World Insight: “Profound regret” over US withdrawal from UNESCO

US President Donald Trump appears to have delivered on a campaign promise to disengage from the United Nations, after the UN’s world heritage body UNESCO was notified that the US is withdrawing its membership, citing “mounting arrears” and “continuing anti-Israel bias.” The US did say it would “remain engaged … as a non-member observer state […]

Tillerson reaffirms commitment to Trump after ‘moron’ report

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he had never considered resigning and was committed to President Donald Trump’s agenda, but failed to address whether he had referred to the president as a “moron,” as NBC reported. The State Department later denied he had even used the word, an issue Tillerson earlier declined […]

US expels 15 Cuban diplomats amid rising tensions with Havana

US President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats to protest Cuba’s failure to protect staff at the US embassy in Havana from a mysterious spate of health “attacks,” spurring new tensions between the former Cold War foes. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): Download […]

War of words continues between US and DPRK

US President Donald Trump has had yet another pop at the DPRK leader, Kim Jong Un, over his refusal to give up his nuclear program. CGTN’s Quan Chenchen has more on how their war of words has got out of hand. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): […]

China’s central bank action could cripple DPRK economy: Expert

Could Chinese banks cutting off money flow to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) make the difference in stopping the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula? US President Donald Trump said Thursday that China’s central bank has ordered the country’s banks to curb trade with the DPRK, as he announced new US sanctions against […]

Trump talks tough at UN

US President Donald Trump had often been critical of the United Nations and on Tuesday, in a speech before the General Assembly, he laid out his calls to ease the crisis on the Korean Peninsula, to his policy on climate change and global security. On Monday, Trump called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to reform […]

Trump before UN General Assembly & Plight of the Rohingyas

US President Donald Trump debuts at the UN General Assembly, trumpeting his “America First” agenda. Can his words before the world body help ease jitters in the Korean Peninsula and other troubled hotspots? Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi breaks her silence over the plight of the Rohingyas. Would a worried international community listen to […]

US President to visit China & China-US economic status quo

US President Donald Trump will make his first visit to China this November. With a series of issues to be dealt with, will he choose to upgrade the bilateral relationship between the two big nations, or is there a possibility of a trade war? Trump blocked the acquisition of an American microchip company by a […]

Xi, Trump talk US leader’s upcoming China visit, Korean Peninsula over phone

e President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump discussed Trump’s visit to China later this year and the Korean Peninsula situation over the phone late Monday. The Chinese leader said he is happy to maintain communications with the US leader on a regular basis over topics of mutual concern. For his part, Trump said […]

Military, humanitarian crises front and center on UNGA’s agenda

The 2017 UN General Assembly has a packed agenda. US President Trump will make his debut appearance, and military and humanitarian crises from across the world will be front and center in debate. Subscribe to us on YouTube: Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): Download our APP on Google Play (Android): […]

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