International trade

In this Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 photo, presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives at the National Auditorium in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador, making his third bid for Mexico's presidency. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
December 23, 2017 - 4:31 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's leftist presidential front-runner is combative and unbending, and his personality-based campaign proclaiming honesty and fiery nationalism could set up a unique and combustible relationship with his northern counterpart should he win. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has long...
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Matthew Rycroft, left, Britain's Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley vote in favor of a resolution, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. The council is voting on proposed new sanctions against North Korea, including sharply lower limits on its refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 12 months, and a crackdown on the country's shipping. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
December 22, 2017 - 4:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the U.S. mainland. The resolution adopted by the council includes...
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December 20, 2017 - 12:29 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government wants to scrap a law that allows non-binding advisory referendums — without giving voters a say on the decision. Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren said on Wednesday that she sent legislation to Parliament to repeal the law that established...
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Workers collect wooden planks for recycling outside an exhibition center in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. Chinese leaders have promised to increase imports and reduce risks in their financial system following an annual planning meeting amid slowing economic growth and pressure from trading partners to open their markets wider. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 20, 2017 - 7:25 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leaders promised Wednesday to increase imports and reduce risks in their financial system amid slowing economic growth and pressure from Washington and Europe to open their markets wider. A statement issued after a three-day planning meeting contained no new initiatives and...
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In this June 24, 2017 photo provided by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, ivory products are on sale with price tags, at an antiques fairs in Tokyo. A conservation group says Japan’s lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks. A report supported by the World Wildlife Fund said researchers found antiques companies were buying a large number of elephant tusks that are not registered as required by law. Hundreds of ivory items are being sold by e-commerce sites, often to visitors from other Asian countries such as China. (TRAFFIC via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 3:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's lax controls over its domestic stock of ivory are encouraging illegal exports to other countries and undermining efforts to end trafficking in elephant tusks, a report said Wednesday. The report, compiled with support by the World Wildlife Fund, said researchers found antique...
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December 19, 2017 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has rejected President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Export-Import Bank. Two Banking Committee Republicans, Tim Scott of South Carolina and Mike Rounds of South Dakota, joined with Democrats to shelve the nomination of former GOP Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, photo, container ships are unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. current account deficit, the broadest measure of trade, for the July-September quarter. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 19, 2017 - 8:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade fell in the July-September quarter to $100.6 billion, the smallest imbalance in three years. The current account trade imbalance declined by 19.2 percent from a second quarter deficit of $124.4 billion, the Commerce Department...
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December 18, 2017 - 6:38 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting with her senior ministers to begin thrashing out Britain's plans for a trade deal with the European Union after Brexit. May will meet with the Brexit "war cabinet" Monday to formally discuss what long-term relationship Britain wants with...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Share prices were mostly higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by robust trade data from Japan that suggest a sustained recovery in demand in China and other major markets. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 18, 2017 - 12:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Share prices were mostly higher in Asia on Monday, lifted by robust trade data from Japan that suggest a sustained recovery in demand in China and other major markets. Last week's strong finish on Wall Street also helped lift regional benchmarks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017, photo, a cargo ship waits to be loaded at a port in Tokyo. Japan reported Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 its exports rose 16 percent in November from a year earlier while imports jumped 17 percent. Customs data released Monday showed the trade surplus slipping to 113.4 billion yen ($1 billion) on exports of 6.92 trillion yen ($61.4 billion). Imports totaled 6.81 trillion yen ($60.4 billion). (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
December 17, 2017 - 11:22 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports rose 16 percent in November from a year earlier driven by robust overseas demand for cars and manufacturing equipment that is helping to sustain the longest economic expansion in more than 15 years. Customs data released Monday showed the trade surplus for the world's...
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