The trade deficit, and how much a country exports or imports, is only part of the story.
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Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
Insiders talk of Brexit as a distraction that is compromising influence on this important international body.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seen after the swearing-in ceremony for his ministry at Government House in Canberra on Tuesday.
Indonesian media's coverage of Scott Morrison's appointment as Australia's new Prime Minister signals increased public awareness of Australian politics.
Joggers and sightseers take in the Doha skyline.
Reuters/Ibraheem al Omari
Qatar's decision to aid Turkey in the face of American sanctions against the country may finally be a snub too far for its close relationship with the US.
The 18th Asian Games in Indonesia has every potential as an alternative means to promote peace.
How can sporting events like the Asian Games contribute to global peace?
The outrage over Trump’s comments at the joint press conference meant an opportunity for meaningful debate about policy was lost.
The extensive media coverage of the Helsinki meeting was almost universally critical of Trump, which overshadowed the chance to ask more meaningful questions about how the world deals with Russia.
The wife of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reacts to an explosion during a public event, which the regime says was a drone attempting to assassinate the president (Aug. 4, 2018).
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How long can a rogue regime survive assassination attempts, sanctions, bankruptcy, humanitarian crisis and mass unrest? When it comes to Venezuela, President Maduro may cling to power for some time.
After a week spent trampling the international order, Trump capped his performance by giving Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt.
Croatia lost to France but has won unprecedented public exposure.
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will be the focus of much global attention this week.
The interest and theatre around the Helsinki meeting may be high, but meaningful negotiation is seriously restricted for many reasons.
From awkwardness and confusion to rancour, Trump certainly left his mark on the 2018 NATO summit.
Lay down your arms.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it's not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
Trump's assault on the global trade system could be just a prelude to his next moves.
A different kind of international dialogue.
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A flavor of diplomacy that focuses on science cuts through political differences and finds new ways for nations to work together.
Travel is up around the world – but not to the US.
In 2016, the number of international tourists to the US dropped by more than 2 percent, while tourism trended upward worldwide. There are several explanations for the dip.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s new prime minister, will lead a government of populists.
Populist politics can only be sustained if the reality of international co-operation is conveniently set aside.
Merkel: looking for a seat at the table.
As the UK and US retreat from the global scene, Germany is ready to step up to preserve the liberal international order and is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.
The absolute best at international intervention, believe him. So, so good at intervening.
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May all have something to prove at home by bombing Syria.
People from the Windrush generation have been told recently that they do not belong in Britain, but they are no strangers to feelings of unbelonging, which feature strongly in their stories of early life in Britain.