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BELGRADE, Serbia | China wants to deepen economic ties in 16 European nations

BELGRADE, Serbia — China wants to boost its cooperation with central and eastern Europe, a Chinese government minister on Tuesday told officials from the region where China already finances projects as part of its bid for more global influence. Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng told officials from 16 European countries at a meeting in Serbia that … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | China wants to deepen economic ties in 16 European nations

MEQUON, Wis. | Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

MEQUON, Wis. — The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state’s economy. At Johnson Level and Tool in suburban Milwaukee, the Trump administration’s thrust-and-parry trade moves with China and … Continue reading MEQUON, Wis. | Months of anxiety for Wisconsin manufacturers amid trade war

WASHINGTON | Trump says he prefers not to fire deputy attorney general

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said he would “certainly prefer not” to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice Department’s No. 2 official. Trump said Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed to him in a New York Times report, including that he had discussed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he prefers not to fire deputy attorney general

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: SENATE GOP BEGINNING TO SCHEDULE KAVANAUGH VOTES Mitch McConnell predicted the Supreme Court nominee would win approval despite uncertainty about how pivotal Republicans would vote in a roll call now expected early next week. HOW FRIENDS DESCRIBE KAVANAUGH’S … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

FRANKFURT, Germany | German business confidence holds up amid trade worries

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Business confidence in Europe’s largest economy fell only slightly in September despite worries about trade disputes that could harm growth. The Ifo institute survey of the outlook among business executives in Germany eased to 103.7 points from 103.9 in August. Ifo institute head Clemens Fuest said Monday that the reading shows the … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | German business confidence holds up amid trade worries

CHEMNITZ, Germany | Mayor of German city seeks to reassure foreign students

CHEMNITZ, Germany  — The mayor of Chemnitz is trying to reassure foreign visitors, students and investors that the eastern German city is safe, despite violent far-right protests earlier this week. Barbara Ludwig told reporters Friday that “at the moment there’s a lot of uncertainty and fear on various sides” following the unrest sparked by the … Continue reading CHEMNITZ, Germany | Mayor of German city seeks to reassure foreign students

WASHINGTON | Preliminary US-Mexico trade deal leaves trail of uncertainty

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump’s declaration of victory Monday in reaching a preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement raised at least as many questions as it answered. Can Canada, the third member country in NAFTA and America’s No. 2 trading partner, be coaxed or coerced into a new pact? If … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Preliminary US-Mexico trade deal leaves trail of uncertainty

HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii with torrential rains

HONOLULU — Hurricane Lane barreled toward Hawaii on Friday, dumping torrential rains that caused flooding on the Big Island as people stocked up on supplies and piled sandbags to shield oceanfront businesses against the increasingly violent surf. The Category 2 storm was expected to turn west on Saturday before reaching the islands and skirting Oahu … Continue reading HONOLULU | Hurricane Lane barrels toward Hawaii with torrential rains