In a bad sign for trade talks, Trump deploys a new label for China’s Xi – ‘enemy’

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Even as trade tensions continued to heat up, President Donald Trump would make sure to refer to China’s president, Xi Jinping, as his “friend.” On Friday, though, Trump unveiled a new label for his Chinese counterpart: “enemy.” “My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?” Trump also said Friday that he had “hereby ord


Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Even as trade tensions continued to heat up, President Donald Trump would make sure to refer to China’s president, Xi Jinping, as his “friend.” On Friday, though, Trump unveiled a new label for his Chinese counterpart: “enemy.” “My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?” Trump also said Friday that he had “hereby ord
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In a bad sign for trade talks, Trump deploys a new label for China's Xi – 'enemy'

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017.

Even as trade tensions continued to heat up, President Donald Trump would make sure to refer to China’s president, Xi Jinping, as his “friend.” On Friday, though, Trump unveiled a new label for his Chinese counterpart: “enemy.”

In one of a series of tweets that rattled markets, the president posed a question to his more than 60 million followers comparing Xi to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

“My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?” Trump wrote.

The tweet came shortly after China announced that it will impose 5%-10% tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods and reinstate duties on American autos. The tariffs will come in two batches, on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, which are the same days that Trump’s newest round of tariffs on Chinese goods will go into effect.

The S&P 500 index of large publicly traded companies was down about 1.8% Friday morning after briefly going positive. Trump also said Friday that he had “hereby ordered” U.S. firms to seek an “alternative ” to China.

At first blush, Trump’s comment was striking not for its slam on the communist leader, but for the critique of the American central bank chairman whom Trump himself appointed.

But it also suggests that the president’s personal relationship with Xi, which Trump has touted as the best route to completing a major trade deal uniting the world’s two largest economies, is at a low point.


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Putin threatens to target the US if it deploys new missiles in Europe

President Vladimir Putin warned of a resolute response if the U.S. decides to station missiles in neighboring countries to Russia. However, he said Russia would respond to any deployment of new intermediate-range missiles in Europe by targeting the United States itself and not just the countries were they were held, according to a Reuters translation. He said he would field new weapons that would target U.S. decision-making centers. He warned U.S. policymakers, some of whom he said were obsessed


President Vladimir Putin warned of a resolute response if the U.S. decides to station missiles in neighboring countries to Russia. However, he said Russia would respond to any deployment of new intermediate-range missiles in Europe by targeting the United States itself and not just the countries were they were held, according to a Reuters translation. He said he would field new weapons that would target U.S. decision-making centers. He warned U.S. policymakers, some of whom he said were obsessed
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Putin threatens to target the US if it deploys new missiles in Europe

President Vladimir Putin warned of a resolute response if the U.S. decides to station missiles in neighboring countries to Russia.

Putin, at his annual address to parliament on Wednesday, said his country would not seek confrontation and would not take the first step in deploying missiles after the suspension of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

However, he said Russia would respond to any deployment of new intermediate-range missiles in Europe by targeting the United States itself and not just the countries were they were held, according to a Reuters translation. He said he would field new weapons that would target U.S. decision-making centers.

He warned U.S. policymakers, some of whom he said were obsessed with U.S. exceptionalism, about being careful before taking new measures.

“It’s their right to think how they want. But can they count? I’m sure they can. Let them count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing,” Putin said to applause, according to Reuters.

“Russia will be forced to create and deploy types of weapons which can be used not only in respect of those territories from which the direct threat to us originates, but also in respect of those territories where the centers of decision-making are located.”


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Putin threatens to target US if it deploys missiles in nearby European countries

Let them count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing,” Putin said to applause, according to Reuters. The next day, Putin reacted by also halting his country’s obligations to the treaty. On Wednesday, Putin rejected the U.S. claim that its withdrawal from the treaty was prompted by Russian violations, according to an Associated Press translation. The White House and the U.S. Department of Defense didn’t immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. WATCH: NATO call


Let them count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing,” Putin said to applause, according to Reuters. The next day, Putin reacted by also halting his country’s obligations to the treaty. On Wednesday, Putin rejected the U.S. claim that its withdrawal from the treaty was prompted by Russian violations, according to an Associated Press translation. The White House and the U.S. Department of Defense didn’t immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. WATCH: NATO call
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Putin threatens to target US if it deploys missiles in nearby European countries

“It’s their right to think how they want. But can they count? I’m sure they can. Let them count the speed and the range of the weapons systems we are developing,” Putin said to applause, according to Reuters.

