White House pushes China to cut surplus by $100 billion
The White House clarifies a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump last week that U.S. is pressing Beijing to slash its trade imbalance with the United States by $100 billion, not $1 billion, as fears of a trade war heat up.
Europe has 'arsenal of weapons' to respond to Trump's tariffs - EU's Moscovici
Europe wants to avoid a trade war with the United States over its plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium, but is preparing immediate counter-measures just in case, European Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told BFM TV.
Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?
The latest Florida shooting resulted in 17 deaths and shook the corridors of power in Washington. Donald Trump is now talking about reviewing who is allowed to buy certain types of guns. Will this be a turning point in the United States? Also, the balance of power is shifting in Syria as Assad backs the Kurds against Turkish forces in Afrin.
Air Force pilots run U.S. - South Korea joint drills
The United States and South Korea perform large-scale joint aerial drills, a move North Korea had said would push the Korean peninsula to “the brink of nuclear war."
Tillerson criticizes Russia over Syria weapon use
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the United States believed it was Russia's responsibility to curb Syria's use of chemical weapons. Speaking at a news conference in Poland, Tillerson stood by his earlier comments that the Russia-backed Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta.
Trump to seek $25 billion for border wall, open to 'Dreamer' citizenship
President Donald Trump on Wednesday previewed his outline for an immigration bill that he will promote next week, saying he wants $25 billion to build a border wall and is open to granting citizenship to "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the United States as children.
U.S. moves toward expelling 200,000 Salvadorans
Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday.
Deep freeze in U.S. claims four lives
Four people died over the long New Year's weekend as a record-shattering Arctic freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States.
North Korea likely to pursue talks, and nukes, South says
South Korea predicted on Tuesday that North Korea would look to open negotiations with the United States next year in an optimistic outlook for 2018, even as Seoul set up a specialised military team to confront nuclear threats from the North.
U.S. seeks more ways to step up North Korea sanctions
The United States gives China a draft resolution for tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea and seeks a ban on ships it says are breaking trade limits with Pyongyang.