Labor senator says Australia must work with US ‘as it is now, not as it might once have been’, on eve of government’s foreign policy white paper
The United States is contributing to the disrupted global political environment, and one year on from Donald Trump’s election to the White House, America’s direction and its impact on the world is not much clearer, according to Australia’s shadow foreign minister, Penny Wong.
In a major speech characterising Australia’s relationship with the US, delivered as the Turnbull government is set to release the first new foreign policy white paper in more than a decade, Wong emphasised that the relationship was “deep, long-standing and institutional” and not a function of “the personalities of our respective leaders”.
The Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, answered questions about policy and her life in economics one day after announcing plans to step down next year. “”
Defense Department officials said they were looking into whether three service members assigned to the White House had improper contact with foreign women. “”
The United States International Trade Commission will hand the president the second test of his willingness to impose tariffs on foreign rivals of domestic manufacturers. “”