Trade barriers

ASEAN Foreign Ministers take part in a meeting of the 50th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia's top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts. (Erik De Castro/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 1:25 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump. After weeks of U.S...
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ASEAN Foreign Ministers take part in a meeting of the 50th Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum in Manila, Philippines, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a tentative step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia's top diplomats with their Asian and Western counterparts. (Erik De Castro/Pool Photo via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 1:15 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump. After weeks of U.S...
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The United Nations Security Council votes on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2017 - 1:10 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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...
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The United Nations Security Council votes on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2017 - 12:56 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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...
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The United Nations Security Council votes on a new sanctions resolution that would increase economic pressure on North Korea to return to negotiations on its missile program, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 05, 2017 - 5:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 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...
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August 05, 2017 - 3:18 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved new sanctions on North Korea including banning exports worth over $1 billion. The resolution adopted Saturday afternoon would also ban countries from giving any additional permits to North Korean laborers — another source of...
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August 04, 2017 - 3:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed new U.N. sanctions resolution would ban North Korea from exporting coal, iron, lead and seafood worth a total of about $1 billion, a major cut to its export earnings, which totaled only $3 billion last year, a Security Council diplomat said Friday. The diplomat, who...
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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar waves as he arrives at the university in Belfast to make a speech on his first visit to Northern Ireland, Friday Aug. 4, 2017. Varadkar said Friday that a so-called "hard Brexit," with Britain leaving the EU single market, would mean "barriers to commerce and trade" between EU member Ireland and Northern Ireland, part of the U.K. saying Brexit is the challenge of a generation, and "unique solutions" will be needed to prevent it doing major damage. (Liam McBurney/PA via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 9:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Brexit is the challenge of a generation, and "unique solutions" will be needed to prevent it doing major damage, Ireland's prime minister said Friday. Leo Varadkar said a so-called "hard Brexit," in which Britain leaves the EU single market and customs union, would mean "barriers to...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, that the administration of President Trump is considering using rarely invoked U.S. trade laws to compel China to crack down on theft of copyrights, patents and other intellectual property and fend off technology sharing demands from Beijing. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)
August 02, 2017 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated over China's inability to pressure North Korea over its nuclear program, the Trump administration is weighing plans to punish China for failing to crack down on intellectual property thefts and forcing U.S. and foreign companies to share their technology in return for...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2008 file photo, a sales person at Jusco Supermarket arranges U.S. Beef products in Tokyo. 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, July 28, 2017, saying he was prepared to explain the decision to the U.S. side.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 28, 2017 - 3:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — In unwelcome news for American farmers, Japan said Friday that it was imposing emergency tariffs of 50 percent on imports of frozen beef, mainly from the U.S. Finance Minister Taro Aso announced the move Friday, saying he was prepared to explain the decision to the U.S. side. "The...
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