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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Council President Donald Tusk

The European Union and Japan just signed a new trade deal, and it shows how the rest of the world is fighting back against Trump’s attacks

The European Union and Japan just struck a landmark trade deal, the latest in an intensifying round of pro-free trade moves being made by the EU, Japan, China, South Korea, Canada, and more. The new deals come just as President Donald Trump moves to impose tariffs and trade restrictions.
An aerial view shows local residents seen on the roof of submerged house at a flooded area as they wait for a rescue in Kurashiki, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 7, 2018.

At least 176 people have been killed in landslides in Japan — and officials are warning that new landslides could be triggered

At least 176 people were killed and millions have been evacuated from areas affected by landslides in western Japan. Authorities have warned that new landslides could be triggered by thunderstorms and intensifying heat gripping the country.

Trump reportedly told Japan’s prime minister he’d send him ’25 million Mexicans’

President Donald Trump told Japan's prime minister during last week's G7 summit that he'd ship him millions of Mexicans, a senior European Union official told The Wall Street Journal. The remark came as leaders were discussing migration, which Trump said was a big problem for Europe and the US.
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump met in Singapore on Tuesday.

Here’s how world leaders are reacting to the historic Trump-Kim summit

US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday. The two leaders' relationship is likely to affect other countries. World leaders' reactions to the summit range from triumph to cautious optimism to disapproval.

Trump says now-famous G7 photo with Merkel and other leaders was just ‘an innocent picture’

President Donald Trump tried to downplay the viral photo from the G7 summit that showed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe talking to a seated Trump.
President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would "certainly" invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States if the upcoming talks in Singapore go well.

Trump said he wants to invite Kim Jong Un to the US if the talks in Singapore go well

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would "certainly" invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the United States if the upcoming talks in Singapore go well.
Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso.

Japan’s finance minister will forfeit a year’s salary as punishment for a cronyism scandal that has plagued Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has volunteered to forfeit a years' salary as punishment for a cronyism scandal. The name of Aso and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were removed from documents related to the bargain sale of state land to a school tied to Abe's wife.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows at the end of a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo June 26, 2013

Israel offended Japan’s prime minister by serving him dessert in a shoe, something ‘despised’ by Japanese people

A dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and their wives last week was interrupted by an offensive cultural faux pas: Dessert was served in a shoe, which Japanese people apparently hate.

Trump had some oddly kind words for Kim Jong Un at a press conference with Japan’s PM

Trump has frequently and harshly criticized North Korea for its nuclear ambitions and ballistic missile tests, but often mixed in some light praise.