Tag: USA

‘It’s our America,’ reminds Michelle Obama

Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice Friday to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump's attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying "there's a place for all of us." "What truly makes our country great is its diversity... Whether we are born here...

It’s Biden vs rest of Democrats in 1st 2020 debate clash

by Michael Mathes For Democrats seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020, the rubber meets the road in Miami this week, where Joe Biden will defend his frontrunner status as presidential candidates finally square off face to face. Americans are bracing for the nation's biggest political...

PM Lee: Relations between US and China can be ‘poisoned irreversibly,’ third-world countries could become collateral damage

Bangkok – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said during the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit on June 23 (Sunday) that Singapore “must expect some fallout” from the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China. PM Lee told reporters that the economy...

Under Trump, currencies may become next global battleground

by Heather SCOTT President Donald Trump's renewed focus on what he calls "unfair" exchange rates could presage a new global battlefield that has the potential to do great damage to the world economy. Trump has spent two years attacking the underpinnings of the global trading system,...

U.S., China should prevent “military incidents” in South China Sea

By Anbound Malaysia In a recent development of the tensions in the South China Sea, Australian navy helicopter pilots claimed Chinese fishing boats hit them with laser beams during a recent Indo-Pacific Endeavour military exercise. Observers accompanying the choppers in the military exercise suspected the laser...

Indonesia returns five containers of waste to the US

Jakarta, Indonesia | AFP | Saturday 6/15/2019 Indonesia has returned five containers of rubbish to the United States and will not become a "dumping ground", officials said Saturday, the latest Southeast Asian country to return imported waste. The containers were supposed to contain only paper scrap, according to the customs documents....

UK minister signs US bid to extradite Assange

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Thursday 6/13/2019  Britain's interior minister said Thursday he had certified the US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage grounds in a procedural move that opens the way for a court battle. The US Justice Department confirmed on Tuesday that it had submitted...

Pompeo restricts gay pride flags at embassies, US confirms

Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 6/11/2019 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has barred US embassies from flying the rainbow flag of the gay pride movement on flagpoles, the State Department confirmed Monday after criticism. Pompeo, an evangelical Christian, has said that he defines marriage...

How Will the US-China Trade War End?

By: Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng HONG KONG – Dashing hopes of a quick agreement on trade relations with China, US President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed punitive tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods. Now that the Chinese government has responded with new...

Trump, in NYT interview, calls border wall talks ‘waste of time’ and denies investigations

In an interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump called the talks on the US-Mexico border wall a “waste of time”. Mr Trump indicated he would most likely take action on his own as he sought $5.7 billion (£4.4bn) for a wall on the...