Transgender candidates could make history in upcoming races
Transgender candidates, running for political office in unprecedented numbers in the United States this year, could make history in upcoming primary elections by securing Democratic Party nominations in races in three states.
US beats Australia 3-1 at women’s softball worlds
Monica Abbott had 18 strikeouts and the United States defeated Australia 3-1 in the playoffs of the women's world softball championship
Germany maintains large surplus with US despite trade friction
Germany's exports to the United States in the first half of this year were worth 24.4 billion euros (S$38.4 billion) more than its imports of US goods, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed on Friday (Aug 10).
Trade war threatens reign of luxury stocks
An escalating trade war between the United States and China could abruptly end a glittering stock market run for luxury goods firms, with some investors already put off by lofty valuations in a sector powered by shoppers in the two countries.
Will Preserve Know-How Despite Denuclearisation: North Korea
North Korea will preserve its nuclear know-how despite its promise of denuclearisation to the United States, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said during a visit to Tehran, Iranian media reported on... ......
Pakistan's Imran Khan calls for more 'trustworthy' ties with U.S.
Pakistani prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan called for more "trustworthy" ties with the United States which have frayed amid U.S. accusations that Pakistan is aiding Islamist insurgents waging war in Afghanistan, something Islamabad denies. Khan, who is due to be sworn-in as premier next week after his July 25 election victory, met acting U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan John F. Hoover on Wednesday and said the ups and downs in relations had led to a "trust deficit". Washington has suspended aid and military assistance to Pakistan.
Russian prime minister warns US against ramping up sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s prime minister has sternly warned the United States against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will strike back with economic, political and unspecified “other” means. Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that if the U.S. introduces sanctions against Russian banks as some reports indicated, Moscow will see that as a declaration of an [...]
US bank ban would be economic war: Moscow
Russia would consider it an economic war if the United States imposed a ban on banks or a particular currency, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says, the TASS state news agency reports.
Ongoing Trade Dispute With US Sparking Rare Clashes Within Chinese LeadershipOlder articles »
CNBC reported on Thursday there was growing unrest inside of the top ranks of China's Communist Party over the simmering trade war with the United States, according to four sources close to the government who said they believed the Chinese stance was furthering the U.S. position on the feud. Even though President Xi Jinping has tightened his grip on power, he's still facing a wave of criticisms about the escalating trade war throughout the highest levels of the government, including Xi's ideology chief and strategist Wang Huning. Wang has faced increasing criticism by the Chinese leader over creating "an excessively nationalistic image for the country" through his "China Dream" plan. The...