Trade policy

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017, file photo, trucks transport goods to North Korea through the Friendship Bridge linking China and North Korea, as seen from Dandong in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. China has criticized unilateral sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction" by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea. The Chinese foreign ministry gave no indication whether Beijing might take action in response. (Minoru Iwasaki/Kyodo News via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 6:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday criticized "unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction" by other governments after Washington penalized Chinese companies accused of trading with North Korea. Beijing is "fully implementing" U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed over the North's pursuit of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit. British media reports said Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017, the U.K. is planning to offer more money to settle its "Brexit bill" with the European Union _ but only if the EU agrees to start discussing a future free-trade deal. The bill is a key sticking point in divorce negotiations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
November 21, 2017 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is reportedly planning to offer more money to settle its bill with the European Union in a bid to unblock stalled Brexit negotiations — but only if the EU agrees to start discussing a future free-trade deal. The size of the bill, covering commitments Britain has made while an...
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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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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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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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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chile's President Michelle Bachelet attend the APEC-ASEAN dialogue, on the sidelines of the APEC summit, in Danang, Vietnam, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 11:27 pm
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit of 21 Pacific Rim economies in Vietnam (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The Vietnamese trade minister says 11 Pacific Rim countries have reached a "fundamental agreement" on continuing with a free trade pact after the U.S. abandoned it. Trade Minister...
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