The U.S. imported $372 billion worth of products from Mexico in 2018, more than our trade total with Canada."U.S. trade with Mexico is basically all about cars," said one expert, with the U.S. importing $93 billion worth of cars or car parts last year, including $22 billion worth of car engines, $5 billion in car seats and $5 billion in chassis.Second to cars is tech equipment, including $26 billion of computers and computer parts, semiconductors and software. Americans also imported $6.7 billion worth of vegetables and $5.3 billion of fruit and nuts from Mexico.The Trump administration's proposal to impose punishing tariffs on Mexico, rising to 25% over the course of just a few months, took many trade experts by surprise. Some economists even predict a recession if an agreement isn't reached by the fall, when the full tariffs would start taxing billions worth of consumer and industrial products crossing the southern border. To understand the concerns, it helps to look at … [Read more...] about What does the U.S. import from Mexico? A whole lot
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The United States, together with the European Union and Canada, imposed new sanctions on March 15 on more than a dozen Russian officials and businesses in response to the country’s “continued aggression in Ukraine.” “Today’s action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia’s unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of Crimea, and backing of illegitimate separatist government elections in eastern Ukraine,” the U.S. Treasury Department said in a March 15 statement. Six officials were targeted, along with six Russian defense companies, and two Russian energy and construction firms operating in Crimea. The six defense firms operating in Crimea were targeted for misappropriating Ukrainian state assets to provide services to the Russian military during the 2014 annexation, it said. Four of the six Russian officials targeted by the measure were involved in the attack near the Kerch … [Read more...] about U.S., EU, Canada impose new sanctions on Russia
The solidarity and unity of Ukraine's friends and partners are the key to the effectiveness of sanctions against the Russian Federation, Klimkin said. REUTERS Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has commented on the decisions of the European Union, the United States and Canada to impose sanctions in response to Russia's continued aggressive acts against Ukraine. Read also Trump extends Russia sanctions over Crimea for another year "The solidarity and unity of our friends and partners are the key to the effectiveness of sanctions against the Russian Federation. Today, the civilized world has once again confirmed that Russia will not get away with aggression against Ukraine and violation of international law," he wrote on Twitter on March 15, commenting on the words of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the coordinated action of the United States, EU and Canada to impose sanctions in response to Russia's continued aggressive acts against Ukraine. As UNIAN reported … [Read more...] about Klimkin comments on EU, U.S., Canada’s sanctions against Russia
Alia E. Dastagir USA TODAY Published 6:07 PM EDT Mar 15, 2019 The Australian suspect who claimed responsibility for the New Zealand shootings that killed at least 49 people in two mosques wrote a 70-page anti-immigrant manifesto calling himself a racist, ethno-nationalist and fascist. He also called President Trump a symbol of "renewed white identity." Trump has condemned the attack. (In 2017, a man in Quebec killed six people at a mosque and cited similar influences.) In a less publicized shooting this week, two young men killed seven people at a school in Brazil. Police say they were obsessed with the 1999 Columbine attack. (Shooters in Germany, Canada and Finland have also cited Columbine.) Mass shootings are often called a uniquely American problem, but experts say violence here has global impact. "There's no doubt that previous mass shooters in the United States have been imitated by shooters in the U.S. and outside it," said Adam Lankford, a … [Read more...] about Were New Zealand mosque shooting, Brazil school shooting copying U.S.?
The U.S. action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia’s unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of Crimea, and backing of illegitimate Nov 11 elections in eastern Ukraine's Donbas, according to the U.S. Treasury. REUTERS The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday, March 15, designated six Russian individuals and eight entities in response to Russia’s continued and ongoing aggression in Ukraine, including in the Kerch Strait. The U.S. action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia’s unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of Crimea, and backing of illegitimate Nov 11 elections in eastern Ukraine's Donbas, according to the U.S. Treasury. In turn, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland has announced sanctions on 114 individuals and 15 … [Read more...] about U.S., Canada introduce sanctions over Russian aggression in Ukraine, including in Kerch Strait