India to ban imports of 101 items of military equipment

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will ban the imports of 101 items of military equipment in an effort to boost indigenous production and improve self-reliance in weapons manufacturing. Defense...

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___ US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed last month as the coronavirus outbreak worsened. That’s accord...

Canada says it will impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports

TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s deputy prime minister said Friday that the country plans to impose $3.6 billion Canadian (US$2.69 billion) tariffs on U.S. imports in response to President Donald Trump saying ...

Prosecutors: Doctor, wife illegally imported meds from China

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts psychiatrist and his wife both face charges in connection with a scheme to illegally import medications to treat alcohol and opioid dependence from China and falsify ship...

What we know about the explosion in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — Three days after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, killing at least 149 people and causing widespread devastation, rescuers are still searching for survivors and the government is inves...

The Latest: French exports down 21.5% as pandemic bites

PARIS — New foreign trade figures released by France for the first half of 2020 reveal the economic devastation the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked on the eurozone’s second economy. ...

China's July exports rise despite coronavirus, US tariff war

BEIJING (AP) — China's exports rose 7.5% in July over a year earlier in a positive sign for its economy's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Sales to the United States rose 12.5...

Germany: Trade and production surges after coronavirus

Germany's output and exports jumped in June, amid signs that Europe's economy is rebounding from the historic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis. Monthly output in Germany increased by...

China's July exports spike an unexpected 7.2%

China's economy appears to be recovering from the pandemic-induced slowdown, reporting an on-year rise in exports of 7.2% in July on Friday. The increase confounded market analysts' expectati...

Trump targets Canada, re-imposing tariffs on aluminum

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that the United States is reinstating a 10% import tax on Canadian aluminum, raising tensions with an American ally just weeks after his trade pa...

Economy tanking, Cuba launches some long-delayed reforms

HAVANA (AP) — With its airports closed to commercial flights and its economy tanking, Cuba has launched the first in a series of long-promised reforms meant to bolster the country's struggling private...

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese army bulldozers plowed through wreckage to reopen roads around Beirut's demolished port Thursday, a day after the government pledged to investigate this week's devastating explo...

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___ Gone for good? Evidence signals many jobs aren’t coming back WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark evidence of the damage the resurgent viral outbreak has caused the U.S. eco...

A shattered Beirut emerges from the rubble stunned, wounded

BEIRUT (AP) — Residents of Beirut —stunned, sleepless and stoic — emerged Wednesday from the aftermath of a catastrophic explosion searching for missing relatives, bandaging their wounds and retrievin...

US trade deficit drops in June on record rise in exports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit fell in June for the first time since February as exports posted a record increase, rising twice as fast as imports. The Commerce Department ...