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Tariffs weighing on manufacturers' optimism, survey shows

Jun. 24, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manufacturers see the Trump administration's trade policies as a bigger challenge than the economy. That's one of the findings of a quarterly survey by the National Association of Manufacturers, or NAM, released last week. Fifty-six percent of the 689 manufacturing companies questioned in...

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...

China says US-China trade teams in contact ahead of G-20

Jun. 24, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators are discussing ways to resolve disputes ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan later this week, a Chinese official said Monday. The sides were seeking to "consolidate the important consensus reached...

Yemeni rebels strike Saudi airport ahead of US-Saudi talks

Jun. 23, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One person was killed and seven others were wounded in an attack by Iranian-allied Yemeni rebels on an airport in Saudi Arabia Sunday evening, the Saudi military said, as the U.S. secretary of state was on his way to the country for talks on Iran. Regional tensions have...

Foxconn chairman stepping down amid talks of political bid

Jun. 21, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The chairman of Foxconn, the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics for companies such as Apple, is stepping down amid speculation he could be planning a presidential run in Taiwan next year. Terry Gou, 68, made the announcement Friday at the company's annual...

EU rules out reopening Brexit deal whoever replaces May

Jun. 21, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that it will not reopen the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the U.K. government whoever succeeds Theresa May as British prime minister. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the EU's executive Commission, said the bloc's leaders were unanimous in the view...

The Latest: EU states against renegotiating Brexit deal

Jun. 21, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:20 p.m. European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that the 27 EU member are unanimous in their steadfastness that the Brexit withdrawal agreement will not be reopened whoever succeeds...

Bank of England chief dismisses Johnson's Brexit trade claim

Jun. 21, 2019 6:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the Bank of England on Friday dismissed suggestions from Boris Johnson, favorite to become Britain's next prime minister, that tariffs on trade with the European Union can be avoided even if the country leaves the bloc without a withdrawal agreement. Johnson, who is expected to...

Key moments in relations between North Korea, China

Jun. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As close as lips and teeth. Linked by mountains and rivers. A friendship worth more than all the gold in the world. The clichés come fast when China and North Korea, two masters at national propaganda, get together to glorify their 70-year relationship, which was cemented...

The Latest: Russian private military contractors in Syria

Jun. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual call-in show (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says that Russian private military contractors have been active in Syria, adding that they don't represent the Russian state. Asked why the government doesn't offer...