Democrats and Republicans are to hold last-ditch talks to try and avert automatic budget cuts. If no deal is struck, 85 billion dollars of savings will have to be found by September.
Washington is looking to fix "chronic" trade imbalances by negotiating trade agreements with the UK, the EU, and Japan, US officials have said. Donald Trump's efforts to cut trade deficit have so far been unsuccessful.
The PLO harshly criticized the Trump administration's decision to shutter its de-facto embassy in Washington. The move follows massive cuts in US aid to Palestinians.
China's vast export engine unexpectedly accelerated in September, producing a record trade surplus with the United States that could worsen already strained relations between Beijing and Washington.
Political leaders are bidding farewell to late US Senator John McCain in Washington. Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush delivered eulogies, but current President Donald Trump wasn't invited.
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