China scrambles to sustain its trade truce with America

THEIR WORDS were guarded, their tone sober. At a Politburo meeting to discuss economic plans for 2019, China’s top leaders agreed that they should be ready for problems and must, above all, maintain domestic stability. It was a striking contrast with the same meeting a year earlier. Then the Politburo oozed confidence, concluding that China […]

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 […]