U.S. secretary of state, Qatari foreign minister discuss terror financing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on Wednesday discussed Qatar’s efforts on countering terrorism financing, the State Department said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press availability with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (not shown) […]

Canada says it will cover losses in bid to finish Trans Mountain oil pipeline | World news

Canada’s federal government will cover financial losses a pipeline builder might suffer if British Columbia’s provincial government continues to obstruct the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion said Bill Morneau, the country’s finance minister, on Wednesday. Morneau also said that other investors would step in if Houston-based Kinder Morgan backs out of the expansion, which would triple […]

Israel says Hamas curbed Gaza protests after Egyptian warning

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian protests on the Gaza-Israel border have dropped off over the past two days, with Israel on Wednesday pointing to what it said were Egyptian efforts to restore calm after dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire. Palestinian demonstrator fights with Israeli security forces during a protest against U.S. embassy move […]

Trump’s Indonesian partner says has not signed China loan deal

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian business tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo confirmed on Wednesday his company had chosen a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned construction firm to build a theme park at a luxury resort in West Java, but said he had not signed any loan deal with China for the project. FILE PHOTO: Indonesian billionaire Hary Tanoesoedibjo […]