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Giraffes move closer to endangered species protection

Aug. 22, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by a key committee at the World Wildlife Conference known as CITES paves the way for...

Germany charges Russian for violating trade embargo

Aug. 21, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's federal prosecutor has charged a Russian citizen for crimes against the foreign trade law because he allegedly exported technology and chemicals to Russia that fall under an embargo. Prosecutors in Karlsruhe said Wednesday that Vladimir D., whose full name and age were not given,...

US extends limited reprieve on tech sales to China's Huawei

Aug. 19, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

The Trump administration has extended a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. Huawei has become enmeshed in the trade war between Washington and Beijing, with President Donald Trump...

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Aug. 17, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues...

China's Xi gets tougher on Trump after new tariff threat

Aug. 13, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Facing another U.S. tariff hike, Chinese President Xi Jinping is getting tougher with Washington instead of backing down. Beijing fired what economists called a "warning shot" at Washington by letting its yuan currency weaken in response to President Donald Trump's latest threat of more...

Japan OKs 1st export to South Korea under new trade curbs

Aug. 8, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Thursday it has granted its first permit for a South Korea-bound shipment of chemicals to produce high-tech materials under Tokyo's new export requirement that has increased tensions with Seoul. Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko made a rare announcement of the approval, saying that...

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

Jul. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China. But most of...

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

Jul. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China. But most of...

Japan export curbs take effect as SKorean officials protest

Jul. 4, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tightened Japanese controls on exports of key materials used to make semiconductors and displays took effect Thursday, as South Korean officials vowed to fight back. The Japanese government ordered the more stringent approval process for shipments of photoresists and other key...

Supreme Court rejects early challenge to Trump steel tariffs

Jun. 24, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an early challenge to President Donald Trump's authority to impose tariffs on imported steel based on national security concerns. The justices did not comment on Monday in leaving in place a decision by the Court of International Trade that ruled against...