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Coronavirus: Trump faces ‘black swan’ threat to economy and re-election

Even Donald Trump’s leading allies acknowledge the deadly coronavirus could present an existential political threat for the president in an election year.

25 Feb 2020 - 10:54PM

Even Donald Trump’s leading allies acknowledge the deadly coronavirus could present an existential political threat for the president in an election year.

Coronavirus: Trump faces ‘black swan’ threat to economy and re-election
White House fears coronavirus could shape Donald Trump’s fortunes in 2020 presidential election

Administration is bracing itself for possible outbreak amid fears that disease is already spreading undetected within US borders.

22 Feb 2020 - 8:05AM

Administration is bracing itself for possible outbreak amid fears that disease is already spreading undetected within US borders.

White House fears coronavirus could shape Donald Trump’s fortunes in 2020 presidential election
Explainer | Europe’s big tech vision fizzles to life

The European Union unveiled on Wednesday a five-year digital policy blueprint, centred on data and artificial intelligence, and designed to challenge the dominance of the US and China in technology.

20 Feb 2020 - 5:04PM

The European Union unveiled on Wednesday a five-year digital policy blueprint, centred on data and artificial intelligence, and designed to challenge the dominance of the US and China in technology.

Europe’s big tech vision fizzles to life
Bloomberg in 2016: ‘Yes, Donald, I do love you’

The former New York mayor is haunted by his past chumminess with the man he wants to boot from office.

19 Feb 2020 - 7:21PM

The former New York mayor is haunted by his past chumminess with the man he wants to boot from office.

Bloomberg in 2016: ‘Yes, Donald, I do love you’
Trump’s re-election campaign goes pedal to the metal at Daytona 500

The president grabbed the attention of the sold-out racetrack with an Air Force One fly-by.

17 Feb 2020 - 5:30AM

The president grabbed the attention of the sold-out racetrack with an Air Force One fly-by.

Trump’s re-election campaign goes pedal to the metal at Daytona 500
Donald Trump hopes to ride US-China trade deal to win re-election

As president prepares for his phase one agreement to take effect, he has shifted from beating up on China to boasting about how he took on the Asian superpower and won.

15 Feb 2020 - 5:43AM

As president prepares for his phase one agreement to take effect, he has shifted from beating up on China to boasting about how he took on the Asian superpower and won.

Donald Trump hopes to ride US-China trade deal to win re-election
Consumers divided globally on whether to trade 5G speeds for privacy

A global divide exists on how willing people are to accept a lessening of privacy in return for a new era of superfast mobile networks and interconnected devices enabled by 5G technology, according to a new survey.

14 Feb 2020 - 9:07PM

A global divide exists on how willing people are to accept a lessening of privacy in return for a new era of superfast mobile networks and interconnected devices enabled by 5G technology, according to a new survey.

Consumers divided globally on whether to trade 5G speeds for privacy
William Barr breaks with Donald Trump: his tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’

William Barr’s declaration of independence comes as he and president face blowback over the handling of Roger Stone case.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:55AM

William Barr’s declaration of independence comes as he and president face blowback over the handling of Roger Stone case.

William Barr breaks with Donald Trump: his tweets ‘make it impossible for me to do my job’
Centrist Democrats eye Michael Bloomberg as Joe Biden crumbles

Moderate Democrats have begun to confront a future without Joe Biden - and are scrambling to find a centrist alternative who can topple both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

13 Feb 2020 - 9:45PM

Moderate Democrats have begun to confront a future without Joe Biden - and are scrambling to find a centrist alternative who can topple both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

Centrist Democrats eye Michael Bloomberg as Joe Biden crumbles
Pentagon set to back Huawei restrictions

The change in position would make it harder for US companies to get around an effective export ban that already applies to Huawei.

13 Feb 2020 - 6:29AM

The change in position would make it harder for US companies to get around an effective export ban that already applies to Huawei.

Pentagon set to back Huawei restrictions
The quirky, the odd and the baffling in Trump’s budget

The US president wants to redesign Air Force One, welcome back infrastructure week and set up a new tobacco agency.

11 Feb 2020 - 12:01PM

The US president wants to redesign Air Force One, welcome back infrastructure week and set up a new tobacco agency.

The quirky, the odd and the baffling in Trump’s budget
China’s ambassador condemns coronavirus ‘rumours’ from Republican Party senator

Ambassador Cui Tiankai slams comments from Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who suggested the coronavirus may have come from China’s biological warfare programme.

14 Feb 2020 - 4:54PM

Ambassador Cui Tiankai slams comments from Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who suggested the coronavirus may have come from China’s biological warfare programme.

China’s ambassador condemns coronavirus ‘rumours’ from Republican Party senator
Coronavirus will slow US farm exports to China, Larry Kudlow says

White House economic adviser also says coronavirus could spur business investment in US.

14 Feb 2020 - 6:06PM

White House economic adviser also says coronavirus could spur business investment in US.

Coronavirus will slow US farm exports to China, Larry Kudlow says
Ethiopia plays Europe off China in bid to boost investment

Effort to attract European money is part of prime minister’s push to modernise economy and reduce debt, analysts say.

5 Feb 2020 - 2:47AM

Effort to attract European money is part of prime minister’s push to modernise economy and reduce debt, analysts say.

Ethiopia plays Europe off China in bid to boost investment
Anonymous ‘A Warning’ author not top National Security Council worker Victoria Coates, author’s agents forced to state as rumours swirl

Agents for the author of ‘A Warning’, an anonymous official who claimed to be part of a ‘resistance’ inside Trump’s administration, have been forced to deny rumours that the author is a top National Security Council worker.

