United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday defended the White House’s move last week to reimpose sanctions against Iran amid criticism from some conservatives that the action does not go far enough to cripple the country’s economy.
The United States Treasury Department's assistant secretary for terrorist financing has said Venezuela was a clear threat to regional stability and warned that the economic collapse of Nicolás Maduro's government could drag down Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, all key US allies.
Suspected explosive devices were sent to former United States president Barack Obama, defeated presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, New York governor Andres Cuomo and to a building housing CNN's New York bureau, less than 24 hours apart and less than two weeks before key US midterm elections, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet at the G-20 summit in Argentina next month, the White House announced on Tuesday, amid an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The G-20 Summit, comprising top 20 economies of the world, including India, is scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires in Argentine on November 30 and December 1.
United States president Donald Trump has sharpened his attacks on the Federal Reserve, saying it posed the biggest risk to the US economy. He also targeted Fed chairman Jerome Powell, telling the Wall Street Journal he seemed happy to be raising interest rates.
The United States federal budget deficit rose in fiscal 2018 to the highest level in six years as spending climbed, the Trump administration said. The deficit jumped to US$ 779 billion, US$ 113 billion or 17% higher than the previous fiscal period, according to a statement from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
United States has refrained from labeling China a currency manipulator in a move which may help defuse escalating tension over trade between the two countries. President Trump has previously accused China of keeping its currency weak to make its exports more competitive.
The United States has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the White House says lets China ship goods at unfairly low prices. The United Nations treaty sets lower international rates for packages from certain countries, a move originally designed to support poorer nations.
The United States on Tuesday announced a US$ 10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a man accused of leading Mexico’s powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel, which the Justice Department considers to be one of the five most dangerous criminal organizations in the world.
US Vice President Mike Pence warned Central American nations to be cautious when building relations with China, which has been increasingly active in the region. Amid mounting tensions between the United States and China, Pence brought up ties with Beijing as he met in Washington with leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as well as Mexico's foreign secretary.