World 

Pentagon pays $ 1.5 billion more for border wall

The Pentagon announced Friday the reallocation of an additional $ 1.5 billion for the construction of new barriers to stem the tide of illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico. He had already reallocated $ 1 billion in March. Acting Defense Minister Patrick Shanahan (whose official nomination for the position was announced Thursday, but still to be validated by the Senate) has agreed to take over the 125-kilometer barrier replacement in Arizona and Texas The ministry said Friday in a statement. But he also warned: “I will not reprogram extra…

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World 

Trade: Donald Trump keeps pressure on Beijing more than ever

Donald Trump has maintained maximum pressure on Beijing, ordering his services Friday night to initiate the procedure to impose tariffs on virtually all imports from China, at the risk of damaging global growth and destabilize financial markets. Since the beginning of the week, the US president has oscillated between signs of appeasement and threats to the Asian giant.  He did not change Friday after an express session of negotiations in Washington.  After assuring that the discussions on trade with Beijing had been “frank” and “constructive”, he put into effect the…

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Politics 

New altercation between Donald Trump and a CNN reporter

President Donald Trump has once again struggled with the media – especially CNN journalist Jim Acosta – at his press conference following the mid-term elections on Wednesday. Jim Acosta, whose relationship with President Trump has been acrimonious since the president’s term began, questioned the leader about his controversial remarks surrounding the famous caravan of immigrants en route to the United States. BREAKING: President Trump, CNN Correspondent Jim Acosta and @NBCNews Correspondent @PeterAlexander engage in tense exchanges in post-election news conference. pic.twitter.com/WUlXemGn7y — NBC News (@NBCNews) November 7, 2018 “You said…

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News 

“BE CAREFUL!”, Iran’s Foreign Minister replies to Trump

“BE CAREFUL!”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters on Monday, a few hours after a warning of a rare virulence of US President Donald Trump against Iran. Using capital letters like Mr Trump on the social network against the Iranian authorities the day before, Mr Zarif said: “WE ARE NOT IMPRESSIONED”, in a tweet written in English. COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them —albeit more civilized ones—for 40 yrs. We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall…

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Politics 

Supreme Court validates Trump’s highly controversial migration decree

WASHINGTON | The US Supreme Court validated Donald Trump’s anti-immigration decree on Tuesday, offering a definite victory for the US president after a bitter court battle over this extremely controversial measure. The decision, made by a majority of five conservative judges against the four other progressives, ratifies this decree, which permanently forbids US territory for nationals of six countries, most of them with a Muslim majority. ” Wow! Mr. Trump quickly responded in a pithy tweet. The high court, in its judgment written by the president of the institution John Roberts, believes…

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Politics 

His commercial strategy criticized, Trump attacks Harley-Davidson

Donald Trump Tuesday launched new attacks against the legendary brand of motorcycles Harley-Davidson, which announced its intention to relocate part of its production outside the United States and thus cast doubt on the relevance of its protectionist policies. In a volley of tweets, Donald Trump did not hide his annoyance at the decision of the famous American group based in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) to relocate part of its production abroad to escape the customs tariffs introduced by Brussels in retaliation to those in Washington. “One Harley-Davidson should never be made in…

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Politics 

Customs tariffs: the United States and China send the ball back

The United States and China reopened their trade hostilities on Friday by announcing each of the tariffs of 25% on $ 50 billion of their respective imports, ruining the “consensus” obtained hard-fought less than a month ago . The new US taxes, decided to compensate this time for the theft of intellectual property and American technologies, will be imposed on goods “containing very important technologies on the industrial level” but they will spare popular products like cell phones or televisions . “My wonderful relationship with President Xi of China and…

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Politics 

Donald Trump accused of embezzling funds from his foundation

Donald Trump was charged Thursday by New York State for using the money from his foundation for personal purposes, an attack that touches the heart of the affairs of the US President, immediately described as “ridiculous” by the latter. The civil suit filed Thursday by the prosecutor of the State of New York adds to the many legal troubles of the president, already sued by two women with whom he would have had connections, and facing a vast investigation by the prosecutor Robert Mueller on possible links between his campaign…

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Politics 

Donald Trump’s salvation to a North Korean general is controversial

The sequence has been looping on North Korean television. US President Donald Trump was the subject of criticism Thursday after the broadcast of a video showing him greeting a North Korean general under the watchful eye of Kim Jong-un. The scene was captured during Trump’s visit to Singapore, where his historic summit took place on Tuesday with the North Korean leader. On the pictures, Kim presents a general of his country to the American president, who then hands him. But the general salutes him and Donald Trump briefly reciprocates him. “Propaganda” The interaction…

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Lifestyle Politics 

Kim-Trump Summit: 5 stars, otherwise nothing

Arrived Sunday in Singapore, the two heads of state are housed in two 5 stars, flagship of the local luxury hotel. Visiting places. We do not know yet if this meeting will mark history. But one thing is certain, it confirms the taste of both leaders for luxury and … bling-bling. The proof with the hotel St Regis, chosen by Kim Jong-un . Located in the heart of the city, close to the Orchard Road and the Botanical Garden, the 5-star 299 rooms is not, and it is little to say, in the momentum of design…

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