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German industry groups warn U.S. on tariffs ahead of EU-US meeting

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BERLIN German industry groups warned on Sunday, ahead of a meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump, that tariffs the United States has recently imposed or threatened risk harming the U.S. itself.

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U.S. intelligence chief Coats says no disrespect intended towards Trump over Russia summit news 21 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. director of intelligence Dan Coats said on Saturday he in no way meant to be disrespectful towards President Donald Trump with what he called his "awkward response" to news of a second planned Trump summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Trump, Putin discussed Syria crisis, returning refugees - Pompeo 21 Jul 2018

UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed resolving the crisis in Syria and how to return refugees who fled the war-torn country during their Monday meeting, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. | Video

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Judge praises U.S. efforts in reuniting migrant families 20 Jul 2018

A federal judge said on Friday the U.S. government had made "very promising" progress toward reuniting some 2,500 immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration.

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Lawyer Cohen taped Trump discussing Playboy model payment 20 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the 2016 election in which they discussed buying the rights to a story by a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, one of the president's lawyers said on Friday. | Video

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Trump threatens tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports 20 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion (£381.2 billion) of imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets. | Video

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Swiss, German drugmakers join U.S. price freeze 20 Jul 2018

ZURICH European drugmakers Roche , Bayer and Merck KGaA became the latest companies to freeze prices in the United States for the rest of 2018 following criticism by President Donald Trump over the cost of medicine.

U.S. rejects Russia idea for referendum in eastern Ukraine 20 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday rejected a proposal from Russia for a referendum to be held to decide the fate of eastern Ukraine, saying it would not be legitimate since the area is not under control of the Ukranian government.

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Trump ratchets up criticism of Fed interest rate rises 20 Jul 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday dug in on his criticism of the Federal Reserve's policy on raising interest rates, saying it takes away from the United States' "big competitive edge."

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Apple Watch, FitBit could feel cost of U.S. tariffs 20 Jul 2018

The latest round of U.S. tariffs on $200 billion (153.26 billion pounds) of Chinese goods could hit the Apple Watch, health trackers, streaming music speakers and other accessories assembled in China, government rulings on tariffs show. | Video