As the administration prepares for another summit meeting between President Trump and Russian President Putin, there is division within the U.S. ranks over Moscow’s intentions and whether the two sides will be able to cooperate on a range of issues including the conflict in Syria.
The U.S. and EU both insist that their conditions for trade talks must be met as the meeting in Argentina wraps up.
Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Afghanistan’s vice president who was returning home after more than a year of exile, was unhurt from a suicide bombing Sunday near Kabul airport. The explosion killed 14 people.
To fund a 70-nation infrastructure initiative, Beijing has been extending loans in opaque deals often contingent on using Chinese contractors. Three years into China’s program in Pakistan, that nation is heading for a debt crisis, caused in part by a surge in Chinese loans and imports.