SKorea needs to consider a complaint to WTO over US protectionism -steel industry source

By Hyunjoo Jin and Jane Chung SEOUL, Apr 21 : South Korea’s government and steel industry should consider all measures including filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in response to “deepening U.S. trade protectionism”, an industry source told Reuters on Friday. The source’s comments came after U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday […]

Trump administration says no US trading partners manipulate currency

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Apr 15 : US President Donald Trump’s administration declined to name any major trading partner as a currency manipulator in a highly anticipated report, backing away from a key Trump campaign promise to slap such a label on China. The semi-annual US Treasury currency report did, however, keep China on a […]

Trump administration says no US trading partners manipulate currency

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Apr 15 : US President Donald Trump’s administration declined to name any major trading partner as a currency manipulator in a highly anticipated report, backing away from a key Trump campaign promise to slap such a label on China. The semi-annual US Treasury currency report did, however, keep China on a […]

Trump White House will not make visitor logs public, break from Obama policy

By Ayesha Rascoe PALM BEACH, FLA., Apr 14 : The Trump administration will not make public White House visitor logs, the records that detail who has visited President Donald Trump and his staff on official business, his office confirmed, in a departure from a practice that was established under former President Barack Obama. White House […]

As Trump seeks defense-spending boost, watchdogs cite faulty Pentagon accounting

By Scot J Paltrow WASHINGTON, Apr 13 : President Donald J Trump is planning to increase US defense spending by 54 billion dollars next year. But a series of recent reports by the Defense Department Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office say that Pentagon accounting systems will struggle to track how the money is […]

In abrupt shift, Trump warms to China and NATO, sours on Russia

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 13 : After less than three months in office, President Donald Trump has abruptly shifted his stance on an array of foreign policy issues from the US relationship with Russia and China to the value of the NATO alliance. Trump, who ran for the White House on […]