Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has struck a conciliatory tone in response to Donald Trump’s accusation of currency manipulation and unfair trade policy. The two leaders are due to meet in Washington on Friday.
While US officials said Saudi Arabia needs more time to probe the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, Trump said the journalist is likely dead. Turkish police have expanded their search for Khashoggi's possible remains.
A 144-year-old postal treaty has become the latest battleground in the Trump administration's escalating trade war with China. Washington claims the UN treaty benefits China and other countries at the expense of the US.
The comments targeting the trans-Atlantic relationship come as US-EU trade negotiations are in an early stage. In July, the two sides agreed to de-escalate a brewing trade fight.
A detailed study of competitiveness in the global economy ranks the US top of the 140 countries included. The report suggests that few governments have begun to plan for the impact of the fourth industrial revolution.
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