Taiwan and the U.S. complete arms deal worth $1.3b

  The State Department on Thursday cleared a massive arms deal for Taiwan, worth up to $1.3 billion. The move comes as at a time when the Trump administration continues to rely on China to pressure North Korea into dismantling its nuclear weapons program. The potential package includes seven different items sought by the Taiwanese … Continue reading Taiwan and the U.S. complete arms deal worth $1.3b

War of words as U.S.-China trade talks end in stalemate

Hours after US President Donald Trump said he expects a trade deal to be reached with China soon, America’s top trade negotiator refuted those claims, saying no progress has been made on key structural issues with Beijing. Republican US Senator Chuck Grassley relayed his conversation with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to the press on Tuesday. … Continue reading War of words as U.S.-China trade talks end in stalemate

The US metes out punishment to Pakistan for ‘doing nothing’ about terrorism

  The US has confirmed it will cut $300 million in aid to Pakistan over its perceived failure to tackle militant groups, ratcheting up the tension in a deeply strained relationship ahead of a visit to Islamabad by the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday. Image: Mike Pompeo The so-called Coalition Support Fund was suspended earlier … Continue reading The US metes out punishment to Pakistan for ‘doing nothing’ about terrorism

What China should know about America’s Trade problems

President Donald Trump and the Democrats can’t agree on anything, except one big thing: China. After Trump's administration announced plans on June 15 to impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, Charles Schumer, the Democrats’ Senate leader, called the decision “on the money.” That was a startling statement on a startling fact: China has few friends left … Continue reading What China should know about America’s Trade problems

Amazing Pictures from Washington, USA (17 – 24 July, 2017)

John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence" painting in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda (BILL CLARK/CQ ROLL CALL/GETTY IMAGES) The Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall (JONATHAN NEWTON/THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES) The National Mall (LYDIA CHEBBINE FOR USN&WR) Draining the reflecting pool at the Lower Senate Park (MARK WILSON/GETTY IMAGES) The World War II Memorial (GEORGE ROSE/GETTY IMAGES) The National Museum of … Continue reading Amazing Pictures from Washington, USA (17 – 24 July, 2017)

U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting with Trump

Just few days ago, an Obama-Trump meeting was more like a wishful thinking but those days are gone as Americans have chosen their leader to make this day a reality. The alleged acrimony between Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and their party affiliations, are no longer of any importance. During the political campaigns, Obama … Continue reading U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting with Trump