Trump renews China tariff threats ahead of G20 summit – BBC News

  1. Trump renews China tariff threats ahead of G20 summit  BBC News
  2. Trump suggests US could slap 10% tariffs on iPhones and laptops imported from China  CNBC
  3. Trump says he will proceed with Chinese tariff escalation  POLITICO
  4. In the new China-US cold war, will Xi or Trump blink first? | TheHill  The Hill
  5. The Deal America and China Need  The Wall Street Journal
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US Renews Sanctions On Iran But Exempts 8 Oil Importers, Including China And Japan

  1. US Renews Sanctions On Iran But Exempts 8 Oil Importers, Including China And Japan  NPR
  2. Trump administration to Iran on sanctions: Act like a normal country or see economy ‘crumble’  CNBC
  3. US Reimposes Sanctions on Iran’s Oil, Financial Sectors  Voice of America
  4. Reimposing Iran Sanctions, Trump Places 3 Bets (One a Long Shot)  New York Times
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Trump says Nike 'is getting absolutely killed' over Colin Kaepernick ad, renews attack on NFL players

  1. Trump says Nike ‘is getting absolutely killed’ over Colin Kaepernick ad, renews attack on NFL players  Washington Post
  2. LeBron James pledges support for Colin Kaepernick campaign: ‘I stand with Nike’  Yahoo Sports
  3. LeBron James, Serena Williams back Nike in controversy over Colin Kaepernick ad campaign
  4. Late Night’s Amber Ruffin: ‘Why not burn your shoes privately?’ Nike protesters  USA TODAY
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North Korea renews work at long-range missile factory, US intelligence officials say

North Korea renews work at long-range missile factory, US intelligence officials sayUS spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, a senior US official said on Monday, in the midst of talks to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arms. Photos and infrared imaging indicate vehicles moving in and out of the facility at Sanumdong, but do not show how advanced any missile construction might be, the official told Reuters. The Washington Post reported on Monday that North Korea appeared to be building one or two new liquid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missiles at the large research facility on the outskirts of Pyongyang, citing unidentified officials familiar with intelligence reporting. According to the US official who spoke to Reuters, one photo showed a truck and covered trailer similar to those the North has used to move its ICBMs. Since the trailer was covered, it was not possible to know what, if anything, it was carrying. The White House said it did not comment on intelligence. North Korean missile ranges The evidence obtained this month is the latest to suggest ongoing activity in North Korea’s nuclear and missile facilities despite talks with the United States and a June summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Mr Trump declared soon afterward that North Korea no longer posed a nuclear threat. Kim committed in a broad summit statement to work toward denuclearisation, but Pyongyang has offered no details as to how it might go about that and subsequent talks have not gone smoothly. It was not the first time US intelligence clashed with the president’s optimism. In late June, US officials told US media outlets that intelligence agencies believed North Korea had increased production of fuel for nuclear weapons and that it did not intend to fully give up its nuclear arsenal. Hwasong-15 ICBM – new North Korean missile Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, told the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that North Korea was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs despite its pledge to denuclearise. But he insisted the Trump administration was still making progress in its talks with Pyongyang. Joel Wit, a former State Department negotiator and founder of 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project, said it was unrealistic to expect North Korea to stop its programmes “until the ink is dry on an agreement.” That was the case with US negotiations with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and more recently with Iran, “which continued to build more centrifuges capable of producing nuclear material even as it negotiated with the United States to limit those capabilities,” Wit said. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location in September Credit: AFP The Sanumdong factory produced two Hwasong-15 ICBMs, North Korea’s longest-range missiles, but the US official noted that Pyongyang still had not tested a reliable re-entry vehicle capable of surviving a high-velocity trip through the Earth’s atmosphere and delivering a nuclear warhead. It is possible, the official said, that any new missiles the North is building may be for further testing of such vehicles and of more accurate guidance systems. “They seem to have figured out the engines, but not all the higher-tech stuff, and that might be what this is about,” the official said. “What’s more, a liquid-fuelled ICBM doesn’t pose nearly the threat that a solid-fuelled one would because they take so long to fuel, and that’s something we almost certainly could see in time to abort a launch, given our assets in the vicinity.” North Korean soldiers are seen at the border village of Panmunjom during a ceremony to commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement last week Credit: Getty The reports come as generals from the rival Koreas met at their shared border for talks meant to ease a decades-long military standoff, Seoul officials said. During the April 27 summit, the leaders of the Koreas agreed to disarm a jointly controlled area at Panmunjom, work to prevent accidental clashes along their disputed western sea boundary and halt all hostile acts. Since then, the Koreas dismantled their frontline propaganda loudspeakers, restored a military hotline and held their first general-level talks since 2007. The meeting comes days after North Korea returned the reported remains of US war dead, the most recent sign of blossoming diplomacy after last year’s threats of war. The general-level officers were discussing ways to implement April’s inter-Korean summit agreements on non-nuclear military issues, but no huge announcement was expected from the talks at the border village of Panmunjom. Some experts say South Korea can’t agree on any drastic measures to reduce animosity unless the North takes serious nuclear disarmament steps.

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Pence Renews White House Embrace for Georgia's Insurgent Running for Governor

  1. Pence Renews White House Embrace for Georgia’s Insurgent Running for Governor  New York Times
  2. Pence Stumps for Candidate Who Said He Would Personally Round Up and Deport Immigrants  Mother Jones
  3. Trump Endorses Candidate Who Promised to ‘Round Up Criminal Illegals’ in His Pickup Truck  New York Magazine
  4. Stacey Abrams tests new approach to politics in Georgia with historic bid for governor  USA TODAY
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Apple Renews iOS 12 Data Security Arms Race With Law Enforcement

  1. Apple Renews iOS 12 Data Security Arms Race With Law Enforcement  eWeek
  2. WSJ: Apple Expects Lower-Priced LCD Models to Represent Majority of iPhone Sales in Upcoming 2018 Lineup  Mac Rumors
  3. Forget the iPhone X, cheaper iPhones are on the way  BGR
  4. Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature  Motherboard
  5. Apple to close iPhone security hole that police could use  The Business Times
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