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China Cancels U.S. Soybean Purchases as Trade War Takes Hold

China Cancels U.S. Soybean Purchases as Trade War Takes Hold

The trade war may have just started, but China has already been making moves in the soybean world as U.S. shipments originally destined for the nation have been canceled or rerouted.
Hassett Says Data Show No Evidence Trade Anxiety Hurting Economy

Hassett Says Data Show No Evidence Trade Anxiety Hurting Economy

White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said worries about U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs that have already been imposed aren’t showing up in jobs data.
Trump's Tariffs Are Hammering America in the Face, CEO Says

Trump's Tariffs Are Hammering America in the Face, CEO Says

Calling trade war a “terrible policy,” the chief executive officer of a Chicago-based company that makes coatings for pots and pans said President Donald Trump’s taxation of imports inflicts economic
Cargill Says U.S. Will Lose Jobs, Sales: Tariff Reaction Update

Cargill Says U.S. Will Lose Jobs, Sales: Tariff Reaction Update

American farm groups, companies and officials react as China’s tariffs on agricultural products went into effect on Friday. (All timestamps in New York time.)
Syrian Army Takes Jordan Border Crossing From Rebels, State TV Says

Syrian Army Takes Jordan Border Crossing From Rebels, State TV Says

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops took control of a key border crossing with Jordan on Friday, three years after it fell to rebel fighters, state-run Syrian TV said.
Russia Slaps Import Duties on Some U.S. Goods in Tariffs Fight

Russia Slaps Import Duties on Some U.S. Goods in Tariffs Fight

Russia slapped import duties on some U.S. products in retaliation for Washington’s decision to penalize its metals sales, the latest shot in a burgeoning global trade war.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant That Hosted Trump Set to Change Operator

Eiffel Tower Restaurant That Hosted Trump Set to Change Operator

Paris’s renowned Eiffel Tower restaurant, where French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump last year, may get a new operator.
Ex-Pakistan Premier Sharif Convicted on Corruption Charges

Ex-Pakistan Premier Sharif Convicted on Corruption Charges

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will return to the country after he was convicted on charges of corruption in a judgment that will likely dent the former ruling party’s prospects ahead of
Theresa May Says ‘Trust Me,’ But Brexiteers Aren’t Sure They Can

Theresa May Says ‘Trust Me,’ But Brexiteers Aren’t Sure They Can

Over a private drink alone with Theresa May on Thursday night, life-long Brexit campaigner Liam Fox wanted an answer.
AMLO Knows Peso Vigilantes Can Sink His Agenda, Aide Says

AMLO Knows Peso Vigilantes Can Sink His Agenda, Aide Says

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s right-hand man has a message for investors fretting over the president-elect’s leftist vision for Mexico: Relax, he’s not going to try anything too crazy.
The Trade War Is On: Timeline of How We Got Here and What’s Next

The Trade War Is On: Timeline of How We Got Here and What’s Next

The trade dispute between the U.S. and China has entered a new phase, with the Trump administration announcing higher tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese imports, and an equivalent response from
Trump to Avoid London, Protests With Tour of Country Palaces

Trump to Avoid London, Protests With Tour of Country Palaces

U.S. President Donald Trump will avoid London as much as possible as he’s whisked off on a tour of prime British real estate to keep him away from protesters during his U.K. visit.
Nigerian Court Clears Senate President of Asset-Hiding Charges

Nigerian Court Clears Senate President of Asset-Hiding Charges

Nigeria’s Supreme Court cleared Senate President Bukola Saraki of all charges of alleged concealment of assets.
Trump Ignites China Trade War With No Endgame

Trump Ignites China Trade War With No Endgame

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Election is Critical Test for Zimbabwe Reform, EU Observers Say

Election is Critical Test for Zimbabwe Reform, EU Observers Say

Zimbabwe’s July 30 elections will be a critical test of the southern African nation’s plans to reform itself and rebuild its relationship with the international community, the head of the team of
New EPA Boss Same as the Old: Pruitt Policies to Stay Intact

New EPA Boss Same as the Old: Pruitt Policies to Stay Intact

The change at the top of the Environmental Protection Agency won’t mean a dramatic shift in policy. If anything, President Donald Trump’s EPA could become even more effective at undoing Obama-era
Iran Warns Europe Its Words Aren't Enough as Ministers Meet

Iran Warns Europe Its Words Aren't Enough as Ministers Meet

Iran warned European foreign ministers gathering in Vienna that words alone won’t be enough to counteract renewed U.S. sanctions and salvage the landmark nuclear accord.
U.S. Army Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits

U.S. Army Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits

San Francisco (AP) -- Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He
Pompeo Lands in North Korea to Press for Nuclear Commitments

Pompeo Lands in North Korea to Press for Nuclear Commitments

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday with the daunting task of ensuring that Pyongyang’s nuclear commitments line up with President Donald Trump’s promises.
Trump Eyes Even Higher Tariffs as China Trade War Escalates

Trump Eyes Even Higher Tariffs as China Trade War Escalates

President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on every single Chinese import into America as the world’s two largest economies exchanged the first blows in a trade war that isn’t set to end