Canada set to buck G7 trend by unveiling stimulus-rich budget

By Leah Schnurr OTTAWA, Mar 22 : Canada’s new Liberal government will try to revive a flagging economy by unveiling one of the country’s biggest deficits since the 2008 financial crisis in today’s federal budget, making it a rarity among Group of Seven peers more focused on austerity. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is expected […]

Obama, Southeast Asia leaders eye China and trade at California summit

By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif, Feb 16 : President Barack Obama gathered leaders from Southeast Asia to strengthen trade ties and form a common stance on the South China Sea in a summit the White House hopes will solidify US influence in the region. Obama, who leaves office next year, has championed a foreign […]

Obama, Southeast Asia leaders eye China and trade at California summit

By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif, Feb 16 : President Barack Obama gathered leaders from Southeast Asia to strengthen trade ties and form a common stance on the South China Sea in a summit the White House hopes will solidify US influence in the region. Obama, who leaves office next year, has championed a foreign […]

Obama, Southeast Asia leaders eye China and trade at California summit

By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif, Feb 16 : President Barack Obama and leaders from Southeast Asia gathered for a summit aimed at boosting trade and creating a common stance on the South China Sea in a gathering the White House hopes will solidify US influence in the region. Obama will discuss efforts to curb […]

Obama, Southeast Asia leaders eye China and trade at California summit

By Jeff Mason RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif, Feb 16 : President Barack Obama and leaders from Southeast Asia gathered for a summit aimed at boosting trade and creating a common stance on the South China Sea in a gathering the White House hopes will solidify US influence in the region. Obama will discuss efforts to curb […]

UN chief tells African leaders not to “cling to power”

By Edmund Blair and Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA, Jan 30 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told African leaders today they should not use legal loopholes or undemocratic constitutional changes to “cling to power”, and that they should respect term limits. Ban was addressing a two-day summit the African Union, a group of 54 states […]