International trade

Baby elephants rub their trunks against a tree at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Countries that are part of an international agreement on trade in endangered species agreed Tuesday to limit the sale of wild elephants, delighting conservationists but dismaying some of the African countries involved. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
August 28, 2019 - 7:48 pm
GENEVA (AP) — From towering giraffes to bottom-feeding sharks and many species in between, endangered species got new protections under an agreement finalized Wednesday by most of the world's countries at a conference on saving plants and animals from the ravages of international trade. The 11-day...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, a woman sits next to a sign with a message that reads: ¨No More Guns! Make Love¨, in Juarez, Mexico. where people are gathering for a vigil for the 3 Mexican nationals who were killed in an El Paso shopping-complex shooting. Patrick Crusius, the suspected gunman in the El Paso mass shooting earlier this month told police that the AK-style gun he used in the attack came from Romania. The Texas Tribune reported Wednesday, Crusius told police he ordered the weapon online before picking it up at a gun store near his home in suburban Dallas. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez, File)
August 28, 2019 - 4:24 pm
The gunman accused of killing 22 people in El Paso, Texas, told police that the AK-style rifle used in the attack came from Romania and that he ordered his ammunition online from Russia. The claims raised a series of questions about how the suspect acquired his weapons and what the laws are that...
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A demonstrator sits near a sign during a protest opposing the recent firings of Cathay Pacific employees in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific airline for firing employees apparently because of links to this summer's ongoing pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 28, 2019 - 6:38 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Trade union members in Hong Kong rallied Wednesday against the city's flagship Cathay Pacific Airways for firing employees apparently because they had been linked to this summer's pro-democracy protests. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions said that 20 employees have been...
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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 - 5:09 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 - 2:19 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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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 27, 2019 - 11:00 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as uneasy investors watched for signs of progress on U.S.-China trade after Wall Street slid. Shanghai retreated, Tokyo advanced and Hong Kong was unchanged. Investors who worry the U.S.-Chinese tariff war will drag the global economy into recession...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017, file photo, attendees look at the the Polestar 1 during its unveiling in Shanghai, China. Volvo's performance electric car brand, Polestar, has opened a factory in China to produce a gasoline-electric hybrid for export to Europe and the United States, the automaker's CEO said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
August 27, 2019 - 10:37 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Amid rising trade tension, Volvo's electric brand, Polestar, is going ahead with plans to export its first Chinese-made model to the United States next year, the automaker's CEO said. Polestar opened a factory Tuesday in the western city of Chengdu to produce the Polestar 1, a two-...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, for a short trip to the White House after returning from the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 27, 2019 - 5:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top Federal Reserve official suggested Tuesday that the Fed avoid responding to the effects of President Donald Trump's trade war with China and even consider how its actions might affect Trump's re-election prospects — an argument that drew an unusual rejection from the...
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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 27, 2019 - 10:51 am
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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U.S President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands after their joint press conference at the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. French president says he hopes for meeting between US President Trump and Iranian President Rouhani in coming weeks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
August 27, 2019 - 10:06 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump's takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was "unity." In fact, "flawless" unity. During this year's gathering of leaders of the world's wealthiest...
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