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Trump Lawyer Says Past Tax Returns Show No Russian Income

President Donald Trump dismissed the idea of releasing his tax returns in return for Democratic support for his proposed tax cuts, an idea floated by an interviewer in a story published Thursday. The magazine asked whether Trump would put releasing his tax returns on the table in negotiations with Congress about a tax reform bill he aims to push through. Read More »

U.S., China Strike Trade Deal On Beef, Poultry And Natural Gas

Under the accord, the United States invites Chinese companies to import US -produced liquefied natural gas . Initial reaction on the US stock market was relatively subdued after the announcement late on Thursday, part of Washington's drive to cut its trade deficit with Beijing . Read More »

Korean Leaders Discuss North's Missile

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But on Sunday, the Trump administration seemed to throw cold water on the idea of talks with North Korea. Moon asked for a review of a missile system that is being developed to protect South Korea. South Korea's newly elected President Moon Jae-in, who is seeking deeper engagement with the North, said it was a " reckless provocation ". The foreign ministry said Seoul's chief negotiator on the North Korean nuclear issue also had phone talks with his U.S. Read More »

United States says it supports China's infrastructure connectivity plan

Widodo is in Beijing for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on Sunday and Monday. "US firms can offer the best-value goods and services required over the life of a project", said Pottinger, who is special assistant to Trump and the National Security Council's senior director for East Asia. Read More »

Britain Says It's a Natural Partner for China's New Silk Road

But he did not refer to India's objection to the Dollars 50- billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the B&R initiative that runs through Gilgit and Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). The English-language newspaper China Daily has bombarded social media with quirky videos, including an American father telling his daughter bedtime stories about Xi's programme and children singing, "We'll share the goodness now, the Belt and Road is how". Read More »

North Korea tests missile, raises new fears in Pacific

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North Korea on Sunday launched a ballistic missile which flew around 700 km, the South Korean Joints Chief of Staff (JCS) said. The statement also pointed out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan, and that President Donald Trump "cannot imagine that Russian Federation is pleased". Read More »

India skips China's OBOR summit in Beijing

China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost global development since Xi unveiled the plan in 2013, aiming to expand links between Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond underpinned by billions of dollars in infrastructure investment. Read More »

Campaign to retake Mosul gains fresh momentum

Haider al-Abadi remarks came in a statement on Friday morning following a report that talks are ongoing between Iraq and the United States on maintaining American forces in the Islamic country. The ISIS militants are now "besieged" in all areas they control in Mosul and are "under the fireline" of the Iraqi forces, Brig. Meanwhile, Iraqi forces pushed further into Mosul from the north on the second day of a new push to speed up the almost seven-month attempt to dislodge Daesh, commanders ... Read More »

The four people being interviewed on Saturday — FBI director job

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Also on the show this week: how CBC News investigated Canadian links to Russian Federation money-laundering and a follow-up on a CBC Marketplace investigation into labelling of homeopathic remedies. Much of Trump's ire has been focused on the communications team, all of whom were caught off guard by Comey's ouster. And, by extension, to attempt to bully anyone who might cross him. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron to be sworn-in as 25th French President

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Outgoing French President Francois Hollande , left, greets President-elect Emmanuel Macron before the handover ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris . Macron on Monday will visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, a traditional first trip to France's most important partner that will be a test of his ability to jump-start the relationship that has driven Europe since the end of World War II. Read More »

Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile test

Sunday's launch flew further and higher than the intermediate-range missile North Korea successfully tested in February from the same area, which South Korean missile experts believe to be an upgraded Pukguksong-2. Hua says countries "should not do things that further escalate tensions in the region". A statement said that the missile was sacked from near Kusong City, in North Phyongan province, and that the South Korean and USA militaries are analyzing the details. Read More »

Chinese Chicken Is Headed To America. But It's Really All About Beef

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The move would allow China to diversify its supply and provide a significant market for American suppliers - though the expansion could boost prices for USA consumers. In agreements with other countries, China has stipulated several requirements, including cattle age, no use of growth promotants and individual animal identification, among others. Read More »

Poster of pope and 'devilish' Trump kissing appears in Rome

Pope Francis on Saturday said he will withhold judgment of Donald Trump until the two have a chance to speak during the president's visit to the Vatican next week. Anticipation has been high in recent days about the Trump-Francis meeting, which the president will be undertaking as part of his first foreign trip. Read More »

South Korea leader willing to visit North

Chinese leaders don't often make congratulatory telephone calls to new foreign leaders right after they take office, normally sending envoys days or weeks later carrying personal letters instead. "In face of the impeachment and arrest of an incumbent president, our people opened the path toward the future for the Republic of Korea", said Moon, referring to South Korea's formal name. Read More »

United States signs global declaration on climate change despite Trump's past statements

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Delegates plan to continue work on several issues, including climate change, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US will remain a member of the council. But U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says his country continues to review its own policies. " In order to promote health and well-being in the Arctic we must balance environmental protection with economic stability,"said Canada's Bill Erasmus, global chair for the Arctic Athabaskan Council, which has members in Canada and ... Read More »

Japan, US, South Korea Discussed North Korea on Phone Call: Japan's Abe

Security Council resolutions and a "serious challenge" to worldwide peace and security. The missile landed "so close to Russian soil. the president can not imagine that Russia is pleased", the statement said. Choe Son Hui, the North's Foreign Ministry director general for US affairs, spoke to reporters while in transit in Beijing after attending a conference with former USA officials in Norway. Read More »

Xi Jinping hails new age of globalisation at Silk Road summit

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Despite China's public defence of free trade, Beijing faces mounting complaints that the government is hampering or reducing market access to foreign companies. The launch was seen as a challenge to a new South Korean president who was elected last week and came as U.S., Japanese and European naval forces gathered for war games in the Pacific. Read More »

Trump hosts Russians, Kissinger at White House day after Comey firing

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They quickly filled the vacuum with their own pictures of the meeting with Mr Trump, Mr Sergey V Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and Mr Sergey I Kislyak, Moscow's ambassador to the United States. He said Russian Federation was aware that relations with the United States were sputtering against an "abnormal background" and all the "noise" raised about the nature of those relations. Read More »

ASEAN leaders air concerns over threats to peace, stability

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Duterte also vouched for the non-interference principle of the Asean region, a principle the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights criticized as an excuse by Asean governments in blocking human rights protections under global law. China has sparked regional concern by turning reefs and shoals in contested areas into artificial islands, installing military facilities and air strips on some of them. Read More »

Trump 'was always going to fire' Federal Bureau of Investigation chief

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Comey informed lawmakers of that request after the Senate Intelligence Committee, conducting its own investigation, asked the FBI to speed up its inquiry, a source told the Reuters news agency. "My decision", Trump said. My decision. I was going to fire Comey. Last week, Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about his concerns over McCabe's financial ties to McAuliffe. Read More »

Did North Korea Launch Another Ballistic Missile?

In a statement issued Saturday night, the White House press secretary points out that the missile landed closer to Russian Federation than to Japan. "With the missile impacting so close to Russian soil - in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan - the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased", the statement said. Read More »

South Korea military: North Korea fires missile

Trump has also said he would be "honored" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un under the right circumstances. "The launch also comes as troops from the U.S., Japan and two European nations gather near Guam for drills that are partly a message to North Korea. Read More »