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June 28, 2017 1:30 AM 'Arrogant' Trump sees US image plummet worldwide

Falls were far steeper in some of America's closest allies, including neighbours Mexico and Canada, and European partners like Germany and Spain. Just 30pc of Mexicans now say they have a favourable view of the US, down from 66pc at the end of the Obama era. In Canada and Germany, favourability ratings slid by 22 points, to 43pc and 35pc, respectively 11

June 26, 2017 9:54 PM Prime minister Modi could lecture Trump on climate change — India is leapfrogging the US on renewables

India's prime minister Narendra Modi is meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday, and the agenda could include climate change as the two prepare for the G-20 Summit in July. In the wake of Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, Modi might have a thing or two to lecture the American president about. India is leapfrogging the US with ambitious 20

June 26, 2017 6:37 PM Japanese airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Japanese car parts maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan. It is facing billions of dollars in liabilities over its defective air bags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide. Some of the air bags contained faulty inflators which expanded with too much force, spraying metal shrapnel. US-based Key Safety Systems 43

June 25, 2017 11:14 AM India’s Modi in Washington for ‘no frills’ Trump meet

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Washington, United States, Jun 25 – India’s leader Narendra Modi arrived in the US for his first meeting Monday with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties and move beyond disagreements over climate change. Relations between the world’s two largest democracies warmed under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama as India 22

June 23, 2017 1:52 PM Slippage in the DR Congo: Where are the UN and South Africa?

In 2016, one of the defining terms when it came to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) political situation was “le glissement”. Meaning “slippage”, this word was popularly used to refer to President Joseph Kabila’s efforts to stay in office by repeatedly delaying elections. The strategy worked. Kabila’s mandate officially ended in December 2016, yet he is still 13

June 21, 2017 7:39 AM Deadly clashes erupt in Central African Republic despite ceasefire

BANGUI (Reuters) - Bodies lay in the streets and at least 35 people were wounded on Tuesday in fighting in Central African Republic a day after a peace deal was signed to end years of bloodshed, aid workers and witnesses said. Thousands have died and a fifth of Central Africans have fled their homes in the conflict that broke out after mainly Muslim 8

June 20, 2017 2:23 PM Demystifying Qatar-Iran connection in GCC crisis

Crisis, if persists, will only increase Iran's influence, disrupt U.S. efforts against it, terrorism, spreading radicalism - The writer is an international relations analyst and political adviser. One of the charges used as a pretext to justify actions against Qatar in the recent pre-planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis -- in addition to severing 23

June 20, 2017 1:01 AM Central African Republic signs 'immediate' peace deal with rebel groups

Central African Republic: A 'forgotten' crisis "We commit to the immediate implementation by political-military groups of a country-wide ceasefire, to be monitored by the international community, as a fundamental step on the way to definitive peace," read the peace deal. Since 2013, sectarian violence has plagued the Central African Republic since 2013, when an alliance 9

June 16, 2017 9:00 AM Trump to clamp down on Cuba travel and trade

The president’s policy, set to be issued Friday, will roll back Obama’s efforts to normalize relations with the island. Making good on a campaign pledge, President Donald Trump on Friday will announce a significant rollback of former President Barack Obama’s accord with Cuba by clearly banning tourist travel to the island, restating the importance of the 56-year-old 68

June 15, 2017 10:22 PM Trump said foreign leaders wouldn’t laugh at the U.S. Now they’re laughing at him

Two weeks ago in the Rose Garden, President Trump declared that under his leadership, foreign leaders won’t be “laughing at us anymore.” In Mexico, former president Vicente Fox posted a profane video on YouTube mocking Trump’s taste for taco bowls (“they’re not even Mexican!”) and border walls (“Mexico will not pay”) that has been viewed nearly half a million 55