International trade

A delivery man passes by an ad for the Nov. 11 Sales Day in Beijing, China on Oct. 28, 2020. Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year's Singles' Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
November 10, 2020 - 3:06 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese consumers are expected to spend tens of billions on everything from fresh food to luxury goods during this year’s Singles’ Day online shopping festival, as the country recovers from the pandemic. The shopping festival, which is the world’s largest and falls on Nov. 11 every...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, traffic passes the Boeing airplane production plant, in Everett, Wash. The European Union pressed ahead Monday Nov. 9, 2020, with plans to impose tariffs and other penalties on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over illegal American support for plane maker Boeing, but expressed hope that trade ties would improve once President Donald Trump leaves office. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
November 09, 2020 - 3:55 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday it would impose tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over illegal aid for plane maker Boeing — but expressed hope that trade ties would improve once President Donald Trump leaves office. European trade ministers agreed on the...
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European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier arrives for Brexit talks at the Conference Centre in London, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. With less than two months to go before the U.K. exits the EU's economic orbit, trade deal talks resume in London on Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 09, 2020 - 7:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Negotiators from Britain and the European Union were meeting Monday to seek a breakthrough in gridlocked trade talks, with just days until a deadline to strike a post-Brexit deal. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is due to meet his British counterpart, David Frost, in London, after...
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FILE - Britian's Prime Minister Boris Johnson carries a wreath, during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London, Sunday Nov. 8, 2020. Johnson says Britain and the United States will work together to support democracy and combat climate change. He denies that his close ties to President Donald Trump would hurt U.K.-U.S relations once President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. (Peter Nicholls/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 08, 2020 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson’s famous charm worked wonders on Donald Trump, but he faces a tougher audience in Joe Biden. Britain's prime minister promised Sunday to work with the U.S. president-elect to spread democracy, defend human rights and combat climate change, as he sought to woo a leader...
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A passer-by takes a selfie with an extra newspaper reporting on President-elect Joe Biden's win in the U.S. presidential election, in Tokyo Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. The headline reads: “Mr. Biden Assured to win.”(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 08, 2020 - 12:05 am
World leaders on Sunday cheered Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president as a chance to enhance cooperation on climate change, the coronavirus and other problems after four years of President Donald Trump's rejection of international alliances. Trump had yet to concede defeat, but Western and Asian...
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Travelers wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus sit at a boarding gate at the Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. With the COVID-19 outbreak largely under control within its borders, air travel in China has mostly returned to pre-pandemic levels. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 07, 2020 - 2:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s export growth accelerated in October, boosting the total so far this year back above pre-coronavirus levels for the first time. Exports in October rose 11.4% over a year earlier to $237.2 billion, up from September’s 9.9% gain, customs data showed Saturday. Imports rose 4.7%...
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November 06, 2020 - 5:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's spending watchdog warned Friday that there is likely to be “significant disruption” to trade with the European Union at the start of next year even if a trade deal between the two sides is agreed in time. The National Audit Office, which assesses government spending, noted...
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In this photo provided by the United Nations, Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, addresses the annual meeting of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Group of Friends during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at UN headquarters in New York. (Manuel Elias/UN Photo via AP)
November 05, 2020 - 1:41 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations voted Thursday to hold a summit on the COVID-19 pandemic on Dec. 3-4 to press for action on the global spread of the coronavirus and its “unprecedented” effects on societies, economies, jobs, global trade and travel. The General Assembly voted 150-0, with...
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Visitors wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus look at a display from the National Basketball Association (NBA) at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. The expo, one of China's largest annual trade fairs, kicked off on Thursday as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has largely been controlled within China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 05, 2020 - 5:35 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Chinese leaders are conducting an import fair under intensive anti-coronavirus controls in their latest effort to revive the world's No. 2 economy while the United States and Europe struggle with a renewed surge of infections. Few exhibitors came from abroad for the third China...
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European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier, left, leaves the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Barnier on Wednesday briefed the European Union ambassadors on the state of negotiations with the United Kingdom, as both sides continue to struggle to find common ground on a free trade deal which needs to be in place by Jan. 1. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 04, 2020 - 12:06 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — With a deadline looming ever more menacingly, the European Union's chief negotiator on the post-Brexit trade deal with Britain Wednesday publicly blamed London for a lack of progress in the two sides' belated attempt to reach an even rudimentary agreement. “At this stage, there are...
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