Daily Archive: August 6, 2017

Aug
06

Indonesia Q2 GDP growth holds steady at 5%

Aug
06

Trump challenging China on trade would spark ‘very aggressive’ response, expert predicts

Taking on Beijing in areas such as intellectual property rights could lead to ‘a downward spiral’ in relations

Moves by Donald Trump to confront China on trade would elicit a “very aggressive” response, a former top US trade negotiator has predicted, as Beijing said an upcoming visit from the US president would help “map out” the next half century of ties between the world’s top two economies.

There has been speculation since last week that Trump – who is due to travel to China this year – is preparing to launch a potentially incendiary investigation into its alleged abuse of intellectual property rights.

Related: China has ‘all kinds of weapons’ to take on Trump threats, says ex-trade adviser

The [Chinese] state sector is becoming an increasing competitive problem and threat.

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Aug
06

Rex Tillerson Says the U.S. Will Soon Respond to Russia's Ouster of Diplomats

Rex Tillerson Says the U.S. Will Soon Respond to Russia's Ouster of DiplomatsThe U.S. was told to cut 755 diplomatic staff after Moscow was hit with new sanctions


Aug
06

Passenger knocked out as whale slams into Australia boat

Passenger knocked out as whale slams into Australia boatA man was knocked unconscious and three others suffered facial fractures and broken ribs after a whale slammed into a charter fishing boat off Australia’s north coast, the skipper said Monday. The 30-foot (9-metre) vessel was returning to port in the Whitsundays off the Queensland state coast with eight passengers on board when a humpback whale rammed it from below, sending it airborne. “Within a split second we all hit the floor, the boat launched up into the air and it dislodged everyone off their feet,” captain Oliver Galea told AFP of the drama on Saturday.


Aug
06

Macedonia aims to solve protracted name row with Greece

Macedonia aims to solve protracted name row with GreeceAfter a quarter-century-long dispute that has blocked its entry to NATO and the European Union, Macedonia seems determined to end the row with Greece over its name. The quarrel between Skopje and Athens dates back to Macedonia’s declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and has poisoned neighbourly relations. From the outset Greece denied its neighbour the right to use the name Macedonia, which is also the name of a northern Greek region.


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