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WASHINGTON | Trump: US may need new ‘structure’ for China trade deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the U.S. will probably need a “different structure” when it comes to trade with China. His tweet Wednesday comes after the two countries agreed to suspend plans to impose tariffs on as much as $200 billion in each other’s goods, pulling back from the brink of a trade war. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: US may need new ‘structure’ for China trade deal

WASHINGTON | US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

WASHINGTON — The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track, even after President Donald Trump abruptly said “there’s a very substantial chance” it won’t happen as scheduled. South Korean President Moon Jae-in reminded Trump Tuesday of the sky-high stakes, saying, “The fate and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, South Korea work to keep North Korea summit on track

WASHINGTON | US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

WASHINGTON — The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal. Still, the talks, which began Thursday and ended Saturday with the issuance of a joint statement, may have … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

HONG KONG | China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

HONG KONG — China said Thursday it doesn’t want to see increased trade tensions with the U.S. as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it’s prepared for any outcome and will defend its own interests. The comments by a Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman came after President Donald Trump tweeted that there … Continue reading HONG KONG | China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after strong factory data from the U.S. helped spur gains overnight on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Investors shrugged off a report Thursday of weak machinery orders in Japan a day after growth data came in lower than expected, with the Nikkei 225 index jumping 0.7 … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks mixed as investors digest US, Japan data

Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries

President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania’s chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just three months ago. Among the more unusual results of Tuesday’s primaries was the loss … Continue reading Trump backs 2 successful US Senate nominees in primaries