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In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, photo, two layers of barbed wire fencing ring the "Hotan City apparel employment training base" where Hetian Taida has a factory in Hotan in western China's Xinjiang region. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some estimates 1 million Muslims are detained, forced to give up their language and their religion and subject to political indoctrination. Now, the Chinese government is also forcing some detainees to work in manufacturing and food industries. Some of them are within the internment camps; others are privately owned, state-subsidized factories where detainees are sent once they are released. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 19, 2018 - 4:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government said Tuesday that it is reviewing reports of forced labor at a Chinese internment camp where ethnic minorities are sewing clothes that have been shipped to the U.S. market. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that reporting by The Associated...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, a cargo truck drives amid stacked shipping containers at the Yangshan port in Shanghai. China's export growth sank in November, 2018, as global demand weakened, adding to pressure on Beijing ahead of trade talks with Washington. (AP Photo/File)
December 08, 2018 - 6:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's export growth sank in November as global demand weakened, adding to pressure on Beijing ahead of trade talks with Washington. Exports rose 5.4 percent over a year ago to $227.4 billion, a marked decline from the previous month's 12.6 percent increase, customs data showed...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to make a statement in Parliament in London, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
December 04, 2018 - 6:50 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says British consumers could see their weekly shopping bills at the supermarket go up by 10 percent in a worst-case Brexit scenario. Addressing lawmakers, Carney said food prices could rise...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, second right, and China's President Xi Jinping, second left, attend their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A U.S.-Chinese cease fire on tariffs gives jittery companies a respite but does little to resolve a war over Beijing's technology ambitions that threatens to chill global economic growth. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
December 03, 2018 - 1:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — A U.S.-Chinese cease fire on tariffs gives jittery companies and investors a respite but is no sign the two sides have changed stances in a war over Beijing's technology ambitions that threatens to chill global economic growth. On Monday, Asian stock markets welcomed President Donald...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo a rubber tire gantry moves into position to transfer shipping containers at the Georgia Ports Authority's Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Commerce Department issues the final estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
November 28, 2018 - 9:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, led by lower but still strong consumer spending and more business investment than previously estimated. The Commerce Department's figure for gross domestic product, released Wednesday, was...
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FILE -In this Feb. 26, 2018 file photo, Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, center, stands with Caricom Secretary General Irwin Larocque, from Dominica, left, and Grenada's Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, during the Caricom Summit in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Guyana-based Caricom trade chief announced on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, that the Caribbean trade bloc is removing taxes on imported oil and petroleum products for the region as a major refinery on the island of Trinidad prepares to close. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)
November 22, 2018 - 10:32 am
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A Caribbean trade bloc is removing taxes on imported oil and petroleum products for the region as a major refinery on the island of Trinidad prepares to close. Guyana-based Caricom trade chief Joseph Cox told The Associated Press on Thursday that the decision aims to help...
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In this photo provided by the Kosovo government public affairs office, showing Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, center back, with his cabinet voting during the government meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Kosovo capital Pristina. Kosovo's government has decided to introduce a 100 percent import tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina. (Kosovo Government via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 2:43 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's government says it will put a 100-percent import tax on all goods imported from Serbia and Bosnia as diplomatic tensions rise. Wednesday's decision appears to be retaliation against what Deputy Prime Minister Enver Hoxhaj said was Serbia's "aggressive campaign...
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Containers are piled high at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat another round of tariff hikes. (Chinatopix via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 3:52 am
BEIJING (AP) — Growth in Chinese exports to the United States ticked up in October as traders rushed to beat a new tariff hike in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Shipments to the United States, China's biggest market, have been unexpectedly resilient since Trump started imposing punitive...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks after a meeting with his Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell at the foreign ministry in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 06, 2018 - 12:21 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Iran's oil minister has written a letter to the OPEC chief, asking that the so-called Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee — which...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on a live broadcast at the media center during the opening ceremony for the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Xi promised Monday to open China wider to imports at the start of a high-profile trade fair meant to rebrand the country as a global customer but offered no response to U.S. and European complaints about technology policy and curbs on foreign business. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 05, 2018 - 7:01 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — President Xi Jinping promised Monday to open China's growing consumer market wider at a fair designed to help counter charges that Beijing abuses the global trading system. But he offered no response to U.S. and European complaints about technology policy and curbs on investment...
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