The Hill: International Policy 8 April 2018

McCain: Assad 'emboldened' by Trump signaling Syria withdraw

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday lamented that President Trump's recent talk of withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria appears to have "emboldened" Syrian President Bashar Assad following a reported chemical weapons attack on Saturday.“...

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Trump holds call with Iraqi leader after reports of Syria chemical attack

President Trump on Sunday spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the aftermath of an alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians and amid uncertainty over whether the U.S. will withdraw its troops from the war-torn country.The two...

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Trump sends mixed signals on Syria amid calls for action

Lawmakers on Sunday urged President Trump to take action in response to a reported chemical attack in Syria that comes as Trump pushes for a draw down of U.S. troops in the war-torn nation.Senators in both parties pressed Trump to act amid reports...

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US, other nations call emergency UN Security Council meeting on chemical attack in Syria

Members of the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council are expected to hold an emergency meeting on Monday in response to a reported chemical attack on Syrian citizens.The British mission to the United Nations tweeted Sunday afternoon that the United...

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German police foil attack on Berlin race

German police on Sunday said they foiled a planned attack on Berlin's half-marathon, and arrested six people. The daily publication Die Welt first reported on the plot. “There were isolated indications that those arrested, aged...

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Ryan: ‘Responsible nations’ can’t tolerate chemical attack in Syria

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a tweet on Sunday condemned reports of a deadly chemical attack on civilians in Syria, saying responsible countries cannot tolerate it."The chemical attack in Syria is a horror that cannot be tolerated by responsible...

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Senate Dem: There must be an international response to Syria chemical attack

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) in a Sunday show interview called for an “international response” to the reported chemical attack in Syria.“Clearly there needs to be a response, it needs to be an international response,” Cardin told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”...

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Mnuchin: There could be a trade war

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that there “could be” a trade war between the United States and China due to the recent tariff threats, but he does not expect one. “I don’t expect there will be a trade war. It could be, but I don’...

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Pope on reported gas attack in Syria: Nothing can justify use of ‘instruments of extermination’

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the reported chemical attack in Syria, condemning the use of "instruments of extermination.”“There is no such thing as a good war and a bad war. Nothing, but nothing, can justify the use of such instruments of...

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Russia rejects reports of chemical attack in Syria

Russia on Sunday pushed back against reports of a chemical attack in Syria, calling the news “bogus” and “fabricated.”“The spread of bogus stories about the use of chlorine and other poisonous substances by (Syrian) government forces continues. Yet...

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Collins: Trump is going to have to reconsider withdrawal from Syria after reported chemical attack

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Sunday that President Trump is going to have to reconsider his plans to pull U.S. troops from Syria following an alleged chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians. "I think the president is...

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Kudlow: Trump not 'bluffing' on tariff threats

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday that President Trump isn’t bluffing in his threats to impose tariffs against China.“The whole world knows China has been violating trade laws for many years. And President Trump is the guy...

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Trump: ‘China will take down its trade barriers’

President Trump on Sunday touted his friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping but vowed that Beijing will remove its “trade barriers” amid increased tensions between the two countries.“President Xi and I will always be friends, no matter...

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Kudlow defends Trump's tariff moves: China is 'breaking a lot of laws'

President Trump's newly minted chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow defended the administration's escalation of tariffs targeting China over intellectual property theft, accusing the Chinese government of violating international trade laws.In an...

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US calls on Russia to end support for Syria after alleged chemical attack

The U.S. is calling on Russia to end its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad after dozens of people were killed in an alleged chemical attack on Saturday.State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement that U.S. officials are...

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