Tag: US

‘Parasite’ raises hope of breakthrough for world cinema in US

by Claire LEE The Oscar nominations for South Korean black comedy "Parasite" are the latest illustration of its success in the United States, but a widespread aversion to subtitles still stands between Korean cinema and a breakthrough into English-language markets. Whether Bong Joon-ho's Golden Globe-winning dark...

US, China set to sign vital trade truce

by Heather SCOTT The world's two dominant economic powers, the United States and China, are poised to sign a trade truce Wednesday that will allow businesses around the globe to breathe a sigh of relief. Although tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of two-way trade...

US Senate leader ready to pass impeachment trial rules without Democrats

Republicans are prepared to press ahead with rules for US President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the Senate leader said Tuesday, ignoring opposition Democrats who want assurances that witnesses can be called. Mitch McConnell said he has the backing in his majority caucus to pass a...

US warns citizens in China over mystery pneumonia outbreak

Americans travelling in China should avoid animals and contact with sick people as the country grapples with a mystery pneumonia outbreak, the US embassy in China said Tuesday. The viral illness was first reported last week in Wuhan, a central Chinese city with a population...

How the world is reacting to US killing of top Iran general

The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint. The assassination was praised by US President Donald Trump's Republicans but elsewhere there were warnings of the danger it...

European companies minimise risks from US-China trade war

European companies in China have been able to minimise the effect from the tariff war between Beijing and Washington, although some are considering relocating their businesses, the EU Chamber of Commerce said Monday. The world's two biggest economies have been entangled in a lingering trade...

Uber reveals thousands of reported sexual assaults in US

by Julie JAMMOT Ridesharing leader Uber, under fire around the world for its safety record, said it had tallied nearly 6,000 sexual assaults in the United States over the past couple of years. That included more than 450 cases of rape, according to Uber's first public...

Trump committed impeachable crimes, scholars tell Congress

by Paul Handley and Michael Mathes Three constitutional scholars on Wednesday bolstered Democrats' case for impeaching Donald Trump by saying the president's actions seeking foreign interference in US elections were clear grounds for removal, as the inquiry kicked into high gear in Congress. But reflecting the...

‘Cyber Monday’ on track for record US online sales: estimate

US online sales are set to hit a new record on this week's "Cyber Monday," Adobe Analytics said, as e-commerce outlets gear up to lure shoppers in the opening days of the holiday season. Internet purchases are expected to reach $9.4 billion, a jump of...

Ex-CIA agent jailed for 19 years for spying for China

The former CIA officer who may have devastated US intelligence collection in China by giving up its network of informants to Beijing agents was sentenced on Friday to 19 years in prison. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalized US citizen who worked for the Central...