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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 29

2 November 2017 4:08 PM Eddie Jones says World Cup draw is ideal for England

The schedule that launches their quest for a first global title since 2003 begins with a match against Tonga in Sapporo on September 22. It continues 1,000 miles away and only four days later against the United States in Kobe. Once that arduous opening has passed, however, England will negotiate a kind itinerary that continues with pivotal clashes against 56

2 November 2017 12:00 PM All Blacks face Springboks in 2019 World Cup opener

Favourites New Zealand will begin their quest for a third successive Rugby World Cup title with a heavyweight clash against South Africa at the 2019 tournament in Japan. The All Blacks are scheduled to face their old southern hemisphere foes in Yokohama on September 21, a day after hosts Japan kick off the competition against European qualifiers, likely 30

2 November 2017 7:30 AM Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand begin title defence against South Africa

Champions New Zealand will begin their quest for a third successive Rugby World Cup title against South Africa in Yokohama. The fixtures for the 2019 World Cup which takes place in Japan, were announced on Thursday. Ireland and Scotland will meet in their opening game in Pool A while Wales begin against Georgia in Pool D. England will play their fixtures 2

2 November 2017 7:30 AM 100 Days To Go To Pyeongchang 2018

International Stadium Yokohama will be the heart of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, it emerged today as the match schedules were released. Four pool matches will be held at the Stadium located 40 kilometres outside Japan's capital Tokyo. They will involve matches between New Zealand and South Africa, Ireland and Scotland, England and France, and Japan and Scotland 41

2 November 2017 7:30 AM All Blacks to kick off 2019 Rugby World Cup vs Springboks

TOKYO — The New Zealand All Blacks will kick off their Rugby World Cup title defense against South Africa in a contest between two of the sport’s heavyweights. Rugby World Cup organizers announced the match schedule for the Sept. 20-Nov. 2 tournament on Thursday, exactly two years out from the tournament final in Yokohama. The two-time defending champion 27

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 27

1 November 2017 12:46 PM South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president

Seoul - South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared on Wednesday. "A push by North Korea to become a nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated," Moon said in an address to parliament. "We also will not develop or own nuclear" arms. In recent months Pyongyang 26

30 October 2017 9:04 PM New Zealand: Prime Minister Pledges To Renegotiate Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty

Recently elected New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to renegotiate the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty, seeking restrictions on foreign real estate investment, Asia Nikkei reported Oct. 29. As part of her pledge to renegotiate TPP, Ardern, who took office Oct. 26, based her campaign on the promise to impose a ban on foreign

28 October 2017 6:06 AM View: There is only one way forward on North Korea

A formal agreement to end the Korean War could pave the way for broader diplomatic talks, writes Carl Bildt Could the world soon witness another devastating war on the Korean Peninsula? That question looms large in many conversations these days. Of course, concerns about the North Korean regime’s nuclear-weapons programme are nothing new. The United 9