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Trump backs “One China” policy in call with China's Xi

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to honour the longstanding “One China” policy during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, taking steps to improve ties after angering Beijing by talking to the leader of Taiwan. Trump further unnerved Beijing over the self-ruled island in December saying the United States did not necessarily have… Read More »

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Thursday (Jan 12) announced the repeal of a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy. The end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which allowed any Cuban who… Read More »

EU's Juncker faces renewed pressure over Luxembourg tax policy

BRUSSELS: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker faces renewed claims that he impeded EU moves against corporate tax avoidance when Luxembourg’s prime minister, casting a shadow over his political future as a tussle over the bloc’s top jobs looms. Juncker has faced criticism from lawmakers and advocacy groups in past months over tax deals during his… Read More »

White House reaffirms 'One China' policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON: The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognises Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, in a break with US norms. “There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues,” National Security… Read More »

EU foreign policy chief wants Brussels military HQ

ROME: EU foreign policy supremo Federica Mogherini wants a Brussels headquarters for European “battlegroups” capable of mounting military interventions in crises. The HQ proposal is one of four “priority” proposals she will present to European Union governments in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the bloc, she told Italian daily La Repubblica in an… Read More »