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Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Ten sailors missing after U.S. warship, tanker collide near Singapore

Published 21/08/2017

Ten sailors are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months. [more…]

Asian shares fragile as Trump turmoil, Korea tensions weigh

Asian shares fragile as Trump turmoil, Korea tensions weigh

Published 21/08/2017

Asian shares were fragile on Monday as investors remained unconvinced about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfill his economic agenda, even as the departure of his controversial policy strategist raised hopes of some progress. [more…]

U.S., South Korea begin computer-simulated drills amid North Korea tensions

U.S., South Korea begin computer-simulated drills amid North Korea tensions

Published 21/08/2017

South Korean and U.S. forces began computer-simulated military exercises on Monday amid tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, amid reports that Pyongyang has generated at least $270 million since February despite U.N. sanctions. [more…]

Dollar steadies after dropping on U.S. political turmoil

Dollar steadies after dropping on U.S. political turmoil

Published 21/08/2017

The dollar steadied on Monday, edging away from four-month lows against the yen plumbed in the previous session as investors turned their focus from political turmoil in Washington to the Federal Reserve's annual central banking conference in Wyoming. [more…]

Trump to present vision for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan war

Trump to present vision for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan war

Published 21/08/2017

It will be President Donald Trump's turn on Monday to address a problem that vexed his two predecessors when he details his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, America's longest military conflict. [more…]

Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

Published 21/08/2017

Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. [more…]

The victor, the spoils? Trump eyes Afghanistan`s elusive mineral riches

The victor, the spoils? Trump eyes Afghanistan`s elusive mineral riches

Published 21/08/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan's mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world's most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream. [more…]

Leading Democrat: Critics can`t conclude Trump is impaired

Leading Democrat: Critics can`t conclude Trump is impaired

Published 20/08/2017

Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that it was premature to try to remove U.S. President Donald Trump by claiming he is physically or mentally impaired. [more…]

Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

Published 19/08/2017

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda. [more…]

Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

Published 19/08/2017

Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump "in no way, shape or form" equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters. [more…]