Reuters /
Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.

Reuters /
House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump's proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018.

The Economist /
Passive obsessive: Japan’s government is in two minds about smoking

Print section Print Rubric:  The government is at odds with itself about smoking ...

The Economist /
Wrong numbers: Why government-bond yields have been falling again

Print section Print Rubric:  Once again, investors have been surprised by the bond market ...

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