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EU to Make New Proposal on Protecting External Borders: Juncker

EU to Make New Proposal on Protecting  External Borders: Juncker

July 07, 2018

VIENNA - The European Commission will make a new proposal on how to protect the European Union’s external borders in September, President Jean-Claude Juncker said...

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows More Efficient Government, Non-Party Ministers

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows More Efficient Government, Non-Party Ministers

July 07, 2018

ANKARA - President Tayyip Erdogan promised on Friday to make government more efficient when Turkey’s new executive presidency is inaugurated next week, saying ...

Turkey’s Erdogan to be inaugurated on July 9, Gains Some More Powers

Turkey’s Erdogan to be inaugurated on  July 9, Gains Some More Powers

July 05, 2018

ISTANBUL - Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan acquired some additional new powers on Wednesday as part of a transition to an executive presidency that will ...

US Senator: Moscow Must Not Meddle in the 2018 Election

US Senator: Moscow Must Not  Meddle in the 2018 Election

July 05, 2018

MOSCOW — A U.S. senator who is part of a congressional delegation visiting Russia says Moscow could help improve ties by not meddling in the midterm U.S. election in November...

In Moscow, US Senator Hopes for “New Day” in US-Russia Ties

In Moscow, US Senator Hopes for  “New Day” in US-Russia Ties

July 04, 2018

MOSCOW — A the head of a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Russia said Tuesday he hopes for “a new day” in repairing relations between Russia and the U.S...

China Issues U.S. Travel Warning amid Trade Tensions

China Issues U.S. Travel Warning  amid Trade Tensions

July 04, 2018

BEIJING - China’s embassy in Washington has issued a security advisory to Chinese nationals traveling to the United States, the latest such warning as trade tension . . .

Kremlin Says Crimea Not on Agenda at Putin-Trump Summit

Kremlin Says Crimea Not on  Agenda at Putin-Trump Summit

July 03, 2018

MOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Monday the Crimean peninsula which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014 is an inseparable part of Russia and not a subject on the agenda at President...

Poll: Most Israelis Have Little Hope in Trump Peace Plan

Poll: Most Israelis Have Little  Hope in Trump Peace Plan

July 03, 2018

JERUSALEM — Israelis have little hope that a peace proposal expected to be unveiled soon by the Trump administration will succeed, according to a public opinion poll released Monday...

Xi Sends Congratulatory Message to African Union Summit

Xi Sends Congratulatory Message to  African Union Summit

July 02, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday warmly congratulated African countries and their people on the opening of the African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott, the ...

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters Defiant, But Rally Turnout Hits A Low

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters  Defiant, But Rally Turnout Hits A Low

July 02, 2018

HONG KONG - Hong Kong’s annual pro-democracy protest saw one of the lowest turnouts in history, as thousands braved sweltering heat to protest against Beijing’s tightening ...

Austria Takes Over EU Presidency with Pledge for Security

Austria Takes Over EU Presidency  with Pledge for Security

July 01, 2018

BERLIN — Austria has taken over the rotating presidency of the European Union with a pledge to better secure the 28-nation bloc’s external borders . . .

Trump Says Saudi King Agrees to Ramp up Oil Production

Trump Says Saudi King Agrees  to Ramp up Oil Production

July 01, 2018

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production, a week after OPEC ...

Turkey Says Will Not Cut Off Trade Ties to Iran at Behest of Others

Turkey Says Will Not Cut Off Trade  Ties to Iran at Behest of Others

June 30, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey will not cut off trade ties with Iran at the behest of other countries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, after the United States ...

Australia Awards US$26bn Next-Gen Warship Deal to Britain’s BAE

Australia Awards US$26bn Next-Gen Warship Deal to Britain’s BAE

June 30, 2018

SYDNEY - Australia awarded a US$26-billion contract to build a new generation of warships to British defence giant BAE Systems on Friday, as the Pacific nation undertakes ...

Mattis, China Leaders Strike Positive Tone on Talks

Mattis, China Leaders Strike  Positive Tone on Talks

June 28, 2018

BEIJING — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and a string of Chinese leaders struck a positive public tone Wednesday, talking up increased military cooperation and open ...

Australia to Pass Foreign Interference Laws amid Rising China Tensions

Australia to Pass Foreign Interference Laws amid Rising China Tensions

June 28, 2018

SYDNEY - Australia is expected to pass legislation on Thursday aimed at preventing interference by foreign governments, a move likely to further stoke tensions with major ...

Turkey Opposition Chief Says Won’t Congratulate ‘Dictator’ Erdogan

Turkey Opposition Chief Says Won’t  Congratulate ‘Dictator’ Erdogan

June 27, 2018

ANKARA - The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party on Tuesday refused to congratulate President RecepTayyip Erdogan on his decisive election victory, describing ...

