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The week that Cathay Pacific surrendered to China

One of the world's top airlines has discovered just how dangerous Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests are becoming for companies based in the city and doing business with mainland China.

16th, August 2019, 04:19pm

Mexico's president is just beginning his 'Fourth Transformation' of the country

It was early April 2018. The Mexican presidential campaigns were heating up and Andrés Manuel López Obrador, running for the third time for the highest office in the land, sounded defiant. Donald Trump's foreign policy was "wrong," he told supporters at a rally in Ciudad Juárez, across the border from El Paso, Texas. He also denounced what he called the US president's "derogatory attitude towards Mexicans."

16th, August 2019, 04:00pm

Trump admin gives green light for F-16s sale to Taiwan

The Trump administration has informally greenlit a potential major arms sale to Taiwan involving dozens of new F-16 fighter jets, according to administration officials and others familiar with the matter.

16th, August 2019, 03:17pm

Trump can never admit he made a mistake

Some days, America gets a reassuring sign that President Trump has a sense of the responsibility and stature of the office he holds. When he spoke of "the love, the respect for the office of the presidency" he encountered in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, or when he called upon China to be "humane" in dealing with the Hong Kong protesters or when he said that while no one could surpass his support for the Second Amendment, he did not want guns in the "hands of a lunatic or a maniac," he thereby acknowledged the place the presidency holds in confronting violence and the prospect of chaos.

16th, August 2019, 03:07pm

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