US readies new sanctions against North Korea, individuals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration readied new sanctions Tuesday on North Korea, a day after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in a move to put additional pressure on Pyongyang’s nuclear program. North Korea has joined Iran, Sudan … Read More

Trump declares Asia trip a success, says he will improve trade and rein in North Korea

WASHINGTON – President Trump declared his trip to Asia “a tremendous success” on Wednesday, saying he persuaded countries to buy more U.S. products, renegotiate better trade deals for America, and pressure North Korea into giving up nuclear weapons. “We have … Read More

Trump: ‘I don’t blame China’ for taking advantage of US on trade

Beijing (CNN)President Donald Trump lavished praise on China for the very trade practices he once lambasted as unfair during a remarkable morning session in Beijing. Emerging after two hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said he doesn’t fault … Read More

North Korea says U.S. should oust ‘lunatic old man’ Trump from power

North Korea shot back at President Trump’s rough rhetoric by saying the United States should oust him from power “to get rid of the abyss of doom,” state-run media reports. State-run media in North Korea is referring to Trump as … Read More

US risks sparking North Korea ‘escalation’, warns Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today warned his US counterpart Rex Tillerson that Washington risks sparking an unacceptable escalation in tensions with North Korea. In a phone call with US Secretary of State Tillerson, Lavrov “stressed the unacceptability of an … Read More

U.S. in Direct Communication With North Korea, Says Tillerson

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Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson arrived for a meeting with the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, in Beijing on Saturday. CreditPool photo by Andy Wong BEIJING — The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it was … Read More

How long can China stay out of Middle East politics?

posted in: Middle East, News

Walk through any airport in the Arabic-speaking world and one can’t help notice that there is a theme that pops up as frequently as the usual adverts for expensive watches and rather nice jewellery. One Belt, One Road, One Bank … Read More

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