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Trump, Abe open summit amid uncertainties

Washington

WITH differences simmering in the background, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe open two days of talks on Friday, looking to build a close relationship for what could be some tense times ahead.

An air of uncertainty was hanging over their summit as to what Mr Trump might say after a presidential campaign in which he slammed the US treaty obligation to defend Japan and accused the Japanese of stealing American jobs.

This will be Mr Trump's second face-to-face...

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