“Russia will be forced to create and deploy types of weapons which can be used not only in respect of those territories from which the direct threat to us originates, but also in respect of those territories where the centers of decision-making are located.”

In early February, the U.S. confirmed it would suspend its participation in the decades-old INF treaty, which bans ground-launched medium-range missiles with a range of 310 to 3,400 miles. The U.S. administration said it had taken the measure following Russia’s refusal to accept that its SSC-8 missile directly contravenes the Cold War-era agreement.

The next day, Putin reacted by also halting his country’s obligations to the treaty. Speaking to media that day, Putin said Russia would provide a “mirror like response” to the U.S. by engaging in fresh research and development for nuclear missile technology but would not “get involved in a costly arms race.”

On Wednesday, Putin rejected the U.S. claim that its withdrawal from the treaty was prompted by Russian violations, according to an Associated Press translation. He claimed that the U.S. had made false accusations to justify its decision to opt out of the pact and said the U.S. had breached the treaty itself.

He concluded by saying Russia would always make sure it is secure. He said the country would be ready for further talks on arms control but would not keep knocking on a locked door.

The White House and the U.S. Department of Defense didn’t immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

WATCH: NATO calls on Russia to comply with missile treaty


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In a first, United deploys largest Dreamliners in battle for lucrative cross-country travelers

United this week debuted its brand-new Boeing 787-10, the largest of the Dreamliner jets, on one of its flights between Newark and Los Angeles. It hopes that serving the route with the 787, which airlines more commonly use on long international flights, will give it a leg up in the battle for lucrative cross-country travelers. In February, it will start offering a flight between Newark and San Francisco using another 787-10. Airlines have been racing to improve cross-country service, going after


United this week debuted its brand-new Boeing 787-10, the largest of the Dreamliner jets, on one of its flights between Newark and Los Angeles. It hopes that serving the route with the 787, which airlines more commonly use on long international flights, will give it a leg up in the battle for lucrative cross-country travelers. In February, it will start offering a flight between Newark and San Francisco using another 787-10. Airlines have been racing to improve cross-country service, going after
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In a first, United deploys largest Dreamliners in battle for lucrative cross-country travelers

The Boeing 787-10 can fly for more than 6,400 miles without needing to refuel. United Airlines is deploying it for a route that’s less than half as long.

United this week debuted its brand-new Boeing 787-10, the largest of the Dreamliner jets, on one of its flights between Newark and Los Angeles. It hopes that serving the route with the 787, which airlines more commonly use on long international flights, will give it a leg up in the battle for lucrative cross-country travelers. In February, it will start offering a flight between Newark and San Francisco using another 787-10. The airline ordered 14 of the planes. Others will be used on routes to Europe.

In United’s favor, the new plane is more fuel efficient and holds more passengers than most other planes it flies cross-country.

Airlines have been racing to improve cross-country service, going after high-paying business travelers in big cities like Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

Delta Air Lines, for example, started offering its Delta One cabins on domestic routes last April, including from Boston to Los Angeles, and New York to Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle. The cabins feature lie-flat beds and Tumi amenities kits. Travelers also can book meals ahead of time. JetBlue Airways has expanded its Mint business-class service to four West Coast cities from Boston and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. American Airlines operates a three-class cabin — first, business and coach — on its transcontinental service between New York and San Francisco and New York to Los Angeles. It’s adding more flights with that configuration from Boston to Los Angeles this spring.

So why is United starting with Los Angeles?

