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Trump's 'trade war' sparks confusion in White House with possibility some countries will be exempt from new steel tariffs

Trump administration officials sent mixed signals on whether some countries could be exempt from new US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. In an interview with Fox, Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Peter Navarro said the President would not give some countries different treatment in applying the newly announced levies of 10 […]

Americas US politics

Vladimir Putin says Russians accused of hacking US election 'do not represent' the country

Vladimir Putin has denied his government had any connection to Russian nationals charged with interfering in the US election. As part of his investigation into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential contest, Special Counsel Robert Mueller last month charged 13 Russian nationals and three organisations in connection with what an indictment described as […]