US briefing: Pompeo and Putin, China tariffs and Alabama abortion law

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Excellent morning, I’m Tim Walker with nowadays’s crucial tales.

First high-level US-Russia assembly since Mueller record

America secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday, the primary such stumble upon between high-level American and Russian officers for the reason that liberate of the Mueller record into Russian interference within the 2016 presidential election. The Mueller investigation is alleged to have restricted Donald Trump’s need for a more in-depth dating with the Kremlin. The talks will most probably focal point on contemporary tensions between the United States and Iran and Venezuela, the place the ruling regimes are each sponsored through Russia.

Markets drop as China retaliates towards US import price lists

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Beijing has announced tariffs on $60bn of US imports.

China’s president, Xi Jinping. Beijing has introduced price lists on $60bn of US imports. : Florence Lo/Reuters

International markets tumbled once more on Tuesday after China answered to new US import price lists through pronouncing its personal 25% price lists on $60bn of US imports, because the tit-for-tat industry conflict between the 2 financial superpowers continues to ramp up. Beijing has focused just about 2,500 US merchandise, with shares in Apple, Boeing and Caterpillar struggling significantly amid issues they’d be some of the firms worst suffering from China’s resolution.

  • Trump’s conflict. Democrats and Republicans are conflicted about Trump’s industry conflict ways, with the president threatening to increase price lists to every other $300bn of Chinese language imports, whilst insisting towards the proof that US manufacturers and customers will probably be unaffected.

Bannon sought alliance with FBI officers at 2017 assembly

Bannon with Trump in January 2017, when he was still the White House Chief Strategist.

Bannon with Trump in January 2017, when he used to be nonetheless the White Area leader strategist. : Evan Vucci/AP

Steve Bannon, on the time Trump’s closest adviser, steered two senior FBI officers to position their “variations” with Trump “at the back of them” at a gathering in January 2017, an afternoon after Trump requested the then FBI director, James Comey, to pledge loyalty to the president. The alternate has now not been publicly disclosed prior to, and used to be now not within the Mueller record, however displays how the White Area attempted to forge an alliance with the FBI prior to its investigations into the Trump White Area.

Alabama set to move country’s strictest abortion regulation

Anger erupts in Alabama senate over rape and incest exceptions to abortion invoice – video

The Alabama state senate is about to vote on Tuesday on a invoice that may ban all abortions at any level of being pregnant, making it the strictest abortion regulation in the United States. The invoice is designed expressly as a problem to Roe v Wade, which, if handed, would most probably be overturned in decrease courts however ultimately make its method to the United States ultimate court docket, the place anti-abortion activists hope justices will probably be persuaded to overturn the landmark 1973 resolution.

  • Democrat anger. A video of the Alabama state senator Bobby Singleton angrily objecting to the invoice went viral closing week. Singleton, a Democrat, prompted chaotic scenes within the statehouse together with his lectern-pounding efficiency.

Crib sheet

  • A California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay greater than $2bn to a few who evolved most cancers after the usage of Roundup, the biggest verdict towards the corporate to this point over its carcinogenic weedkiller.

  • A retired naval officer dived deeper in a submarine than every other human up to now, handiest to seek out plastic clutter virtually 35,853feet down on the backside of the Mariana Trench.

  • A Somali guy who used to be tortured and shot as a youngster will on Tuesday confront Yusuf Abdi Ali, the army commander he says is accountable, in a Virginia court docket at the first day of a listening to anticipated to throw mild on atrocities dedicated in Somalia beneath the dictator Siad Barre.

  • 3 individuals are lifeless and 3 others lacking after two sightseeing planes sporting cruise send vacationers collided in midair with reference to the south-east Alaska the town of Ketchikan.

Will have to-reads

Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike in State of the Union.

Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike in State of the Union. : Marc Hom/SundanceTV

How Hollywood went lengthy on quick content material

Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd’s new marital discord comedy, State of the Union, clocks in at an insignificant 10 mins an episode. Netflix has two new displays part so long as conventional sitcoms. Adrian Horton asks why Hollywood is serving up “snackable” content material.

Is pandering to rightwing anxieties a legitimate technique for the left?

Previous liberal heavyweights reminiscent of Tony Blair and Hillary Clinton have urged their more youthful opposite numbers to concentrate on immigration in the event that they wish to reclaim political floor. However Cas Mudde argues that copying the populist proper is the fallacious method to defeat it.

A town cuts ties with its personal migrant detention centre

Closing month, the town of Adelanto, California, swiftly ended its settlement with Ice to regulate its immigration detention centre, inflicting alarm amongst immigrants’ rights activists and doubtlessly leaving the ability within the palms of a personal jail company, as Eric Fernandez reviews.

The drive-in cinemas nonetheless packing ’em in

Immortalised on display in Grease and American Graffiti, the drive-in film theatre is creating a minor comeback throughout the United States. Tyler Wetherall seems on the historical past – and conceivable long run – of this nostalgic slice of Americana.


Sweden has a world recognition for enlightened politics, however the nation’s failure to confront its wartime previous has allowed the intense proper to upward push once more, says Elisabeth Åsbrink.

When Denmark and Norway had their postwar criminal and ethical purges coping with collaborators and native Nazis, Sweden did not anything of the sort. No self-examination or ethical debate came about. Those that had sympathised with Hitler merely went silent, and endured their lives as though not anything had came about.


The MLS commissioner Don Garber lately printed that the North American football league would develop to 30 groups within the coming years. Graham Ruthven asks whether or not growth has come on the expense of the league’s founder golf equipment.

Prosecutors in Florida have dropped fees towards the previous UFC champion Conor McGregor after he allegedly smashed a fan’s telephone out of doors a Miami lodge, announcing the sufferer had recanted his tale and dropped a civil lawsuit over the incident.


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