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U.S. makes contingency plans in case Iran nuclear talks fail

The United States has had constructive talks about the Iran nuclear deal with Britain, France and Germany but is making contingency plans should they fail, the lead U.S. negotiator said on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump gave an ultimatum on Jan. 12 to the European powers, saying they must agree …

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Trump Warned

Washington Key Republicans on Sunday warned President Donald Trump not to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump began Sunday morning by criticizing the special counsel on Twitter, one day after his lawyer issued a statement saying he prays for the Justice Department to end Mueller’s investigation. Republicans strongly cautioned the President and his team to …

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Dumping U.S. debt, a possible weapon in global trade war

U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to slap stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has rattled financial markets and stirred fears that some trading partners might retaliate by dumping U.S. Treasuries. Should China, Japan and other nations, which have recycled their trade dollars through their Treasuries holdings, suddenly decide to …

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