Trump-backed Republican leads close US House race in Ohio

By John Whitesides Undated, Aug 7 : A Republican clung to a narrow lead in a hotly contested US House of Representatives race in Ohio late on Tuesday, holding off a strong challenge in the reliably Republican district after a late show of support from President Donald Trump. Republican Troy Balderson led Democrat Danny O’Connor […]

Guatemalan children reunited with deported parents after US separation

By Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY, Aug 7 : Nine Guatemalan children separated from their parents at the US border under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy were flown home on Tuesday and reunited with their deported families, Guatemala’s government said. Nazario Jacinto Carrillo, a farmer from the village of Huehuetenango, embraced his 5-1/2-year-old daughter […]

Taiwan shadows China carrier group after Xi warning

By Fabian Hamacher TAIPEI, March 21 : Taiwan has sent ships and aircraft to shadow a Chinese aircraft carrier group through the narrow Taiwan Strait, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after Chinese President Xi Jinping offered his strongest warning against Taiwan separatism to date. China claims Taiwan as its sacred territory and considers the […]

China will safeguard national interests in response to U.S. trade probes

By Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo BEIJING, March 21 : China will actively take steps to safeguard its interests as well as those of its industries, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said, in light of what he described as acts of trade protectionism by the United States. The U.S. decision to launch trade investigations is […]

Wall St edges higher on oil jump, tech still soft

By Sruthi Shankar Undated, March 20 : U.S. stocks inched higher on Tuesday with energy stocks leading the way thanks to a jump in oil prices but technology stocks remained on the defensive after the previous day’s bruising selloff. Oil rose to its highest level so far this month, lifted by tension in the Middle […]

In warning for Trump, Democrat claims too-close-to-call Pennsylvania vote

By David Morgan CANONSBURG, Pa., March 14 : The Democrat candidate claimed a congressional election in a Republican heartland in Pennsylvania, as a vote seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s performance as president remained officially too close to call early on Wednesday. In an ominous sign for Republicans eight months before national midterm elections, […]