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September 5, 2017 4:30 AM China's Xi says global economy improving, urges resistance to protectionism

XIAMEN, China (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping told an international summit on Tuesday that although the global economy had improved, risk factors had also increased. Addressing the “Dialogue of Emerging Market and Developing Countries”, Xi appeared to rebuke the United States’s recent resistance to international agreements - including the Paris 56

September 4, 2017 8:46 AM What if Trump cut ties with North Korea's trade partners?

How realistic is cutting off trade ties with all of the countries that do business with North Korea? This is what US President Donald Trump has threatened on Twitter following North Korea's sixth nuclear test, its biggest so far and one it claims is the successful test of a hydrogen bomb. The international community has tried everything short of military 49

September 4, 2017 3:07 AM North Korea nuclear test: South holds live-fire missile drill

South Korea has conducted a missile drill simulating an attack on the North Korean nuclear test site, in response to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. The live-fire exercise saw ballistic missiles launched from fighter jets and the ground. It came as US defence chief James Mattis warned that any threat to the US or its allies by Pyongyang would be met with a "massive 44

September 4, 2017 1:27 AM Trump, advisers craft more orderly response to North Korea after latest test

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Sunday delivered a more orderly, less haphazard response than he has offered to other provocations by North Korea after Pyongyang conducted a powerful nuclear test that intensified the pressure on his young presidency. Trump’s handling of Pyongyang’s nuclear test reflected a more traditional approach to crisis 39

September 3, 2017 9:19 PM North Korea's nuclear tests: How should Trump respond?

North Korea's dramatic testing of a sixth nuclear device has once again raised fears of rising tensions in north-east Asia and the prospect of war breaking out on the Korean peninsula. The size of the latest test - equivalent to a 6.3 magnitude earthquake - suggests a step-change in the destructive power of the North's nuclear assets. It was five to six times 73

September 3, 2017 5:29 PM Trump says ‘we’ll see’ about attacking North Korea after announcement of hydrogen bomb test

After North Korea announced on Sunday that it successfully conducted a test of an extraordinarily powerful hydrogen bomb meant to be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), President Donald Trump said "we'll see" in regards to a possible attack on the country. A newsreader for North Korean state-run television announced the test early 65

September 3, 2017 4:18 PM ‘We’ll see,’ Trump says on potentially attacking North Korea over its nuclear test

President Trump signaled Sunday that he was not ruling out a retaliatory strike against North Korea in response to the isolated country’s overnight nuclear test, which he called “very hostile and dangerous to the United States.” Asked as he left church services whether he was planning to attack North Korea after a nuclear test that defied his blunt warnings 48

September 3, 2017 2:56 PM After North Korea Nuclear Test, Trump Saves Harshest Words for South Korea

But he took a notably harsh line on Twitter against the new liberal government of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, amid an escalating dispute over trade that threatens to weaken a central partnership in the region as North Korea races to develop a nuclear warhead capable of striking the continental United States. He was somewhat gentler in his criticism 47

September 3, 2017 8:50 AM Asian World Cup qualifying goes down to the wire

HONG KONG: Seven Asian nations will discover their World Cup fate on Tuesday as the race to Russia 2018 draws to a climax. With Iran and Japan having already booked their places at next year's finals, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Syria, Uzbekistan and China all jostle for the remaining tickets. The top two teams from both Asian 61

September 2, 2017 9:12 AM All eyes on PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping at BRICS summit

NEW DELHI: Being held in the shadow of Doklam border standoff that led to tensions for 75 days between two of the five members of the BRICS the forthcoming Summit in Xiamen (Sep 3-5) has a special significance. While all eyes will be on the meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, India at the Summit will yet again reiterate 66