The BRICS group comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The group was originally conceived as a counterweight to a Western-dominated world order. But these days, some are questioning its relevance.
Officials from North and South Korea have met to plan a landmark meeting between the two countries' leaders. One of the key issues is whether Kim Jong Un will cross the border by car or in a symbolic walk.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde believes China's "Belt and Road" is a good idea, but she also warned about saddling countries involved in the project with too much debt.
A week before his summit with Kim Jong Un, South Korea's Moon Jae-in says North Korea wants "an end to the hostile relations." Moon's comments come as the US vows to "maintain pressure" on North Korea to denuclearize.
More than a year after he withdrew the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership, it seems Donald Trump could be interested in rejoining. Japan tentatively welcomed the move, but stressed the trade deal was "delicate."
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