International trade

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave Winfield House, residence of the U.S. Ambassador, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the flight to nearby Blenheim Palace, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in London. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 12, 2018 - 8:57 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Europe (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The White House press secretary is offering reassurance that President Donald Trump "likes and respects" British Prime Minister Theresa May "very much" following an interview in which he said she was...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May takes the hand of President Donald Trump as they walk up red-carpeted steps to enter Blenheim Palace for a black tie dinner in Blenheim, England, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (Will Oliver/Photo via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump lobbed a verbal hand grenade into Theresa May's carefully constructed plans for Brexit, saying Thursday that the British leader had wrecked the country's exit from the European Union and likely "killed" chances of a free-trade deal with the United States...
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This is a handout photo provided by Downing Street showing a Cabinet meeting, in London, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May has met with her Cabinet as she tries to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit. Tuesday's meeting comes after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis quit, saying May's plans for future relations with the European Union don't live up to their idea of Brexit. (Downing Street via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 6:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump has accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of ruining what her country stands to gain from Brexit and says her "soft" blueprint for the U.K.'s future dealings with the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell arrives to a news conference after the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, in Washington. Powell says the economy is in a "good place" at the moment with low unemployment and inflation rising toward the Fed's optimal range. But he says rising trade tensions and higher tariffs could end up being a drag on growth. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
July 12, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday that the economy is in a "good place" at the moment with low unemployment and inflation rising toward the Fed's optimal range. But he says rising trade tensions and higher tariffs could end up being a drag on growth. In an...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014 fiel photo the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB), building at right, is reflected in the River Main in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
July 12, 2018 - 10:27 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials at the European Central Bank expressed confidence at their last policy meeting that the eurozone economy remains "broadly on track" but expressed concern that rising trade protectionism could dampen business confidence and blunt the recovery. The assessment...
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In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, photo, people stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Asian stock markets rose Thursday, July 12, 2018, following Wall Street’s decline amid U.S.-Chinese trade tensions and oil prices recovered some of the previous day’s steep losses. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 12, 2018 - 8:24 am
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered some of the previous day's losses Thursday as investors weighed up the latest developments on a possible global trade war. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, London's FTSE 100 rose 0.9 percent to 7,661 while Germany's DAX added 0.6 percent to 12,485. France's CAC...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Beijing, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, says Chinese officials expressed confidence during his visit to Beijing that they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
July 12, 2018 - 4:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a mission to salvage business deals threatened by a tariff war, said Thursday that Chinese officials expressed confidence they can survive the spiraling dispute with Washington. The mayor met with Vice President Wang Qishan and China's commerce minister...
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Bank of Korea Gov. Lee Ju-yeol arrives for a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, July 12, 2018. South Korea's central bank has cut its forecast on the country's economy, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle. Bank of Korea said Thursday it lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy to 2.9 percent this year, compared with its earlier forecast of 3 percent growth.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
July 12, 2018 - 3:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's central bank cut its forecast on the country's economy Thursday, citing mounting uncertainties from the U.S.-China trade battle. The Bank of Korea said it lowered its growth outlook on Asia's fourth-largest economy to 2.9 percent this year, compared with its...
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South Korea President Moon Jae-in, left, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hold a press conference at the Istana Presidential Palace in Singapore, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Moon is on a three-day visit to Singapore. (Wallace Woon/Pool Photo via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 3:05 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korea's president has pledged to increase trade with Singapore as part of a strategy to raise its economic influence in the region. President Moon Jae-in says the two countries agreed to "invigorate mutual investment" by significantly increasing the trade volume, which is...
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July 12, 2018 - 12:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co.'s labor union says steep auto tariffs could cost U.S. jobs. The labor union at South Korea's largest auto company says if President Donald Trump goes ahead with imposing 25 percent auto tariffs, it will hurt Hyundai's U.S. sales and jeopardize some 200,...
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