A trade truce between America and China is over as soon as it began

AFTER A WORKING dinner between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping on December 1st, it seemed as if a truce had been called in their two countries’ rumbling trade war. “This was an amazing and productive meeting,” said Mr Trump. But the truce is already at risk of unravelling. On December 5th Canada’s justice department […]

Trump and China declare 90-day truce on new tariffs to allow for trade negotiations

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reached a 90-day ceasefire agreement on new economic tariffs. Trump agreed not to raise US tariffs on Chinese imports as scheduled on January 1. Trump will impose the tariffs if the two countries do not reach an agreement within 90 days, according to the […]

5-hour Russia-backed truce starts in Syria’s E. Ghouta

A five-hour truce called by Russia started on Tuesday in the Syrian rebel-held eastern Ghouta near Damascus. The stated aim is to allow civilians to escape the area. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the truce from 9am to 2pm (07:00GMT to 12:00GMT) and the creation of a “humanitarian corridor.” Calm has generally prevailed in the […]

North and South Korea met in the truce village of Panmunjom — these extraordinary photos show what it’s like

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images For the first time in more than two years, delegations from North and South Korea have met for official talks. Their meeting place was “truce village” Panmunjom, the site of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953. Since then, Panmunjom has become the only part of the demilitarized zone where […]

Kevin Feige Calls for a Truce in the MCU vs DCEU Wars

The animosity between Marvel and DC fans can sometimes be overwhelming. Rather than embracing the differences between these two different superhero universes, fans tend to start internet flame wars with each other, often resorting often hostile, violent language. It’s not fun, and it’s not at all in the spirit of the stories both of these […]

Last rebel group in Syria’s East Ghouta de-escalation zone joins truce – Russian MoD

Published time: 19 Aug, 2017 05:10 The last moderate armed opposition group in East Ghouta has accepted the terms of the de-escalation agreement after successful negotiations with the Russian reconciliation committee, the defense ministry said. “Representatives of the Defense Ministry of Russia and the Syrian opposition’s large grouping Faylaq Al-Rahman have signed an agreement in […]

Kaspersky and Microsoft reach truce over antivirus software

Microsoft and Kaspersky Lab appear to have reached a truce over their ongoing antivirus (AV) software battle. The Moscow-based cyber security firm has agreed to withdraw antitrust complaints following Microsoft’s announcement that it would change the way it delivers security updates to users. The dispute between the two companies began in 2016 when Kaspersky accused […]

‘We hope truce will hold’: People in Quneitra welcome Russia-US brokered ceasefire

Published time: 9 Jul, 2017 20:20 As the ceasefire agreed by Russia, the US and Jordan takes effect in southwestern Syria, people in the Quneitra province have shared their hopes of peace and normality finally prevailing. However, they fear the militants could violate the truce “every second.” “We hope the truce will hold and peace […]