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Protests calling for gun controls have begun across the US, with solidarity marches also taking place around the world. "The March For Our Lives" movement has grown on the back of last month's school shooting in Florida.
Hours before the tariffs were to go into effect, the US president has exempted the EU and other countries. But China is expected to take the full brunt of the tariffs in what observers believe could trigger a trade war.
US-President Donald Trump's decision to spare Canada and Mexico from hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium for now was not an act of selflessness - he hopes it will give him leverage in the next round of NAFTA talks, which will be held in Washington in April. Here is the current status of the negotiations.
Singapore-based Broadcom's multibillion-dollar takeover of US chipmaker Qualcomm has been blocked by Washington. President Trump said there is "credible evidence" to suggest the takeover would "impair national security."