International trade

A woman walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as geopolitical tensions surrounding the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
April 18, 2017 - 1:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday as tensions over the situation on the Korean Peninsula softened somewhat following U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's departure from South Korea for Japan and an expected turn to trade issues. A strong post-Easter finish on Wall Street provided upward...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, waves with his wife Karen on their arrival at U.S. Navy's Atsugi air facility in Ayase, southwest of Tokyo, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Pence arrived in Japan on Monday as part of a 10-day trip to Asia that comes amid turmoil on the Korean Peninsula over North Korea's threats to advance its nuclear and defense capabilities, and just after a failed missile launch by the North. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
April 17, 2017 - 11:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region. Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul the administration is taking a fresh look at trade agreements as part...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gives a speech to members of the American Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
April 17, 2017 - 11:33 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region. Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul the administration is taking a fresh look at trade agreements as part...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks with members of the American Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
April 17, 2017 - 10:51 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Japan for talks expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region. Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday the administration is taking a fresh look at trade agreements...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence talks with members of the American Chamber of Commerce at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
April 17, 2017 - 10:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Japan for talks expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region. Concluding a visit to South Korea, Pence told business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday the administration is reviewing all trade agreements as part of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, a Chinese woman demonstrates the ability of Baxter, an industrial robot from U.S. company Rethink Robotics, to follow her hand movements during the World Robot Conference in Beijing. China's push to develop its own technology and other industries has "narrowed the space" for foreign companies to compete in its market, an American business group said Tuesday, April 18, 2017, and it appealed Beijing to carry out market-opening pledges. Foreign companies are especially concerned about government initiatives to develop competitors in electric cars, robotics, biotech and other fields. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 17, 2017 - 10:26 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — An American business group says China's push to develop its own technology and other industries has "narrowed the space" for foreign companies to compete in its market. In a report released Tuesday, the American Chamber of Commerce in China urged Beijing to move faster on market-...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center right, waves to supporters as he leaves a polling station in Istanbul, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Turkish voters were casting their ballots Sunday in a historic referendum on whether to approve constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of Erdogan. (AP Photo)
April 16, 2017 - 9:11 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. TRUMP SAYS CHINA, U.S. WORKING ON 'NORTH KOREA PROBLEM' Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence visits a military base near the Demilitarized Zone separating the Koreas a day after the North...
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In this photo taken April 14, 2017, Miriam Naranjo, a 70-year Cuban woman who now lives in Miami Lakes. President Donald Trump’s voters are showing they can be a forgiving lot, up to a point. The president’s recent shifts in position on a series of big foreign policy issues have got his supporters debating whether the policy reversals are worth a mere shrug of the shoulders or are a cause for bigger concern. (AP Photo/Kelli Kennedy)
April 15, 2017 - 2:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — What's wrong with being flexible? All presidents change their minds. He's only human. President Donald Trump's voters can be a forgiving lot — up to a point. "He thinks too fast and then makes decisions too fast," says Miriam Naranjo in Miami Lakes, Florida. "He's changing his...
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In this photo taken April 14, 2017, Miriam Naranjo, a 70-year Cuban woman who now lives in Miami Lakes. President Donald Trump’s voters are showing they can be a forgiving lot, up to a point. The president’s recent shifts in position on a series of big foreign policy issues have got his supporters debating whether the policy reversals are worth a mere shrug of the shoulders or are a cause for bigger concern. (AP Photo/Kelli Kennedy)
April 15, 2017 - 2:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's supporters are wondering if his recent reversals on policy matters are cause for concern. Trump has flip-flopped on such issues as NATO's relevance, bombing Syria, keeping the Import-Export Bank and calling out China as a currency manipulator. Some...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 6, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping as he arrives before dinner at Mar-a-Lago resort, in Palm Beach, Fla. In recent weeks, Trump has moved away from his tough campaign rhetoric on trade. Trump's threat to slap harsh tariffs on Chinese goods has given way to a bid to mend fences with Beijing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 14, 2017 - 8:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration declined Friday to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office. Instead, the administration's first twice-yearly currency review singled out...
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