International Trade

Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

Published 21/08/2017

Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. [more…]

Bannon`s exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

Bannon`s exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

Published 19/08/2017

President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's "America First" agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps. [more…]

After firing, Bannon returns to his `killing machine`

After firing, Bannon returns to his `killing machine`

Published 19/08/2017

With Stephen Bannon, the worry always was that he could be even more disruptive to President Donald Trump’s White House from outside than he was within. [more…]

U.S. formally launches probe of China`s intellectual property practices

U.S. formally launches probe of China`s intellectual property practices

Published 18/08/2017

The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether a probe was needed. [more…]

Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will `poison` relations

Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will `poison` relations

Published 14/08/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's order to his top trade adviser to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday. [more…]

Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Published 14/08/2017

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea. [more…]

China issues order to implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea

China issues order to implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea

Published 14/08/2017

China's Commerce Ministry issued a ban effective from Tuesday on several imports from North Korea, including coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and seafood, a move that is in line with U.N. sanctions announced this month. [more…]

Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Published 14/08/2017

China has appointed a new special envoy for the North Korean standoff, the foreign ministry said on Monday, a relatively low-profile diplomat now in charge of Asian affairs, amid renewed international concern over China's nuclear-armed neighbor. [more…]

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Published 14/08/2017

Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. [more…]

China says issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected

China says issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected

Published 14/08/2017

China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday the issues of U.S. trade and North Korea are not connected and there is no future in a trade war between China and the United States. [more…]