US impeachment investigators want Bolton to testify
The leader of the US impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump said Sunday he wants former national security advisor John Bolton to testify but acknowledged the White House was likely to fight it. Bolton, who resigned last month, was reported to have expressed alarm over secret administration efforts to pressure Ukraine, acidly referring to it as a "drug deal.
Negotiators from 16 nations are seeking a breakthrough on the world’s largest regional trade pact, the Regional Comprehensive Asean and the world have faced rising challenges and uncertainties ranging from trade disputes to international crime, and their strong partnership is important for the
Asean and the world have faced rising challenges and uncertainties ranging from trade disputes to international crime, and their strong partnership is important for the region, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said while opening the 35th Asean Summit.
Trade expert Alan Oxley says Australia joining the world’s largest free trade agreement is a good thing, but it will be “some time before we see the benefits” of the arrangement.
15 Asia-Pacific nations have accepted the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, which is set to cover 30 per cent of global gross domestic product and nearly half the world's population.
“The principal benefit for us is engagement,” Mr Oxley said.
“The commitment is important - these states have now decided they will come together and build some more open markets."
The trade expert said Asian nations who have previously “been reluctant to cut tariffs significantly” should begin to open their markets more.
“For us, there won’t be a big surge… but politically it is extremely important for us given we are in the middle of the region,” he said.
Worsfold bullish despite Daniher trade request .
Essendon coach John Worsfold has opened up on the club's relationship with Joe Daniher after his failed move to Sydney. Essendon coach John Worsfold is backing star forward Joe Daniher to have a strong 2020 season despite his request to leave the club for the Sydney Swans.Daniher's eventual non-move was one of the stories of the trade period, with the Bombers and Swans unable to reach an agreement on a deal that would send the 25-year-old to Sydney.Speaking on SEN Breakfast, Worsfold touched on the entire trade saga and the expectations on Daniher ahead of what looms as a career-defining season.