Trade barriers

Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin speaks to French executives at the headquarters of France's powerful business lobby Medef, Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017 in Paris. Oreshkin, a rising star in Vladimir Putin's government, is pushing for increased trade and investment despite protracted EU and US sanctions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
August 29, 2017 - 8:32 am
PARIS (AP) — Russia's economy minister, a rising star in Kremlin politics, said Tuesday that his country is no longer suffering from U.S. and EU sanctions, and sees better prospects for future trade in Asia instead. Maxim Oreshkin told The Associated Press that the Russian economy is on track to...
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Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin speaks to French executives at the headquarters of France's powerful business lobby Medef, Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017 in Paris. Oreshkin, a rising star in Vladimir Putin's government, is pushing for increased trade and investment despite protracted EU and US sanctions. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
August 29, 2017 - 7:39 am
PARIS (AP) — Russia's up-and-coming economy minister says his country is no longer suffering from U.S. and EU sanctions, and sees better prospects for future trade in Asia. Maxim Oreshkin told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Russian economy is on track to grow at least 2 percent this year...
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August 18, 2017 - 8:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — Furious Chinese businesspeople said Friday that Beijing's decision to enforce U.N. sanctions on North Korean seafood imports would hobble the economy of an entire northeastern city, sparking a rare public protest earlier this week after the surprise move suddenly choked off border...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. Bannon says there’s no military solution to North Korea’s threats and says the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 18, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering America's possibly generation-defining question about China's emerging superpower status — but his call for an "economic war" puts him far outside the mainstream. In an interview reflecting on some of his big-thinking...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and China's President Xi Jinping arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Trump is planning to sign an executive action asking the U.S. Trade Representative to consider investigating China for the theft of U.S. technology and intellectual property. He is taking the step even as he seeks China’s help with the ongoing crisis with North Korea. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 14, 2017 - 7:29 am
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump is poised to seek a trade investigation of China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property. Trump is expected to sign an executive order Monday asking his trade office to...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, heavy machines move imported iron ore at the dock in Rizhao in eastern China's Shandong province. China announced Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North’s nuclear and missile programs.(Chinatopix via AP, File)
August 14, 2017 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. relations with China (all times local): ___ 5:45 a.m. China has announced that it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2015, file photo, heavy machines move imported iron ore at the dock in Rizhao in eastern China's Shandong province. China announced Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North’s nuclear and missile programs.(Chinatopix via AP, File)
August 14, 2017 - 6:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Monday it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs. China, the isolated North's main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un's...
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Constitutional Assembly delegate Carmen Melendez speaks from the podium during a session in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. The government-backed assembly that is recasting Venezuela's political system filed into the stately domed chamber where congress normally meets. In two previous sessions, the 545-member assembly met in an adjacent, smaller building. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 09, 2017 - 6:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration's decision on Wednesday to slap sanctions on eight members of Venezuela's all-powerful constitutional assembly brings to 30 the number of government loyalists targeted for human rights abuses and violations of democratic norms since anti-government...
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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, left, walks toward an escalator during ongoing meetings at the Philippine International Convention Center for the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Related Meetings in Manila, Philippines, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (Rolex Dela Pena/Pool Photo via AP)
August 07, 2017 - 10:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The warning came two days after the U.N...
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Visitors watch the North side from the unification observatory in Paju, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions Saturday to punish North Korea for its escalating nuclear and missile programs including a ban on coal and other exports worth over $1 billion - a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 07, 2017 - 6:08 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch "thousands-fold" revenge against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile launches. The warning came two days after the U.N. Security...
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