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United States | Sanctions Under Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA)

United States – Today, President Donald J. Trump issued a new Executive Order, “Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.” This action furthers the implementation of certain sanctions in Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) with respect to the Russian Federation. Consistent with this Executive … Continue reading United States | Sanctions Under Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA)

SHENZHEN, China | Bruins top Flames 4-3 in NHL preseason opener in China

SHENZHEN, China — Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames in the NHL exhibition season opener on Saturday in Shenzhen, China. Down to their last shooter, Boston tied the shootout on Marchand’s goal. After Calgary’s Derek Ryan missed, DeBrusk scored … Continue reading SHENZHEN, China | Bruins top Flames 4-3 in NHL preseason opener in China

SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea’s Moon wants ‘irrevocable progress’ in nuke diplomacy

SEOUL, South Korea— South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday that he is pushing for “irrevocable progress” in efforts to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons by the end of this year as he prepares for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Earlier this week, Moon sent special envoys to … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | SKorea’s Moon wants ‘irrevocable progress’ in nuke diplomacy

WASHINGTON | New envoy for North Korea to visit South Korea, China, Japan

WASHINGTON — The newly appointed U.S. special envoy for North Korea will make his first diplomatic trip abroad next week in the latest effort to press for progress in uncertain denuclearization talks. The State Department says Stephen Biegun will visit South Korea, China and Japan between Sept. 10-15. The announcement of his trip comes after … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New envoy for North Korea to visit South Korea, China, Japan

BEIJING | China’s Xi promotes ‘Belt and Road’ as Africa growth tool

BEIJING— Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday promoted Beijing’s initiative to build ports and other infrastructure to African leaders as a tool for “common prosperity” in a world facing challenges from trade protectionism. Speaking to businesspeople ahead of a conference with dozens of African leaders, Xi said the “Belt and Road” initiative will expand markets. … Continue reading BEIJING | China’s Xi promotes ‘Belt and Road’ as Africa growth tool

BEIJING | China-Africa trade deficit prominent at conference

BEIJING — African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow their trade deficits with Beijing by shifting more manufacturing to their continent, the chief executive of the biggest African bank said. China has passed Europe and the United States as the biggest trading partner of most African … Continue reading BEIJING | China-Africa trade deficit prominent at conference

BEIJING | Rights groups to Google: No censored search in China

BEIJING — More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the giant market. A joint letter Tuesday calls on CEO Sundar Pichai to explain what Google is doing to safeguard users from the Chinese … Continue reading BEIJING | Rights groups to Google: No censored search in China

JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the “unification” flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at the Asian Games … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea