Allies sour on U.S. but fear China more

Adapted from Pew Research Center; Note: Survey of 25 countries. “Don’t know”, “Both”, and “Neither” responses not shown; Axios Visuals Many of America’s closest allies tend to view China more favorably than the U.S. and have more confidence in Xi Jinping than Donald Trump, according to an annual survey from the Pew Research Center. But when…

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Exclusive poll: Americans want Trump to quit hammering foreign allies

Americans are more worried about the rupturing of international alliances and agreements than they are about being pushed around by other countries, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll. Data: Survey Monkey online poll conducted August 15-17, 2018 among 2,096 U.S. adults. Total margin of error is ±3.0 percentage points. Modeled error estimates: African-American women ±9.5,…

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Future of Germany’s Angela Merkel in Question After Coalition Allies Reject Migration Deal

BERLIN—Germany’s interior minister raised the stakes in his immigration showdown with Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying he was willing to resign after rejecting as insufficient a European Union plan to limit inflows. After more than 10 hours of talks with leaders of his party, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer early Monday said he would hold a final…

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President Donald Trump Pitches ‘Tariff Free’ Trade Zone to G-7 Allies

President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. wouldn’t endorse the final communiqué of the Group of Seven industrial nations summit and threatened to impose auto tariffs in a statement on Twitter in which he insulted the Canadian prime minister. Mr. Trump’s unprecedented refusal threw the final hours of the summit, which had ended on a…

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G-7 Finance Chiefs Condemn Trump Tariffs as Allies Rebel

Group of Seven finance chiefs issued a rare rebuke of a member nation, claiming U.S. trade actions could undermine global economic confidence and threaten the effectiveness of the Western alliance. The statement singled out the Americans, the largest and most important member of the G-7, saying “decisive action” is needed at a leaders summit next…

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U.S. Embassy Move, Bloodshed Add to Friction Between U.S. and Allies

Washington’s allies in Europe and the Middle East criticized the U.S. for opening a new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday and called on Israel to restrain its forces after dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed in clashes. The episode marked the latest point of discord to emerge between the U.S. and many of its major…

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Trump Postpones Steel Tariff Decision for EU, Other U.S. Allies

Updated April 30, 2018 7:56 p.m. ET President Donald Trump has decided to postpone decisions about imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union and other U.S. allies until June 1, a senior administration official said. In addition to announcing the delay, the White House is expected to say Monday evening that it has…

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Ross Says U.S. to Extend Duty Relief to Some Allies, But Not All

The Trump administration plans to extend relief from steel and aluminum tariffs to some countries, but not all, when their temporary exemptions expire on Tuesday, said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Photographer: Michael Nagle/BloombergRoss, in an interview in Washington with Bloomberg late Saturday, declined to identify which nations would be spared from the tariffs. He said…

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