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World markets lower over tariffs, German tensions

Jun. 18, 2018 5:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks were mostly lower Monday on concerns over trade tensions as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other's goods, and a row over migrants in Germany brewed. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: European shares sank in...

Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

Jun. 18, 2018 4:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba's main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google's shopping service, giving JD.com access to consumers...

EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Jun. 18, 2018 3:17 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia. Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jun. 18, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

Jun. 17, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors, state media reported Monday. The men from south central province of Binh Thuan were accused of...

Chinese immigrant with American family fears deportation

Jun. 16, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese immigrant with a young American family in New York fears deportation after being arrested when he showed up for a green card interview. Xiu Qing You, a 39-year-old Queens resident, was being held Saturday in a New Jersey facility run by the federal Immigration and Customs...

Import now to beat tariffs on goods from China? It will cost

Jun. 16, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

New tariffs on imports from China may leave American companies with a choice — pay a higher freight bill now or pay the tariffs starting in three weeks. It can take several weeks for ship-borne cargo from China to reach the United States — too late to beat the July 6 deadline. That could lead to...

China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

Jun. 16, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey. The government said it was responding in "equal scale" to Trump's tariff hike on Chinese goods in...

Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

Jun. 16, 2018 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the subjects President Donald Trump apparently didn't discuss with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore — the regime's human rights abuses, its exports of missile technology and its mistreatment of U.S. prisoners — there's one more: its long record of dangerous...

China threatens tariffs on US lobsters as business booms

Jun. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A set of retaliatory tariffs released by China on Friday includes a plan to tax American lobster exports, potentially jeopardizing one of the biggest markets for the premium seafood. Chinese officials announced the planned lobster tariff along with hundreds of other tariffs amid the...