Regional trade

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from left, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith pose for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the ASEAN leaders summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 23, 2019 - 6:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the U.S.-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control. The long-raging territorial conflicts and the protracted dispute...
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Thailand's Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, left, and Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh walk for a group photo during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 22, 2019 - 3:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when they gather for a weekend summit in Thailand. The Chinese sinking of a Philippine boat, which endangered...
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President Donald Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2019 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to demonstrate a united front Thursday in the uphill effort to get a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement over the finish line. At Trump's insistence, the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to...
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, waves as they depart Shannon Airport, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Shannon, Ireland. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 07, 2019 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with President Donald Trump backing off his threat to slap tariffs on goods from Mexico, his transformation of Republican Party trade policy is nearly complete. Republican lawmakers usually don't like tariffs. They're viewed as a tax on consumers and unwanted government...
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President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2019, to travel to Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., to attend the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony United States Air Force Academy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 30, 2019 - 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday triggered the process for submitting a bill to Congress that would implement the president's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The notification sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other congressional leaders riled Democrats. They've...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 18, 2019 - 6:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. trade tariffs (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mexico's National Chamber of the Iron and Steel Industry is congratulating the country's officials on the agreement reached with the United States on ending steel and aluminum tariffs. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, sits between Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto as they sign a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that is replacing the NAFTA trade deal, during a ceremony at a hotel before the start of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Trump’s new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency finds. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
April 18, 2019 - 4:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new North America trade agreement would give the U.S. economy only a modest boost, an independent federal agency has found. The International Trade Commission said Thursday that Trump's U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement would lift the U.S. economy by 0.35%, or...
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April 12, 2019 - 8:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's lower house of Congress has approved a labor law reform aimed at ensuring workers can freely vote for their union representation and contracts. The changes are needed to win approval of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which was negotiated to replace the old...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2014, file photo, China Coast Guard vessel attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter the China Second Thomas Disputed Shoals, locally known as Ayungin Shoal, to orate Philippine troops and resupply provisions. A senior U.S. defense official says the presence of large numbers of Chinese ships near islands and islets occupied by the Philippines is “a concern.” Joseph Felter, deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, said Friday that the Chinese activities were “somewhat aggressive and provocative.” (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
April 05, 2019 - 6:39 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The presence of large numbers of Chinese vessels near islands and islets occupied by the Philippines is "a concern," a senior U.S. defense official said Friday. The Philippine government protested the Chinese ship movements Thursday after its military monitored more than 200 Chinese...
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Rep. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., center, together with Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wa., right, and other Republican members of Congress speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 26, 2019 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House Republicans moved to build congressional support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade accord on Tuesday with lawmakers selling the plan as offering big benefits for American workers. But prospects remain uncertain as Democrats are in no hurry to secure...
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