The pattern continues…..
China, the world’s biggest soybean importer, has bought a record amount of soybeans from Russia while canceling multiple soy shipments from the U.S. in retaliation to the Trump administration’s tariffs on Chinese goods, reports Bloomberg.
A recent study led by Jukka Takala, president of the International Commission on Occupational Health, found that the death toll from asbestos exposure may be much higher, at nearly 40,000 Americans a year and more than 255,000 a year worldwide. “It is appalling that unlike more than 60 nations around the world, the U.S. not only fails to ban asbestos, but allows imports to increase,” Reinstein said. (USSR top world producer, Putin connected)
Trump quietly on Sunday lifts sanctions on Russian oligarch tied to Manafort — did he think no one would notice?
President Donald Trump officially lifted sanctions against businesses linked to a Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska on Sunday afternoon.
As Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was taking the stage in Oakland, California to formally announce her presidential campaign, the news was released Trump made Deripaska’s life easier.
“Ukraine-/Russia-related Designations Removals,” reads the headline on the Treasury Department’s sanctions site.
Deripaska himself, however, remains subject to U.S. sanctions.
Deripaska’s companies engaged in a massive lobbying effort.
“The companies are among the biggest in the aluminum industry, and questions about their fate had roiled global metals markets,” the New York Times reported. “And Mr. Deripaska’s stature in Russia made any decision seen to be in his favor tricky for the administration at a time when President Trump is under investigation by the special counsel in connection with Russian interference in the 2016 election.”
Trump has waged a war against foreign aluminum, saying that America should use companies based in the U.S.