Tag: US

China wants US trade deal but ‘not afraid’ to fight: Xi

by Laurent Thomet and Helen Roxburgh President Xi Jinping said Friday that China wants to reach an initial trade deal with the United States but is "not afraid" to fight back when necessary. It is rare for Xi to speak so directly about the trade war,...

US-China trade war could spark real war: Kissinger

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned Thursday that an armed conflict could break out between the United States and China if they fail to resolve their trade war. The sober remarks from Kissinger, who was instrumental in normalising diplomatic relations between Washington and...

US executes gay man who said trial tainted by homophobia

The US state of South Dakota on Monday executed an inmate who said that jurors at his trial were prejudiced against him because he was gay. Charles Rhines, 63, was put to death by lethal injection soon after the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch appeal...

US writer sues Trump for defamation after alleged rape

A prominent US magazine columnist who says Donald Trump raped her more than two decades ago sued the president for defamation on Monday after he ridiculed her as "not my type." E. Jean Carroll, 75, filed the lawsuit in a New York court, claiming Trump's...

Iran marks 1979 embassy siege with anti-US fervour

by Amir HAVASI With anti-American slogans and effigies mocking President Donald Trump, thousands rallied outside the former US embassy in Tehran on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis. Amid renewed tensions with Washington, state television showed rallies taking place in several...

In Detroit, elusive black voters could upend 2020 Democrats

by Elodie CUZIN Outside the dilapidated Michigan home where civil rights icon Malcolm X once lived, Aaron Sims hesitated before confiding that he voted for Donald Trump. In majority-black Detroit and across the nation, African Americans overwhelmingly support Democrats. But in 2016, their voter participation dropped...

Trump impeachment probe claims ‘dramatic progress’

by Paul HANDLEY The leader of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump said Tuesday that witnesses had provided substantial support for allegations that Trump illegally tried to force Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. While the White House and Trump's personal lawyer Rudy...

Apple slams EU as epic court battle over tax bill begins

by Catherine KURZAWA Apple went on the offensive against Brussels in an EU court on Tuesday, fighting the European Commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes. The EU's tax demand, made three years ago, "defies reality and...

Experts to criticize US aviation authority over 737 MAX: source

A panel of global civil aviation authorities is expected to criticize the US Federal Aviation Administration's approval of Boeing's 737 MAX, which has been grounded for six months following two crashes, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The panel, known as the Joint...

Almost 50,000 GM workers on strike, auto-maker shares slide

by Joseph Szczesny Almost 50,000 US auto workers went on strike on Monday in a pay dispute with General Motors, the largest industrial action to hit the carmaker in more than a decade. Workers from 31 plants opted to walk out after talks between the company...