Former WTO leader and New Zealand premier Mike Moore dies

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former World Trade Organization leader and New Zealand Prime Minister Mike Moore died early Sunday. He was 71. He died at his home in Auckland, his wi...

Taiwan's TAITRA seeks to empower women entrepreneurs

In a bid to tap the full potential of women entrepreneurs, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is set to organize for the first time a trade promotion delegation exclusively composed of...

Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuriated B...

Huawei exec's extradition hearing begins in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei begins Monday in a Vancouver courtroom, a case that has infuri...

US Peace Corps withdraws volunteers from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Peace Corps announced Thursday (Jan. 16) the termination of its volunteering programs in China and will start evacuating teams in June. According to U.S. media...

US-China pact signing to ease tension but leave much undone

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China's ...

US-China pact signing to ease tension but leave much undone

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China's ...

US-China pact signing to ease tension but leave much undone

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 18 months of economic combat, the United States and China are set to take a step toward peace Wednesday. At least for now. President Donald Trump and China's chief...

Head of ex-leaders: US killing made Mideast more `volatile'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former Irish president Mary Robinson, who heads the group of prominent former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, says the U.S. assassination of Iran’s top general has made the Mi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 1, the first day of leap year 2020. There are 365 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: O...

At each end of Pacific, skepticism over China farm purchases

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — President Donald Trump likes to joke that America's farmers have a nice problem on their hands: They're going to need bigger tractors to keep up with surging Chinese demand for thei...

As Trump shuns US multilateralism, China ups diplomatic ante

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese leaders have long been sensitive about their communist country’s international image. Now, they are battling back — investing in diplomacy and a courtship of hearts and minds, ju...

EU to boost measures to protect trade after WTO impasse

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it is taking measures to protect its trade interests in the ongoing row with the United States over the shutdown of the World Trade Organization's appellate bod...

Business Highlights

___ Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil has prevailed in a lawsuit accusing the energy giant of downplaying the tol...

EU: Trade’s ultimate court demise is "very serious blow"

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says the upcoming shutdown of the World Trade Organization's appellate body is “a very serious blow" for the global trading system, and plans to set up alternative a...