Warring Sides in Yemen Agree to Truce in Key Port City

CAIRO — Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to terms for a cease-fire in the crucial port city of Hudaydah, the United Nations chief said on Thursday, announcing the biggest step toward peace in years for a war that has produced the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels have agreed to withdraw…

Europe and U.S. Agree on Chinese Threat, but Are Too Busy Feuding to Fight It

BRUSSELS — They are creating defenses to limit Chinese investment, accusing China of seizing technology from foreign companies and warning of Chinese efforts to undermine their political system. It may all sound like a game plan hatched by officials in Washington, but the agenda is straight out of Brussels. While President Trump battles China over…

Cambodia releases surrogate mothers who agree to keep children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Last year an Australian nurse was jailed after recruiting Cambodian surrogate mothers Thirty-two surrogate mothers charged with human trafficking in Cambodia for carrying babies for Chinese clients have been released after agreeing to keep the children, officials say. The women were arrested in June in a raid as part…

Asia markets rise after US and China agree to trade truce

Image copyright Getty Images Asian markets rose after the presidents of China and the US reached a temporary truce in their trade war. At the G20 summit, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks. An escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies…

EU leaders agree Brexit deal

Image copyright EPA The UK’s withdrawal agreement from the European Union has been approved by EU leaders, its chief official Donald Tusk has announced. The 27 leaders gave it their backing after less than an hour’s discussion in Brussels. Mr Tusk signalled on Saturday that the deal would be approved after Spain withdrew last-minute concerns…

U.S. and India Agree to Strengthen Military Ties

NEW DELHI — The United States and India signed an agreement Thursday to pave the way for New Delhi to buy advanced American weaponry and to share sensitive military technology, strengthening their military partnership as both powers warily eye the rise of China. “Today’s fruitful discussion illustrated the value of continued cooperation between the world’s…