North Korea hawk Bolton’s appointment as White House adviser fans worries in Asia

By Christine Kim SEOUL, Mar 23 : Voices of concern emerged in South Korea and elsewhere in Asia on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump shook up his foreign policy team again, prompting worries over Trump’s pending summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump announced in a tweet he was replacing H.R. McMaster […]

Trump names ex-ambassador John Bolton as new National Security Adviser

Washington, March 23 : US President Donald Trump has named former ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton as his new National Security Adviser replacing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, media reports said. The President announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, saying that Bolton would take the job starting April 9, making him Trump’s […]

Myanmar parliament to elect presidential candidates

Nay Pyi Taw, March 23 : The Myanmar parliament is set to elect presidential candidates on Friday following U Htin Kyaw’s resignation earlier this week. According to parliament sources, the presidential electoral college of the House of Representatives will elect a vice president as a candidate to compete with other two existing vice presidents — […]

China mulls higher tariffs on US imports

Beijing, March 23 : China announced on Friday that it was considering higher tariffs for imported US products worth about $3 billion to balance losses caused by the U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Beijing. The measures, or the suspension of tariff concessions, will target 128 items including pork, wines and seamless steel […]

Trump picks hardliner Bolton to replace McMaster as national security adviser

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Mar 23 : U.S. President Donald Trump shook up his foreign policy team again on Thursday, replacing H.R. McMaster as national security adviser with John Bolton, a hawk who has advocated using military force against North Korea and Iran. The move, announced in a tweet and a White House statement, came […]

EU backs Britain in blaming Russia for spy attack, recalls envoy

By Gabriela Baczynska, Elizabeth Piper and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Mar 23 : European Union leaders backed Britain on Thursday in blaming Moscow over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England and recalled their envoy to Moscow in a symbolic protest. The show of support from the EU, at a time when […]