Evan Wilt

Evan is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Washington, D.C.

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Markets dip, China warns backlash over tariffs

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/23/18, 11:12 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s decision to impose $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports spooked markets Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 700 points but showed signs of improvement Friday morning. International exchanges dipped, too. After Trump’s announcement, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 2.5 percent, and in Japan, the Nikkei 225 stock average slumped 4.5 percent. European markets also reacted poorly with the Stoxx Europe 600 dropping 1.1 percent Thursday.

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House panel concludes no Russia collusion

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/23/18, 10:46 am

WASHINGTON—The House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines Thursday to publish the Republicans’ final report on the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and end the panel’s inquiry. The committee posted a seven-page declassified summary for the public and plans to share a redacted version of the full report next month.

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Trump boots McMaster, boosts Bolton

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/23/18, 10:24 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump fired national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Thursday and named former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton as his replacement. The move adds to the long list of recent shake-ups involving top White House personnel. The president announced on Twitter the staff change goes into effect on April 9 and Bolton and McMaster will work together during the transition period. Bolton is set to become Trump’s third national security adviser in the last 14 months. McMaster said in a statement he plans to retire after leaving the White House.

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