Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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U.S., China trade tariffs as economic dispute escalates

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/15/18, 09:59 am

The Trump administration announced a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion in Chinese goods today, adding to the tariffs previously imposed on the country. Beijing responded with tariffs on $50 billion in U.S. goods, heightening fears of an accelerating trade war. The new Chinese tariffs target U.S. beef and soybeans, a shot at President Donald Trump’s supporters in rural America.

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New York attorney general sues Trump family foundation

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/14/18, 11:40 am

The New York attorney general sued the Donald J. Trump Foundation on Thursday, claiming it acted as the president’s personal piggy bank. Attorney General Barbara Underwood, a Democrat, demanded the foundation pay $2.8 million in restitution and dissolve. Her predecessor, who started investigating the foundation in 2016, already ordered it to stop fundraising in New York. The president’s foundation acted as “little more than a checkbook for payments from Mr.

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Pompeo touts denuclearization talks in Asia tour

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/14/18, 09:20 am

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to assuage fears among U.S. allies this week that President Donald Trump would ease restrictions on North Korea before it gives up its nuclear weapons. “We’re going to get denuclearization,” Pompeo said during a visit to Seoul, South Korea. “Only then will there be relief from the sanctions.” The top U.S. diplomat sought to counter claims in North Korean media that Trump would grant concessions before denuclearization.

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