Will U.S. China Trade Deal Bring Down WA’s Export Business?

The US and china have signed a new trade agreement, signalling a cooling of the trade war and a strengthening of global free trade, but what does this mean for WA? The deal commits China to buying two hundred billion dollars’ worth of American goods including liquefied natural gas, coal, beef, and seafood. In exchange,…

Iran Supreme Leader calls US President Donald Trump “a clown”

By Helene Fung Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, spoke at his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years. He called US President Donald Trump a “clown” who only pretends to support the Iranian people, and will “push a poisonous dagger” into their backs. He also said that the funerals for Iran’s general QassamSoleimani,…

Donald Trump calls for “immediate trial” for impeachment

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump responded to the impeachment vote on this week, and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delay in handing the impeachment to the Senate until she finds out how Republicans would manage the proceeding, by calling for an immediate Senate trial on Twitter. In the same series of tweets,…

US and China announce “phase one” trade deal

By Helene Fung  US President Donald Trump and Chinese officials announced the breakthrough in their trade war. Mr Trump tweeted: “We have agreed to a very large phase one deal with China.” He also said that Chinese officials have “agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of agricultural product, energy and manufactured goods, plus…

Democrats votes sufficient to pass Trump impeachment resolution in US House of Representatives 

By Helene Fung A resolution to formally proceed with the Democrats-led impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump has won a vote in the House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats, 232 votes to 196 votes, despite all Republicans opposing the resolution.  This vote signifies a transition from closed-door interviews with witnesses to public hearings,…

US and North Korea nuclear talks broke down 

By Helene Fung North Korean and US officials on Saturday met for new nuclear talks in Stockholm after months of deadlock and Pyongyang’s defiant test of a sea-launched ballistic missile this week; but talks have broken down.  The North Korean negotiator, Kim Miyong-Gil, said through an interpreter that the talks in Stockholm had “not fulfilled…