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Soybeans are tumbling as Trump ratchets up trade fight with Beijing

Soybeans tumbled Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened hundreds of billions of additional tariffs on the world's largest soy importer, raising concerns that retaliatory import taxes that could further target American agricultural products.
Stephen Miller.

Meet Stephen Miller, the 32-year-old White House adviser who convinced Trump to start separating migrant children from their parents at the border

Stephen Miller has a long history of controversy, and he has become a key policy driver in the Trump White House, playing a major role in government shutdown negotiations and enacting the controversial "zero tolerance" policy of separating migrant parents from their children.
Democratic Congress members visited an ICE detention facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to meet with migrant fathers on June 17, 2018.

On Father’s Day, Democratic lawmakers made a surprise visit to detained dads who ICE separated from their children

In the span of six weeks, nearly 2,000 migrant children have been separated from their parents on the US-Mexico border. On Father's Day, ICE tried to stop US representatives from visiting dads who have been detained at a New Jersey facility. The lawmakers got in after an hour wait.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un.

Journalists covering the Trump-Kim summit were given free USB fans — but security experts warn they may be Trojan horses full of malware

The USB fans gifted to journalists covering President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could just be that — a way to stay cool at a hot summit. But experts say it's not worth the risk to find out.
Hosts and guests on Russian state-run TV network Russia 24 discussed reports that Trump sees Crimea as Russian.

‘Trump is ours!’: Russian state TV celebrates Trump’s suggestion that Crimea is part of Russia

Trump claimed that Crimea rightfully belongs to Russia because most people there speak Russia.

Stocks stumble as the US and China hit one another with billions of dollars worth of tariffs

Stocks tumbled Friday as the Trump administration slapped China with hefty tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods, stoking a trade battle between the world's largest economies. Crude prices slid ahead of next week's meeting among oil-supply-cutting countries.

Soybeans are getting whacked after Trump hit China with tariffs on $50 billion worth of goods

Soybeans slid Friday morning as the Trump administration hit the world's biggest importer of soy with tariffs on tens of billions of dollars worth of goods, a move Beijing has said it will push back on with its own levies on major American agricultural goods.

Trump approves tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods and takes his trade war to a whole new level

The White House said it is considering an additional set of tariffs on another $100 billion of Chinese goods. In the statement, Trump said those measures would be implemented only if the Chinese strike back at Friday's move.

An expert at Trump’s alma mater sees an obvious starting point for an eventual war on the Federal Reserve

President Donald Trump has so far mostly respected Federal Reserve independence, but that is likely to change if economic conditions deteriorate, the Wharton-based Fed watcher Peter Conti-Brown says.

The US still keeps hundreds of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert — here’s what it means and why it’s a huge risk

"Hair-trigger alert" is a US policy that allows the president to launch 450 land-based nuclear missiles and hundreds of submarine-based weapons in about 10 minutes. Some scientists say the US should retire the policy because it endangers cities.