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No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations

He didn’t shove anyone this time, but President Donald Trump’s body language during NATO events Wednesday suggested his relationships with key U.S. allies aren’t exactly buddy-buddy. No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations He didn’t shove anyone this time, but President Donald Trump’s body language during NATO events Wednesday suggested his relationships… link: No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 12th, 2018

S. Korea offers to talk with North on Olympic cooperation

HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month's Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul's quick proposal following a rare rapprochement overture from the North a day earlier offers the possibility of better ties after a year that saw a nuclear standoff increase fear of war on the Korean Peninsula. In a closely watched New Year's address, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that he was willing to send a delegation to the Olympics, though he also repeated fiery nuclear threats against the United States. Analysts say Kim may be trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its ally Washington in a bid to reduce international isolation and sanctions against North Korea. Kim's overture was welcome news for a South Korean government led by liberal President Moon Jae-in, who favors dialogue to ease the North's nuclear threats and wants to use the Olympics as a chance to improve inter-Korean ties. Moon's unification minister, Cho Myoung-gyon, proposed in a nationally televised news conference that the two Koreas meet Jan. 9 at the shared border village of Panmunjom to discuss Olympic cooperation and how to improve overall ties. Earlier Tuesday, Moon spoke of what he described as Kim's positive response to his earlier dialogue overtures and ordered officials to study how to restore talks with North Korea and get the North to participate in the Olympics. North Korea did not immediately react. But if there are talks, they would be the first formal dialogue between the Koreas since December 2015. Relations between the Koreas have plunged as North Korea has expanded its weapons programs amid a hard-line stance by Moon's conservative predecessors. Last year, North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test and test-launched three intercontinental ballistic missiles as part of its push to possess a nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. The North was subsequently hit with toughened U.N. sanctions, and Kim and President Donald Trump exchanged warlike rhetoric and crude personal insults against each other. Kim said in his speech Monday that North Korea last year achieved the historic feat of "completing" its nuclear forces. Outside experts say that it's only a matter of time before the North acquires the ability to hurl nuclear weapons at the mainland U.S., but that the country still has a few technologies to master, such as a warhead's ability to survive atmospheric re-entry. Talks could provide a temporary thaw in strained inter-Korean ties, but conservative critics worry that they may only earn the North time to perfect its nuclear weapons. After the Olympics, inter-Korean ties could become frosty again because the North has made it clear it has no intention of accepting international calls for nuclear disarmament and instead wants to bolster its weapons arsenal in the face of what it considers increasing U.S. threats. "Kim Jong Un's strategy remains the same. He's developing nukes while trying to weaken international pressure and the South Korea-U.S. military alliance and get international sanctions lifted," said Shin Beomchul of the Seoul-based Korea National Diplomatic Academy. He said the North might also be using its potential Olympic participation as a chance to show its nuclear program is not intended to pose a threat to regional peace. In his address Monday, Kim said the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. He said he has a "nuclear button" on his office desk, warning that "the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike." He called for improved ties and a relaxation of military tensions with South Korea, saying the Winter Olympics could showcase the status of the Korean nation. But Kim also repeated that South Korea must stop annual military exercises with the United States, which he calls an invasion rehearsal against the North. About 28,500 American troops are stationed in South Korea to help deter potential aggression from the North, a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty......»»

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Trump invites Duterte to Washington

FROSTY relations between Manila and Washington may be thawing, as signaled by their conciliatory official statements over the weekend that bared US President Donald J. Trump’s invitation for President Rodrigo R. Duterte to visit Washington D.C......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2017

At historic summit, Trump refuses to confront Putin on vote row

HELSINKI, Finland – To outrage in Washington, President Donald Trump on Monday, July 16, lent weight to Russian denials of meddling in US elections at his inaugural summit with Vladimir Putin , where the pair championed a fresh start in relations between the world's leading nuclear powers.  The US and Russian presidents came out ........»»

