International trade

November 17, 2017 - 12:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson is calling on African nations to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency. Speaking to African foreign ministers at the State Department on Friday, Tillerson...
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November 16, 2017 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Thursday that Sudan will cut all military and trade ties to North Korea, a move that would be a significant victory in the Trump administration's efforts to isolate the Stalinist nation amid increasing tensions over the North's testing of nuclear weapons and...
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President Donald Trump, center, gives a statement before leaving for the airport, an East Asia Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at right while National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is at left. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2017 - 5:33 pm
President Donald Trump declared his first Asian tour "tremendously successful" as he hopped on a plane bound for Washington. But when he lands late Tuesday he'll arrive with few concrete accomplishments in hand. As he jetted across the region, to five nations, six cities and three summits over 12...
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves goodbye as he enters Air Force One after participating in the East Asia Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump finished a five country trip through Asia visiting Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2017 - 2:12 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's return from Asia: 7:55 a.m. (Hawaii time) For all the pageantry and promises on his lengthy Asia trip, President Donald Trump is returning to Washington with few concrete accomplishments in hand and leaving uncertain Asian capitals...
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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, right, chats with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as they arrive for a family photo before the 19th ASEAN Republic of Korea Summit in Manila, Philippines Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, Pool)
November 14, 2017 - 2:26 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations chief expressed alarm over the plight of Rohingya Muslims in remarks before Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of nations within a Southeast Asian bloc that has refused to criticize her government over the crisis. U.N. Secretary-General...
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ARCHIVO- En esta fotografía del martes 14 de marzo de 2017 se muestra una bandera de la Unión Europea y una de Gran Bretaña afuera de las oficinas del parlamento europeo en Londres. (AP Foto/Matt Dunham, Archivo)
November 13, 2017 - 10:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Business leaders from both sides of the English Channel urged Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday to accelerate talks on Britain's exit from the European Union as uncertainty about future trade relations threatens jobs and investment. European business leaders are urging Britain to...
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President Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, join other leaders, not pictured, for a family photo at an ASEAN Summit dinner at the SMX Convention Center, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 12, 2017 - 9:32 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, while his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing's military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke...
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November 12, 2017 - 6:46 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hong Kong has signed a free-trade agreement and an investment deal with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in pacts that it says are a vote against protectionism elsewhere. ASEAN officials say the free-trade agreement they signed with Hong Kong on Sunday in Manila...
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smile during the family photo session during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Danang, Vietnam, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
November 11, 2017 - 6:58 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump's "America First" approach. The leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said Saturday that they had...
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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, right, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 2:53 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing. "We are not...
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