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Stories with subject: International trade
  • new storySOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Will China build on disputed shoal? story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 1:54 am

    Tensions in the South China Sea are rising, pitting China against smaller and weaker neighbors that all lay claim to islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves. China's recent construction of artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago, complete with airstrips and radar stations, and U.S. patrols challenging Beijing's vast territorial claims, have caused concern that the strategically important waters could become a flashpoint.

  • Egypt police block labor day assembly, workers urge freedoms 
    Updated: May-01-16 6:02 pm

    CAIRO - Egyptian police prevented hundreds of workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Workers' Day on Sunday, while independent trade union leaders urged the government to allow them freedom of assembly.

  • South Korean president visits Iran to boost ties story has photos
    Updated: May-01-16 10:49 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - South Korea's president arrived in Tehran on Sunday for the first summit between the two countries since they established diplomatic ties in 1962.

  • Iraq says oil exports, revenues increase in April 
    Updated: May-01-16 6:32 am

    BAGHDAD - Iraq says April crude oil exports have increased by 2.3 percent from the previous month, filling cash-strapped coffers amid an acute economic crisis.

  • Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 12:26 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

  • Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm

    SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.

  • US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 6:06 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.

  • Sanders blasts Indiana factory closings at union rally 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Bernie Sanders told a labor union rally outside the Indiana Statehouse that bad international trade policies are enabling corporations to shut down American factories and move work to countries with lower wages.

  • Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am

    BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.

  • Former defense secretaries push for trade pact 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama's top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security.

  • US economy struggles at start of election year 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 3:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.

  • Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:32 am

    PARIS - Airbus Group said Thursday it's facing a "challenging year" after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker.

  • US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:35 am

    WASHINGTON - China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.

  • McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:09 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany.

  • US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.

  • In Germany, Snyder highlights Michigan's industrial research 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 4:45 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder said his visit to a massive industrial trade show in Germany and his planned stops in other European countries are helping him highlight Michigan as a site of cutting-edge manufacturing research that can attract foreign business to the state.

  • Fiat Chrysler accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:21 pm

    MILAN - With lower gas prices shifting North American driving preferences toward bigger vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has accelerated its transition away from passenger cars with an impact on its manufacturing footprint across the globe.

  • Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm

    HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.

  • The Latest: Obama meeting with European leaders story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 8:51 am

    HANNOVER, Germany - The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Germany (all times local):

  • IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Mideast oil exporters story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 5:50 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of around $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

  • Aides: Flint recovery efforts continue as Snyder travels story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-16 10:48 am

    DETROIT - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has embarked on his first trade mission since the lead-contaminated water crisis erupted in Flint, but aides say that even though he's far from home the scandal that has preoccupied him for months remains firmly on his mind.

  • Obama: UK-US trade deal could take a decade after Brexit 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 6:01 am

    LONDON - President Barack Obama flew out of Britain Sunday after warning that it could take a decade for the U.K. to negotiate a new trade agreement with the United States if it leaves the European Union.

  • Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-23-16 11:17 am

    BERLIN - When President Barack Obama opens the world's largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he'll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He'll also be trying to complete one of his presidency's main pieces of unfinished business - a trans-Atlantic trade pact.

  • Thousands protest trade deal in Germany before Obama visit 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 7:23 am

    HANNOVER, Germany - Thousands of demonstrators have turned out in the German city of Hannover to protest a planned U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, a day before President Barack Obama arrives.

  • Brazil president will appeal to trade blocs over impeachment story has photos
    Updated: Apr-22-16 9:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Friday she will appeal to South American trade blocs if she is removed from office, blasting the push to impeach her as a coup and a naked attempt by Brazil's elite to snatch power back from her Worker's Party.