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Secret Service Says Foiled An Assassination Attempt Against Trump in Philippines

By Sputnik News THE president’s bodyguards determined that there was a credible assassination attempt during US President Donald Trump’s 2017 visit to the Philippines, according to a National Geographic documentary. The US Secret Service, an agency tasked with the personal security of a US president, foiled an assassination attempt on Trump, during his 2017 visit to Manila, Philippines, for an ASEAN […]

Business News

‘A Tax on US Consumers’: Trump Tariffs to Push Apple Product Prices Up

By Sputnik News AMERICAN multinational technology company Apple Inc. recently claimed that the Trump administration’s proposed US tariffs on US$200 billion worth of goods imported on China will increase the prices on some of its products, including the Apple Watch and its AirPods. In early August, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that US President […]

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US accused of ‘poisoning’ UN climate talks amid global protests

By Press TV The United States has been “poisoning” UN-sponsored climate talks in Bangkok, Thailand, while environmental activists stage protests across the globe. The 6-day talks between world nations aims to determine how to finance the fight against global warming. The issue of how funds are made available to developing nations has emerged as a key sticking point at the talks, […]

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Russian foreign minister says dollar’s days numbered as global currency

By PRESS Tv RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia has been exploring for some time using national currencies to settle bilateral trade deals with Turkey and other countries. Lavrov, who was speaking at a news conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara, said on Tuesday that the US dollar’s role as a global trade currency was […]

Opinions

Europe Captive… of America*

By Sputnik News/Finian Cunningham, columnist WHILE browbeating European leaders at the NATO summit this week, US President Donald Trump used a rather unfortunate metaphor. He described Germany and Europe as “captive of Russia”. Trump was erroneously referring to the huge and mutually beneficial trade in natural gas between Russia and Europe. He was implying that Germany and the […]

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UN: Trump forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin

By Press TV THE United Nations monitor on poverty has warned that US President Donald Trump is forcing millions of Americans into financial hardship, depriving them of food and other basic needs while lavishing vast riches on the super-wealthy. Philip Alston, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, visited several […]

Opinions

The US will not retake Venezuela so easily*

By RT / William Whiteman** WHEN it comes to Venezuela, both sides of the US political spectrum appear to lack even a basic understanding of the country. In his 2018 State of the Union Address, US President Donald Trump referred to Venezuela as a “socialist dictatorship”while bragging about imposing crippling economic sanctions on the Latin American nation. Such […]