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World News Briefing: Billionaire backs Democrats – Trade war intensifies & Afghan’s search for peace 

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In today’s briefing update, A billionaire financier has gifted $5.1 million to the Democratic party ahead of the 2020 Presidential election. 

We find out, what impact Trump’s tariff on incoming Chinese goods will have on the American consumer. Iphones and toys to be hit hard. 

In our last piece, we head to Kabul after news broke the Afghan government have created a special 15 member team to negotiate with the Taliban. 

All in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

Tel Aviv manufactures its own conspiracy corner involving Hamas and Iran

Tel Aviv manufactures its own conspiracy corner involving Hamas and Iran

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BILLIONAIRE GIFTS $5.1 MILLION TO DEMOCRATS AHEAD OF 2020 ELECTION

RT News reports, Billionaire financier George Soros has joined the 2020 US funding games after he gifted $5.1 million to the Democratic party. Soros has not announced which Democratic nominee will get his support. Billionaire gifts $5.1 million to Democrats in prep for 2020 election

The liberal mega-donor spent more than $20 million during the 2016 election including a $9 million donation supporting Hillary Clinton. He has invested money into installing Democrats in Congress and helping to boost minority turnout at the polls. 

The 88 -year-old deposited the $5.1 million into his own Democracy PAC, more than double his $2.1 million he had donated by this point in the 2016 cycle. The article suggests the large donation is in response to his desire to unseat the sitting President. 

Soros is well known for funding liberal causes around the world, he’s supported powerful think tanks, pro-democracy group Avaaz and regime change in Venezuela and Iran. 

Read the full story on RT News

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TRADE WAR: TRUMP PUTS TARIFFS ON INCOMING CHINESE GOODS

CNN reports President Trump has announced a tariff will be put on $300 billion of Chinese goods coming into the US. The tariff will essentially put a tax on the incoming Chinese products from 1 September. US: Trump puts tariffs on incoming Chinese goods

“Trade talks are continuing and during the talks the U.S will start, on September 1st, putting a small additional tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 billion dollars of products coming from China into our country.” The President tweeted. 

iPhones and other electronics, trainers and toys are all to be taxed. The new tariffs are expected to hit US consumers hard – an estimated 85% of toys sold in the US comes from China. 

CNN said Trump’s false claim that the tariffs cost China rather than American consumers is just another lie. Last year Trump imposed tariffs on around $250 billion in Chinese-made goods – targeting industrial material and components.

Read the full story on CNN

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AFGHAN GOVT CREATES SPECIAL TEAM TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE TALIBAN

Arab News reports, The Afghanistan government has formed a 15 member team dedicated to negotiating with the Taliban. The members have not been officially named but US special envoy has insisted the team must be inclusive and represent various Afghan sides. Afghan government creates special team to negotiate with the Taliban

The newly formed Ministry for Peace Affairs said: “Political, social and ethnic diversity have been observed within the 15-member delegation which will represent the Islamic Republic in peace negotiations while taking into account the values and achievements of the Afghan people.”

The news comes as the US and the Taliban inch closer towards signing a peace deal, ending the war that started in 2002 after the September 11 terrorist attacks. 

Read the full story on Arab News

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