Imposing higher import tariffs to protect your own companies makes absolutley no sense, the president of the Kiel Institure for the World Economy, Dennis Snower, tells DW. He speaks of an "obsolete debate."
Donald Trump revoked a pesky CNN reporter's White House press pass this week. That kind of punitive action against the media would be unthinkable in Germany, where journalists invite the politicians to press conferences.
John McCain's farewell letter to the US has been released. It comes as President Trump, bowing to pressure, ordered the US flag above the White House returned to half mast in honor of the late senator.
A fresh round of US President Donald Trump's punitive tariffs on China has begun to bite. It adds another $200 billion in imports to the escalating trade conflict, with Beijing also imposing more retaliatory duties.
Trade talks between China and the US resumed this week, with China saying on Friday that the meetings were "constructive." Nonetheless, tariffs have continued to be levied with no breakthrough yet in sight.
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