Wife of jailed Saudi blogger hails U.S. vice-president’s call for husband’s release, wants meeting with Trump

Wife of jailed Saudi blogger hails U.S. vice-president’s call for husband’s release, wants meeting with Trump

MONTREAL—The wife of jailed Saudi dissident Raif Badawi said U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence gave her hope Thursday when he called on Saudi Arabia to free her husband. Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Sherbrooke, Que., with her three children, said Pence’s comments were the first time a U.S. administration official has publicly mentioned her husband by […]

White House hails China trade truce as skeptics raise doubts

White House hails China trade truce as skeptics raise doubts

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a hazy timetable and widespread skepticism that Beijing will yield to U.S. demands anytime soon. “This is just an enormous, enormous event,” Larry Kudlow, U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, said […]