A "phase two" trade deal between the United States and China seems less likely as Washington and Beijing struggle to strike a preliminary "phase one" agreement, according to officials, lawmakers and trade experts from both countries.
Gold prices edged down to a one-week low on Monday after the United States and China expressed willingness to sign an initial trade deal by the year-end, lifting demand for riskier assets and boosting the dollar.
South Korea on Friday said it would not suspend its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, in a dramatic, last-minute reversal that signaled a breakthrough after months of frigid relations over their painful wartime history.
Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without agreement, former finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.
Japan and the US have agreed to target a broad deal on bilateral trade by September, seeking to bridge differences of opinion over tariffs on beef and the automobile sector, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.
An investment deal valued at 450 billion Rials for building residential and commercial units was signed by the Road and Urban Development Organization of Kurdestan province and the Company 'Ronaki Shar' from Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Wednesday.
Sudan's ruling military council and the pro-democracy movement signed a document on Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers.