US President Donald Trump, feeding off a raucous crowd on Tuesday night at a packed 9,000-seat arena in the solidly favourable territory of Council Bluffs, Indiana, came out wielding the Justice Brett Kavanaugh episode like a weapon. But the sentiment in that arena is not shared by all.
Countries must come together to modernise - not dismantle - the global trade system, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said yesterday at the IMF-World Bank meetings, in a rallying cry against protectionism echoed by economic chiefs rattled by recent US-China trade disputes.
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