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US investor appetite grows for Chinese stocks despite market bloodbath and trade worries

US investor appetite grows for Chinese stocks despite market bloodbath and trade worries

A stock market bloodbath in China this year may have spooked investors in the country, but Wall Street fund managers see bargains in the carnage. First Wilshire, a Pasadena, California-based firm managing about US$400 million of US capital, is among US investment managers that have been adding Chinese stocks in […]

Donald Trump threatens US government shutdown could last ?months or even years?, as talks with Democrats fail again

Donald Trump threatens US government shutdown could last ?months or even years?, as talks with Democrats fail again

US President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders failed to strike a deal in sometimes combative talks on Friday to end a partial shutdown of the US government. After fighting to no avail over his request for US$5 billion to fund his signature wall on the Mexican border, Trump said he […]

Bail revoked: former chemistry student Yukai Yang is jailed for ?trying to flee to China to evade US poisoning case?

Bail revoked: former chemistry student Yukai Yang is jailed for ?trying to flee to China to evade US poisoning case?

Yukai Yang, a former chemistry student at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania who is accused of slowly poisoning his roommate, was ordered held without bail on Friday over allegations he sought to flee to his native China by orchestrating his own deportation to avoid prosecution. Yang must remain in Northampton County […]

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio secretly testified to US grand jury about fugitive Jho Low and Malaysia?s 1MDB scandal

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio secretly testified to US grand jury about fugitive Jho Low and Malaysia?s 1MDB scandal

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio made a secret appearance before a US District of Columbia grand jury in recent months to testify as part of the Justice Department?s expansive investigation into a multibillion-dollar fraud surrounding Malaysia?s 1MDB investment fund, according to people familiar with the case. The furtive appearance by the […]

Tesla urges tariff exemption for Chinese-made computer car ?brain?

Tesla urges tariff exemption for Chinese-made computer car ?brain?

Tesla has asked the Donald Trump administration to exempt the Chinese-made computer ?brain? of its new Model 3 car from 25 per cent tariffs imposed in August, saying they threaten the electric carmaker?s bottom line. ?Increased tariffs on this particular part cause economic harm to Tesla, through the increase of […]

US sends small military force to Africa amid DR Congo?s post-election tension

US sends small military force to Africa amid DR Congo?s post-election tension

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that American military personnel had been deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a presidential election there. In a letter to congressional leaders, Trump said the first of about 80 military personnel arrived in […]

Trump?s border wall ?is never going to happen?, says Mexican psychic

Trump?s border wall ?is never going to happen?, says Mexican psychic

Brace yourselves, America: the US government shutdown that has dragged on for two weeks could last a lot longer ? possibly forever ? if a Mexican psychic?s predictions come true. As Donald Trump said on Friday, he was prepared to keep the partial shutdown going for as long as it […]

Five children in church van going to Disney World  and two truck drivers die in fiery crash and explosion on Florida highway

Five children in church van going to Disney World and two truck drivers die in fiery crash and explosion on Florida highway

Five children heading to Disney World in a church van from Louisiana died along with two truck drivers in a fiery crash on Interstate 75 in north Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said Friday. The children were travelling in a large passenger van from Avoyelles Parish, Lieutenant Patrick Riordan said […]

New US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wants to ?impeach the mother******?, but Donald Trump says that?s because Democrats can?t beat him in 2020

New US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib wants to ?impeach the mother******?, but Donald Trump says that?s because Democrats can?t beat him in 2020

One day into their new House majority, several US Democrats are trying to jump-start the impeachment action that many in the party have been talking about for two years. President Donald Trump pushed back on Friday, saying they?re only acting because they know they can?t win the White House in […]

Paul Whelan, former US Marine accused of spying by Russia, is a citizen of four countries

Paul Whelan, former US Marine accused of spying by Russia, is a citizen of four countries

The international links to an American charged with espionage in Russia widened Friday as Ireland became the fourth nation to acknowledge Paul Whelan as a citizen and seek consular access. The expanding passport list for Whelan, a 48-year-old former Marine arrested last week in Moscow, has boosted the complexities and […]