International trade

July 28, 2017 - 12:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is slapping emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen U.S. beef after shipments surged. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, saying he was prepared to explain the decision to the U.S. side. Under World Trade Organization rules, Japan can introduce such...
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July 27, 2017 - 4:01 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The first meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association since Donald Trump became president of the United States begins Thursday as the stakes of debate in their nation's capitals could hardly be higher for the region of 12 million people stretching from the Pacific Ocean to...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Washington. Trump is announcing the first U.S. assembly plant for electronics giant Foxconn in a project that's expected to result in billions of dollars in investment in the state and create thousands of jobs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 27, 2017 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In today's economy, speed is everything. Amazon's plans to add 50,000 jobs at a dozen warehouses across the United States and Foxconn's decision to build a $10 billion plant and hire up to 13,000 workers in Wisconsin aren't just feel-good stories of job creation. They reflect the...
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July 24, 2017 - 5:09 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government is moving ahead with draft regulations for a domestic trade in rhino horn, despite critics' concerns that a legal market will spur rhino poaching. The environmental affairs minister, Edna Molewa, said Monday that anyone possessing a rhino horn will need...
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Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson gestures as he looks at a humanoid robot at Research Institute for Science and Engineering at Waseda University's campus in Tokyo Thursday, July 20, 2017. Johnson visited the robotics center at the university, which collaborates with the University of Birmingham, according to Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
July 20, 2017 - 6:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Japan on Thursday for talks on security and trade, and to share his experience of hosting the Olympics as London mayor five years ago. Johnson will meet with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, on Friday to discuss an increased...
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FILE- In this July 13, 2017 file photo, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, center, and Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis, right, walk from 10 Downing Street to the Foreign Office together at 10 Downing Street in London. Foreign Secretary Johnson has arrived in Japan for talks on security and trade with Japanese officials. Japan’s foreign ministry says Johnson will meet with his Japanese counterpart, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, to discuss an increased foreign and security cooperation. North Korea’s missile threat and Brexit are their likely focus. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
July 20, 2017 - 1:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Japan on Thursday for talks on security and trade, and to share his experience of hosting the Olympics as London mayor five years ago. Johnson will meet with his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, on Friday to discuss an increased...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 photo, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda speaks during a news conference at the central bank headquarters in Tokyo. Japan's central bank has opted to keep its lavish monetary stimulus intact while downgrading its outlook for inflation. The Bank of Japan's policy meeting ended Thursday, July 20 2017, with no change to its injections of trillions of yen (hundreds of billions of dollars) into the economy each year through government bond purchases.(Kazushige Fujikake/Kyodo News via AP)
July 20, 2017 - 12:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank opted Thursday to keep its lavish monetary stimulus intact while downgrading its outlook for inflation. The Bank of Japan's policy meeting ended Thursday with no change to its injections of trillions of yen (hundreds of billions of dollars) into the economy each...
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July 19, 2017 - 8:42 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's exports rose nearly 10 percent in June from a year earlier, while imports jumped 15.5 percent, biting into its trade surplus. A recovery in exports to China and the rest of Asia is helping sustain growth of the world's third-largest economy. The customs figures reported...
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President Donald Trump tries on a Stetson hat during a "Made in America," product showcase featuring items created in each of the U.S. 50 states, Monday, July 17, 2017, at the White House in Washington. Stetson is base in Garland, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 17, 2017 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed Monday to boost U.S. manufacturing by cutting the $64 billion trade deficit with Mexico as he showcased products made in all 50 states — everything from a fire truck to a baseball bat. "No longer are we going to allow other countries to break the rules...
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Children welcome Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, during her visit with Britain's Prince William, in front of the presidential palace, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 17, 2017. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children arrived in Poland on Monday, on the first leg of a goodwill trip to two European Union nations that seeks to underscore Britain's friendly ties despite its negotiations to leave the bloc. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
July 17, 2017 - 4:22 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception in Poland on Monday where Prince William read out a letter from Queen Elizabeth II praising good bilateral ties, at the start of a two-country goodwill trip intended to underscore Britain's intention to maintain friendly...
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