Wall Street Journal: North Korea agreed to allow outside inspectors to visit its missile test site and said it would be open to decommissioning its nuclear-enrichment facility, a bold gambit by Kim Jong Un that is aimed at breaking an impasse in negotiations with the U.S. and keeping engagement with Seoul on track.
Dallas Morning News: President Donald Trump on Monday finalized tariffs on a staggering $200 billion in goods imported from China, marking the largest escalation to date in an ever-growing trade war between the world's two largest economies.
The New York Times: As Democrats enter the fall midterm campaign with palpable confidence about reclaiming the House and perhaps even the Senate, tensions are rising between the White House and congressional Republicans
over who is to blame for political difficulties facing the party.
Wall Street Journal: Chinese leaders are stepping up a charm offensive with U.S. multinationals and dropping earlier threats of retaliation as Beijing changes tack to keep the trade fight with Washington from scaring off foreign investors.
Financial Times: White House officials are grappling with the question of how aggressive new levies should be, as they finalise plans to impose tariffs of up to 25 per cent on $200bn of Chinese imports.
New York Times: The Trump administration held secret meetings with rebellious military officers from Venezuela over the last year to discuss plans to overthrow
President Nicolas Maduro.
New York Times: If President Trump is worried that he could be impeached should Democrats take control of the House in the midterm elections, he is not acting like it. If anything lately, he seems to be offering more examples for his opponents to use against him.
The Washington Post : Pope emeritus is silent on most matters but still used as a foil to Francis.
The New York Times:In the estimation of U.S. officials, Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin, has faced credible accusations of extortion, bribery and even murder.
New York Times: President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he had asked his secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to cancel a planned trip to North Korea.