WASHINGTON—President Trump’s trade war against China didn’t achieve the central objective of reversing a U.S. decline in manufacturing, economic data show, despite tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods to discourage imports. The tariffs did succeed in reducing the trade deficit with China in 2019, but the overall U.S. trade imbalance was bigger than ever that year and has continued climbing, soaring to a record $84 billion in August as U.S. importers shifted to cheaper sources of goods from Vietnam, Mexico and other countries. The trade deficit with China also has risen amid the pandemic, and is back to where it was at the start of the Trump administration. Another goal—reshoring of U.S. factory production—hasn’t happened either. Job growth in manufacturing started to slow in July 2018, and manufacturing production peaked in December 2018. Mr. Trump’s trade advisers nonetheless say the tariffs succeeded in forcing China to agree to a phase one trade deal in January, in which Beijing agreed to buy more U.S. goods, enforce intellectual property protections, remove regulatory barriers to agricultural trade and financial services and to not manipulate its currency.
PARIS (AFP) - France set a new daily record for coronavirus infections with 52,010 recorded in 24 hours, official data showed Sunday (Oct 25), topping 50,000 for the first time. The Public Health France (SPF) authority said that 116 people had died over the same period, bringing the total number of fatalities since the start of the outbreak to 34,761. France has also passed the symbolic marker of one million confirmed Covid cases since the pandemic began. Meanwhile, 17 per cent of those tested for the virus now have positive results, up from 4.5 per cent in early September. The French government has extended an overnight curfew to cover areas that are home to around 46 million people - or two out of every three French citizens. On Friday, President Emmanuel Macron said it was too early to say whether a new lockdown was looming, after such a move was imposed nationwide for two months in the spring. Related Stories:
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RENNES, FRANCE (AFP) - A young man who "liked" a gruesome Twitter picture showing French teacher Samuel Paty after he was murdered has been charged with glorifying terrorism, French authorities said on Sunday (Oct 25). Mr Paty was attacked and killed on the street for showing his students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a class on free speech. His killer, an 18-year-old Chechen refugee who had been living in France since he was a child, was shot dead by police. Before his death, he posted a picture of the teacher's severed head on Twitter. The 22-year-old man charged on Sunday is also of Chechen origin, the public prosecutor in the central town of Blois, where he lives, said. He was already on the radar of the authorities for having endorsed a massacre at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that first published the Mohammed cartoons. Several knives and other weapons were found at his home, prosecutor Frederic Chevallier. The man denied being radicalised, Mr Chevallier added. Since Mr Paty's murder on Oct 16, the French authorities have launched a clampdown on radical Islam. Police have carried out dozens of raids