Tulsi Gabbard defended herself Tuesday during the 2020 Democratic debate against claims she is a 'Russian asset.' The Hawaii Congresswoman and Iraq combat veteran was a forceful presence when the conversation on stage turned to foreign policy, specifically the situation in northern Syria following Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. forces there. 'First of all, we've got to understand the reality of the situation there, which is that the slaughter of the Kurds being done by Turkey is yet another negative consequence of the regime change war we've been waging in Syria,' Gabbard said. 'Donald Trump has the blood of the Kurds on his hand, but so do many of the politicians in our country from both parties who have supported this ongoing regime change war in Syria that started in 2011,' she continued, before blasting members of the 'mainstream media' who she said have been 'cheerleading this regime change war.' Gabbard traveled to Syria in January 2017 and met its dictator Bashar al-Assad. No … [Read more...] about I’m not a Russian asset! Tulsi Gabbard makes bizarre boast during 2020 debate as she accuses U.S. of trying to fight ‘regime change wars’ in the Middle East
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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has said that he believes there is a recession ahead. 'Of course there's a recession ahead,' Dimon said on a Tuesday morning call with reporters following the bank's third-quarter earnings report, according to the New York Post. 'It does look like geopolitics, particularly around China and trade, are reducing business confidence and business capital expenditure,' Dimon added. It comes just one month after Dimon said at a business roundtable: 'There will be a recession again. My own gut tells me it's not imminent.' 'Of course there's a recession ahead,' Dimon said on a Tuesday morning call with reporters RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'They want to make a deal, but do I?' Trump plays coy but... Mortgage default rate rises for the first time since the... Share this article Share On Tuesday afternoon, a JP Morgan spokesman tried to downplay Dimon's latest remarks. 'He says there is always a recession coming, you just don't know … [Read more...] about JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warns ‘of course there’s a recession ahead’ and blames Trump’s trade war with China
China's trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. Exports to the US, China's biggest foreign market, fell 17.8 percent to $36.5 billion, a deterioration from August's 16 percent decline, customs data showed Monday. Imports of American goods sank 20.6 percent from the year before to $10.6 billion, a slight improvement over August's 22 percent decline. President Donald Trump agreed Friday to put off an additional tariff hike planned for this week on Chinese imports. In exchange, he said Beijing agreed to buy up to $50 billion of American farm goods. Monday customs data shows exports to the United States, China's biggest foreign market, fell 17.8 percent to $36.5 billion in September Passengers walk by merchandise on display at the Shanghai Disney flagship store at Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, China on Monday But they reported no agreements on disputes over China's … [Read more...] about China’s trade with US plummeted nearly 20% in September as President Trump’s tariff war escalates
Boris Johnson is fighting to get the DUP and Tory hardliners on board with a Brexit deal today as fraught talks continue in Brussels. UK and EU negotiators are reconvening this morning after working late into the night - getting tantalisingly close to the legal text of a settlement. But the delicate process seemed to be derailed by the intervention of the DUP, whose leader Arlene Foster emerged from a briefing in No10 to declare there were still issues to resolve. In an ominous sign, she also swiped that she did not 'trust' the PM to strike a deal that protects the union. 'I trust myself,' she said. Splits also emerged in the hardline Tory Eurosceptic ERG bloc. While chair Steve Baker came out from his own Downing Street chat saying he was ready to endorse a 'tolerable deal', former Cabinet minister Owen Paterson branded the package 'unacceptable'. Despite the EU's Michel Barnier setting a deadline of last night for a deal to be finalised in time for tomorrow's Brussels summit, it is … [Read more...] about Brexit deal today… or MORE delay until 2020: Boris Johnson fights to win over the DUP and Tory ‘Spartans’ to seal a deal – but Arlene Foster warns she doesn’t ‘trust’ the PM and ex-minister brands package ‘unacceptable’
brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Michel Barnier dramatically upped the stakes in the Brexit end game today as he set a midnight deadline for the EU and UK to have agreed a divorce deal. Downing Street has refused to sign up to the proposed cut-off point for a legal text to have been finalised as it said Britain would continue to work to get a deal done 'as soon as possible'. Mr Barnier believes a blueprint must be agreed by close of play this evening if there is to be any chance of a deal being signed off by European leaders at a crunch EU summit on Thursday and Friday. If no accord can be struck within the next 48 hours then the focus of that summit in Brussels - the final one scheduled before the October 31 divorce date - will shift to whether to offer the UK a delay. Below are all of the answers to all of the key questions as Brexit enters its most volatile phase yet. When does Michel Barnier believe a … [Read more...] about Will the UK meet Michel Barnier’s midnight Brexit deal deadline? And what will happen if no agreement has been hammered out before a crunch EU summit starts on Thursday?