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How a Democratic U.S. House could alter foreign policy

World / Politics Nov 7, 2018

How a Democratic U.S. House could alter foreign policy

Democrats will use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republicans toward President Donald Trump's foreign policy, and push for tougher dealings with Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea. Rep. Eliot Engel, the ...

Saudi Arabia prepares to boost supplies over Iran oil sanctions

Business Nov 4, 2018

Saudi Arabia prepares to boost supplies over Iran oil sanctions

With Washington poised to curtail Iran's oil exports, OPEC heavyweight Saudi Arabia and its partners stand ready to ramp up supplies even as market conditions remain uncertain, analysts say. The renewal of sanctions on the Islamic Republic comes at a time of major supply disruptions ...

In bid to keep selling oil, Iranian tankers go dark

Business Nov 3, 2018

In bid to keep selling oil, Iranian tankers go dark

Working from their small offices in Stockholm, analysts at a new watchdog that monitors global oil shipments have been run ragged by Iran's efforts to skirt U.S. sanctions this month. In late October, every single one of Iran's vessels "went dark," switching off their transponders ...

Rouhani reshuffles economic team, says U.S. isolated against Iran

World Oct 28, 2018

Rouhani reshuffles economic team, says U.S. isolated against Iran

Iran's parliament approved a government economic reshuffle on Saturday, days before new U.S. sanctions on Tehran's oil exports take effect, after President Hassan Rouhani said Washington was isolated among its allies in its confrontation with Iran. "It does not happen often that the U.S. makes ...

EU seen building ties with Asia in face of U.S. protectionism

Business Oct 19, 2018

EU seen building ties with Asia in face of U.S. protectionism

European leaders sought to build support from Asia Thursday in defense of free trade and the fight against climate change, to counter the growing protectionism of President Donald Trump's America. The 28 EU states were joined at a summit in Brussels by more than 20 ...

U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran, Rouhani says in fiery speech

World / Politics Oct 14, 2018

U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran, Rouhani says in fiery speech

The United States is seeking "regime change" in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, adding that the current U.S. administration is the most hostile that the Islamic Republic has faced in its four decades. Tensions have increased between Iran and America after U.S. President Donald ...

Editorials Oct 3, 2018

An EU challenge to America's financial power

Given the size of Japan's economy and its role as a global trader, it must prepare for an era when the U.S. isn't at the center of global finance and get ahead of developments rather than be overtaken by them.