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  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    Record one billion dollars penalty on Wells Fargo expected to be announced on Friday

    The expected penalty, levied by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, is likely to be announced on Friday.

    United States federal regulators are poised to impose a US$ 1 billion penalty on Wells Fargo for a variety of alleged misdeeds, including forcing customers to buy auto insurance policies that they didn't need, according to people briefed on the regulatory action.

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  • Friday, April 20th 2018 - 08:38 UTC

    First shipment of Argentine lemons to the US in 17 years

    “Let's send off the first truck, which will carry our produce to our brothers in the United States,” president Mauricio Macri said during an event in Tucuman.

    Argentina sent its first shipment of lemons to the United States in 17 years, a few months after President Donald Trump authorized citrus imports from the country.

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  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 18:15 UTC

    US/China trade war reaches Midwest sorghum with tariffs of 178.6%

    Last year, Chinese buyers purchased more than 90% of the 245 million bushels of sorghum America exported.

    United States sorghum farmers fear they will lose their largest export market if China follows through with a tariff on their crop. China imposed preliminary anti-dumping tariffs of 178.6% on U.S. sorghum this week as part of its ongoing trade dispute with the U.S.

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  • Thursday, April 19th 2018 - 10:32 UTC

    G7 foreign ministers' statement on the Salisbury attack

    “We fully support all efforts made by the US, UK and France to degrade the Assad regime’s ability to use chemical weapons and to deter any future use”

    We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal, using a nerve agent in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2018. A British police officer and numerous civilians were exposed in the attack and required hospital treatment, and the lives of many more innocent British civilians have been threatened. We express our deepest sympathies to them all and our admiration and support for the UK emergency services for their courageous response.

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  • Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 18:19 UTC

    IMF warning on global debt and financial stability: US and China targeted

    The IMF's assessment of the general economic outlook, published on Tuesday, was fairly upbeat for the near term.

    The International Monetary Fund says that high global debt is a concern. In a new report, the IMF says governments should use the current strong economic growth to strengthen their finances. The organization also says that risks to global financial stability have increased.

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  • Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 18:12 UTC

    CIA chief meets Kim Jong Un to work out details of summit with Trump

    Trump said the meeting between Pompeo and Kim took place last week. The Washington Post reported that the visit to North Korea occurred around April 1

    United States Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week, U.S President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after media reported on Pompeo's recent secret mission to the North to prepare for the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit.

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  • Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    UK and US alert about “malicious cyber activity” by Russia

    Officials said the move had been planned for “some time” and was not directly related to the US-led missiles strikes over the weekend on Russia’s ally Syria.

    Britain and the US have issued a formal alert about “malicious cyber activity” by Russia amid warnings that relations with Moscow have hit an all-time low. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) combined with the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security to issue an unprecedented joint “technical alert” setting out the threat across the public and private sectors.

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  • Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 08:51 UTC

    NAFTA round of negotiations expected to resume this week

    Guajardo said that if the US imposed steel tariffs, Mexico might seek to mirror the move against some countries to prevent them from using Mexico to elude the duties.

    The ministers leading the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could meet again on Thursday in Washington as they push for quick progress, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo advanced. Guajardo said he had spoken to Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Monday and would talk to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to see about agreeing a trilateral meeting in Washington on Thursday.

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  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 13:53 UTC

    US coalition: Strikes in Syria increases tension; reactions worldwide

    Three targets were hit in the one-night operation. The damaged installations were Syrian research, storage and military buildings.

    Bombs have fallen. Damascus has been beaten again. The United States, United Kingdom and France coalition launched airstrikes against Syrian targets as Donald Trump sought to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack last weekend near Damascus that killed more than 40 people.

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  • Wednesday, April 11th 2018 - 18:35 UTC

    Argentina imports 120.000 tons of soy-beans from United States

    The USDA in its daily export sale reporting system said 120,000 tons of U.S. soybeans were sold to Argentina for delivery during the 2018-19 marketing season

    Argentina, the world’s third biggest soy producer, booked its largest purchase of U.S. soybeans in 20 years on Tuesday after drought cut its harvest, forcing crushers there to turn to imports. The surprise move pushed Chicago soybean futures to a one-month high, in the latest development to upend global soy trading after top buyer China last week proposed tariffs on U.S. imports amid an intensifying Washington-Beijing trade dispute.

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