New tariffs prolong trade war

May 10, 2019

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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is shown with his hands outstretched and smiling next to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He reacts as he talks with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer as he arrives to continue trade talks in Washington, DC, May 10, 2019.

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The US just raised new tariffs on Chinese imports overnight, extending a trade war that many thought was coming to an end. Also, this year's Eurovision Song Contest is in Tel Aviv, Israel, where there are calls for a boycott. And, forget tequila, forget mezcal — the bar scene these days is all about a different Mexican agave liquor: raicilla.

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