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Posted by The Washington Examiner on Wednesday, February 18, 2019 07:17:08Today is the first day of a two-week international shipping holiday.
That’s when the U.S. government will announce its intention to temporarily suspend all exports of crude oil from Canada, Mexico and the U., citing a new threat to global supply.
The announcement will come at the end of a weeklong trip to Asia that included stops in Japan and South Korea.
In Japan, President Donald Trump is set to hold a summit meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The U.K. and Canada are also expected to join the U, as well as the European Union and the World Bank.
The president will also visit South Korea on Friday and Mexico on Saturday.
In the Philippines, he will host a summit of the Group of Seven major economies and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, and in the Indian Ocean island nation of Kiribati, he’ll hold a joint meeting with his Filipino counterpart.
The U.N. Security Council is scheduled to hold its next meeting on Monday.
The White House has already scheduled a U.G. summit meeting in the Philippines on March 1.