White House officials insist there’s been no softening of President Trump’s stance with alternatives for North American countries and the ability of other countries to negotiate their way out of new tariffs on steel and aluminum
Several Eastern European states have ramped up their opposition to a new gas pipeline linking Russia with Germany. The Nord Stream 2 project will bring Russian gas directly to Western Europe, but critics say it will increase dependence on Russia and enrich its state-owned energy firms at a time when Moscow stands accused of endangering European security. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
The Trump administration is asking China for a $1 billion reduction in the U.S.-China trade deficit. The request comes amid intense international debate over U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. VOA's Jesusemen Oni has more.