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Former U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally ahead of the Republican caucus in Las Vegas on Jan. 27.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Feb 22, 2024
How East Asia should prepare for a possible Trump comeback
Questions over defense funding and military support could potentially return to the fore for U.S. allies.
Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, at a House Oversight Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 10.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
FBI informant got false dirt on Bidens from Russia: prosecutors
Alexander Smirnov, 43, a dual U.S. and Israeli national, was arrested last week.
Donald Trump, who made a fortune in construction over the years, has assets he can sell to pay the $355 million financial penalty recently imposed on him in civil fraud case filed in New York, but it will strain his available cash reserves.
Feb 20, 2024
Trump loved New York. Now it's giving him the boot.
The place that made Trump who he is has turned on him. The former president is being fined millions and banned from doing business in New York.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg traveled to the U.S. last month for a visit partly designed to sell the alliance and support for Ukraine to the Donald Trump camp.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
Europe seeks to sway Trump camp on NATO and Ukraine aid
European leaders argue that they are spending more on defense and will do more, and that protecting Europe projects U.S. strength to China.
Ukrainian police officers and rescue workers clear away the rubble of a destroyed house after a Russian rocket attack in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
Ukraine’s allies are gaming out a world where the U.S. retreats
NATO members are beginning to doubt the U.S. will maintain its traditional role of protecting Europe as part of the alliance.
People walk past the Trump Building after a ruling against former U.S. President Donald Trump ordering him to pay $354.9 million and barring him from doing business in New York state for three years, in New York City on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 17, 2024
Trump keeps New York empire intact as judge rescinds asset-sale order
Former U.S. President Donald Trump was banned from doing business in New York for three years and ordered to pay $354 million for lying about his wealth.
French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a news conference at the presidential Elysee Palace in Paris on Friday after signing a bilateral security agreement.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 17, 2024
Bilateral accords offer Ukraine a way to shore up security
New agreements with Germany and France deal with both current military support for Ukraine and its future defense against Russia.
Donald Trump's recent remarks on defense spending by allies, which were highly criticized, highlight the complexities of U.S. foreign policy.
Feb 16, 2024
Trump's defense spending critiques: Valid concerns or political rhetoric?
Do U.S. allies need to step up defense spending? What do the numbers really say?
A demonstration against racism and far-right groups, including the Alternative for Germany party, is held in Berlin on Jan. 21.
Feb 15, 2024
The case for banning anti-democratic candidates
Barring anti-democratic candidates from elections may be like fighting fire with fire, but it could work in extreme cases, such as in the U.S. and Germany.
A soldier participates in a multinational training exercise in the municipality of Hohenfels in Germany.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
Europe's race against time to rebuild militaries in uncertain world
The continent is a decade away from being able to defend itself unaided, officials say, while Russia could target a NATO member in three to five years.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the aid package for Ukraine, from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
Biden pushes Republicans on Ukraine aid bill amid Trump opposition
The bill would also fund U.S. troops in the Middle East, humanitarian aid in Gaza and defense companies and submarine manufacturing in the United States.
U.S. allies reevaluate priorities in relations with Washington out of concern Donald Trump may win the U.S. presidency again.
Feb 13, 2024
U.S. allies fear the fallout of a new Trump era
The world appears to have priced in former U.S. President Trump’s disdain not only for allies but the entire global order his predecessors created.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Biden blasts Trump over NATO remarks, in bid to reassure U.S. allies
Biden’s retort appears to be part of an attempt to reassure not only Kyiv but other allies — including top U.S. partners Japan and South Korea.
Keith Kellogg, a national security adviser to Donald Trump, speaks to reporters during a daily press briefing at the White House in 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Trump adviser poses 'tiered' system for NATO states who don't pay up
NATO could become an alliance in which some members enjoy greater protections based on their compliance with defense spending agreements.
Former President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday. Many were alarmed by Trump’s comments that he would "encourage” Russia to attack U.S. allies that didn’t pay into NATO, but European leaders were already pondering the prospect of an alliance without the U.S.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Once-bitten Europe is better prepared for Trump’s NATO tirades
The EU is quietly preparing an impact assessment of the November U.S. election — particularly the scenario in which Trump wins.
Copies of the Apple Daily newspaper, published by Next Digital Ltd., at the company's printing facility in Hong Kong on Nov. 5, 2020.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
In Trump-Biden rematch, the only sure loser is China
Trump’s rhetoric may pressure Biden to take harsher measures in the run-up to election day — bad news for China’s economy and slumping stock market.
Singer Taylor Swift celebrates with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce after Kansas City's win in Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Football
Feb 12, 2024
Taylor Swift gets share of spotlight as Chiefs win second straight Super Bowl
The 34-year-old was the brightest in a galaxy of stars attending the game.
U.S. President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters at the White House in Washington on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 11, 2024
Biden’s gaffe-heavy week shows dilemma over 2024 media strategy
The president's aides ponder whether it’s better to confront or ignore concerns about his age and acuity.
While in recent years Donald Trump is better known for his trade war with China, the former president has a long history of Japan-bashing and should be taken at his word on the U.S. Steel purchase by Nippon Steel.
Feb 9, 2024
Trump is wrong to oppose Nippon Steel deal
"I would block it instantaneously. Absolutely,” Trump said of Nippon Steel’s bid, and he should be taken seriously and literally.


At the Akan International Crane Center, just north of the city of Kushiro proper, visitors can see the majestic red-crowned crane — a symbol of Hokkaido.
Faces of the north: A Hokkaido town grapples with depopulation