International agreements

A man checks stock prices through his smartphone at a brokerage house in Beijing, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Shares swung higher in Asia on Friday after a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street as investors awaited a U.S. government jobs report and kept an eye out for developments in China-U.S. trade talks. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
December 06, 2019 - 8:04 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Global shares rose Friday as investors awaited what's expected to be a healthy U.S. jobs report, while monitoring the China-U.S. trade talks as more tariffs are due to go into effect this month. One sign that talks between the world's two biggest economies could be thawing came...
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FILE - In this Tuesday June 4, 2013, file photo, employees work at a pork processing plant owned by Henan Shuanghui Group Ltd., in Luohe, in central China's Henan province. China's finance ministry Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, said Beijing is waiving tariff hikes on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal. China promised in September to lift the tariffs but no details were released. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
December 06, 2019 - 4:40 am
BEIJING (AP) — China is waiving punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork while the two sides negotiate a trade deal, the Ministry of Finance said Friday. Beijing promised in September to lift the tariffs, adding to conciliatory steps that raised hopes for a settlement. The government announced...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a chance to infuriate the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he is trying to deliver his long-sought trade deal (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 05, 2019 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to hand President Donald Trump a second chance in less than a month to anger the Chinese government and attack its record on human rights as he tries to deliver a long-sought trade deal with Beijing. Members of the Senate said Thursday that they expect to...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the International Volunteer Forum at the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, Dec. 5, 2019. (Shamil Zhumatov/Pool Photo via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 11:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is prepared to immediately extend a pivotal nuclear arms reduction pact with the United States. Speaking at Thursday’s meeting with military officials, Putin said that Russia has repeatedly offered the U.S. to extend the New START treaty...
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December 05, 2019 - 10:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks wobbled between small gains and losses on Wall Street in early trading Thursday as investors waited for the latest news on negotiations to end the trade war between the U.S. and China. The losses follow Wednesday’s advance on a report that Washington and Beijing could be on...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Asian shares were rising Thursday amid renewed hopes a U.S. trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
December 05, 2019 - 8:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares mostly rose Thursday amid renewed hopes that a U.S. trade deal with China may be near despite recent tough talk from President Donald Trump. After Asian markets largely closed higher, France’s CAC 40 added nearly 0.7% to 5,839, while Germany’s DAX inched up less than 0.1...
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December 05, 2019 - 4:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — Washington must roll back punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if the two sides reach a trade deal, China said Thursday, indicating Beijing is sticking to its position ahead of another possible Dec. 15 duty increase. The two sides are negotiating details of a “Phase 1” agreement...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, welcome U.S. President Donald Trump during a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg rejected Wednesday French criticism that the military alliance is suffering from brain death, and insisted that the organization is adapting to modern challenges. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
December 04, 2019 - 8:48 pm
WATFORD, England (AP) — Aiming to play the role of global statesman as the impeachment drama was unfolding in Washington, President Donald Trump instead shattered NATO’s professed message of unity at its 70th anniversary celebration in England and put his personal and policy differences with...
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December 04, 2019 - 8:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France, Germany and the United Kingdom say Iran’s efforts to develop “nuclear-capable ballistic missiles” go against a U.N. Security Council resolution calling on Tehran not to undertake any activity related to such missiles. Ambassadors from the three European nations urged U...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo trader John Elliott works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 3. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 03, 2019 - 11:07 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower after President Donald Trump cast doubt over the potential for a trade deal with China this year. Benchmarks in Tokyo and Hong Kong fell more than 1% while Shanghai and South Korea also retreated. Trump said he has "no deadline" for a...
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