dinsdag 27 maart 2018

Trump expels 60 Russian officials over nerve-agent attack in Britain



“President Trump expelled 60 Russian intelligence officers Monday and closed Russia’s consulate in Seattle as the U.S. and its allies punished Moscow with a coordinated diplomatic response for the nerve-agent attack on a British former double agent in England,” Dave Boyer and Dan Boylan write in The Washington Times. “Today we say to Russia, when you attack our friends, you will face serious consequences,” a senior Administration official said.

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Alan Rappeport and Prashant Rao with The New York Times report on a major trade victory for the United States. South Korea has agreed to reduce its steel exports and open its market to American cars in exchange for an exemption from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. “The deal appeared to be an early vindication of the White House’s efforts to use the penalties as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations,” the Times reports.
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In Fox News, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump writes that “the Trump administration’s robust plan aims to deliver education to Americans across the country that is better skills-focused and often debt-free.” Ms. Trump concludes that “now Congress must follow through and invest in our nation’s most important resource: our people.”
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Josh Rogin writes in The Washington Post that under President Trump, “the United States is finally confronting China’s economic aggression.” Rogin explains that the Trump Administration “is already increasing actions to prevent foreign firms from purchasing U.S. companies crucial to our technological infrastructure or that control personal information of Americans.”
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In The Hill, Tim Rice writes that America is seeing a better future for its healthcare system under President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Rice notes that “it started on March 5, when Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar outlined his vision for ‘the value-based transformation of our entire health care system.’”