International Trade

US seeks more action from African nations on North Korea

Nov 17, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tilllerson is calling on African nations to do more to isolate North Korea, which relies on trade and military relationships on the continent as a source of hard currency

EU leaders warn broadening of Brexit talks could be in doubt

Nov 17, 2017

EU leaders warned Britain Friday that it must do much more to convince them that Brexit talks should be broadened to future relations and trade from December

US says Sudan cutting trade, military ties to North Korea

Nov 17, 2017

The United States says Sudan has agreed to cut all military and trade ties to North Korea

Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown

Nov 16, 2017

An international rights group has praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for expressing concerns about the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, saying the "quiet diplomacy" adopted by other leaders won't stop the drug killings

Former Malaysian PM: Current government 'must go'

Nov 16, 2017

The man who led Malaysia through the final two decades of the 20th century and has waded back into its politics in recent months says the country's current government is deeply problematic and "must go"

ASEAN shuns mention of China's new islands, arbitration loss

Nov 16, 2017

Southeast Asian nations avoid mention of China's construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing's claims in the disputed waters

French prime minister in Morocco to boost trade, cooperation

Nov 16, 2017

France's prime minister is in Morocco to try to reinvigorate trade with the North African kingdom, as the former French protectorate increasingly positions itself as an economic pillar of Africa

Mexico open to 5-year NAFTA reviews, but not 'sunset clause'

Nov 16, 2017

Mexico says it is open to a thorough evaluation of NAFTA every five years, but not the kind of "sunset clause" Washington is reportedly seeking

Japan exports drive expansion, offset weak consumer spending

Nov 15, 2017

Japan reports its economy expanded at a 1.4 percent annualized rate in July-September, as exports offset weak private demand

Trump in Asia: A break from the past but uncertain results

Nov 15, 2017

President Donald Trump returns from 12-day trip to Asia with few concrete accomplishments in hand and leaving uncertain Asian capitals in his wake.

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