Trade barriers

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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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 - 1:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — In unwelcome news for U.S. farmers, Japan is slapping 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 tariff will take effect...
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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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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 defended Thursday, July 13, 2017, its purchase of iron ore from North Korea following criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump and said it is "strictly and earnestly" complying with U.N. sanctions. China stopped importing North Korean coal but total trade has risen, which prompted Trump to complain last week Beijing is failing to use its economic leverage to stop Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons. (Chinatopix via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 6:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — China defended Thursday its purchase of iron ore from North Korea following criticism by U.S. President Donald Trump and said it is "strictly and earnestly" complying with U.N. sanctions. China stopped importing North Korean coal but total trade has risen, which prompted Trump to...
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Leaders and their partners attend the G-20 summit dinner after a concert in the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. (Alex Schmidt/Pool Photo via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 4:44 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The latest on the Group of 20 summit in Germany (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Leaders at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, have been served local delicacies at a festive dinner at the northern port city's philharmonic following a concert with music by Beethoven...
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An injured police officer is attended by fellow officers during skirmishes with demonstrators on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
July 07, 2017 - 2:10 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Germany (all times local): 8:00 p.m. As international Group of 20 leaders assemble at a landmark philharmonic for dinner and to listen to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a massive police presence is keeping protesters outside the Hamburg...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
July 07, 2017 - 7:59 am
LONDON (AP) — A raft of disappointing British economic figures on Friday reinforced concerns that the slowdown has broadened across sectors and extended into the second quarter of the year, when the country finally began high-level negotiations over its exit from the European Union. Capping a week...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
July 07, 2017 - 5:10 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Germany (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Leaders of China, India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa have met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Germany, calling for a more open global economy. In a communique following their meeting in...
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