Initial signs of progress were seen in Washington, where Democrats and Republicans are looking for a way out of their impasse on budget and debt issues. G20 finance ministers urged US lawmakers to find a compromise.
Palestinian officials have slammed plans by the Trump administration to shutter the PLO's mission in Washington DC. The rupture in relations could have major implications for the White House's Middle East policy.
The US ratings agency has warned that failure to raise the country's debt limit by the end of September could have worse consequences than the collapse of Lehman Brothers during the financial crisis.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused the military of Myanmar of subjecting the country's Rohingya population to "ethnic cleansing." The UN has referred to the events in Myanmar in such terms for two months.
We need to create jobs, help facilitate trade and address the challenges of the Africa of the future, says Donald Yamamoto, who is in charge of African affairs at the US State Department.
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