Trade war clouds

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump announced Sunday that the United States will raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods — a blunt warning to Beijing just days before what is being billed as a last-ditch round of talks to reach a deal or resume their trade war.

Climate issue

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to travel Monday to the northern Finnish city of Rovaniemi for talks of the eight-nation Arctic Council, hoping to demonstrate firm US interest as China steps up investment in northern areas made increasingly navigable by melting ice.

New arms race

May 02, 2019
GENEVA — Washington has signed more than $1 billion in new missile contracts in the three months since it announced plans to withdraw from a key Cold War-era arms treaty, campaigners said Thursday.

New Japanese era

But the real pomp and ceremony will wait until October 22 when he and Masako will appear in elaborate traditional robes for a ceremony in the palace before parading through the streets of the capital to be congratulated by a host of world leaders and royals.

Trump vs Press

WASHINGTON — It’s meant to be the annual Washington love-in, a dinner where White House journalists and the president yuck it up in a hotel ballroom. But this Saturday, President Donald Trump will stand up his dates.

'Fair treatment'

An increasing number of Western countries have moved to block Huawei and its state-backed competitor ZTE from building next-generation 5G networks over fears Beijing could spy on communications and gain access to critical infrastructure.