Germany’s foreign minister laid out a radical shift in Germany’s foreign policy: declaring independence from the U.S. and serving as a “counterweight” to America’s global influence.
China is seeking to undermine America’s sanctions against Iran by continuing to buy Iranian oil and safeguarding the shipments by using Iranian shipping vessels.
China also scored a victory in its effort to absorb Taiwan by convincing El Salvador to cut diplomatic ties and to open the door for another Chinese port in Central America.
President Trump said this week that in Mideast peace talks, “Israel will have to pay a higher price” because of America moving its embassy to Jerusalem. He also said that the Palestinians “will get something very good, because it’s their turn next.”
We’ll also talk about Hurricane Lane threatening Hawaii, Russia’s largest military exercises since the Cold War, Germany’s booming export industry, and the debate over land seizures in South Africa.