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2 November 2017 4:48 PM Fore!Donald Trump’s agenda in Asia is a mystery

But he gets a little credit for showing up FOR those concerned about American neglect of Asia, it is an accomplishment of sorts that Donald Trump is coming to the region at all. A creature of habit, America’s president is uncomfortable spending nights away from his own bed. And now, with the first indictments in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian 348

1 November 2017 5:35 PM In meeting, Trump to push a reluctant Xi to rein in North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang. Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing 92

31 October 2017 7:14 PM Kiwi little changed ahead of employment data

The New Zealand dollar was little changed, holding near a 17-month low on a trade-weighted basis before employment data that may point to an uptick in inflation. The kiwi traded at 68.42 US cents as at 8am in Wellington from 68.45 cents late yesterday. The trade-weighted index was at 72.62 and earlier touched 72.51, the lowest since the end of May last year, from 72.61 yesterday 72

31 October 2017 5:56 PM Can House of Cards Go on without Kevin Spacey?

It’s Halloween, and if you need me today, I’ll be buried in a pile of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup wrappers and regret. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re pitching House of Cards spin-offs, casting Chance the Rapper, and subbing for Jimmy Kimmel. Netflix will end House of Cards after the political drama’s sixth season, the streaming service announced Monday 80

31 October 2017 2:52 PM Trump Belittles ‘Low Level’ Adviser Who Tried to Connect With Russia

“The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm,” Mr. Trump wrote. “What he know about Crooked Dems is earth shattering. He and his brother could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled. Fake News weak!” Mr. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, were charged in a 12-count 90

31 October 2017 5:51 AM Mueller to Trump: Be afraid. Be very afraid

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. For the Trump administration, Monday marked an unwelcome Judgment Day. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating potential ties between figures 87

31 October 2017 1:27 AM 2016 Under Scrutiny: A Timeline Of Russia Connections

2016 Under Scrutiny: A Timeline Of Russia Connections Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (right), leaves U.S. District Court after pleading not guilty to federal charges, including "conspiracy against the United States," on Monday in Washington, D.C. The first charges have been filed in the special counsel investigation into Russian interference 83

30 October 2017 4:10 PM Jobs boost from gas field development

The development of the Barque field, offshore from Oamaru, has the potential to more than double New Zealand's current oil and gas production, a study has found. The gas-to-shore scenario could generate $450 million in annual GDP from operations and $700 million each year in royalties and taxes over the life of the field. More importantly from a South 62

28 October 2017 4:04 PM Blaming capitalism for policy failure is fake news

“If you have hundreds of thousands of children living in homes without enough to survive, that’s a blatant failure… When you have a market economy, it all comes down to whether or not you acknowledge where the market has failed and where intervention is required. Has it failed our people in recent times? Yes. How can you claim you’ve been successful 76

26 October 2017 4:54 AM North Korea leader sends congratulations to China's Xi after congress

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a rare congratulatory message to China’s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday wishing the Chinese leader “great success” in his future tasks as head of the nation, the North’s state media said. The friendly gesture by the North Korean leader, who rarely issues personal messages, was sent at the end of China’s all important 29