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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 17:06 WIB

European Union foreign ministers on Monday turned up the pressure on Turkey after approving an initial batch of sanctions against the country over its drilling for gas in waters where EU member Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. The ministers said in a statement that in light of Turkey's "continued and new illegal drilling activities,'' they were suspending talks on an air transport agreement and would call on the European Investment Bank to œreview'' it's lending to the country. They also backed a proposal by the EU's executive branch to reduce financial assistance to Turkey for next...

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan cannot give South Korean exports preferential treatment because the country is not abiding by an agreement regarding wartime issues that Japan insists have been resolved. Abe was objecting to criticism over escalating tensions between the two neighbors amid disputes over Koreans forced to work as laborers during World War II. He was defending a decision announced Monday to impose restrictions on Japan's exports of semiconductor-related materials to South Korea. As of Thursday, exports of some materials used in manufacturing computer...

Trump-Kim Handshake May Be Meaningless Without Bridging Denuclearization Differences
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 19:07 WIB | Global

President Donald Trump may have jumpstarted a new round of working-level talks with Pyongyang at his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but experts say their handshake is meaningless unless negotiators make a headway in bridging the countries divergent approaches toward denuclearization. œIt was great being with Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea this weekend, Trump tweeted on Monday, the day after the two leaders met. œWe had a great meeting¦I look forward to seeing him again soon¦In the meantime, our team will be meeting to work on some solutions to very...

Lagarde's ECB Nomination Thrusts IMF into Early Succession Race
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 11:02 WIB | Global

The nomination of Christine Lagarde as European Central Bank president on Tuesday has thrust the International Monetary Fund into an early, unanticipated search for a new leader amid a raging trade war that has darkened the outlook for global growth. Lagarde in a brief announcement said she was "honored" by the nomination and would temporarily relinquish her duties as IMF managing director during the nomination period. Her appointment is subject to approval by a fractious European Parliament. If approved, she would take over as ECB president from Mario Draghi on Oct. 31. But in...

Trump to Headline Revamped July 4th Celebrations
Tuesday, 2 July 2019 23:37 WIB | Global

America's businessman president plans to rebrand the Fourth of July by injecting himself into the celebration, showcasing the U.S. military, and relocating and extending the iconic fireworks show. President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Independence Day Thursday evening. A special VIP section will be established in the area and tickets to these premier spots will be given out by the White House. The president has also directed the Pentagon to provide military vehicles, including tanks, for display at the celebrations. The order...

To Journalists, Trump-Putin Banter About Getting 'Rid' of Journalists No Laughing Matter
Tuesday, 2 July 2019 18:51 WIB | Global

To U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, it was a moment for levity as they sat down to talk last week in Japan on the sidelines of the G-20 economic summit. And the American leader had an idea for what to do with the pack of journalists that was hovering there to take note of the two leaders' first public get-together in a year. "Get rid of them. Fake news is a great term, isn't it?" Trump said. "You don't have this problem in Russia, but we do." "We also have," Putin answered, in English. "It's the same." Then, according to news accounts of the...

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