Trade agreements

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's trade with the United States fell sharply in August as a tariff war that threatens global economic growth worsened. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
September 08, 2019 - 7:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, customs data...
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A Chinese investor adjusts his hat as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday amid encouraging global developments, including British lawmakers seeking a less chaotic exit from the European Union and easing political tensions in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 05, 2019 - 7:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks turned higher Thursday on the news that U.S. and Chinese officials will meet in October to try to end a tariff war and as British lawmakers sought a less chaotic exit from the European Union. The U.S. and China agreement on a date for talks came in a phone call conducted...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters after receiving a briefing on Hurricane Dorian in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Washington. American farmers have not just endured retaliatory tariffs from China and other nations. They’ve had to watch as competitors used free trade agreements to make inroads into Japan, a historically protectionist market. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 05, 2019 - 12:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American farmers have not only endured retaliatory tariffs from China and other nations, they've watched as most of their top foreign competitors used free trade agreements to make inroads into Japan, a historically protectionist market with nearly 127 million consumers. Now they'...
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Foreign Minister of Netherlands Stephanus Blok, left, speaks with EU Commissioner of European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn at the Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 5:49 am
HELSINKI (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are urging Serbia not to stray from its EU membership path as the Balkans country readies to sign a trade agreement with a Russian-led economic bloc. Serbia is expected to sign the pact with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) — made up of Russia,...
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A currency trader watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade after Wall Street slid. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 28, 2019 - 6:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on ending the U.S.-China tariff war following President Donald Trump's conflicting comments on the status of negotiations. Benchmarks in London and Tokyo advanced while those in Frankfurt and...
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South Korean middle school students wave the national flags during a rally against Japan in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting bilateral relations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 28, 2019 - 3:19 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's downgrading of South Korea's trade status took effect Wednesday, a decision that has already set off a series of reactions hurting their relations. Japanese manufacturers now must apply for approval for each technology-related contract for South Korean export, rather than the...
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In this photo taken August 25, 2012 a herd of elephants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. A CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference being held in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday Aug. 27, 2019, is expected to decide later Tuesday weather to allow the capture of wild African elephants for export beyond Africa, with U.S. and Europe campaigning against the practice and with nations like China, Zimbabwe, and Botswana pressing to allow the trade. (AP Photo/Kevin Andreson)
August 27, 2019 - 5:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Countries that are part of an international agreement on trade in endangered species agreed Tuesday to limit the sale of wild elephants caught in Zimbabwe and Botswana, delighting conservationists but dismaying some of the African countries involved. Wildlife experts said a resolution...
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President Donald Trump gestures during a press conference on the third and final day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 26, 2019 - 6:33 pm
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit in France (all times local): 8:30 p.m. No, first lady Melania Trump hasn't had any secret meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The White House is clarifying comments made by President Donald Trump...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a press conference on the third and final day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 26, 2019 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods are going up. Wait, President Donald Trump says he's having second thoughts. No, no, Trump may actually raise tariffs even higher. He's also demanding that U.S. companies leave China. Well, maybe not. The communications on China from Trump and his...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during his final press conference at the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 26, 2019 - 1:31 pm
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the sympathy of U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday after the American leader suggested that the European Union would drive a hard bargain and that it would be "tough" to get a Brexit deal. Speaking at the end of the G-7 summit in...
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