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Russia’s post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow – even though there were no major …


Trump steps up pressure, but Iran says it’s ‘unimpressed’

President Donald Trump’s explosive Twitter threat to Iran’s leader comes as his administration is ratcheting up a pressure campaign on the Islamic republic that many suspect is aimed at regime …


After a jaw-dropping news conference, what does ‘America First’ really mean?

When the history of Donald Trump’s presidency is ultimately written, July 16, 2018, will have a special entry. On a day when the setting called for a show of strength …


U.S. challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and …


UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Lawmakers call Trump’s performance ‘bizarre,’ ‘shameful’

Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump’s performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as “bizarre,” “shameful” and a “missed opportunity” to …


China files WTO challenge to US $200B tariff plan

China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to President Donald Trump’s latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter U.S. pressure in a spiraling technology …


May reveals Trump Brexit advice: Sue the EU, don’t negotiate

In the midst of a messy political crisis at home over Britain’s impending exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed Sunday that Donald Trump gave her this …


Victim’s son calls on Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

The 19-year-old son of a British woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump to …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 7:12 p.m.

Lobbying firm sought envoys’ help to salvage Russian company

A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of Rusal, the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

U.S. official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” as it targeted the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning …


China vows retaliation for $200 billion US tariff threat

China’s government vowed Wednesday to take “firm and forceful measures” as the U.S. threatened to expand tariffs to thousands of Chinese imports like fish sticks, apples and French doors, the …


U.S. slaps terror designation on Iran-linked group in Bahrain

The United States designated a Shiite militant group in Bahrain as a foreign terrorist organization Tuesday to ramp up pressure on Iran.


Pompeo pushes back against North Korea’s ‘gangster-like’ criticism

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shot back against North Korea on Sunday, saying the regime’s criticism that U.S. negotiators acted in a “gangster-like” way during his two-day visit to Pyongyang …


U.S. trade deficit drops to $43.1 billion in May

The U.S. trade deficit dropped in May to the lowest level in 19 months as U.S. exports rose to a record level. But the trade gap between the United States …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

U.S. adds a solid 213,000 jobs; unemployment up to 4 percent

U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs in a sign of confidence despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 7:17 p.m.

U.S.-China trade war could drive prices up and growth down

The world’s two biggest economies fired the opening shots Friday in a trade war that could have wide-ranging consequences for consumers, workers, companies, investors and political leaders.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Bluster aside, U.S. and China vulnerable to pain from tariffs

The U.S. and Chinese governments have been flashing a lot of bravado just before firing the first shots in a conflict that risks erupting into a mutually damaging trade war. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Growing wildfires in U.S. West keep thousands from homes

Large wildfires grew across the American West on Wednesday, keeping thousands of people out of their homes for the July 4 holiday and forcing some strict bans on fireworks to …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

U.S. companies in China think the government is already messing with them

American business leaders fear these are the “qualitative measures” China warned it would unleash if President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on its exports to the United States.


Senate panel backs up intelligence agencies, says Russia aimed to help Trump in election

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday backed up conclusions from U.S. intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election with the aim of helping President Donald Trump win, releasing …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:37 p.m.

Why they fight: US and China brawl over high technology

To understand why the United States and China stand on the brink of a trade war, consider the near-death experience of American Superconductor Corp.


Republican lawmakers come to Moscow, raising hopes there of US-Russia thaw

Republican members of Congress sounded a newly conciliatory tone in meetings with Russian lawmakers and officials here Tuesday in a rare visit to Moscow and a preview of the looming …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

Trump further chastises Harley-Davidson, says he is helping foreign competitors move to U.S.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday further chastised Harley-Davidson over its decision to move some operations overseas, describing the company as slumping and saying he is helping some of its foreign …


China to cancel more U.S. soy shipments as extra tariffs loom

Chinese companies are expected to cancel most of the remaining soybeans they have committed to buy from the U.S. in the year ending Aug. 31 once the extra tariff on …


U.S. plans for dismantling North Korea nukes may face resistance

The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser …


Rui Hachimura, Japan advance in World Cup qualifying

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scored 13 points for Japan, which crushed Chinese Taipei 108-68 Monday to advance to the next round of FIBA World Cup qualifying.


Mexico’s victor reaches out to Trump, seeks NAFTA deal

The morning after his crushing


Canada tariffs on U.S. goods from ketchup to lawn mowers begin

Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration’s new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States.


Bolton: U.S. has plan to dismantle North Korea nuclear program in year

The United States has a plan that would lead to the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs in a year, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser …