WHEN NBC spokesman Mark Kornblau said recently he “never imagined a day when I would think to myself, ‘it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States’,” over President Trump’s attacks on journalist Mika Brzezinski — who Mr Trump described as “low IQ, crazy Mika” and as “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at a Mar-a-Lago party — he did what most of us would do when confronted by a boorish bully. He disengaged, hoping not to
Fri, 14 Jul, 2017
Leaders of the world's top economic powers have reaffirmed their support for free trade but tempered the statement by acknowledging countries could defend their home companies and markets against unfair practices.
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
AT a moment when there are far too many reasons to feel that we have moved from being a post-war world to being a pre-war world Wednesday’s taunting of America by North Korea over their new nuclear capabilities did little to lift a darkening mood.
Fri, 07 Jul, 2017
US president Donald Trump plans to speak with German, French, and Italian officials ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 leading economies this week that could expose his sharp differences with world powers on trade and other issues.
Tue, 04 Jul, 2017
Authorities in China have ordered hundreds of factories to cut back activity ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou in early September, in a bid to ensure clean air, but the restrictions may cut oil demand in the world’s second-biggest oil consumer.
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