Donald Trump has stated that he is “the chosen one” to take on Beijing and that his life would be easier if he had not mounted a trade war with China. The remark came during one of Trump’s trademark “helicopter” press conferences, outside the White House on Wednesday. Fielding questions on a range […]

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Trump CANCELS meeting with Danish PM after she refuses to discuss selling Greenland

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a meeting with the Danish PM after she unequivocally shot down his dreams of purchasing resource-rich Greenland, a much-memed possibility about which the president was quite serious.

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US praises sanctions for killing Iran’s economy, then blames Tehran for people’s suffering

The US State Department can’t seem to make up its mind about the cause of Iran’s economic woes, claiming Tehran’s “Marxist economy” is to blame even as it celebrates the devastation US sanctions have wrought on the country.

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Most Germans won’t feel unsafe if US troops leave, have little faith in their own army – poll

Three-quarters of Germans say that a US troop pullout won’t leave them defenseless, but almost as many believe their own army would be of little effect, a poll found, amid reports that Washington may move its assets to Poland.

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US tells Greece any help to Iranian tanker may be ‘terrorism support’

The US State Department has informed the Greek government of its ‘strong position’ regarding foreign states providing any assistance to Iranian oil tanker that was recently released by Gibraltar despite all Washington’s pressure.

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Hong Kong in US’ crosshairs? No matter where there’s revolution, we’re there, Ron Paul says

The United States has a habit of involving itself in political unrest all over the world, Ron Paul said, noting that Washington lacks the moral authority to lecture China about the unrest in Hong Kong.

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How the world learned to stop worrying and ignore Trump

In the age of Trump, American diplomacy seems to have died. After two years in the White House, the US president has alienated countless world leaders, including close allies. Trump’s free-wheeling, reprobate style has caused Washington foreign policy establishment to shudder, decrying how his presidency has damaged the United States’ world standing.

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Beijing to US: Don’t ‘stick your nose’ in China’s Hong Kong affairs

China rebuked Donald Trump for his Twitter-conveyed alarm over the amassment of troops near Hong Kong. The US should mind its own business and let China’s domestic affairs be, it said.

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‘Can’t imagine why’: Trump has no idea why anyone would relate Hong Kong protests to US meddling

For the life of him, US President Donald Trump can’t explain why critics would associate Washington with Hong Kong’s unrest, expressing bewilderment in a tweet just before sounding the alarm about a Chinese invasion of the city.

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Pompeo to UN: ‘Time is running out’ to kick Iran while it’s down

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned allies that time is running out to squash Iran while it’s weakened by an arms embargo, urging them to halt Tehran’s “destabilizing behavior” before it regains the ability to fight back.

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Trump bribing American farmers with taxpayer money to fix trade war damage – Prof. Richard Wolff

US President Donald Trump is essentially buying votes with money from American taxpayers after his aggressive tariff policy on China boomeranged on US farmers, Professor Richard Wolff has told RT. To compensate for lost crop sales to China, the Trump administration announced aid for farmers, expected to total $28 billion.

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Moscow Ready to Grab US Markets in China as Chinese-US Trade Spat Intensifies

Beijing has blasted US President Donald Trump’s claims that China is a “currency manipulator,” and promised to halt the import of US agricultural goods after the White House announced plans to slap 10 percent tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports from September.

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Washington will make Venezuelans ‘suffer’ until they acquiesce to regime change – Aaron Maté

Venezuelans will be made to suffer under draconian sanctions until President Nicolas Maduro is forced out of office, journalist Aaron Maté told RT, describing the tactic as a page from Washington’s “regime-change playbook.”

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‘The end of us all!’ Duterte will NEVER let US deploy nukes & mid-range missiles in the Philippines

The Philippines will never allow the US to deploy nuclear weapons on its soil to counter China’s growing influence in the region, President Duterte declared, slamming Washington’s untrustworthiness even in small arms deals.

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‘Gambler Trump plays poker while China plays chess’, thinking a few moves ahead

The Trump administration is putting the US on a dangerous course by not assessing the long-term risks in the ongoing trade war with China, analysts told RT as tensions flare between the world’s biggest economies.

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