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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed in census case

Sep. 21, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's intent and credibility are so central to how a citizenship question landed on the 2020 census that he can be questioned under oath about it, a judge said Friday, calling the government's spirited opposition to a deposition "surprising, if not unsettling."...

China's premier appeals for free trade amid tariff battle

Sep. 19, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's No. 2 leader appealed Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in a battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang's comments add to Beijing's effort to portray...

The Latest: China's premier appeals for global support

Sep. 18, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China trade war (all times local): ___ 11:30 p.m. China's No. 2 leader has appealed for global support for free trade following tit-for-tat U.S. and Chinese tariff hikes in an escalating battle over Beijing's technology policy. Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday in a...

Census citizenship controversy likely to face New York trial

Sep. 14, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge urged a government lawyer Friday to clear the schedule of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for a day so he can be asked why he wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman encouraged that step at a hearing even before he rules next...

US lawmakers urge export restrictions targeting Xinjiang

Sep. 12, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Two U.S. lawmakers are urging the extension of tougher American export restrictions to prevent sales of equipment that could be used in China's massive security clampdown targeting the Xinjiang region's native Muslim population. Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Chris Smith want foreign entities,...

Prime minister says Greece back on road to economic recovery

Sep. 8, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras painted an optimistic vision Saturday night of a Greece that has emerged from eight years of financial austerity imposed by creditors and is on the road to economic recovery. Laying out his economic program for the coming year in a speech at...

The Latest: Multiple protests converge at Greece trade fair

Sep. 8, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on an international trade fair in Greece: (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Police in northern Greece have clashed briefly with extreme left protesters outside an international trade fair where the prime minister is hosting the commerce secretary of the United States. The...

Greece: 4,000 police on duty for anti-austerity protests

Sep. 7, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Thousands of police officers took up positions around Greece's second-largest city Friday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met senior U.S. officials at a trade fair where protests of the Greek government's austerity measures were planned. The Thessaloniki police department said...

It wasn't me: Trump officials who deny writing the NYT op-ed

Sep. 7, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

Lots of Trump administration officials were quick to scratch their names off the list of potential authors of an unsigned New York Times opinion piece by a member of the so-called resistance working to thwart "reckless decisions" by President Donald Trump. Among the officials who had spoken out on Thursday: "The...

It wasn't me: Trump officials who deny writing the NYT op-ed

Sep. 6, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

Lots of Trump administration officials were quick on Thursday to scratch their names off the list of potential authors of an unsigned New York Times opinion piece by a member of the so-called resistance working to thwart "reckless decisions" by President Donald Trump. Among the officials who have spoken out: "The...