EU Trade Chief Says US Was Warned of Tariff Consequences

EU Trade Chief Says US Was  Warned of Tariff Consequences

June 27, 2018

BRUSSELS — The EU’s top trade official says the U.S. knew it would face consequences if it put tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports, as motorcycle ...

Global Stocks Sink on Trade Worries, Oil Mixed

Global Stocks Sink on Trade Worries, Oil Mixed

June 26, 2018

BEIJING — Global stock markets sank Monday and oil prices were mixed amid simmering worries about U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.
KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX fell 1.3 percent ...

U.N. Envoy Due in Yemen as Strains Escalate with Houthi Missile Launch

U.N. Envoy Due in Yemen as Strains  Escalate with Houthi Missile Launch

June 26, 2018

RIYADH/ADEN - The Iran-aligned Houthi movement fired missiles at the Saudi capital Riyadh late on Sunday, escalating tensions ahead of a visit by the U.N. envoy to Yemen this ...

US Defense Chief to Visit China amid S. China Sea Tensions

US Defense Chief to Visit China amid  S. China Sea Tensions

June 25, 2018

BEIJING — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has accused China of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, visits Beijing this week as...

Trump Adviser Questions Abbas Desire for Peace with Israel

Trump Adviser Questions Abbas  Desire for Peace with Israel

June 25, 2018

JERUSALEM - US President Donald Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday questioned the ability and willingness of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to make ...

Russia Says Evidence of Syria Chemical Attacks Was Faked

Russia Says Evidence of Syria  Chemical Attacks Was Faked

June 23, 2018

MOSCOW — Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians...

UN Human Rights Council Back to Work with US Seats Empty

UN Human Rights Council Back to  Work with US Seats Empty

June 21, 2018

GENEVA — The United Nations’ Human Rights Council returned to business as usual Wednesday despite the U.S. pulling out a day earlier. Russia blasted the American move ...

Pope Says China Talks Going Well, Dialogue worth the Risk

Pope Says China Talks Going Well,  Dialogue worth the Risk

June 21, 2018

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has voiced optimism for improved ties between the Vatican and China, rejecting criticism that the Holy See may be selling out Catholics to ...

In Tit-For-Tat, Trump Threatens More Tariffs against China

In Tit-For-Tat, Trump Threatens  More Tariffs against China

June 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer ...

Saudi Entertainment Chief Sacked after Conservative Backlash

Saudi Entertainment Chief Sacked  after Conservative Backlash

June 20, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi King Salman sacked the head of the country’s entertainment authority after religiously conservative citizens . . .

UAE’s Campaign for Yemen Port City A Test of ‘Little Sparta’

UAE’s Campaign for Yemen  Port City A Test of ‘Little Sparta’

June 19, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates is a country better known for oil riches and skyscraper skylines, but right now it is prosecuting what could be a crucial ...

British PM Promises Brexit Health Service Boost

British PM Promises Brexit  Health Service Boost

June 18, 2018

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday promised a major funding boost for Britain’s state-run National Health Service, using money currently sent to the EU...

Kremlin Says All Welcome When Asked About U.S. World Cup Invite

Kremlin Says All Welcome When  Asked About U.S. World Cup Invite

June 14, 2018

MOSCOW - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be glad to host everyone in Moscow, when asked if he would invite high-ranking U.S. officials...

Brexit Could Make UK Car Sector ‘Extinct’: Business Lobby

Brexit Could Make UK Car Sector  ‘Extinct’: Business Lobby

June 14, 2018

LONDON - The president of Britain’s main business lobby on Wednesday warned that the country’s car industry risked “becoming extinct” outside ...

China Suggests Sanctions Relief for N. Korea after US Summit

China Suggests Sanctions Relief for  N. Korea after US Summit

June 13, 2018

BEIJING — China suggested Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council consider suspending or lifting sanctions against North Korea if the country is in compliance ...

For World, Trump-Kim Summit Raises Cautious Hope for Peace

For World, Trump-Kim Summit  Raises Cautious Hope for Peace

June 13, 2018

TOKYO — South Koreans cheered, Iran warned that President Donald Trump should not be trusted and China said it may be time to discuss lifting sanctions on North ...

Trump’s G7 Bust-Up Shows Risks for North Korea Summit

Trump’s G7 Bust-Up Shows  Risks for North Korea Summit

June 12, 2018

SINGAPORE - Donald Trump’s spectacular bust-up with America’s closest allies at the G7 raises the already high political stakes for ...

Global Markets Higher Ahead of Trump-Kim Meeting

Global Markets Higher  Ahead of Trump-Kim Meeting

June 12, 2018

BEIJING — Global markets mostly rose Monday as Donald Trump prepared to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following the American president’s outburst ...