In an interview with the Reuters news agency to celebrate his 100 days in office, Mr. Trump said that a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible and that the U.S. was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia.
The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, he’s got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to repeal Obamacare; and uncertainty surrounding “tax reform.” Compared with this tapestry of troubles, the stock market has been a splendid blessing.
Every American administration takes a while to settle into a basic approach to the world. President Trump’s team has had a rockier start than most, with many important positions in every key agency still unfilled.
Meeting in the middle of the conflict, China appealed to the parties involved in the tension of the Korean Peninsula to avoid "provocative actions."
President Trump appears to have softened his position on NATO, free trade, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the advice of generals, and whether China is a currency manipulator.
It just came to light that the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier was actually sailing in the opposite direction. But it is now heading to the Sea of Japan and should arrive sometime next week.
During a meeting Tuesday, the Japanese prime minister told the vice president of the United States that he supported the stance taken by the US to keep all options open for countering threats posed by North Korea. But not much can be done without the support of China.
Trump's new international policies are a radical change in the electoral proposals he championed for more than a year. Perhaps the new president is not so far from his predecessor as to the priorities of the United States.
The vice president of the United States on Monday visited the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas at a moment of heightened tension with Pyongyang amid repeated weapons tests.
GBU-43/B device is the largest non-nuclear bomb US has used in combat. The bombing killed at least 36 members of the Islamic State (IS) and also destroyed several important installations, the Afghan Ministry of Defense announced on Friday.