Friday , November 17 2017

International News

Trump’s trade barbs push Asian nations closer to China’s orbit

epa06321748 Leaders pose during the family photo session at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Da Nang, Vietnam, 11 November 2017. (Front L-R) China's President Xi Jinping, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, (back L-R) Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.  EPA-EFE/JORGE SILVA / POOL

Bloomberg For years, smaller nations in Asia have looked to the US to provide a counterweight to an increasingly powerful China. Under President Donald Trump, they are learning to fend for themselves. Trump declared his 12-day swing through Asia a success before heading home, saying that “all Countries dealing with ...

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AT&T engages Washington firepower with its megadeal

epa05596301 (FILE) A file photo dated 17 January 2013 showing the AT&T headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA. AT&T is in talks to acquire Time Warner various US media report on 21 October 2016. The shares of Time Warner jumped up to 11 per cent, while in comparison the shares of AT&T fell as much as 3,3 per cent.  EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Bloomberg AT&T Inc.’s $85.4 billion bid for entertainment titan Time Warner Inc. is where few imagined it would end up—hurtling towards a make-or-break moment in Washington with a pro-business Republican administration that shows signs it may reject the deal. Dallas-based AT&T is fighting an increasingly public battle with Justice Department ...

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Prosecutors raid Volkswagen over labour chief’s pay

epa06288692 A logo of car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) is seen on the rooftop of the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, 25 October 2017. Wolfsburg is the biggest plant of the Volkswagen brand.  EPA-EFE/FOCKE STRANGMANN

Bloomberg German prosecutors raided Volkswagen AG’s headquarters in an investigation of whether the carmaker’s leadership agreed to excessive payments to its top labour representative. The search is part of a probe into remuneration of works council chief Bernd Osterloh, a Volkswagen spokesman said, declining to provide further details. Sascha Rueegg, ...

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