Ambassadors the world over face delicate diplomatic concerns on a daily basis. It’s part and parcel for the job.
But nowhere is that truer than Jerusalem, where the US recently moved its embassy to.
These are the words China’s most powerful leaders have used to describe the state of China’s economy and the international conditions facing the trade dependent nation.
You’re better off having no deal than a bad deal. And until you scrap the bad deals you’ve signed off on, you’ll never negotiate a better one.
According to Labour’s finance spokesperson John McDonnell, Theresa May is running down the clock on negotiations with less than a month until Britain’s due date to leave on 29 March.
In an interview with US broadcasters, Bolton stated that there’s ‘no expiration date’ regarding denuclearisation talks and the ‘president is fully prepared to keep negotiating at lower levels’ or even speak face-to-face with Kim again.
Australia is lagging far behind other developed nations when it comes to cannabis legislation. The government still remains steadfastly opposed to legalising recreational use, even as we watch our allies New Zealand and Canada enjoy the economic and social benefits that come with a lack of political interference.
If there was any doubt about the desperate situation Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro finds himself in, his latest efforts to fund his government with the nation’s dwindling gold supply put those to rest.
Trump’s message to North Korea is even clearer. Play ball, or the crippling sanctions the US pushed through in 2017 and 2018 remain indefinitely.
The US has lived up to its commitment. The last four refugee children in Nauru have been flown to the US for resettlement. And the Coalition government has now succeeded in seeing all 2000 children that were in detention in 2013 released.
US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen’s testimony before the US House has devolved into a political farce. That’s no surprise.
While the first meeting was filled with more pleasantries and a vaguely worded commitment to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, there’s a lot of pressure to move beyond.
May runs the risk of thrusting the fifth-largest economy in the world — into crisis. This has led many concerned MPs to threaten to take control of Brexit from the government over a string of votes on Wednesday.
New Zealand’s previous government offered to take 150 refugees back in 2013. But since taking office, NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has continued to push for the deal, even as recently as her meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week, AAP reports.
While Australia has enjoyed huge economic benefits from China’s rise, the risks posed by the authoritarian powerhouse have grown alongside those financial gains. Until recently however, those risks have been mostly papered over by the European Union.
The second face to face summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un takes place at the end of this week. And the whole world is hoping that Trump can steer Kim towards a path of peace and reconciliation.
Labour has said it will put forward an amendment — calling on the government to adopt its Brexit proposals, which would include a permanent customs union with the EU, and close alignment with the bloc’s single market — attempting to make the transition as soon as possible.
The US led war in Afghanistan now counts as America’s longest running conflict. But new efforts by the Trump administration may finally put an end to that, offering relief to war weary US forces and Afghan citizens alike.
According to RAW, US President Donald Trump has said trade talks with China this weekend had been ‘very productive’ — in working ahead of a 1 March deadline for the imposition of further US tariffs on Chinese imports.
Warren has turned her socialist sights from Native Americans to black Americans. In a proposal that could bankrupt the already deeply indebted US government, Warren says she supports the government issuing reparations to black Americans economically affected by slavery.
Trump had a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier this week. During the phone call Erdogan, who has previously voiced his concerns over the US troop withdrawals, talked strategy and safe zones in Syria with Trump.
Just recently, the norther port of Dalian enacted the ban — additionally capping overall coal imports from all sources for 2019, at 12 million tonnes, according to Reuters. The ban comes as other major ports in China prolong clearing times for Australian coal — at least for another 40 days.
Trump has often stated that North Korea has ‘enormous’ economic potential if it opened its doors to the rest of the world. With South Korea — where per capita GDP tops US$30,000 — as an example, the North has a lot to gain by complying.
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16 states have filed a joint lawsuit to block Trump’s national emergency declaration, meant to fund the border wall. Trump doesn’t appear concerned though. Having already appointed two new judges to the nine-member US Supreme Court, he has every reason to feel confident the lawsuit will get knocked down.
When you think of China, you probably don’t imagine a country struggling to add more people. Beijing alone, after all, is home to more than 21.5 million residents. And China’s total population exceeds 1.4 billion people. So, why the push for millions more babies?
EU and British negotiators, still deadlocked on Brexit details, would do well to look towards Australia and the local wine industry lobbyists. They might even consider pouring a few glasses before returning to the negotiating table.
Trump plans to meet with Kim Jong-un on 27–28 February in Vietnam. The plan is to further discuss the ultimate denuclearisation of Pyongyang, but the US President has said that he is in no particular hurry for this to happen.
It all comes following an interview given by former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, who said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed removing the president from office in 2017, after the removal of FBI director James Comey.
There are few charges as grave as treason. And for good reason. Acting against your nation is akin to acting against your family. In the US, a conviction can see you jailed for life. Or face the firing squad.