China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday that China hoped to reach a phased agreement with the United States over trade as early as possible, and make progress on cancelling tariffs on each others’ goods.
Malaysia needs to boost its naval capabilities to prepare for possible conflict in the South China Sea, its foreign minister said on Thursday, even as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy pursues non-militarisation of the disputed waterway.
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he allowed Turkish and Kurdish forces to clash in deadly battle because the two sides were like children who needed to fight each other.
Shelling and smoke could be seen around Ras Al Ayn on Friday morning, a day after Turkey and the US agreed to a five-day cease-fire in Turkey's offensive.
The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods on Friday, despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets.
US retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.
Quarterly results from four of the largest US banks showed that American consumers are helping to prop up the economy, even as recession fears have led businesses to pull back on spending and borrowing.
Democratic Congressman and celebrated civil rights leader Elijah Cummings died early on Thursday morning, October 17th. His last days were spent at a hospice centre in Baltimore, where he was receiving care for “complications concerning long-standing health challenges,” his office said in a statement. Cummings was 68.
Though he did not have what many would categorize as a “breakout moment” during the most recent Democratic presidential primary debate, Julian Castro did offer another reminder of why his candidacy has been essential to the primary itself — even if most observers have failed to recognize it.