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China's 'New Silk Road': A dead end for some nations?

Asia Pacific Sep 2, 2018

China's 'New Silk Road': A dead end for some nations?

China's massive and expanding "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under Chinese debt. First announced in 2013 by President Xi Jinping, the initiative, also known as the "New Silk Road" envisions ...

EU aid for Iran brings U.S. criticism

World / Politics Aug 25, 2018

EU aid for Iran brings U.S. criticism

The top U.S. envoy on Iran on Friday criticized a European Union decision to give $20.7 million in aid to Tehran, saying it sent "the wrong message at the wrong time," and urged Brussels to help Washington end the Iranian threat to global stability. "Foreign ...

Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

World / Politics Aug 25, 2018

Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. A senior State Department official said without elaborating that the funds, originally planned for programs in the West ...

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Asia Pacific Jul 22, 2018

In Senegal, Xi pledges stronger Sino-African ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged during a visit to Senegal on Saturday to strengthen economic ties with Africa, a continent already awash with cheap Chinese loans in exchange for minerals and huge construction projects. Xi arrived in Senegal on Saturday for a two-day visit to ...