A second list of goods, including wine, apples , ethanol and stainless steel pipe , would be charged 15 percent, mirroring Trump's tariff hike on aluminum. One Chinese official told the media that China is "keeping its power dry by not touching the big-ticket imports from US". "No one wins in these tit-for-tat trade disputes, least of all the farmers and consumers".
Sarkozy, who was France's right-wing president from 2007 to 2012, was questioned by prosecutors specialising in corruption, money laundering and tax evasion at their office in the Parisian suburb of Nanterre. The 45-year-old who is eyeing the Libyan presidency when next elections are held also told Africanews that he supports an expeditious organisation of presidential elections in the North African country.
A British company which is thought to have been in the running issued a profits warning this week. Although the new laws are not specifically directed at Russia, the British capital has been dubbed "Londongrad" due to the large amounts of Russian money that have poured in since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Airport authorities say 30 percent of flights to and from Paris were canceled. Outside Paris , just one in three SNCF trains serving the outlying suburbs is expected to run as unions protest an overhaul that would strip new hires of a special status that guarantees early retirement and other benefits.
Transgender troops who are in the USA military may remain in the ranks, the White House said late Friday, but the Pentagon could require them to serve according to their gender at birth. Under the Obama policy, transgender individuals were to be allowed to openly enlist in the military for the first time by January 1, 2018. The number of transgender troops among America's approximately 1.3 million active duty service members is fairly small, with estimates topping out at 15,000.
A team of three officials will be led by Ri Son Gwon, the chairman of North Korea's committee for the peaceful reunification of the country , the South's Unification Ministry said. Choe Kang-il, North Korea's foreign ministry official in charge of North American affairs, is surrounded by reporters after arriving in Beijing on March 22, 2018, on his way back to Pyongyang.