U.S. to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

Nov 13, 2016

U.S. to resettle Australia's refugees languishing on islands

The United States has agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing in Pacific island camps in a deal that is expected to inspire more asylum seekers to attempt to reach Australia by boat, officials said Sunday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would not ...

Nov 12, 2016

Obama administration suspends TPP approval bid

U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, saying Friday that the fate of the free trade pact was up to Trump and Republican lawmakers. Administration officials also said ...

Nov 12, 2016

U.S. should have joined China-led AIIB: Trump adviser

A top adviser to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at the Obama administration for failing to embrace the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, suggesting a possible policy shift when Trump takes office in January. Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post said that Trump’s ...

Mr. Trump goes to Washington

Nov 11, 2016

Mr. Trump goes to Washington

President-elect Donald Trump took a triumphant tour of the nation’s capital Thursday, holding a cordial White House meeting with President Barack Obama, sketching out priorities with Republican congressional leaders and taking in the majestic view from where he’ll be sworn in to office. Trump’s ...

Trump set to get spy agency briefings, visit Oval Office

Nov 10, 2016

Trump set to get spy agency briefings, visit Oval Office

President Barack Obama will host Donald Trump in the Oval Office Thursday, hoping to ease a smooth transition of power and steady nerves after an election that has shocked the world. Forty-eight hours after Trump’s improbable political victory, the 70-year-old president-elect will get a ...

McConnell rules out TPP vote before Trump takes office

Nov 10, 2016

McConnell rules out TPP vote before Trump takes office

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday dashed any remaining hopes that President Barack Obama’s signature Pacific-Rim trade deal would come up for a vote before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. “It’s certainly not going to be brought up this year,” ...

Cubans fear Trump will dash Obama's detente

Nov 10, 2016

Cubans fear Trump will dash Obama's detente

Just when Cuba was starting to warm up to the United States, Americans went and elected Donald Trump president, throwing the countries’ rapprochement into doubt and causing stunned reactions in Havana. The brash billionaire’s shock victory cast uncertainty over two years of moves by ...