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China, U.S. Hint at Chance for Talks After Trump's Tariff Threat

China, U.S. Hint at Chance for Talks After Trump's Tariff Threat

Chinese and U.S. officials have raised the prospect of resuming talks over trade between the two nations after President Donald Trump ratcheted up the pressure by announcing a huge new round of
Pruitt’s Successor Addresses EPA Staff, Promises to Defend Workers

Pruitt’s Successor Addresses EPA Staff, Promises to Defend Workers

Andrew Wheeler promised to defend EPA workers, heed their advice and join them in a shared mission of protecting the environment during his first address to employees since taking over the agency from
ZTE Soars After U.S. Signs Deal to Lift Tech-Purchase Ban

ZTE Soars After U.S. Signs Deal to Lift Tech-Purchase Ban

ZTE Corp.’s shares surged after it inked an agreement with the Trump administration to allow the company to resume doing business with American suppliers, meeting a key Chinese government demand amid
Sen. Menendez Concerned Trump Is Harming Relations With U.S. Allies

Sen. Menendez Concerned Trump Is Harming Relations With U.S. Allies

Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, discusses President Donald Trump's suggestion that NATO allies double their defense spending, his views on U.S. trade policy and the nomination of Judge Brett
Senate Sends Trump Message to Slow Down on Tariff Escalation

Senate Sends Trump Message to Slow Down on Tariff Escalation

The U.S. Senate took President Donald Trump to task on trade but fell short of curtailing his power to impose tariffs.
Sen. Johnson Says Russia Election Interference 'Blown Way Out of Proportion'

Sen. Johnson Says Russia Election Interference 'Blown Way Out of Proportion'

Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, discusses the probe into Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, President Donald Trump's trade policy and the nomination of Judge
Judge Orders Manafort to Be Transferred to Different Jail

Judge Orders Manafort to Be Transferred to Different Jail

Paul Manafort has been treated like a “VIP" in jail, with a private bathroom and shower, a personal laptop and phone, and access to a meeting space for his legal team, Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Sen. Grassley Has 'Great Deal of Concern' on Trade Spat

Sen. Grassley Has 'Great Deal of Concern' on Trade Spat

Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a Republican from Iowa, discusses the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald
Sen. Cardin on Trump's NATO, Trade Tariff Strategies

Sen. Cardin on Trump's NATO, Trade Tariff Strategies

Senator Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a Democrat from Maryland, discusses President Donald Trump floating the idea of doubling the share of gross domestic product
The Pipeline Trump Says Risks Making Germany ‘a Captive of Russia’

The Pipeline Trump Says Risks Making Germany ‘a Captive of Russia’

A planned natural-gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, is the latest point of friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At a summit meeting of North Atlantic Treaty
Crypto Crime Is a Focus of Trump's New Task Force on Consumer Fraud

Crypto Crime Is a Focus of Trump's New Task Force on Consumer Fraud

In forming a new task force to protect consumers from fraud, the Trump administration made clear that one of the greatest threats to the public is just emerging: red-hot markets for crypto coins.
Trump Floats Idea NATO Allies Should Double Defense Spending Target

Trump Floats Idea NATO Allies Should Double Defense Spending Target

Not content with pressuring NATO allies to raise their defense spending to 2 percent of economic output, U.S. President Donald Trump proposed doubling the target.
Trump’s OPEC Tweets Have Putin Preparing for Oil Talks

Trump’s OPEC Tweets Have Putin Preparing for Oil Talks

When Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Donald Trump next week, he’ll be armed to discuss oil production following the U.S. leader’s series of tweets targeting OPEC, according to people familiar
China Can Hit U.S. Tech Where It Hurts in Tariff Response

China Can Hit U.S. Tech Where It Hurts in Tariff Response

President Donald Trump’s latest move to ratchet up tariffs on Chinese goods raises the specter that China could strike back by tripping up U.S. companies doing business in the Asian nation -- and tech
Mnuchin Says Exxon Can't See More Russia-Sanctions Documents

Mnuchin Says Exxon Can't See More Russia-Sanctions Documents

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a Texas judge that Exxon Mobil Corp. doesn’t have a right to see privileged documents related to a $2 million fine assessed against the energy company for
U.K. Says Too Risky to Keep EU Rules on Services After Brexit

U.K. Says Too Risky to Keep EU Rules on Services After Brexit

The U.K. wants to break free from European Union rules on services after Brexit because of the risk the bloc will come up with “unwelcome” new regulations, Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy said.
How Big Business Took On Hard Brexit and Won

How Big Business Took On Hard Brexit and Won

The offensive was in the works for months -- and delayed at least once. But the move by some of Britain’s biggest employers landed with maximum effect to hit champions of Brexit with a dose of
U.S. Congress Backs Alliance in Message to Trump: NATO Update

U.S. Congress Backs Alliance in Message to Trump: NATO Update

Donald Trump is on the offensive as leaders gathered at a two-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit. The U.S. president has questioned the value of the generations-old alliance and has linked
All About the U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Putin's Russia

All About the U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Putin's Russia

As U.S. President Donald Trump pursues his goal of improving relations with Russia, sanctions could be a stumbling block. Since 2014, the U.S. has imposed travel bans, asset freezes and finance and
U.S. Promises a `Reckoning' If China Doesn't Change Trade Policy

U.S. Promises a `Reckoning' If China Doesn't Change Trade Policy

The Trump Administration admonished China Wednesday for failing to abide by World Trade Organization rules and threatened to double down on its unilateral approach to punishing Beijing’s alleged trade