August 25, 2019

US, Japan agree to trade deal at G-7 summit, as Trump says allies ‘respect’ China tariff war

ABC News(BIARRITZ, France) -- In an unexpected announcement at the Group of 7 summit, President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they have agreed in principle to a trade deal following months of negotiations. Trump said that the United States and Japan planned to sign the agreement around the same time as the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September. The deal will focus on "agriculture, industrial tarries and digital trade," per U.S. Trade Rep Lighthizer. “We’ve agreed ..
August 25, 2019

Trump says G-7 allies ‘respect the trade war’ with China, despite their warnings against its global consequences

ABC News(BIARRITZ, France) -- President Donald Trump said Sunday he's not facing any pressure from his allies over the United States' trade war with China that has left markets reeling and the G-7 allies concerned about a potential global recession. "I think they respect the trade war," Trump said when asked if he was facing pressure from his allies to give up the trade war with China. "So the answer is nobody’s told me that. Nobody would tell me that." Trump held his first face to fac..
August 24, 2019

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters after chaos erupts

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(HONG KONG) -- Protesters who've taken pro-democracy demonstrations to the streets of Hong Kong every weekend since early June clashed on Saturday with riot-ready police who deployed tear gas after demonstrators hurled bricks and Molotov cocktails at them and refused orders to clear roadways. Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong, a city of 7.4 million people, blocking traffic on a main thoroughfare with their bodies and by piling wooden pallets, bo..
August 24, 2019

President Trump offers rosy outlook for the G-7 summit: ‘Everybody’s getting along’

iStock(BIARRITZ, France) -- After tangling with world leaders all week and setting off chaos in the global markets with trade disputes, President Trump shared a rosy outlook for the annual G-7 summit. “So far so good," Trump said over lunch with the President of France Emmanuel Macron. "The weather is perfect. Everybody's getting along. I think we'll accomplish a lot this weekend. And I look forward to it." On Saturday afternoon, the president touched down in the ritzy resort town of ..