Archives / 10 November 2017

  • Trump vows to tackle NKorea nuclear threat on his Asia trip

    Trump vows to tackle NKorea nuclear threat on his Asia trip

    Donald Trump left his China-bashing rhetoric at home on 9 November in an effort to enlist Beijing’s help in cracking down against North Korea’s nuclear programme. Gone was the man who once excoriated Beijing for “raping" his country, and who routinely vowed to slap a 45% tariff on Chinese imports while labelling the country a currency manipulator.

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  • Royal purge shakes S Arabia

    Royal purge shakes S Arabia

    Saudi Arabia's heir to the throne Mohammed bin Salman tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors, news wires reported last Sunday. Billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of the king and one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen is among 11 princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers detained. The head of the National Guard, Prince Miteb bin Abdullah was arrested too.

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