Global trade

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, left, looks to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as she participates in a meeting of German ambassadors in Berlin Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 12:52 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Monday that Europe should fill the gaps left by the withdrawal of American funds and diplomacy in international organizations and key regions of the world. Heiko Maas told an annual gathering of German diplomats in Berlin that Europe should increase its...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2018 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron looks after meeting President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the presidential Elysee Palace, in Paris, France. French President Emmanuel Macron is back from vacation and plans to launch a new push for economic changes as he faces growing criticism at home. The 40-year-old leader holds a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Elysee presidential palace. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
August 27, 2018 - 7:58 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has called for trade discussions to be held between the U.S., Europe, China and Japan in November in Paris. In a speech to French ambassadors Monday, Macron said world trade rules aren't currently working but "unilateralism and trade war is the worst...
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In this Aug. 15, 2018, photo, a visitor talks on his smartphone in front of a display of manufacturing robots from Chinese robot maker Honyen at the World Robot Conference in Beijing, China. The United States and China imposed more tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other's automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in an escalation of a battle over Beijing's technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 23, 2018 - 5:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — The United States and China went ahead with tariff hikes on billions of dollars of each other's automobiles, factory machinery and other goods Thursday in an escalation of a battle over Beijing's technology policy that companies worry will chill global economic growth. The increases...
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The damage to a security booth by a shot fired, is seen outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Shots were fired at a security booth outside the embassy in Turkey's capital early Monday, but U.S. officials said no one was hurt. Ties between Ankara and Washington have been strained over the case of an imprisoned American pastor, leading the U.S. to impose sanctions, and increased tariffs that sent the Turkish lira tumbling last week. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
August 20, 2018 - 2:59 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained. There were no casualties in the fleeting attack, in which...
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In this June 14, 2018, photo, ducks swim underneath the solar panels built on a duck farm in Binzhou in east China's Shandong province. China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology. (Chinatopix via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 2:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — China says it is challenging a U.S. tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization, adding to its sprawling conflicts with President Donald Trump over trade and technology. The 30 percent tariffs announced in January improperly help U.S. producers in violation of WTO...
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A party ship, left, cruises on the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, late Saturday, July 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 31, 2018 - 5:08 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Official statistics show that Europe's economic upswing slowed further in the second quarter amid jitters over a possible global trade war. Growth in the 19 countries that use the euro currency eased to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent, weaker than markets had expected and...
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FILE- This May 21, 2018, file photo shows a row of washing machines for sale at Lowe's Home Improvement store in East Rutherford, N.J. The Commerce Department releases its June report on durable goods on Thursday, July 26. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)
July 26, 2018 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods rose in June after declining for two months, a sign manufacturing is still growing despite a series of global trade disputes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that durable goods orders — items meant to last at least three years, from...
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In this July 18, 2018 photo, soybean farmer Michael Petefish holds soybeans from last season's crop at his farm near Claremont in southern Minnesota. American farmers have put the brakes on unnecessary spending as the U.S.-China trade war escalates, hoping the two countries work out their differences before the full impact of China's retaliatory tariffs hits American soybean and pork producers. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
July 26, 2018 - 10:59 am
GENEVA (AP) — Ambassadors from the United States and China have exchanged barbs at the World Trade Organization over the countries' simmering trade dispute. The showdown between Dennis Shea and Zhang Xiangchen came at a WTO meeting in Geneva on Thursday, amid concerns the two massive economies are...
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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 25, 2018 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trade policy (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The head of the World Trade Organization is appealing to countries to speak out in favor of free trade and is warning about the vast negative consequences of a possible trade war after Trump...
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