Los Angeles International Airport is the most competitive of all large U.S. airports — no single carrier has more than 18 percent of the seats flown, according to consulting firm ICF. By comparison, American Airlines has 90 percent of the capacity in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“It’s a very valuable route, one of the only routes in the country where there is meaningful paid first-class demand,” said Samuel Engel, head of the aviation practice at ICF. He estimates that revenue per passenger on flights from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco and similar routes from Boston are 5 to 10 percent higher than others of a similar distance.


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Microsoft deploys an underwater submarine-like data center to boost internet speeds

Microsoft has deployed a submarine-like data center into the waters off the coast of Orkney, a group of islands located off Scotland. The aim is to improve internet speeds in areas that are close to the water, where infrastructure is often lacking. Things like video streaming and gaming, in particular, rely on stronger processing infrastructure to connect to the internet. “Almost half of the world’s population lives near large bodies of water,” Cindy Rose, Microsoft’s U.K. chief executive, said


Microsoft has deployed a submarine-like data center into the waters off the coast of Orkney, a group of islands located off Scotland. The aim is to improve internet speeds in areas that are close to the water, where infrastructure is often lacking. Things like video streaming and gaming, in particular, rely on stronger processing infrastructure to connect to the internet. “Almost half of the world’s population lives near large bodies of water,” Cindy Rose, Microsoft’s U.K. chief executive, said
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Microsoft deploys an underwater submarine-like data center to boost internet speeds

Microsoft has deployed a submarine-like data center into the waters off the coast of Orkney, a group of islands located off Scotland.

The tech giant said Wednesday that it had sunk the 40-foot-long vessel from the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC), a research base focused on wave and tidal power.

The aim is to improve internet speeds in areas that are close to the water, where infrastructure is often lacking. Things like video streaming and gaming, in particular, rely on stronger processing infrastructure to connect to the internet.

“Almost half of the world’s population lives near large bodies of water,” Cindy Rose, Microsoft’s U.K. chief executive, said in a blog post Wednesday. “Having data centers closer to billions of people using the internet will ensure faster and smoother web browsing, video streaming and gaming, while businesses can enjoy AI (artificial intelligence)-driven technologies.”


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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly deploys ‘secret police’ to catch leakers at Facebook

Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg deploy a “secret police” to catch leakers in the company, The Guardian reported Friday, citing a person who worked there. “It’s horrifying how much they know,” the employee told The Guardian. “You go into Facebook and it has this warm, fuzzy feeling of ‘we’re changing the world’ and ‘we care about things’. But you get on their bad side and all of a sudden you are face to face with [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg’s secret police.” You are trusted with a lot of stuf


Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg deploy a “secret police” to catch leakers in the company, The Guardian reported Friday, citing a person who worked there. “It’s horrifying how much they know,” the employee told The Guardian. “You go into Facebook and it has this warm, fuzzy feeling of ‘we’re changing the world’ and ‘we care about things’. But you get on their bad side and all of a sudden you are face to face with [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg’s secret police.” You are trusted with a lot of stuf
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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly deploys 'secret police' to catch leakers at Facebook

Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg deploy a “secret police” to catch leakers in the company, The Guardian reported Friday, citing a person who worked there.

The unnamed employee said he was called into a meeting last year under the guise of a promotion and found himself in front of Facebook’s investigative team armed with proof he’d been leaking to the press.

“It’s horrifying how much they know,” the employee told The Guardian. “You go into Facebook and it has this warm, fuzzy feeling of ‘we’re changing the world’ and ‘we care about things’. But you get on their bad side and all of a sudden you are face to face with [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg’s secret police.”

The investigative team, headed by Sonya Ahuja — confirmed by her LinkedIn profile — had records of screenshots the employee had taken and links he had visited or even just hovered over.

The investigators also indicated they had records of chats between the employee and a journalist.

“When you first get to Facebook you are shocked at the level of transparency. You are trusted with a lot of stuff you don’t need access to,” the employee told The Guardian. “The counterbalance to giving you this huge trusting environment is if anyone steps out of line, they’ll squash you like a bug.”

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC, but a company spokesperson told The Guardian, “Companies routinely use business records in workplace investigations, and we are no exception.”

Read the full Guardian report here.


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