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What do Putin and Trump expect from the Helsinki summit?

  MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet in Finland on Monday, July 16, for their first one-on-one summit. With relations between their two countries at lows not seen since the Cold War, the pair will have their work cut out to bring anything ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Trump nominates conservative judge Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court – Manila Video

President Donald Trump nominates conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, a decision likely to cement a rightward tilt on the top judicial body with momentous implications for American society. source link: Trump nominates conservative judge Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Trump nominates conservative Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – President Donald Trump Monday, July 9, nominated conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, a decision set to  tilt the top judicial body further to the right with momentous implications for American society. A former advisor to George W. Bush who now sits on the US Court ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Trump orchestrates a 'Supreme' show at a critical time

In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, to announce Judge Neil Gorsuch, standing with his wife Louise, as his nominee for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Iran threatens to reduce cooperation with UN nuclear watchdog

Iran could reduce its co-operation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog, President Hassan Rouhani told the body’s head on Wednesday, as he blamed U.S. President Donald Trump for the “new situation.” Source link link: Iran threatens to reduce cooperation with UN nuclear watchdog.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Trump Trade War: Canada retaliates with $12.6B tariffs on U.S. goods

In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada announced Friday, June 29, billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Trump and Putin to stage long-awaited summit in Finland

Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will hold their long-awaited first summit next month in the Finnish capital Helsinki, at what could prove a historic turning point in international relations. The July 16 head-to-head between the US and Russian leaders will follow a NATO summit in Brussels that Washington’s European partners fear will serve as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Trump-Putin meeting to follow NATO gathering at tense moment

President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland next month comes after what will likely be a tense gathering with NATO allies and follows Trump's repeated calls to improve relations with Russia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Trump-Putin meeting to follow NATO gathering at tense moment

President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland next month comes after what will likely be a tense gathering with NATO allies and follows Trump's repeated calls to improve relations with Russia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Trump-Putin meeting to follow NATO gathering at tense moment

President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland next month comes after what will likely be a tense gathering with NATO allies and follows Trump's repeated calls to improve relations with Russia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Mattis becomes first US defense chief to visit China under Trump

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday became the first Pentagon chief to visit China since 2014, starting a three-day trip with a goal of improving security dialogue with Beijing despite increasingly fraught Sino-US relations. Source link link: Mattis becomes first US defense chief to visit China under Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

U.S. withdraws from cesspool UN rights body

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, June 19, condemning the "hypocrisy" of its members and its alleged "unrelenting bias" against Israel. The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, came to Washington to announce the decision alongside President Donald Trump's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Canada-US relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff

For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians — widely seen as some of the nicest, politest people on Earth — absorb Donald Trump's insults against their prime minister and attacks on their country's trade policies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Canada-US relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff

For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians — widely seen as some of the nicest, politest people on Earth — absorb Donald Trump's insults against their prime minister and attacks on their country's trade policies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Mexico, Canada welcome hosting 2026 World Cup with U.S. despite frayed ties

MOSCOW — The leaders of Mexico and Canada gleefully cheered winning the right to host the 2026 World Cup jointly with the United States on Wednesday, emphasizing unity at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump has frayed relations with the two neighbours during his 18 months in office. Trump, who as part of a tougher U.S. immigration […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Germany says `isolationist’ Trump opens global power vacuum

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called on the European Union to unite and fill the void left by the U.S. drawback from global agreements that have underpinned trans-Atlantic relations for decades. Maas’s warning that the post-World War II order “no longer exists” signals that Germany is starting to confront a president who seems to delight […] The post Germany says `isolationist’ Trump opens global power vacuum appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

U.S. unveils milestone new de facto embassy in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The United States on Tuesday, June 12,  unveiled a new $255 million de facto embassy in Taiwan in what was hailed as a "milestone" in relations, drawing the ire of China which considers the self-ruled island as part of its territory. Donald Trump's administration is moving to strengthen ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018