Emotional Dennis Rodman says Kim trying to change North Korea

By Fathin Ungku and Dewey Sim SINGAPORE, June 12 : Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman, one of a handful of Westerners to have met North Korean head of state Kim Jong Un, said the young leader was trying to make changes in his country. The comment came after Rodman had wept on CNN when […]

White House adviser says Canada’s Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

By Doina Chiacu and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON, June 10 : The top White House economic adviser accused Canada’s prime minister on Sunday of betraying President Donald Trump with “polarizing” statements on U.S. trade policy that risked making the American leader look weak on the eve of a historic summit with North Korea. Larry Kudlow, […]

Trump, Trudeau swap jokes but hold firm in trade dispute

By David Ljunggren and Roberta Rampton LA MALBAIE, Quebec, Jun 9 : U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were all jokes and smiles for the media as they met at the Group of Seven leaders summit in Quebec on Friday, but neither budged on the serious trade dispute between them. In […]

Trump vows to ‘straighten out’ G7 trade ahead of tense meeting

By Giselda Vagnoni and Jan Strupczewski LA MALBAIE, Quebec, June 8 : U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at Canada and the European Union on Friday and said he plans to leave a meeting with leaders of the Group of Seven nations early as fears of a trade war ratcheted higher. The confrontation over U.S. […]

G7 leaders set to clash with combative Trump over tariffs, trade

By Jan Strupczewski and William James QUEBEC CITY, June 8 : Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations are set to clash with a combative U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday when they pressure him to lift sanctions on steel and aluminum they fear could lead to a trade war. The confrontation threatens to […]

Trump attacks EU and Canada on trade amid backlash ahead of G7 summit

By David Ljunggren and Jean-Baptiste Vey OTTAWA, Jun 8 : Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group’s 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms. […]