International trade

U.S President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a working session during the G7 summit at Casino in Biarritz, southwestern France, Monday Aug.26 2019. G-7 leaders are wrapping up a summit dominated by tensions over U.S. trade policies and a surprise visit by Iran's top diplomat. (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP)
Associated Press
August 26, 2019 - 5:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Although President Donald Trump has told U.S. companies to stop dealing with China, small business owners say complying would hurt, even devastate them. If Vanessa Topper can't work with a manufacturer in China, "I'm going to have to fold a quarter of my business," she says. About...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a man walks by a money exchange shop decorated with Chinese yuan banknotes and other countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China allowed its yuan to sink to an 11-year low against the dollar after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to block American companies from doing business with this country. The yuan declined Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 to 7.1468 to the dollar, its weakest rate since January 2008. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
August 26, 2019 - 4:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — China allowed its yuan to sink Monday and U.S. President Donald Trump said the two sides will talk "very seriously" about their war over trade and technology following tit-for-tat tariff hikes and Trump's threat to order American companies to stop doing business with China. The...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, photo lobsterman Bill Matthews tosses back an undersized lobster while fishing off Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine. America's lobster exports to China have dropped sharply this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift seafood business north to Canada. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
August 26, 2019 - 3:32 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift the seafood business farther north. China, a huge and growing customer for lobster, placed heavy tariffs on U.S. lobsters — and many other food products — in July 2018 amid rising...
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In this handout photo taken from the Twitter account of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, shows French President Emmanuel Macron, right, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian, second right, meeting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left in white shirt, Sunday, Aug.25, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. Zarif paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and headed straight to the buildings where leaders of the world's major democracies have been debating how to handle the country's nuclear ambitions. (Twitter account of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif via AP)
August 26, 2019 - 12:18 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Taxes on tech giants and a French wine dispute are on the menu at a special dinner with top White House and French officials at the G-7 summit. A French official says French Finance Minister Bruno...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Asian shares tumbled Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what U.S. President Donald Trump might say next. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 25, 2019 - 10:22 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares tumbled Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what President Donald Trump might say next. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 started plummeting as soon as trading began and stood at...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center left, and President Donald Trump, center right, participate in a G-7 Working Session on the Global Economy, Foreign Policy, and Security Affairs the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. Also pictured is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, second from left, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, third from left, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, center, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, top second from right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
August 25, 2019 - 7:45 pm
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the Group of Seven summit. (all times local): 12:25 a.m. President Donald Trump will have a partner at a news conference to mark the conclusion of a gathering of world leaders. The White House says French President Emmanuel Macron will...
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President of the European Council Donald Tusk, clockwise from center front, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. President Donald Trump, President of France Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson take part in a working session with G7 leaders on the second day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 25, 2019 - 2:05 pm
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Injecting fresh uncertainty at a time of global economic jitters, President Donald Trump sent mixed messages Sunday on the U.S.-China trade war as leaders at a global summit pushed the unpredictable American president to ease frictions over tariffs and cooperate on other...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attend a working breakfast at the Hotel du Palais on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 25, 2019 - 11:29 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Sunday that the prospect of a Brexit deal was "touch and go," as other European Union capitals grasp the problems Britain has with the withdrawal agreement. Speaking on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit, Johnson said...
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This undated photo made available by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows the mako shark swimming in the Atlantic Ocean off Rhode Island. Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean’s most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for shark fin soup. Three proposals covering the international trade of 18 types of mako sharks, wedgefishes and guitarfishes each passed with a needed two-thirds majority in a committee of the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES on Sunday Aug. 25, 2019. (Matthew D Potenski/The Pew Charitable Trusts via AP)
August 25, 2019 - 7:15 am
GENEVA (AP) — Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to commercial fishing and the Chinese appetite for shark fin soup. Three proposals...
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U.S President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive in Biarritz, France, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, for the G-7 summit. World leaders and protesters are converging on the southern French resort town of Biarritz for the G-7 summit. President Donald Trump will join host French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Britain, Germany, Japan, Canada and Italy for the annual summit in the nearby resort town of Biarritz. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
August 25, 2019 - 2:25 am
BIARRITZ, France (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted "order" to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations. China's announcement Friday that...
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