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  • Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him

    May 23, 2017 4:28 AM

    Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press But Trump's historic gestures in Jerusalem were shadowed even here by reminders of tumult back home. In this second stop on his maiden foreign trip, Trump unexpectedly offered a new defense of his disclosure of classified information to Russian diplomats in a recent Oval Office meeting. Standing alongside

  • China flexes muscle in spy games against US

    May 23, 2017 3:33 AM 4

    A cartoon posted in a dusty alleyway in the heart of Beijing warns passersby not to fall prey to the charms of foreign men: they might be spies. It is a graphic reminder of a struggle usually waged in the shadows, and a sign of the Chinese government's intensifying campaign against espionage. The poster's comic book tale of love gone wrong ends in tears

  • Chinese companies wary of political risks on Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” summit

    May 23, 2017 3:19 AM 5

    Promote your Business on Economictimes.com for free and reach out to millions of potential Customers As the global limelight fades from President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road” summit, the main actors -- Chinese state-owned companies -- are warning about the political risks they face along the route. Earlier this month Xi outlined plans to direct as much as 840 billion

  • The Key Spending Cuts and Increases in Trump’s Budget

    May 23, 2017 2:50 AM 4

    The budget includes new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits, expected to reduce the practice of “defensive medicine,” saving Medicare $31 billion over 10 years. It also proposes raising about $36 billion in new federal revenue by selling off major American energy resources and infrastructure, opening up vast new areas of public land for oil and gas drilling

  • Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

    May 23, 2017 2:48 AM 3

    SEOUL, South Korea — Former President Park Geun-hye was somber in court Tuesday as she was accused of bribery and leaking government secrets at a criminal trial that could send South Korea’s first female leader to prison for life if she is convicted. In handcuffs, her eyes downcast, Park was escorted by police into court in her first public appearance

  • BREAKING: Terror attack eyed in blast at Ariana Grande concert

    May 23, 2017 12:51 AM 4

    LONDON, United Kingdom — Police are eyeing terrorism in the blast that hit the concert of American pop singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena in England Monday night. A total of 19 people have been killed so far and about 50 others injured following a suspected blast that Manchester police are treating as a terrorist incident, authorities in the northern

  • Trump’s ‘Principled Realism’ Is Not Very Realistic about Islam

    May 22, 2017 10:50 PM 2

    The principal fiction in the president’s speech in Saudi Arabia was the claim that we share ‘common values’ with the sharia society. That was the question I could not shake from my mind while listening to President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to dozens of Sunni Islamic leaders and a global television audience. There were certainly some positives

  • With huge arms deal, US pivots back to Saudis. How does it affect the region?

    May 22, 2017 8:03 PM 5

    putting it in perspective The $110 billion deal places US squarely on Saudi side in its rivalry with Iran, and is likely to further embolden Saudi Arabia in its devastating war in Yemen, analysts say. May 22, 2017 Istanbul, Turkey—The $110 billion arms deal President Trump signed with Saudi Arabia may ultimately be as destabilizing in the Middle East as it is good for business

  • Peace on the Korean Peninsula must start in the shadows

    May 22, 2017 7:39 PM 7

    A recent North Korea policy review under the Trump administration has christened the new U.S. strategy toward Pyongyang — “maximum pressure and engagement.” The strategy calls for increasing pressure on North Korea with China’s help while holding out the promise of future engagement. In line with this new strategic framework, it is time for bold new ideas

  • Turkey publicly chastises U.S. ambassador for violent D.C. protests

    May 22, 2017 4:35 PM 2

    Ankara publicly scolded the Trump White House on Monday, haranguing America’s top diplomat in Turkey over violent protests that took place in Washington during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit last week. U.S. Ambassador John Bass was called to the Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday to receive a “written and verbal protest” over the “the aggressive