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Why Trump's combative trade stance toward allies poses risks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Insulting the host, alienating allies and threatening to suspend business with other countries: President Donald Trump was in full trade-warrior form for the weekend summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies in Canada.


p>The president’s acrimony raised the risk of a trade war that could spook …

Larry Kudlow calls Justin Trudeau's verbal attacks 'amateurish,' a 'betrayal'

President Trump’s chief economic adviser accused Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of stabbing the U.S. and fellow G-7 negotiators in the back with “amateurish” verbal attacks during a domestic press conference.

Larry Kudlow said Mr. Trump negotiated in good faith with fellow global powers in Quebec.


p>But the president also …

China pulls missiles from South China Sea island in possible nod to Trump



p>The Chinese militarization of the South China Sea has been happening for some time. Since the weak Obama administration wouldn’t stand up to any dictator, the Chinese, along with other adversaries, probably just said “Why not?” and proceeded with their malignant behavior in creating the ability to block traffic …

Alexander W. Conrad killed in firefight with al-Shabaab in Somalia

The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed Friday in a firefight with Somali extremists.


p>Alexander W. Conrad, 26, of Chandler, Arizona, died following the clash, which also claimed the lives of one member of the Somali-Kenyan partner force and saw four Americans wounded. Conrad was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd …