The Kim-Moon summit will be a litmus test for another meeting Kim has recently proposed to Trump, with the South Korean president seeking to engineer a proposal that combines a framework for the North’s denuclearisation and a joint declaration ending the 1950-53 Korean War.
Having skirmished for months over tit-for-tat tariffs on steel and some agricultural products, the two sides began talks in June that also cover India’s concerns over US steel tariffs and US problems with Indian tariffs on imported IT equipment
When the White House announced plans to establish a Space Force in August, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan declined to give a figure but said it would be in “the billions.”
Flynn, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and a senior Trump surrogate during the presidential campaign, has been seen as a key cooperator in Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible involvement with Donald Trump’s campaign.
Donald Trump made the move in response to calls from his allies in Congress who say they believe the Russia investigation was tainted by anti-Trump bias within the ranks of the FBI and Justice Department
The comment comes days after Paul Manafort, who once headed Trump’s campaign, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the election.
The inter-Korean summit will be a litmus test for another meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has recently proposed to Donald Trump, giving clues to whether Kim is serious about denuclearisation, a commitment he made in June
Trump administration’s proposal drew protest from technology companies earlier this year, but the final list of taxed devices from the USTR avoids many big consumer brand names and products.
The deal may not matter to Trump’s base – they probably see the probe as a witch hunt and believe there is no collusion.
The storm continued to crawl westward, dumping more than 75 centimetres of rain since Friday, and fears of historic flooding grew. Tens of thousands were evacuated from communities along the state’s steadily rising rivers
The two governments have already imposed 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of each other’s goods. Beijing has issued a list of another $60 billion of American products for retaliation if Trump’s next tariff hike goes ahead.
Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who is representing Trump in the Russia probe, told Reuters on Friday that Manafort “knows nothing harmful to the president and the plea is the best evidence of that.”
Rallying to Kavanaugh’s defense, 65 women who knew him in high school issued a letter saying Kavanaugh has “always treated women with decency and respect.” The letter was circulated by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Vladimir Putin visiting October 4-5, India looks at Trump to certify S-400 Triumf deal.
Manafort led the campaign in mid-2016 when Trump was selected as the Republican presidential nominee at the party convention.