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US and China Trade War Escalates

Beijing vows to match US tariffs as President Trump announces new levy on Chinese goods

The US and China are squaring up for a fight over the price of importing each other's goods. American President Donald Trump has announced new tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods and accused Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. China has retaliated by saying it will impose additional tariffs on 659 US categories of goods.

Also in the programme: French president Emmanuel Macron calls for a united policy on migration in Europe after meeting with the new Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte; and we have the latest from the football world cup in Russia.

Picture: US President Donald Trump shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping after a meeting in Beijing Credit: AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI

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