Day: February 25, 2019

Expectations low as Trump looks for win in NKorea summit

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will head into his second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un having reframed what would make a successful summit, lowering expectations for Pyongyang’s denuclearization while eager to declare a flashy victory to offset the political turmoil he faces at home. Trump was […]

UN chief: Human rights are losing ground in the world

GENEVA — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is denouncing a “groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance” and says human rights are losing ground in the world. The U.N. chief kicked off the high-level segment of the Human Rights Council by expressing alarm at “shrinking civic space,” with journalists and […]

Senior Taliban leaders in Qatar for talks with US envoy

DOHA, Qatar — Senior Taliban leaders, including one of the group’s founders, were to hold another round of talks Monday in Qatar with Washington’s special peace envoy as U.S. efforts intensify to find a negotiated solution to Afghanistan’s 17-year war, America’s longest. The Taliban, some of whom arrived […]

Maduro opponents boost military rhetoric in Venezuela crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia  — Opposition leader Juan Guaido has called on the international community to consider “all options” to resolve Venezuela’s crisis, a dramatic escalation in rhetoric that echoes comments from the Trump administration hinting at potential U.S. military involvement. Guaido’s comments late Saturday came after a tumultuous day […]

Vietnam vows ‘maximum level’ security for Trump-Kim summit

HANOI, Vietnam — With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on an armored train barreling through China toward Vietnam’s capital, and U.S. President Donald Trump about to board a jet for Hanoi, Vietnamese officials scrambled Monday to finish preparations for a rushed summit that will capture global attention. […]

Consumer goods companies preparing for climate change impact

BERLIN — Companies behind some of the best-known consumer products — from soaps to sodas — are beginning to factor climate change into their business equation, according to a report published Monday. The survey of 16 major corporations by nonprofit group CDP found that many are working to […]

US tariffs hike delay draws cautious welcome, boosts shares

BEIJING — President Donald Trump’s decision to extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports raised cautious optimism in China on Monday and sent shares soaring. The Shanghai Composite index jumped 5.5 percent to its highest level since last summer after Trump said “substantial progress” was made […]

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