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Trump, Putin may agree to resume stalled arms control talks

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:43pm
When Donald Trump first spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin after becoming U.S. president, he reviled the "New Start" treaty - a pillar of arms control - as a bad deal for America.

Trump calls Germany 'captive' of Russia; demands higher defense spending

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:41pm
U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russia due to its energy reliance, before a NATO summit where he pressed allies to more than double defense spending.

Trump's broadside against Germany at NATO finds some support at home

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:41pm
They might not have agreed with the U.S. president calling Germany a "captive" of Russia, but some Republican lawmakers on Wednesday said they believe Donald Trump is right to shame one of America's most important allies into spending more on defense.

Exclusive: Airbus faces A330 delivery delays amid HNA Group woes - sources

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:54pm
Airbus faces a logjam of undelivered A330 jets worth well over $1 billion for airlines affiliated to China's debt-laden HNA Group following a stand-off over late payments, according to industry sources and a Reuters examination of parked aircraft.

U.S. Senate backs non-binding tariff measure, minor snub of Trump

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:46pm
The U.S. Senate made a minor effort to push back against President Donald Trump's trade policies on Wednesday by backing a non-binding motion to give Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons.

Oregon ranchers who sparked standoff home after pardon

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:44pm
The father-and-son Oregon ranchers pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump stepped off a plane and embraced their family on Wednesday, more than two years after their sentencing on arson convictions sparked a 2016 occupation of a wildlife refuge.

Tech issues plague U.S. web portal tracking separated children

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:36pm
In late June, attorney Sebastian Harley tried to log into a U.S. government web portal to check on a Guatemalan child who had been separated from his parent at the border. He got an error message saying there were too many users.

NATO leaders urge continuation of 'decisive pressure' on North Korea

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:06pm
NATO leaders on Wednesday called on all nations to maintain "decisive pressure" on North Korea, including by fully implementing United Nations sanctions, to persuade it to give up it nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

NATO formally invites Macedonia to join alliance

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:44pm
NATO leaders agreed on Wednesday to invite Macedonia to begin accession talks to join the Western alliance, extending its reach in the Balkans in defiance of Russia following a landmark accord with Greece over the ex-Yugoslav republic's name.

Trump says NATO countries must pay 2 percent of GDP immediately

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:06pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday NATO countries must immediately pay 2 percent of their country's economic output for defense, tying the issue to trade and energy in a Twitter post as he attended the alliance's summit in Brussels.

U.S. producer inflation rises on strong services gains

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:02pm
U.S. producer prices increased more than expected in June amid gains in the cost of services and motor vehicles, leading to the biggest annual increase in 6-1/2 years.

Trump tells NATO leaders to increase defense spend to 4 percent

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:02pm
U.S. President Donald Trump told NATO leaders on Wednesday they should increase their defense spending to 4 percent of their country's economic output, double the group's current goal of two percent.

At NATO, Trump lashes Germany for being Russian 'captive'

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:15am
U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany of being a "captive" of Russia on Wednesday as Western leaders gathered in Brussels for a NATO summit where Trump wants Europeans to pay up more for their own defense.

Poland renews call for EU to cut reliance on Russian gas

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:15am
The European Union must prioritize having a range of other suppliers other than Russia for its energy, Poland's president said on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany of being captive to Russian gas supplies.

NATO chief says despite differences, alliance 'stronger together'

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:14am
NATO members disagree on many issues including a new Russian gas pipeline to Germany, but the alliance is stronger together and will deliver on boosting defense spending, NATO secretary-general Jen Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.

Stocks, metals hit by new U.S. trade war salvo

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:13am
Stocks fell and metals prices slumped to their lowest in a year on Wednesday, as U.S. threats of tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods pushed the world's two biggest economies ever closer to a full-scale trade war.

Thai boys skinnier but in good health after 'extraordinary' cave rescue

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:12am
The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from inside a flooded Thai cave lost an average of 2 kg (4 pounds) during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

Murdoch's Fox ups Sky bid to $32.5 billion, all eyes on Comcast

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:41am
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has raised its offer for Britain's Sky in an agreed deal valuing the pay-TV group at $32.5 billion, seeing off rival bidder Comcast for now.

China says will hit back after U.S. proposes fresh tariffs on $200 billion in goods

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:35am
China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Ticket offers, tributes as world soccer toasts Thai cave boys' rescue

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:10am
With victory dedications, soccer shirts and offers of tours and match tickets, some of soccer's biggest names are cheering the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave, a drama as gripping as the World Cup now at the semi-final stage.