Category Archives: Asia

Texas and allies open new challenge to DACA

Texas and allies open new challenge to DACA

Returning to the same courthouse where a Texas-led coalition won a sweeping victory against a key immigration policy of the Obama Administration more than three years ago, Texas and some of its former allies moved on Tuesday to scuttle the last remaining part of that policy – the so-called “DACA” program.

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Maverick McCain knocks Trump, urges civility in new book

Maverick McCain knocks Trump, urges civility in new book

Ailing US Senator John McCain in his new memoir decried the “scarcity of humility” in today’s politics and criticized Donald Trump’s aggressive bluster, warning that the president is concerned more with faking toughness than promoting American values. “This is my last term,” the 81-year-old McCain, who is home in Arizona battling brain cancer, wrote in his book “The Restless Wave,” according to excerpts published by Apple News. McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, was first elected to Congress in 1982 and became a titan of US politics.

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T-Mobile, Sprint to merge: CEOs

T-Mobile, Sprint to merge: CEOs

US wireless operators Sprint and T-Mobile will form a new company and push development of a super-fast 5G network, the heads of both firms said Sunday. “I’m excited to announce that @TMobile & @Sprint have reached an agreement to come together to form a new company — a larger, stronger competitor that will be a force for positive change for all US consumers and businesses!” T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced as part of a series of tweets about the tie-up. T-Mobile, a division of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, and Sprint — a subsidiary of Japan’s SoftBank — are at …read more

France's Macron dines with Saudi crown prince on global tour

France's Macron dines with Saudi crown prince on global tour

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince dined with French President Emmanuel Macron at Paris’s Louvre museum on Sunday after arriving on a three-day visit aimed at reshaping his kingdom’s austere image as he presses ahead with plans to reform the conservative petrostate. Macron faces a diplomatic tightrope in talks with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, set to focus on cultural ties and investments as well as the war in Yemen, dubbed the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, and the kingdom’s arch-nemesis Iran. After much speculation on the prince’s schedule, Macron’s office said he hosted a dinner for the 32-year-old prince at …read more

Russians including one of Britain's most prominent oligarchs hit by new sanctions as US cracks down on 'malign' behaviour

Thirty-eight Russian individuals and entities including Oleg Deripaska, one of the most well-known oligarchs in Britain, have been hit by new sanctions from Donald Trump. Mr Deripaska, a 50-year-old energy tycoon, has been accused by America of acting “directly or indirectly” on behalf of the Russian government. The US Treasury said Mr Deripaska had been accused of money laundering, “threatening the lives of business rivals” and illegally wire-tapping a government official. The new sanctions were taken by America to punish Russia for its recent “malign behaviour” including its attempt to “subvert Western democracies” and support of the …read more

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