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China | Xi, Trump agree to ease trade tensions

President Xi Jinping and his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed on Saturday to continue bilateral trade negotiations, stop the imposition of new tariffs and exchange visits at an appropriate time.

They also agreed to expand cooperation and manage differences on the basis of mutual benefit and respect, as well as to jointly push forward a coordinated, cooperative and stable China-US relationship.

USA | Shameless Hypocrisy: Lessons of the Great Khashoggi Kill Story

The Jamal Khashoggi kill drama was instructive regarding the shameless imperial hypocrisy of the United States’ media and politics culture. Before it disappears completely down Orwell’s memory hole (if it hasn’t already), let’s review some of the key lessons.

France | TRUMP NOT WELCOME IN FRANCE

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Donald Trump and 60 heads of State to attend a “Peace Forum” in Paris on November 11-13. It will be preceded one day earlier by a ceremony at the Place des Invalides to pay tribute to the millions of people who died in the First World War or, stated more accurately, the first great inter-imperialist bloodbath. Special tribute will be paid to the generals who led their soldiers to slaughter from 1914 to 1918, including Maréchal Philippe Pétain, who Macron described as a “great soldier” despite his subsequent “fateful choices” — a reference to Pétain’s close collaboration with Hitler and the Nazis during World War II.

US to enforce sanctions against Iran

The U.S. will enforce sanctions against Iran on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Addressing reporters aboard his plane headed back to Washington from his Asia visit, Pompeo said: “The United States is going to enforce these sanctions.”

USA | How Trump Could Rein In the Fed

by Ellen Brown

For half a century, presidents have refrained from criticizing the “independent” Federal Reserve. But that was before Donald Trump. In response to a question about Fed interest rate policy during a July 19 CNBC interview, the president shocked commentators by stating, “I’m not thrilled. Because we go up, and every time you go up, they want to raise rates again.  … I am not happy about it. … I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the economy and then I see rates going up.” He acknowledged the central bank’s independence, but the point was made: The Fed is hurting the economy with its “quantitative tightening” policies and needs to watch its step.