International agreements

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talk during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
July 31, 2018 - 1:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian and Japanese officials are expressing hope that business ties between the two countries will help solve a long-standing dispute over four Pacific islands. The argument centers on the four most southern of the Kuril Islands, which Japan calls the Northern Territories. The...
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North Korean Lt. Gen. An Ik San, second from right, shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Maj. Gen. Kim Do-gyun during a meeting inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Generals from the rival Koreas met Tuesday at their shared border for talks meant to ease a decades-long military standoff, Seoul officials said.(Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP)
July 31, 2018 - 3:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Generals from the rival Koreas met Tuesday at their shared border for talks meant to ease a decades-long military standoff, the second such meeting since their leaders met for a landmark summit in April and pledged to reduce the danger of another war on the peninsula. The...
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In this July 26, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump acknowledges the audience after speaking at the United States Steel Granite City Works plant in Granite City, Ill. Trump's trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head. There are tariff fights, and there’s now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government intervention GOP voters railed against a decade ago. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
July 28, 2018 - 6:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government intervention GOP voters railed against a decade ago. President George W. Bush...
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President Donald Trump speaks on trade at Granite City Works Steel Coil Warehouse, Thursday, July 26, 2018, Granite City, Ill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 26, 2018 - 9:16 pm
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday trumpeted the renewed success of an Illinois steel mill, pushing back against criticism that his escalating trade disputes are hurting American workers and farmers. The president pointed to the U.S. Steel plant's reopening as a success...
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President Donald Trump arrives to board Air Force One , Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump is traveling to Iowa and Illinois in which his trade agenda is expected to be a leading issue. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 26, 2018 - 12:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on trade developments involving the United States and the European Union (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Republican members of Congress are telling White House economic advisers Larry Kudlow and Peter Navarro how tariffs have hurt their constituents. The Capitol Hill...
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President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 26, 2018 - 9:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the United States and the European Union. But while politicians and businesses welcomed the deal Thursday, the...
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An investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.6 percent on Thursday despite a buoyant day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 26, 2018 - 7:40 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World markets mostly rose Thursday after the U.S. and European Union struck a deal to halt an escalating trade dispute. Asian markets were less upbeat as some worried that that could ease the pressure on the U.S. to find a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Britain'...
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July 26, 2018 - 3:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister welcomes an agreement to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the United States and the European Union, which he says show that "the answer to America First can only be: Europe United." Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Thursday "America and Europe...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 26, 2018 - 12:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration sought to fend off accusations the president is too soft on Russia, putting off a proposed second summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin and declaring the U.S. will never recognize Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea. As members of the Senate Foreign...
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An investor stands in front of private stock trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 26, 2018. Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower and Hong Kong's Hang Seng shed 0.6 percent on Thursday despite a buoyant day on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
July 25, 2018 - 11:39 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares are mostly lower after President Donald Trump agreed with the EU to hold off on new tariffs. The worry is that an easing of tensions with Europe could bode ill for a compromise with Beijing over trade. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 edged 0.1 percent lower to 22,592...
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