4 Feb 2020 - 11:30PM

Agents for the author of ‘A Warning’, an anonymous official who claimed to be part of a ‘resistance’ inside Trump’s administration, have been forced to deny rumours that the author is a top National Security Council worker.

Anonymous ‘A Warning’ author not top National Security Council worker Victoria Coates, author’s agents forced to state as rumours swirl
Republicans pray Trump avoids the ‘I’ word in State of the Union address

Donald Trump will deliver his speech Tuesday before the Senate ends its nearly three-week impeachment trial with a likely vote to acquit him.

4 Feb 2020 - 9:58PM

Donald Trump will deliver his speech Tuesday before the Senate ends its nearly three-week impeachment trial with a likely vote to acquit him.

Republicans pray Trump avoids the ‘I’ word in State of the Union address
John Kerry unloads on NBC after report he was overheard talking about 2020 presidential bid

‘A complete and total misinterpretation,’ the former secretary of state fumes.

3 Feb 2020 - 9:31PM

‘A complete and total misinterpretation,’ the former secretary of state fumes.

John Kerry unloads on NBC after report he was overheard talking about 2020 presidential bid
Wilbur Ross says coronavirus could bring jobs back to the US from China

Trump’s Commerce secretary noted potential US boost when asked about the outbreak’s effect on global economy.

15 Feb 2020 - 6:09PM

Trump’s Commerce secretary noted potential US boost when asked about the outbreak’s effect on global economy.

Wilbur Ross says coronavirus could bring jobs back to the US from China
Trump impeachment: Senate and Chief Justice John Roberts face possibility of epic tie on witnesses

At Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the spotlight will fall on Chief Justice John Roberts if the Senate deadlocks on a critical vote.

30 Jan 2020 - 9:44PM

At Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the spotlight will fall on Chief Justice John Roberts if the Senate deadlocks on a critical vote.

Trump impeachment: Senate and Chief Justice John Roberts face possibility of epic tie on witnesses
Trump wondered how long Ukraine could last in fight with Russia, recording shows

One of the tape’s participants alleges Marie Yovanovitch was badmouthing Donald Trump to embassy staff in Kiev.

26 Jan 2020 - 9:00PM

One of the tape’s participants alleges Marie Yovanovitch was badmouthing Donald Trump to embassy staff in Kiev.

Trump wondered how long Ukraine could last in fight with Russia, recording shows
Michael Flynn seeking to withdraw guilty plea

Lawyers for the former national security adviser contend the government undermined its own deal.

15 Jan 2020 - 11:59AM

Lawyers for the former national security adviser contend the government undermined its own deal.

Michael Flynn seeking to withdraw guilty plea
Russian hackers targeted Burisma amid impeachment inquiry, cyber firm says

The Russian military hackers began an attack in November on the firm, where Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s son Hunter had served on the board.

14 Jan 2020 - 7:40PM

The Russian military hackers began an attack in November on the firm, where Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s son Hunter had served on the board.

Russian hackers targeted Burisma amid impeachment inquiry, cyber firm says
US Treasury tightens foreign investment review rules

Regulations will go into effect next month, as mandated by legislation aimed at addressing concerns about China acquiring sensitive US technology.

14 Jan 2020 - 8:53AM

Regulations will go into effect next month, as mandated by legislation aimed at addressing concerns about China acquiring sensitive US technology.

US Treasury tightens foreign investment review rules
Peter Navarro says phase one US-China trade deal will provide swift enforcement

Mechanism ‘very, very strong’ compared to WTO’s dispute settlement system, according to Peter Navarro.

17 Feb 2020 - 4:17PM

Mechanism ‘very, very strong’ compared to WTO’s dispute settlement system, according to Peter Navarro.

Peter Navarro says phase one US-China trade deal will provide swift enforcement
US Chamber chief Tom Donohue urges Donald Trump to embrace free trade to boost growth

Business leader urges US president to take steps to rescue WTO’s appeal court from untimely death

10 Jan 2020 - 4:36AM

Business leader urges US president to take steps to rescue WTO’s appeal court from untimely death

US Chamber chief Tom Donohue urges Donald Trump to embrace free trade to boost growth
Donald Trump’s shadow secretary of defence: Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seizes the spotlight amid the escalating US confrontation with Iran.

7 Jan 2020 - 3:20PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seizes the spotlight amid the escalating US confrontation with Iran.

Donald Trump’s shadow secretary of defence: Mike Pompeo
When will the Netherlands disappear?

The low-lying country has centuries of experience managing water. Now climate change is threatening to flood it completely.

17 Dec 2019 - 3:01PM

The low-lying country has centuries of experience managing water. Now climate change is threatening to flood it completely.

When will the Netherlands disappear?
6 takeaways from the COP25 climate talks

The talks failed to reach their main aim, and exposed deep differences between developed and developing countries.

16 Dec 2019 - 1:58PM

The talks failed to reach their main aim, and exposed deep differences between developed and developing countries.

6 takeaways from the COP25 climate talks
Here are the Russia probe conspiracy theories debunked by the DOJ inspector general report

The FBI’s investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia was not tainted by political bias and was adequately predicated, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog found.

10 Dec 2019 - 4:11PM

The FBI’s investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia was not tainted by political bias and was adequately predicated, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog found.

Here are the Russia probe conspiracy theories debunked by the DOJ inspector general report
The Trump reality show: Nato edition

Hot mics! World leaders caught on tape! A secret meeting! Impeachment!

5 Dec 2019 - 9:39AM

Hot mics! World leaders caught on tape! A secret meeting! Impeachment!

The Trump reality show: Nato edition