Category Archives: USA

China |

China imposed counter-tariffs on some import products from the United States at 12:01 pm Friday immediately after new US tariffs took effect, the country’s customs authority said.

In response to the US announcement to impose additional duties on Chinese imports, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council announced it would levy additional tariffs for 545 items worth about $34 billion, including agricultural products, vehicles and aquatic products, starting July 6, 2018.

USA | Judge temporarily blocks end to housing assistance for displaced Puerto Ricans

A federal judge of the USA on Saturday night temporarily blocked the government from ending housing aid to Puerto Ricans currently living on the mainland after being displaced by Hurricane Maria, according to court documents.

USA | John Bolton on Trump-Putin meeting

By Gregg Re

In his first interview since meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week, National Security Adviser John Bolton told “Fox News Sunday” that critics are wrong to suggest President Trump has been too soft on Russia.

USA | US Supreme Court Rules Against Public-Sector Unions

by Colleen Flaherty

In a decision that has to the potential to gut public-sector unions, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 5 to 4 that non-union-member public employees don’t have to pay “fair share” or “agency” fees to the unions that represent them in collective bargaining and, in many cases, grievances.

USA | The West Point Soldier Who Called It as He Saw It

Editor’s note: On the outside, Spenser Rapone’s West Point graduation uniform looked like all the other cadets’. Underneath his dress uniform, however, was evidence of his political views: a T-shirt bearing Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara’s image, and a cap that read, inside, “Communism will win.”