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US to hold trade talks with Taiwan, island drills military

Aug. 18, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

HUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — The U.S. government will hold trade talks with Taiwan in a sign of support for the island democracy that China claims as its own territory, prompting Beijing to warn Thursday it will take action if necessary to “safeguard its sovereignty.” The...

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan in new show of support

Aug. 17, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. government plans talks with Taiwan on a wide-ranging trade treaty in a sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy claimed by China’s ruling Communist Party as part of its territory. The announcement Thursday comes after Beijing held military...

Bangladesh seeks China help to repatriate Rohingya refugees

Aug. 07, 2022 21:42 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Sunday sought cooperation from China to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar during a visit by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who promised better trade ties, investment and support for infrastructure development in the South Asian nation. China...

Asian stocks higher as US-China tensions rise

Aug. 03, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Wednesday as traders watched for signs trade might be disrupted by U.S.-Chinese tensions over an American lawmaker's visit to Taiwan. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul advanced after Beijing announced a ban on imports of some Taiwanese...

Developing nations seek to overcome energy, currency crises

Jul. 26, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Business leaders and officials from eight developing nations meeting in Bangladesh on Tuesday said more cooperation was needed among them to overcome dwindling foreign currency reserves, a growing energy crisis and supply chain disruptions. Representatives...

EXPLAINER: US energy sector dispute with Mexico

Jul. 21, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. government has forced Mexico into negotiations over what Washington considers unfair practices that are effectively excluding U.S. and other foreign companies from the Mexican energy sector in violation of the free trade agreement they signed with Canada. Mexico says...

US demands talks on Mexican energy policies it calls unfair

Jul. 20, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is putting pressure on Mexico over energy policies that Washington says unfairly favor Mexico's state-owned electricity and oil companies over American competitors and clean-energy suppliers. The U.S. is demanding talks to resolve the dispute,...

UK, North Carolina sign memo boosting environment, trade

Jul. 20, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina and the United Kingdom have entered into an agreement designed to build cooperation on goals to reduce carbon emissions and to expand economic ties. State Commerce Secretary Machelle Sanders met on Wednesday in London with Trade Minister Penny...

Afro-Colombian politician tapped as ambassador to Washington

Jul. 12, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A veteran Afro-Colombian politician who studied in the Soviet Union and fled his homeland after being kidnapped by a paramilitary group has been tapped to become Colombia's first Black ambassador to the United States. In a brief message posted on Twitter on...

Wolf, nursing homes come to agreement to boost staff

Jul. 11, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nursing home trade associations in Pennsylvania said Monday they have agreed to boost staffing levels as part of a deal with Gov. Tom Wolf to increase aid to an industry struggling with high turnover. With Pennsylvania awash in surplus tax collections, Wolf...