The United States and China imposed new tariffs on each other's goods on Monday, as the world's two biggest economies showed no sign of backing down from an escalating trade dispute that has left global financial markets in disarray.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump said that he intended to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York on Sunday to discuss military and trade issues.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia and India can conclude an agreement on the exchange of experience and interaction in preparation for the launch of the first Indian manned space mission, Indian media reported on Sunday.
The March 8, 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 prompted one of the biggest search missions in history, yet a four-year, multi-million dollar joint operation by Australian, Malaysian and Chinese investigators has failed to find any sign of the plane.
After patiently waiting for their target asteroid to complete its rotation scientists monitoring the progress of a Japanese spacecraft confirmed that two small robots have successfully reached the surface of asteroid Ryugu and are now sending back images of their new home.
After more than 60 years of uncertainty regarding Catholic clergy members operating in China, the Vatican announced an historic accord, recognizing those bishops appointed by Beijing and setting new rules for their reappointment.
A new cafe opening in Tokyo will use robot waiters remotely controlled by physically-disabled human employees.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un proclaimed an end to the state of war earlier this week during their third summit this year in Pyongyang. Sputnik discussed the statement with Howard Stoffer, associate professor of national security at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.
Speaking during yet another rally, this time in Missouri, the US president warned about the spiraling tariff war with China and questioned whether the latter dared to challenge the US with retaliatory measures in response to the latest US tariffs affecting $200 billion of Chinese goods.
China will not send vice-premier Liu He to Washington next week to continue the negotiations over the tariff wars with the US representatives, media reported on Saturday.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The World Trade Organization will consider China’s bid to target $7 billion worth of US imports in a years-long trade row, a source in Geneva told Sputnik.
As Chinese-US trade relations deteriorate, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said this week that those economic ties may get worse before they get better, since US President Donald Trump is willing to make the ongoing trade war “unbearably painful” for Beijing.
The Internet community was shocked with the atrocities they saw in a video of an Australian man deliberately mowing down an emus in his car.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Only about 30 percent of Japanese people welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s third consecutive term as the head of government, while the general level of support for his cabinet is growing, according to a poll by the Kyodo News Agency.
About 50 children felt ill in a school not far from the country’s capital Wellington after they were allegedly exposed to an unknown substance. Shortly beforehand, one of the children reportedly spotted “stuff” coming out of a plane that flew near the site.
More and more people are catching the gold fever and prospecting in a remote area of West Australia; one of them struck it rich, digging up a 3 kg gold nugget from under nearly 1 meter of clay soil.
TOKYO (Sputnik) – The level of support for the South Korean government led by President Moon Jae-in grew over the week from 50 percent to 61 percent following the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a new poll showed on Friday.
Adhesive tapes are reportedly out of stock in Hong Kong as residents believe tapes could help protect window glasses during the incoming super typhoon Mangkhut.
The President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang, has passed away at the age of 61, according to Vietnamese state media.
MOSCOW/KUNMING (Sputnik) - China National Gold will invest about $420 million in the development of the Klyuchevskoye gold deposit in Russia; another $65 million will be invested by India's SUN Gold, the annual production volume is expected at about 6.5 metric tons of gold per year, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry said.
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