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  • Obama, rapping Putin, says US could strike back on cyber

    President Barack Obama put Russia's Vladimir Putin on notice Friday that the U.S. could use offensive cyber muscle to retaliate for interference in the U.S. presidential election, his strongest suggestion to date that Putin had been well aware of campaign email hacking."Whatever they do to us, we can potentially do to them," Obama declared.Caught ...

  • Trump says US not necessarily bound by 'one China' policy

    US President-elect Donald Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China," questioning nearly four decades of policy in a move likely to antagonize Beijing. Trump's comments on Fox News Sunday came after he prompted a diplomatic protest ...

  • China says Trump's Taiwan comments cause 'serious concern'

    China says it has "serious concern" about President-elect Donald Trump's latest comments suggesting he is reconsidering America's relationship with Taiwan.Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, said Monday that Trump's comments in a television interview over the weekend raised the possibility that U.S.-China relations would be "badly affected." ...

  • Trump questions “one China policy” without Beijing concessions

    President-elect Donald Trump questioned in an interview broadcast Sunday whether the United States should continue its “one China policy” unless Beijing makes concessions on trade and other issues. “I don’t want China dictating to me,” Trump said as he made a vehement defense of his recent phone conversation with the ...

  • Chinese media offer stern warning to ‘rookie’ Trump

    Donald Trump is a “diplomatic rookie” who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday, warning America could pay dearly for his inexperience. A protocol-shattering call with Taiwan’s president followed by a Twitter tirade against Beijing’s policies by the president-elect could ...

  • Trump breaks decades of US diplomacy to speak with Taiwan president

    US President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of foreign policy to speak with the president of Taiwan, prompting Beijing Saturday to accuse Taipei of a ploy but saying the move would not affect US-China ties. It was not immediately clear whether Trump’s telephone call with President Tsai Ing-wen marked a ...

  • Former GWU deputy president appointed Commissioner for the Elderly

    Former General Workers' Union deputy president Helen Mallia has been appointed Commissioner for the Elderly, Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Aging  Justyne Caruana announced today. Ms. Mallia will serve for a three year term and will preside over the  Council for Older Persons, as stipulated ...

  • Foreign Affairs Minister addresses first EU Presidency meeting

    The first meeting under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union was held in Valletta today. The informal Meeting of State Secretaries and Secretaries-General in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the EU Member States is traditionally held a few weeks before an EU ...

  • Editorial: Malta is the only EU country not in the anti-Isis coalition

    A full, three-hour long debate in the House on Thursday about the Budget vote for the Foreign Ministry did not tackle, except fleetingly, the elephant in the Chamber: Malta is the only EU country not in the anti-Isis coalition.According to the US State Department, the participants in the coalition are ...

  • CPF expands China trail with new acquisition

    Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), the SET-listed flagship of agro-business giant Charoen Pokphand Group, has acquired a 70% stake in a Chinese poultry firm and invested in three new companies in Taiwan, China and Thailand, with a combined investment of 2.7 billion baht.