UK-US trade pact opposed with Trump, cows and pigs as props

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators dressed as chickens, a cow and President Donald Trump gathered Saturday in London to protest a proposed U.S.-U.K. trade deal that activists say will lower food safety stand...

UNESCO Peace Chair says India does not include Taiwan in 'one China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with Indian media on Tuesday (Oct. 13) a UNESCO Peace Chair stated that to his knowledge, India does not include Taiwan in its definition of "one Chin...

US trade deficit up to $67.1 billion in August, 14-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose in August to the highest level in 14 years. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the gap between the goods and services the Uni...

50 US senators call for trade pact talks with Taiwan

Half of the 100 members of the United States Senate issued a call Thursday for their country to start formal negotiations on a comprehensive bilateral trade agreement (BTA) with Taiwan. In a letter...

Key EU states worry South America trade pact may hurt Amazon

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU countries remained divided Monday on whether to approve a preliminary free trade deal drafted last year with South American countries because of concerns related to the Amazon defor...

Germany: Britain will hurt most if post-Brexit talks fail

German Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Saturday warned Britain it would bear the brunt of the fallout if post-Brexit trade talks collapsed without a deal. "My assessment is t...

US planning new economic dialogue with Taiwan after restrictions on American beef, pork lifted

[Last update: Sep. 4 2020] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Taiwan will enter a new stage of trade talks following the Taiwanese government’s decision to expand American beef and por...

RCEP likely to deal blow to Taiwanese companies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The expected finalization of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of 2020 is likely to have a serious impact on the private sector of Taiwan, ...

Democratic plan in rural, swing state counties: Lose by less

MONTFORT, Wis. (AP) — Jerry Volenec felt betrayed. Sold on Donald Trump’s pledge to help struggling Wisconsin dairy farmers, Volenec voted for the Republican. But within two years, T...

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___ Low rates and heavy buyer demand send US home sales surging SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Spurred by ultra-low mortgage rates, home buyers rushed last month to snap...

EU agrees to cut taxes on US lobsters in modest trade pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and the European Union announced a modest agreement Friday to cut tariffs on less than $300 million worth of annual trade between them. The EU wil...

EU-UK deadlock on trade talks goes on with time running out

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain remained deadlocked Friday in their talks on trade ties after Brexit, with EU negotiator Michel Barnier saying that any chance of a deal seemed to be sli...

UK, EU resume talks on future ties, as new deadline looms

BRUSSELS (AP) — Negotiations were to resume Tuesday on the future trade ties between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit, with the Europeans insisting that important differences in ...

Trade pact will deepen economic ties between Taiwan, US: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Meeting with the delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham Taipei) on Tuesday (Aug. 18), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said a bilateral trade pact ...

Security cooperation, trade pact both priorities as Taiwan strengthens US ties: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Addressing two U.S. think tanks in a videoconference on Wednesday evening (Aug. 12), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) declared that security cooperation and the signing of a t...