Brazil, Argentina reportedly benefited from US, China trade war
FOX Business' Hillary Vaughn reports on President Trump placing new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, China trade negotiations, and the limited time Congress has to pass USMCA.
A SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts soared into outer space — marking the first time humans have traveled into Earth's orbit from US soil in nearly a decade.
Liftoff occurred just after 3:20 pm ET from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Astronauts Robert Behnken, 49, and Douglas Hurley, 53, will spend about 19 hours aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule as it slowly maneuvers its way toward the International Space Station.
#Space The White House has described the US relationship with China as "disappointing and frustrating", as a rift deepens over the origins of the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump maintains it came from a Chinese lab but Beijing says there is no evidence of that.
Trump has intensified his rhetoric against China recently and some analysts say this is a pre-election gambit.
Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC. As pro-democracy lawmakers scuffle with security in Hong Kong, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asks China to reconsider its push to impose national security law on semiautonomous territory #UnitedStates #China #HongKong Donald Trump is cutting US ties with the World Health Organization (WHO), claiming it is being influenced by Beijing.
At a news conference, the president stepped up his anti-Chinese rhetoric, announcing plans to strip Hong Kong of its special status with the US, in response to new security law.
Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.
LAUREN, GREAT JOB, THANK YOU, VERY, MUCH. BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA THE LATEST TARGETS FOR TARIFFS BUT THERE MIGHT BE AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE AND TARGET HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH THE COUNTRIES. HILLARY VAUGHN WITH THE LATEST. HEY, HILLARY. REPORTER: NEIL, PRESIDENT TRUMP TARGETING NEW TARIFFS ON BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA, TWO COUNTRIES AT THE START DODGED ANY METAL TARIFFS. THE PRESIDENT HOLDING BACK IN GOOD FAITH TO REWORK TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH WITH BOTH COUNTRIES BUT NOW THAT IS OFF THE TABLE. THE PRESIDENT ACCUSING ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL OF MANIPULATING THEIR CURRENCY TO UNDERCUT AMERICAN FARMERS AND MANUFACTURERS. BOTH PROFITED OFF THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA, PICKING UP BUSINESS AND SELLING SOYBEANS AND OTHER PRODUCTS TO CHINA. SUPPLY CHAINS MAJORLY FILLED BY U.S. FARMERS HERE. ON FOX BUSINESS, COMMERCE SECRETARY WILBUR ROSS THAT CHINA HAS A HARD DEAL TO GET PHASE ONE OF THE DEAL ACROSS THE FINISH LINE DECEMBER 15th. >> WE NEED A OVERALL PACKAGE THAT MEETS OUR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PHASE ONE, AND IF SO A LOT OF THINGS MIGHT BE POSSIBLE. BUT IT IS GREAT THAT HE HAS THE HAMMER OF DECEMBER 15th, BECAUSE THAT'S A REAL HAMMER. IT WON'T INTERFERE WITH THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS. NOBODY'S REORDERERRING STUFF AFTER THE 15th OF DECEMBER. RETAILERS HAVE STOCKED UP. SO IT'S A VERY GOOD TIME IF WE HAVE TO PUT MORE TARIFFS ON. REPORTER: TODAY HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI IS IN MADRID SIGNALING THAT THE USMCA IS STILL IN HIM BOW. DEMOCRATS WANT MEXICO TO ACCEPT BETTER ENFORCEMENT MEASURES FROM THE U.S. TO MAKE SURE THEY KEEP UP WITH LABOR STANDARDS, SAYING TODAY, THAT THE DEAL ON THE TABLE IS STILL NOT GOOD ENOUGH. CONGRESS ONLY HAS EIGHT WORKING DAYS LEFT IF THEY WANT TO TRY TO PUT UP THE ALL OOMPH FOR A VOTE