Trade war jitters

The development — linked to EU subsidies to planemaker Airbus that Trump says hurt US giant Boeing — stoked concerns about the White House’s hardline protectionist agenda that has taken aim at its biggest trading partners since the tycoon’s election.

Trump tax quiz

Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee which writes tax law, wrote the Internal Revenue Service seeking six years of Trump’s returns, saying he was using his oversight authority to learn the extent to which the IRS audits and enforces tax laws on a sitting president.

Trump vs NATO

The businessman-turned-president, who berated allies at a NATO summit last year at the group’s Brussels headquarters, is pressing member states to meet the alliance’s goal set in 2014 of spending two percent of GDP on defense. Trump has even derisively asked whether it is worth defending small NATO states such as Montenegro.

Exonerated Trump jubilant, vengeful

The probe also brought new focus on Trump’s hidden business dealings with Russians, including a long-running push to build a Trump tower in Moscow. It emerged that negotiations continued well into his election year — despite claims by Trump that he had no such links.

Sanctuary lost

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — A Syrian refugee and his son were buried in New Zealand on Wednesday in the first funerals of those killed in the twin mosque massacre as Kiwis braced for days of emotional farewells following the mass slayings.

Viral massacre

WELLINGTON — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday said she would be looking for answers from Facebook and other social media firms about how an attack that killed 50 mosque-goers was livestreamed on their platforms.