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Dueling tariffs raise fears of long US-China trade battle

2 months, 19 days ago
WASHINGTON: The United States and China exchanged the first salvos in what could become a protracted trade war on Friday, slapping tariffs on $34 billion worth of each others’ goods and giving no sign of willingness to start talks aimed at…

U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing anti-Israel bias

3 months, 6 days ago
WASHINGTON: The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists warned would make advancing…

Trump in surprise summit move says he will halt Korea war games

3 months, 13 days ago
SINGAPORE: U.S. President Donald Trump made a stunning concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday about halting military exercises, pulling a surprise at a summit that baffled allies, military officials and lawmakers from his…

Trump, Trudeau swap jokes but hold firm in trade dispute

3 months, 17 days ago
LA MALBAIE, Quebec: U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were all jokes and smiles for the media as they met at the Group of Seven leaders summit in Quebec on Friday, but neither budged on the serious trade…

US plans to release American captured in Syria in September

3 months, 19 days ago
WASHINGTON: The U.S. government said on Wednesday it would release in Syria an American citizen detained on suspicion of being an Islamic State member, a move the American Civil Liberties Union compared to dumping him on the road in a war…

China says it does not want U.S. trade frictions to escalate

3 months, 19 days ago
BEIJING: China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that the country does not want an escalation of trade frictions with the United States and that some specific progress was made in the latest round of talks that concluded over the…

Singapore to restrict airspace during U.S.-North Korea summit

3 months, 20 days ago
SINGAPORE: Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned U.S.-N.Korea summit next week, according to a notice to airmen posted by aviation authorities on Wednesday. The Southeast Asian city-state is set to host a historic…