U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Kim Jong Un is “begging for war”, Hurricane Irma heads towards the southern United States and a special report investigates post-Mugabe plans for Zimbabwe.
South Korea said an agreement with the United States to scrap a weight limit on its warheads would help it respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile threat after it conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test two days ago. South Korean officials believe more weapons tests by the reclusive state are possible, despite international outrage over Sunday’s nuclear test and calls for more sanctions against it.
Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 4 storm, plowed toward the Caribbean and the southern United States as islands in its path braced for possible life-threatening winds, storm surges and flooding.
President Donald Trump is expected to rescind a program shielding from deportation some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children, throwing their fate to Congress, which would have six months to find a fix.
Hyundai is at loggerheads with its Chinese partner over efforts to cut supplier costs, as they grapple with cut-throat competition and the impact of a stand-off between Beijing and Seoul, four people familiar with the dispute said. Hyundai, along with affiliate Kia Motors, has been caught up in a political row over a missile defense system deployed in South Korea, but opposed by China. That has come against the backdrop of ever tougher competition from local Chinese automakers.
Private equity giant Blackstone Group has called off the sale of its A$3.5 billion ($2.8 billion) Australian shopping mall portfolio, a source said, as the looming arrival of Amazon.com spooks buyers of bricks-and-mortar stores.
Russia reserves the right to further cut the number of U.S. diplomatic staff in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin said in response to what he called Washington’s “boorish” treatment of Russia’s diplomatic mission on U.S. soil.
Putin said that any decision by the United States to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine would fuel the conflict in eastern Ukraine and possibly prompt pro-Russian separatists to expand their campaign there.
The UK is facing "large problems" as it stumbles toward a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S., writes columnist John Lloyd. "For the UK government, the United States is the obvious – perhaps the only – port in a storm that may engulf the British economy" after it leaves the European Union, says Lloyd. But obstacles to such a deal range from British aversion to American chickens that are washed in chlorine, genetically modified grain and growing international aversion to President Donald Trump.