DANANG – Ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed on Saturday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world’s largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy.
Trump pulled his country from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the start of the year, dismaying allies and casting into doubt an agreement heralded for tying lower tariffs to strong environmental and labour protections.
He has been something of a lone protectionist voice at the APEC summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang where world leaders, including China’s Xi Jinping, have been keen to promote the virtues of free trade and multilateral deals.
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WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reiterated that operations in Afghanistan will be carried out while considering the conditions on the ground. “The recently announced policy was a dramatic shift from a time-based military strategy to a conditions-based … read more
RAWALPINDI: Malaysian Army Chief General Dato Sri Zulkiple Bin Haji Kassim called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters on Tuesday, the Inter Services Public Relations said. The two chiefs exchanged views on … read more