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Trump says 'not enough' progress made in high-stakes U.S.-Mexico talks

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 8:13pm
Mexican and U.S. officials are set to resume talks in Washington on Thursday aimed at averting an imposition of tariffs on Mexican goods, with President Donald Trump saying "not enough" progress on ways to curb migration was made when the two sides met on Wednesday.

Sheriff's deputy charged with neglect in Florida school shooting has strong defense: legal experts

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:47pm
A sheriff's deputy charged with failing to protect students during a mass shooting in a Parkland, Florida high school has a simple defense, some legal experts said - he did not have a duty to save the victims.

Don't fret, Trump tells nervous Ireland, Brexit will work out 'very well'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:46pm
Donald Trump, arriving in Ireland for the first time as U.S. president on Wednesday, sought to reassure the country that Britain's exit from the European Union would work out fine for its near neighbour.

With free beers, Trump brothers thank devoted Irish village

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:46pm
When Eric and Donald Trump, Jr. arrived in the one corner of Ireland celebrating their father's first visit as U.S. president, they had one question for the locals: "Does Doonbeg love Trump?"

U.S. cruise operators stop sailing to Cuba, travelers vent anger online

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:17pm
Major U.S. cruise operators said on Wednesday they will no longer sail to Cuba following the Trump administration's ban on travel to the Caribbean island, angering travelers and prompting worries about trip cancellations and company earnings.

Cuba's private-sector workers say Trump's travel curbs will hurt them too

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 7:17pm
Lazaro Hernandez, who has made a good living showing U.S. cruise ship passengers around Havana in his pink 1950s Chevrolet, says the new U.S. ban on cruises to Cuba will wipe out 90% of his business overnight.

U.S. refiners warn Trump: Mexico tariffs could result in higher fuel prices

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 6:31pm
U.S. refiners warned the Trump administration that tariffs on imports from Mexico could deliver a punishing blow to refiners and raise the cost of gasoline just as the U.S. driving season kicks into high gear, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

Trump administration moves to end U.S. research using fetal tissue from abortions

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 6:18pm
The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would end scientific research at the National Institutes of Health that relies on fetal tissue from elective abortions, and would accelerate efforts to find alternatives for such research, a move welcomed by anti-abortion groups.

Mexico's Ebrard says talks with U.S. focused on migration flows, not tariffs

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 6:10pm
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said his meeting with U.S. officials on Wednesday focused on migration flows and what Mexico is trying to do to slow them rather than U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs over the issue.

Trump says progress made in talks with Mexico but 'not nearly enough'

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 5:57pm
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that progress was being made in talks with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants to the United States and would continue on Thursday, but unless an agreement can be reached a 5% tariff on Mexican goods would begin on Monday.

Exclusive: Pentagon eyes rare earth supplies in Africa in push away from China

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 5:39pm
The U.S. Department of Defense has held talks with Malawi's Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies of strategic minerals, part of a plan to find diversified reserves outside of China, a department official said on Wednesday.

China's panda diplomacy puts a smile on 'best friend' Putin's face

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 5:24pm
Chinese President Xi Jinping presented two pandas to Moscow's zoo at a ceremony with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, in a gesture the Russian president described as a sign of deepening trust and respect between the two powers.

Possible Mexican retaliatory tariff list excludes U.S. corn: sources

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 5:21pm
Mexico has prepared a list of U.S. products that could be hit in retaliation for possible Trump administration tariffs, with a focus on Republican-leaning agricultural states but excluding corn, one of Mexico's biggest imports, officials said on Wednesday.

Warren criticizes Trump's 'dart throwing' Mexico tariff decision

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 5:21pm
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on Mexico as "random dart throwing" that lacks a coherent strategy.

U.S. pushes Mexico to take more asylum seekers, tighten controls: sources

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 5:21pm
The United States is pushing Mexico to keep asylum seekers on its side of the border, clamp down on people smugglers and tighten controls on migrants in the south of the country, three Mexican sources said ahead of talks in Washington on Wednesday.

Mexico wants U.S. to reroute funds to tackle migrant surge: sources

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 5:21pm
Mexico wants the United States to redirect security funding toward boosting economic development in the Mexico-Guatemala border region to try to stem the flow of migrants from the region, Mexican officials said on Wednesday.

Trump arrives in Ireland for low-key first presidential visit

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:01am
Donald Trump arrived in Ireland for the first time as U.S. President on Wednesday for a low-key stop-off at one of his golf resorts and a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

White House adviser says tariffs on Mexican goods may not be needed

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:00am
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Wednesday a U.S. plan to impose tariffs on Mexican goods may not have to take effect, offering a glimmer of hope for Mexico and American businesses concerned that the levies could badly hit both consumers and companies.

Republican Senator predicts U.S. will not impose tariffs on Mexico

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:00am
Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, predicted on Wednesday that the United States and Mexico would strike a deal to avert tariffs President Donald Trump has threatened to impose on Mexican imports.

Factbox: Effect of potential Mexico tariffs on U.S. companies

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:59am
U.S. companies have begun to respond to President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexican imports with mixed comments on the effects they would have on them and their customers.