President-elect Donald Trump delivered his first press conference following the election. He blasted the release of an unsubstantiated intelligence report saying he had been compromised by Russia.
Singapore-based Broadcom's multibillion-dollar takeover of US chipmaker Qualcomm has been blocked by Washington. President Trump said there is "credible evidence" to suggest the takeover would "impair national security."
Seoul has not received an official response from North Korea after Donald Trump agreed to talks between the nations' leaders. A South Korean official says Pyongyang likely "needs time to organize its stance."
Hours ahead of the signing of trade tariffs on steel imports, President Trump has insisted he doesn't want a trade war. Washington is set to soften the blow of its new penalties with exemptions for certain countries.
The EU has said US tariffs would be met with a "proportionate response." The European Council, IMF and WTO have warned Trump he is very wrong about trade wars being easy to win.
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