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Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

Jun. 19, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China edged closer Tuesday to triggering the riskiest trade war in decades, a fight that could weaken the world's two largest economies, unsettle relations between Beijing and Washington and crimp global growth. The collateral damage could be widespread. If the...

China hopes for implementation of NKorea-US summit outcome

Jun. 19, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week's nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees. State broadcaster CCTV...

The Latest: Kim Jong Un meets with China's president

Jun. 19, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest developments in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to China (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcomes of last week's nuclear summit. State...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping on visit to Beijing

Jun. 19, 2018 7:09 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un welcomed by Chinese President Xi Jinping on visit to Beijing.

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

Jun. 18, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war. The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive...

Trump congratulates Hungarian leader who shares border views

Jun. 16, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is congratulating Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on his recent re-election. The White House says Trump spoke Saturday with the Hungarian leader known for his hardline views on immigration and criticism of investor and political activist George Soros. The...

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...

Chinese insurance regulator admits guilt in graft case

Jun. 15, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's former chief insurance regulator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes over 12 years in exchange for helping people obtain loans, promotions and other favors, a state news agency reported. Xiang Junbo was the highest-ranking figure in Chinese finance to be ensnared in an anti-graft...

Today in History

Jun. 15, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 15, the 166th day of 2018. There are 199 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 15, 1215, England's King John put his seal to Magna Carta ("the Great Charter") at Runnymede. On this date: In 1520, Pope Leo X issued a papal bull in which he threatened to...

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

Jun. 14, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons. Trump has long vowed to...