By Jackson Diehl *
Our new Saddam Hussein
Germany on Monday rejected demands by the United States to deploy ground troops in Syria, a stance likely to anger President Donald Trump who wants Chancellor Angela Merkel to commit to a bigger military role in the Middle East.
Germany rejects Trump's call for ground troops in Syria
Airbus is on track to overtake Boeing in commercial plane deliveries for 2019 after outpacing its US rival at midyear following the 737 MAX grounding, according to data released.
Boeing falls behind Airbus in deliveries as 737 MAX crisis bites
China on Friday said it would impose sanctions on US companies involved in a potential arms sale worth $2.2 billion to Taiwan – a move that has infuriated Beijing.
China to impose sanctions on US firms in Taiwan arms sale
Trump blasts UK PM, envoy over leaked memos
Britain’s ambassador to Washington remains in post and continues to carry out his duties with Prime Minister Theresa May’s full support, her spokesman said on Tuesday.
Spokesman: UK ambassador to Washington continues in post with PM's full support
The US House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday that would force President Donald Trump to end US military support of Saudi Arabia's military operations in Yemen.
House votes to end US role in Yemen
Chinese police detained a Canadian citizen in relation with a drugs case involving students, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, an incident that comes amid a deep chill in relations between the two countries.
China says Canadian citizen detained for drug offenses
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is planning extensive layoffs in the United States as the Chinese telecoms equipment company grapples with its US blacklisting, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Huawei plans extensive layoffs at its US operations: WSJ
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Monday he was "optimistic" after dialogue between his government and the opposition resumed in Barbados.
Maduro 'optimistic' after opposition talks resume in Barbados
North Korea on Tuesday said looming US-South Korea military drills could impact the proposed resumption of nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, and hinted that it could reconsider its moratorium on nuclear testing.
North Korea warns US-South drills will affect nuclear talks

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