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February 24, 2017 1:22 AM Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys

MEXICO CITY Mexico on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies to two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, giving a chilly reply to the new administration's hard line on immigration, trade and security. Comments by Trump about a "military operation" to deport criminals added to the tense atmosphere, and prompted a clarification 3

February 23, 2017 6:49 AM US envoy Tillerson in Mexico to soothe ties

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Mexican leaders on Thursday to try to calm a row over President Donald Trump’s trade and immigration policies. Trump has outraged Mexico by vowing to build a wall along the border to keep out migrants, whom he branded rapists and criminals during his presidential campaign. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 3

February 18, 2017 3:57 PM US lawmakers want North Korea added back to terrorism blacklist

This combination of file photos shows Kim Jong Nam, left, exiled half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan, on May 4, 2001, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang. The apparent assassination of the North Korean leader’s estranged half-brother is strengthening bipartisan calls for the US to re-list Pyongyang 6

February 18, 2017 11:00 AM Michael Flynn, General Chaos

What the removal of Flynn as the national-security adviser reveals about Donald Trump’s White House.  Two days before the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth President of the United States, Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general and former intelligence officer, sat down in a Washington restaurant. On the tablecloth, he placed a leather-bound 21

February 17, 2017 4:00 PM Electronics seen to recover this year after flat export growth in 2016

MANILA, Philippines - After finishing flat in 2016, Philippine electronics exports are seen regaining their strength this year. Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (SEIPI) president Dan Lachica told The STAR yesterday the group is maintaining its five to six percent growth forecast for electronics exports for 2017 despite 8

February 17, 2017 12:15 PM Samsung Heir’s Arrest in South Korea Intensifies Calls for Cleanup

The arrest was “just the beginning,” said Sim Sang-jeung, an opposition lawmaker who has campaigned for transparency at the largest companies. She warned against a tendency among the law enforcement agencies to treat major corporate chiefs with kid gloves. “We needed to see whether prosecutors ask for a sentence befitting his crimes and whether he is convicted 12

February 17, 2017 8:19 AM Explainer: American protectionism a bad sign for the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte’s reorientation towards Asia might have been more prophetic than we first thought. During the campaign, Donald Trump made a number of controversial remarks, riding on the growing wave of protectionist sentiment in the United States and around the world. He capitalized on the rising discontentment among the middle class by promising 2

February 14, 2017 12:50 AM Canada’s Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House

WASHINGTON— A political odd couple, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resolutely played up their similarities at their first meeting Monday, even as obvious differences lurked behind their public smiles. After their White House meeting, the North American neighbors emerged to hail their close ties, with Trump promising 5

February 10, 2017 4:38 PM PH trade deficit doubles to $24.92 billion in 2016

The country’s merchandise trade grew 5.8 percent last year backed by double-digit growth of imports that offset exports decline, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Based on a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority, the full-year 2016 total trade reached $137.4B, with the 14.2 percent growth in imports mitigating 5

February 9, 2017 11:40 PM In letter to China, Trump says he wants ‘constructive relationship’

HONG KONG — President Donald Trump has sent a letter to his Chinese counterpart saying he looked forward to developing a “constructive relationship” with Beijing, the latest in a series of conciliatory signals by the new administration after months of heated rhetoric aimed at the United States’ largest trading partner. The letter, dated Wednesday, also thanked 7