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Japan Says Safety of Ships in Hormuz Is a Matter of ‘Life and Death’

Japan Says Safety of Ships in Hormuz Is a Matter of ‘Life and Death’

Japan sees ensuring the safety of shipping in the Strait of Hormuz as a matter of life and death in terms of its energy security, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said.
Trump Pressured by Congress to Stay Tough on Huawei

Trump Pressured by Congress to Stay Tough on Huawei

As U.S. and Chinese officials discuss arrangements for the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 in Osaka, Trump’s apparent plan to use Huawei as a bargaining chip for a deal is
Trump Muses Privately About Ending Postwar Japan Defense Pact

Trump Muses Privately About Ending Postwar Japan Defense Pact

President Donald Trump has recently mused to confidants about withdrawing from a longstanding defense treaty with Japan, according to three people familiar with the matter, in his latest complaint
How Erdogan's Own Mistakes Helped Fuel the Popularity of a New Rival

How Erdogan's Own Mistakes Helped Fuel the Popularity of a New Rival

A series of miscalculations and a refusal to recognize the depth of discontent with a weakening economy and years of divisive rule handed Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the biggest setback of
U.S., China Discuss Xi-Trump Talks as Trade War Simmers

U.S., China Discuss Xi-Trump Talks as Trade War Simmers

U.S. and Chinese officials are discussing arrangements for the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 Summit in Osaka. China’s vice commerce minister said in Beijing that the aim
White House Rejects House Panel's Request for Conway's Testimony

White House Rejects House Panel's Request for Conway's Testimony

The White House counsel’s letter was yet another instance of the Trump administration’s refusal to cooperate with congressional inquiries led by Democrats who now control the House.
Trump Plans to Meet With Xi, Putin and Erdogan This Week at G-20

Trump Plans to Meet With Xi, Putin and Erdogan This Week at G-20

President Donald Trump will meet with China’s Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan while attending the Group of 20 summit later this week in Japan, White House
U.S. Plays Down Expectations for Trump-Xi Meeting With Hard Line

U.S. Plays Down Expectations for Trump-Xi Meeting With Hard Line

U.S. officials sought to play down expectations for a highly-anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping this week, insisting the U.S. wasn’t prepared to compromise on
Iran and U.S. Trade Blame at UN as Security Council Urges Calm

Iran and U.S. Trade Blame at UN as Security Council Urges Calm

The U.S. and Iran blamed each other for rising tensions as they exchanged barbs at the United Nations on Monday while other members urged both sides to de-escalate.
U.S. Sees Russia, China, Iran Trying to Influence 2020 Elections

U.S. Sees Russia, China, Iran Trying to Influence 2020 Elections

A Trump administration official said that Russia, China, and Iran are trying to manipulate U.S. public opinion ahead of the 2020 elections but that none has successfully corrupted physical election
Stanford Offers $4.7 Billion for California Housing, Transit

Stanford Offers $4.7 Billion for California Housing, Transit

Stanford University, hoping to appease officials opposed to its planned expansion, is offering to spend $4.7 billion to relieve pressures on housing and transit that are plaguing residents of
Iran Tension, Trade Friction to Complicate Pompeo's India Visit

Iran Tension, Trade Friction to Complicate Pompeo's India Visit

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo arrives in India Tuesday fresh from a last-minute trip to the Gulf aimed at building a global coalition against Iran to tackle a different tricky subject: trade.
Parliament Ready to Support No-Deal Brexit, Johnson Says

Parliament Ready to Support No-Deal Brexit, Johnson Says

Boris Johnson said he believed the British Parliament would now support a no-deal Brexit, even as senior figures in his Conservative Party warned they had the numbers to stop him if he tried to push
Trump Maps Path on Health Costs That Has Few Clues for Consumers

Trump Maps Path on Health Costs That Has Few Clues for Consumers

The Trump administration took a step toward making paying for health care more like paying for coffee, computers or clothing, by letting patients know prices up front -- but what consumers could do
Trump and Xi to Seal a Deal? Traders Aren't Holding Their Breath

Trump and Xi to Seal a Deal? Traders Aren't Holding Their Breath

Fund managers are sticking to their positions ahead of this week’s meeting between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, saying they don’t expect much progress to be made.
On Cue, Wall Street Challenges Bernie Sanders's Trading Tax Plan

On Cue, Wall Street Challenges Bernie Sanders's Trading Tax Plan

Bernie Sanders wants Wall Street to pay off America’s student debt. Wall Street, predictably, says that’s a bad idea.
Trump's Iran Sanctions Won't Make Any Difference, Former Ambassador Hill Says

Trump's Iran Sanctions Won't Make Any Difference, Former Ambassador Hill Says

Christopher Hill, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and South Korea, comments on President Donald Trump imposing sanctions on Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his office. He speaks with
Puerto Rico Governor Ousts Treasurer Amid Reported FBI Probe

Puerto Rico Governor Ousts Treasurer Amid Reported FBI Probe

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello asked for the immediate resignation of Treasury Secretary Raul Maldonado just hours after the cabinet member disclosed a federal corruption investigation into his
U.K. Adopts Law for Net Zero Fossil Fuel Pollution by 2050

U.K. Adopts Law for Net Zero Fossil Fuel Pollution by 2050

The lower chamber of Britain’s Parliament approved a move to toughen targets on fossil fuel pollution, setting a goal of reaching a level of net zero by 2050.
NYC Cabbies Facing Financial Ruin Force City to Mull a Rescue

NYC Cabbies Facing Financial Ruin Force City to Mull a Rescue

New York City Council members are considering laws that would bail out hundreds of taxi drivers facing financial ruin as competition from Uber-like vehicles choke city streets and erode their income.