Trump: China needs to reach a trade deal more than he does

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he's under little pressure to reach a trade deal with China when he meets late this week with President Xi Jinping and is prepare...

Possible outcome of Trump-Xi meeting: A truce in trade war

WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses are bracing for a painful escalation in President Donald Trump's trade war with China. Yet they might just get a reprieve. If history repeats itse...

Trump suggests other countries pay US for protecting tankers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting the United States should not protect ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz without compensation from other countries. The U.S...

US blacklists 5 Chinese groups working in supercomputing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is blacklisting five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing with military-related applications, citing national security as justification for denyin...

Key moments in relations between North Korea, China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As close as lips and teeth. Linked by mountains and rivers. A friendship worth more than all the gold in the world. The clichés come fast when China and Nor...

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is likely — if not certain — to leave interest rates alone when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday. But expectations are high that the Fed and its chairman,...

US companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25% import taxes? ...

Iraq gets new extension for Iran energy sanctions waiver

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi officials say the United States has given Iraq a new 90-day extension for an Iran sanctions waiver allowing Baghdad to import electricity and natural gas from Tehran. ...

'We are trapped': Zimbabwe's economic crunch hits passports

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe's economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at ...

US industrial production rose in May, but factories struggle

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production improved in May, but manufacturers showed weakness despite eking out a slight gain. The Federal Reserve says industrial output, which inc...

EU hails draft deal to boost US beef imports

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission says it's reached an agreement with the United States to allow more hormone-free U.S. beef onto the European market. The commission said Frida...

Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of this region's oi...

China's trade rep says 'external pressures' can help economy

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese media reported Thursday that the country's top trade negotiator said "external pressures" can help the country's economy. Vice Premier Liu He, speaking at a fo...

Florida governor signs bill for foreign drug importation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and other foreign countries under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSanti...

China's trade surplus rises sharply in May as imports fall

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported a sharp jump in its trade surplus for May, as imports fell off and exports edged up. The Chinese customs agency said Monday that the trade surplus r...