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Trump: No Further Action Against Saudi Arabia for ‚Terrible‘ Khashoggi Killing

November 20, 2018No Comments

President Donald Trump released a statement on Tuesday afternoon denouncing the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as a “terrible” crime and an action the United States “does not condone,” but he also indicated he would take n…

Hayward: APEC Summit an Unexpected Disaster for China

November 19, 2018No Comments

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit (APEC) concluded on Sunday without issuing a joint statement for the first time in the organization’s 25-year history.

Hardline Turkish Paper Warns ‘War Will Break Out’ if Saudi Crown Prince Remains in Power

November 17, 2018No Comments

Turkey’s Yeni Safak, a newspaper that supports President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published an editorial on Friday by its most energetic columnist, Ibrahim Karagul, warning that war will erupt across the Middle East if Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salm…

Kim Jong-Un Inspects North Korea’s ‘Newly-Developed Ultramodern’ Mystery Weapon

November 17, 2018No Comments

North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency reported on Friday that dictator Kim Jong-un inspected a “newly-developed ultramodern” tactical weapon system at an undisclosed location. North Korean media clearly intended the report to be provocative, but Sou…

State: Sanctions ‘Not the Last’ U.S. Will Have to Say About Khashoggi Killing

November 16, 2018No Comments

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday the sanctions imposed against 17 Saudis linked to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi will not be the Trump administration’s final word on the subject.

Study: China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Infrastructure Project Running Low on Funding

November 16, 2018No Comments

China’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure initiative (BRI) appears to be running low on both government and private funds, according to a study published on Wednesday by the American Enterprise Institute.

Chinese-Born German Engineer Charged with Stealing Industrial Secrets

November 16, 2018No Comments

German prosecutors on Thursday announced criminal charges against two Chinese-born German citizens accused of stealing data from a chemical reactor project and exploiting it for commercial gain in China.

Pence: Trump to Meet with Kim Jong-Un Next Year, ‘We Need to See Results’

November 15, 2018No Comments

Vice President Mike Pence said from the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit on Thursday that President Donald Trump will hold a second meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un next year. Pence said Kim will be e…

Chinese Government ‚Disappears‘ More than a Dozen Marxist Labor Activists

November 14, 2018No Comments

Chinese students and university alumni expressed alarm on Tuesday over the disappearance of more than a dozen young labor activists last weekend. Eyewitness accounts say the police and, at least on one occasion, unidentified black-clad men kidnapped them.

U.S. State Department: Iran Spends $1 Billion a Year on Terrorism

November 14, 2018No Comments

At a press briefing on Tuesday hosted by spokeswoman Heather Nauert, the State Department emphasized how much support Iran provides to terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas.