Geopolitics

Trump-Xi Meeting This Week Could Head Off a Global Recession or Worsen Outlook China
Trump-Xi Meeting This Week Could Head Off a Global Recession or Worsen Outlook

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Japan later this week to discuss their nations’ worsening conflict over trade and commercial relations, the course of the global economy may depend on which Donald Trump... Read More

Sen. Chuck Schumer Wants Senate to Vote on Iran, After the Democratic Debates Iran
Sen. Chuck Schumer Wants Senate to Vote on Iran, After the Democratic Debates

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer wants senators to vote on restricting the ability of the Trump administration to go to war with Iran, but he suggested Monday that vote should not take place until after this week’s... Read More

China’s Most Advanced Big Brother Experiment Is a Bureaucratic Mess China
China’s Most Advanced Big Brother Experiment Is a Bureaucratic Mess

BEIJING — The city of Suzhou, known as “the Venice of the East” for its web of intricate waterways, captured the imagination of Marco Polo when he journeyed through China more than seven centuries ago. Today it’s drawing attention for... Read More

Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting Trade
Trump, Canada's Trudeau Talk Trade and China at White House Meeting
2019-06-20 22:53:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House Thursday, to talk trade and their respective issues with China on a day otherwise dominated by concerns over an escalation in hostilities between the U.S.... Read More

UN Expert Calls for Probe of Saudi Crown Prince’s Role in Khashoggi Killing Saudi Arabia
UN Expert Calls for Probe of Saudi Crown Prince’s Role in Khashoggi Killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A United Nations expert assigned to investigate the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi government agents has recommended probing the possible role of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a conclusion that could complicate... Read More

Iran Warns Europe It Will Breach Nuclear Stockpile Cap in 10 Days Iran
Iran Warns Europe It Will Breach Nuclear Stockpile Cap in 10 Days

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran warned European nations Monday that it would breach in 10 days the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement unless they take action to alleviate the pressure of tightening U.S. sanctions in the coming weeks. The spokesman for Iran’s... Read More

Hong Kong’s Leader Apologizes as Crowds Demand Her Resignation Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Leader Apologizes as Crowds Demand Her Resignation

SINGAPORE — Hong Kong was once again the scene of enormous peaceful demonstrations Sunday, a day after the territory’s chief executive bowed to public pressure by suspending a contentious extradition bill viewed as a challenge to the city’s autonomy. Organizers... Read More

Pentagon Accuses Iran of Shooting Missiles at US Drones Iran
Pentagon Accuses Iran of Shooting Missiles at US Drones

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Sunday accused Iran of attempting to shoot down a U.S. Reaper drone on Thursday as the unmanned surveillance aircraft was flying over one of two crippled tankers in the Gulf of Oman. U.S. military officials... Read More

US-Saudi Alliance Faces Increased Scrutiny Over MBS Behavior Foreign Affairs
US-Saudi Alliance Faces Increased Scrutiny Over MBS Behavior
2019-06-14 18:56:43
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The strategic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dates back to World War II, though the primary focus in the early years of the relationship at that time was oil. The alliance between... Read More

House Committee Challenges Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
House Committee Challenges Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration faced stiff bipartisan resistance in the House on Wednesday to its plan to sell $8.1 billion worth of precision-guided munitions and other lethal weapons to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval. Testifying to the House Foreign... Read More

China’s Massive Military Spending Is Having a Ripple Effect in Region China
China’s Massive Military Spending Is Having a Ripple Effect in Region

SINGAPORE — The Asia-Pacific region is one of the fastest-growing markets for arms dealers. Economic growth, territorial disputes and long-sought military modernizations there propelled a 52% increase in defense spending over the last decade to $392 billion in 2018, according... Read More

US, Mexican Officials Give Different Accounts of Immigration Deal That Averted Tariffs Mexico
US, Mexican Officials Give Different Accounts of Immigration Deal That Averted Tariffs

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Mexican officials sought Monday to bat down criticism of the last-minute agreement they reached on immigration and tariffs, each playing to their domestic audiences with contrasting and, at times, inflated claims. Secretary of State Michael R.... Read More

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