International trade

In this Feb. 6, 2017 photo, workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China’s economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years, according to data released Thursday that exceeded economists' forecasts and the government's target. Buoyant consumer spending and robust exports helped drive...
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The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado High Country pickup is unveiled, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Detroit. The Silverado is the second-best selling vehicle in the U.S. and is outsold only by Ford's F-Series pickups. Big pickup truck sales rose nearly 6 percent last year to almost 2.4 million, even though total U.S. auto sales dropped 2 percent. One in every seven vehicles sold last year was a full-size pickup. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 17, 2018 - 12:02 am
DETROIT (AP) — The North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry? The answer is still unclear. In the meantime, automakers continue to put out new vehicles of all shapes and...
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United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha during a meeting on North Korea in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Officials are discussing sanctions, preventing the spread of weapons and diplomatic options. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 7:25 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea by thwarting efforts to evade sanctions and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the pariah nation. The...
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Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk together for their meeting at the President's palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Liusjenas Kulbis)
January 13, 2018 - 3:33 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Saturday his country has entered into a pact with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to boost economic and political ties with the three former Soviet republics. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said after...
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In this Sept. 11, 2017, photo, a truck heads toward the North Korean side of the Friendship Bridge linking China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. China reports its trade with North Korean shrank 50 percent in December 2017 from a year earlier as governments tightened sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 4:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with North Korea plunged 50 percent in December as U.N. sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development tightened, the government reported Friday. China accounts for nearly all of the isolated North's trade and energy supplies. Beijing has imposed...
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A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Most Asian stocks markets were mixed Friday, as Wall Street’s latest record close and strong oil prices were offset by the strengthening yen, which pressured Japan’s Nikkei. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
January 12, 2018 - 4:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian and European stock markets notched up gains on Friday, lifted by Wall Street's latest record close and optimism about the global economy after data showed China capped a year of strong trade growth. KEEPING SCORE: European shares were mostly higher in early trading. Germany's...
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, the first following a reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May, in London, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 10, 2018 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Two senior British officials urged Germany on Wednesday to support a post-Brexit deal that protects the important financial services sector and doesn't hamper trade with unnecessary red tape. Britain's Brexit minister and Treasury chief are trying to woo Europe's biggest economy and...
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January 07, 2018 - 11:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish businessman and diplomat Peter Sutherland, who held senior roles in the European Union, the World Trade Organization and the U.N., has died. He was 71. Sutherland's family says he died Sunday at a Dublin hospital after a long illness. Trained as a lawyer, Sutherland was Ireland'...
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January 02, 2018 - 4:15 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Uneasy neighbors Pakistan and India, who regularly trade gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region, are sticking to a 20-year-old agreement to exchange information on their nuclear installations and facilities. In a statement Tuesday, Pakistan's foreign ministry said the 1988...
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December 31, 2017 - 9:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it is inspecting a Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of evading international sanctions by trading with North Korea. An official from South Korea's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that the 5,100-ton KOTI was being held at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port on the...
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