Japan trade a problem for Trump, but not as bad as China

TOKYO (AP) — When President Donald Trump visits Japan, he'll be able to point to Tokyo's streets to drive home a sore point in trade relations between the allies: the absence of made-in-USA vehicles. ...

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investmen...

Mexico asks US to hasten $5.8 billion aid to Central America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico would like United States to speed up projects announced in December for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador involving $5.8 billion in investment. Mexican for...

Pennsylvania accuses financial firms of bond price-fixing

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's treasury department is accusing about a dozen large financial firms of working together to illegally inflate the price of bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie M...

Maduro invites Huawei to set up 4G network in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is inviting China's Huawei to help set up a 4G network in Venezuela, prompting opposition leader Juan Guaidó to accuse him of having an "a...

US orders for long-lasting goods fall 2.1% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for large manufactured goods fell sharply last month, pulled down by lower demand for commercial aircraft and cars. The Commerce Department...

US durable goods orders drop a sharp 2.1% in April, investment spending also falls

WASHINGTON (AP) — US durable goods orders drop a sharp 2.1% in April, investment spending also falls.

Time for Taiwan to launch a campaign of guerrilla diplomacy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, an...

India's Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory. ...

Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in Ponzi scheme

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm has been sentenced to 50 years in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 bi...

Stocks tumble on trade war anxiety; Dow down as much as 400

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled Thursday on Wall Street as investors' anxiety over the U.S. trade spat with China increased and put the market on track for its third straight week of losses. ...

Medtronic: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

DUBLIN (AP) — Medtronic PLC (MDT) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $1.17 billion. On a per-share basis, the Dublin-based company said it had profit of 87 cent...

New Southbound Policy bearing fruit, says Taiwan trade office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of people from “New Southbound” countries residing in Taiwan has increased by 60 percent since 2016, according to the Executive Yuan’s Office ...

WNBA's new season ready to tip off

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games' greatest players. The league...

China has more weapons in US tariff war _ but do they work?

BEIJING (AP) — Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths — exotic minerals ...