U.S. and China trade barbs at WTO amid calls for reform

17/12/2018 20:16

The United States said on Monday that China’s “unfair competitive practices” were harming foreign companies and workers in a way that violates World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but vowed to lead reform efforts.

Trump picks Mulvaney as chief of staff - for now

15/12/2018 19:03

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to end speculation that he was having a hard time finding a new chief of staff, naming his budget chief Mick Mulvaney to the top post on a temporary basis.

Weakened May turns to Brussels for Brexit help, but EU cautious

13/12/2018 21:28

Britain’s weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure an immediate breakthrough in Brexit talks that would provide her fractured party with the kind of reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected to succeed Merkel as CDU leader

08/12/2018 10:50

 Germany’s Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a moderate former state premier, as their new leader, signaling that despite an underswell of discontent over Angela Merkel’s recent stewardship, the country’s largest party does not intend to break with her centrist policies.

U.S. will not stop Iran exporting oil, Iranian president says

04/12/2018 16:45

The United States will not be able to stop Iran exporting its oil and any move to prevent Iranian crude shipments passing through the Gulf would lead to all oil exports through the waterway being blocked, Iran’s president said on Tuesday.