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South Korea's steel heartland frets about looming American tariffs

POHANG, South Korea - The air in Pohang is thick with steel dust and anxiety. No place in South Korea has more to lose from President Trump's tariffs on steel imports than this industrial city on the country's southeast coast. "Of course I am worried about the tariffs, It's starting to take a toll o

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-20 10:00:00

Saudi Crown Prince Has Made Aggressive Foreign Policy Moves

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman meets with President Trump. Steve Inskeep talks to Prince Turki al-Faisal, former head of Saudi Intelligence, about the war in Yemen and other issues involving Saudi Arabia. Prince Mohammed Bin Salman meets with President Trump. Steve Inskeep talks to Prince Turki al-Faisa

NPR - 2018-03-20 09:00:47

Mnuchin Defends Trump Tariffs as World Economic Leaders Worry

Steven Mnuchin last month in Washington. As the United States prepares to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Mr. Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, has been peppered with requests from foreign counterparts about securing exemptions.Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times BUENOS AIRES - P

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-20 09:00:13

Up, Up, Up Goes the Economy. Here's What Could Knock It Down.

Americans have spent much of the past decade wondering when the economy would recover from the crippling Great Recession. Now, they are considering another question: When, and how, will that recovery end? This month is the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the investment bank Bear Stearns, the fir

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-20 09:00:06

Exclusive: Faced with Delhi's pollution, India's federal agencies bought air purifiers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution choked India's capital Delhi in recent years, a total of 140 air purifiers were purchased for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's offices and at least six other government agencies, according to previously unpublished government data. The purchases came as Modi faced c

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 08:17:52

The harsh interrogations of al-Qaeda detainees: Was it 'torture' and did it help find bin Laden?

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Osama bin Laden (AP) "The Enhanced Interrogation Program saved lives, prevented attacks, & produced intel that led to Osama bin Laden. The techniques were the

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-20 08:00:00

North Korea denuclearization not on the agenda in Helsinki talks: Finnish foreign minister

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Denuclearization is not on the agenda in the meeting with North Korean, South Korean and American delegations taking place in Helsinki, Finnish foreign minister Timo Soini said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini listens to media after government's ope

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 07:56:57

China's Born-Again Free Traders

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Presume not that China is the thing it was. That's certainly the message Premier Li Keqiang intends to convey with his promise Tuesday to cut levies on imports. Almost simultaneously, Bloomberg News reported that the Trump administration will impose tariffs on as m

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-20 07:42:12

Be rational, not emotional, China tells Trump as trade war looms

BEIJING - China responded to the threat of a massive package of tariffs from the United States by vowing to further open its own markets to foreign trade and investment, while warning that a trade war between the two nations would hurt both sides. President Trump is preparing to impose a package of

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-20 09:48:00

U.S. and South Korea to Resume Joint Military Exercises

WASHINGTON - The United States and South Korea will resume their annual joint military exercises on April 1, the Pentagon announced Monday, restarting drills that have aroused the ire of North Korea and were suspended during the Olympics and Paralympics. Washington and Seoul had agreed to delay the

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-20 01:30:05

A family affair: Susan Pompeo's active role raising debate within the CIA

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Washington (CNN)Susan Pompeo, wife of Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo, has taken on an unusually active role for a CIA spouse in agency affairs since he started the job in January 2017, regularly

CNN - 2018-03-20 00:25:06

White House Bans Venezuela's Digital Currency and Imposes Further Sanctions

The sanctions were intended to send a message to Venezuela's president, Nicols Maduro, that the United States holds him directly responsible for his country's economic devastation, the White House said.Credit Federico Parra/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images WASHINGTON - The Trump administration a

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-19 22:34:27

Trump to push Saudi Arabia's crown prince on solution to civil war in Yemen

WASHINGTON - When Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman meets with President Trump, administration officials and congressional leaders this week, he'll be gently nudged to do more to help end the civil war in Yemen that's contributed to an international humanitarian crisis. Outside, the reception w

USA TODAY - 2018-03-19 22:19:32

Trump to raise 'how to make Russia pay' in Saudi meeting: official

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truthWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by RussiansShulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VAMORE will raise the issue of finding "joint ways to make Russia pay" for its

THE HILL - 2018-03-19 22:14:04

Russia's Presidential Election Observers Were Pressured And Intimidated

As Vladimir Putin won a fourth term on Sunday, reports have surfaced of election observers being harassed and intimidated that day and in the days leading up to the vote. More than 1,300 foreigners reportedly served as election monitors in the presidential election which took place on March 18 and

NPR - 2018-03-19 21:44:13

Russia blocks U.N. Security Council meeting on human rights in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Monday blocked a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. "We do not see any justification for this meeting since human rights is not a subject on the agenda of the security council," said Gennady Kuzmin, dep

REUTERS - 2018-03-19 21:07:25

Gina Haspel Used To Work For Me. She's A Great Choice For CIA Director

I supervised Gina Haspel when I worked at the Central Intelligence Agency. I found her to be smart, tough and effective. Foreign liaison services who've worked with her uniformly walked away impressed. Out of all of the chaos coming out of the White House these days, the one bit of promising news is

NPR - 2018-03-19 20:46:21

Trump sanctions Venezuelan cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed the new currency would be backed by oil from the petroleum-rich country's nationalized energy industry | Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump has sanctioned Venezuela's new currency, the petro, a cryptocurrency that the U.S. government s

POLITICO - 2018-03-19 20:39:29

Understanding Putin's fourth-term victory

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CNN - 2018-03-19 19:42:46

Trump Formally Endorses Death Penalty for Drug Pushers

A Southern border wall. Steel and aluminum tariffs for some of the United States' closest allies. And now, the death penalty for drug traffickers. President Donald Trump added the latter Monday to his growing list of hardline policy proposals. He delivered a message of getting "tough" in Manchester,

ROLL CALL ONLINE - 2018-03-19 19:41:56