Category archives for: World

Trump repeats warning to pull US out of NAFTA, again

US President Donald Trump has repeated a threat to pull the United States out of a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. In a Wednesday interview with Reuters, Trump once again threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), arguing that the move would serve US trade interests. Trump’s comments came less […]

Bus catches fire in Kazakhstan, 52 killed

A bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighboring Uzbekistan, the Kazakh Interior Ministry said. The bus was traveling along a road in Kazakhstan’s north-western Aktau region, which links the Russian city of Samara to Shymkent, a city in southern Kazakhstan close to the Uzbek border. It was […]

Russia dismisses ‘detrimental’ Vancouver summit on North Korea

Russia has criticized a recent conference that had been organized by Canada and the United States to discuss North Korea as harmful to peace on the Korean Peninsula. The conference began in the Canadian city of Vancouver on Tuesday. Participants, among them countries with little or no relevance to the Korean dispute, agreed to consider […]

Trump doubts North Korea nuclear crisis could be resolved ‘in a peaceful way’

US President Donald Trump has said he is willing to negotiate directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un over his country’s nuclear weapons program but expressed doubts the crisis could be resolved “in a peaceful way.” “I’d sit down, but I’m not sure that sitting down will solve the problem,” Trump said in a White House […]

Court notice to Pakistan PM for ‘anti-judiciary’ remarks

Lahore, The Lahore High Court has issued notice to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for making an “anti-judiciary” remarks in an “inflammatory” speech in Sialkot. Notice was also issued to the government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday when the court heard a petition alleging that the Prime Minister had termed […]

US ambassador to Panama resigns, says he cannot serve Trump

US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned, saying he no longer felt able to work for President Donald Trump. Feeley, a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, had informed the US State Department about his departure on December 27, US officials said. His resignation was not a response to Trump’s alleged use of the word […]

Germany’s Merkel risks leading weak coalition of losers

Germany’s veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel, often called the world’s most powerful woman, will embark on a fourth term with diminished influence and little vision for shaping Europe’s future, analysts say. After wrapping up more than 24 hours of talks Friday between her conservatives and the Social Democrats on forming a new “grand coalition” government, Merkel […]

Trump asks why people from ‘shithole countries’ come to US

Using the most condescending and undiplomatic language imaginable, US President Donald Trump has reportedly asked why “people from shithole countries come to” the United States. Trump made the contemptuous comments about immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African countries during a White House meeting on Thursday with lawmakers who were reportedly startled and charged that […]

Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, bolstering prospects for an end to months of political uncertainty. The agreement between party and parliamentary leaders should pave the way for detailed negotiations in coming weeks, lifting the […]

“1 North American Dead End” may become US embassy address in Moscow

The US and Russian capitals are quarreling over street signs as Washington decides to rename the street in front of the Russian embassy for a murdered Russian opposition figure. The Council of the District of Columbia said in a statement on Wednesday that it had voted unanimously to change the street name in memory of Boris Nemtsov, […]

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