America's trade deficit rose to the second highest level this year, reflecting higher prices for foreign oil and a continued appetite for Chinese products despite this year's recalls of tainted products.
The Commerce Department reported that the deficit for May rose to $60.04 billion (EUR 43.55 billion), up by 2.3 percent from the April level. Most of the increase reflected a big jump in energy imports, which climbed to the highest level in nine months.
The deficit with China rose to $20.02 billion (EUR 14.5 billion), the biggest imbalance in four months. So far this year, the deficit with China is running 17.2 percent ahead of the pace set last year when the overall deficit soared to an all-time high of $233 billion.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year