• AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea’s Trump card?

    TOKYO (AP) — China’s announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea’s nukes. While China is Pyongyang’s biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted.

  • Egyptians bear down under worst inflation in a decade

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transport, housing, and even some essential medicines.

  • Doubts grow over stock market’s Trump-inspired surge

    NEW YORK (AP) — How much more can the “Trump Bump” lift the stock market?

  • Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico’s government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration.