China ditching US coal imports for domestic supply in trade tariff tit-for-tat

Washington trade tariffs against Beijing appear to be backfiring on the US coal industry, as Chinese importers are finding new domestic alternatives to soften the blow. “We have completely stopped US metallurgical coal (imports), which is popular among steel mills, in late July. There is too much uncertainty in trade,” a senior manager at a […]

‘Trade wars are good’: Trump defends tit-for-tat tariffs

President Donald Trump has justified his decision to slap import taxes on trade partners in a bid to stem the growing multi-billion dollar deficit. China, the EU and Canada were mulling their response to the looming trade war. “We must protect our country and our workers. Our steel industry is in bad shape,” Trump tweeted […]

Russia slams US for mishandling of diplomatic archives, reserves right to tit-for-tat response

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 02:23 Edited time: 24 Oct, 2017 02:40 Moscow has accused Washington of denying access to and mishandling of diplomatic archives which remained in the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco after the building was seized by US authorities amid the ongoing diplomatic row. On August 31, Donald Trump’s administration ordered […]

Ankara suspends visa services in Washington in tit-for-tat response to US

Published time: 8 Oct, 2017 21:18 Edited time: 8 Oct, 2017 21:46 The Turkish authorities said they are suspending all non-immigrant visa services provided by the Turkish mission facilities based in Washington as a countermeasure to a similar decision by the US announced just hours before. “Recent events have forced the Turkish government to reassess […]