International trade

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D. Since Donald Trump took office, America’s exports of liquid natural gas and crude oil have surged, rivaling the likes of Saudi Arabia and Russia. To achieve “energy dominance,” the Trump administration has taken its cues from an unlikely source: the Obama administration. (AP photo/Eric Gay, File)
October 16, 2018 - 2:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry's keynote speech at the World Gas Conference in June opened with a marching band and ended with an exhibition by the Harlem Globetrotters. It was a spectacle befitting the industry symposium. "We're sharing our energy bounty with the world," Perry...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
October 15, 2018 - 11:09 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia, as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to...
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A worker stands in front of an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank In Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 14, 2018 - 11:39 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.9 percent to finish at 22,271.30, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped nearly 1 percent to 5,837.10. South...
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President Donald Trump prays with American pastor Andrew Brunson in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday October 13, 2018, in Washington. Brunson returned to the U.S. around midday after he was freed Friday, from nearly two years of detention in Turkey. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 14, 2018 - 6:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump's shoulder in prayer before asking God to provide Trump "supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him." Trump welcomed...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012 File photo, Somali porters offload charcoal from a truck at a charcoal market in Mogadishu, Somali. A new report by U.N. monitors says banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
October 13, 2018 - 12:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Banned charcoal exports from Somalia are thriving, generating millions of dollars a year for al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremists — and often passing through Iran to have their origins obscured, according to U.N. sanctions monitors. Six years after the U.N. Security Council...
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FILE- In this June 2, 2018 file photo, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a news conference during a meeting for the G7 Finance and Central Bank Governors in Whistler, British Columbia. Mnuchin says President Donald Trump respects the independence of the Federal Reserve and his recent comments were simply a reflection of the fact that he favors low interest rates. In a CNBC interview, Mnuchin said that Trump understands that the Fed is doing its job. Trump this week has blamed the market's big sell-off on the Fed's interest rate increases, saying "the Fed is out of control." (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 13, 2018 - 1:54 am
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Global financial leaders wrapped up an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank on Saturday by urging countries to brace for potential risks from trade disputes and other tensions. The meetings in Bali, Indonesia, this week were overshadowed by a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, chats with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. China said Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump next month following a dive in the U.S. stock market blamed partly on a growing trade war between the world's two largest economies. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 12, 2018 - 10:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between the world's two largest economies. Worries about the increased tariffs the two sides...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed on Friday as better-than-expected Chinese trade data gave some markets a breather from worries about the impact of punitive tariffs.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 12, 2018 - 2:53 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global indexes gained Friday after their recent sharp declines on hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will meet at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina next month. The Wall Street Journal said the White House had informed officials in...
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In this Oct. 8, 2018, photo, tugboats move a container ship to the dockyard of a seaport in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Customs data on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 showed China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion September as exports to the U.S. market rose by 13 percent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war. (Chinatopix via AP)
October 12, 2018 - 1:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the American market rose by 13 percent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war. Exports to the United States rose to $46.7 billion, down from August's 13.4 percent...
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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo delivers his speech during the opening of International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Bank annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
October 11, 2018 - 9:38 pm
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian President Joko Widodo took aim Friday at sparring for dominance between big economies like the U.S. and China, saying trade wars are an invitation to destruction and are pointless in a "sinking world." Criticism over the tariffs standoff between Washington and...
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