The US imposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods last month, escalating the tariff war between the world's two largest economies. But the cost of raw materials and high staff turnover in China is more worrisome for exporters than the US-China trade wars, according to a recent Reuters poll.
The "accidental" killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi throws a harsh light on Saudi Arabia's human rights record. But US President Donald Trump hesitates to impose sanctions because it would likely hurt the US economy, further diminishing US influence in the region.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is resigning to "take a little time off" and will leave at the end of the year. Haley discussed her resignation with Trump last week when she visited him at the White House. Trump accepted her resignation and stated that he will name her successor within two or three weeks.
Next week at the UN, Trump plans to stay on message, touting his drive to protect US sovereignty before world leaders, some of them worried about America's commitment to the multilateralism that has governed the United Nations since the end of World War II.
After three days of talks between the leaders of North and South Korea, spirits are high and promises are many. And South Korean leader Kim Jong-un wants another direct meeting with President Donald Trump.