All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn't paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan's Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues.
By PBS NewsHour
President Trump, who began a four-day state visit to Japan today, used his first appearance there to criticize what he calls the ‘trade imbalance’ between the two countries. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council of Foreign…
By Jill Colvin, Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Donald Trump opened a state visit to Japan on Saturday by needling the country over its trade imbalance with the United States.
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump is delaying any decision to impose auto tariffs on car and auto part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes or impacting talks with European nations and Japan.
In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump has proposed charging a fee to process U.S. asylum applications. In a presidential memorandum signed Monday, he said the current system is plagued by “random abuse.” Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security asked…
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Japan's 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday when he abdicates to his son Crown Prince Naruhito.
By Associated Press
The president says he believes a deal can be struck "quickly," perhaps even in time to be signed during his visit to Japan next month for the installation of its new emperor.
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump vowed to fight congressional Democrats all the way over the series of investigations and subpoenas targeting those in his close circle. He called the investigation efforts “nonsense.” Also, the UN reports that Afghan…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
The talks have been at an impasse over sanctions since Trump’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended without any agreement in late February.
In our news wrap Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden defended his displays of affection toward women and tried to defuse the criticism he’s taken over the issue. At least four women have said Biden made them uncomfortable with physical…
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