International Relations

China, US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

Feb 14, 2019

U.S. and Chinese negotiators have begun trade talks Trump says will help decide whether he postpones a planned tariff on $200 billion of imports from China

In House's Yemen vote, Congress reasserts war-making powers

Feb 13, 2019

The House has passed a measure that would force the administration to withdraw U.S. troops from involvement in Yemen

Trump pans Venezuelan leader's refusal of humanitarian aid

Feb 13, 2019

President Donald Trump says Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's unwillingness to accept humanitarian aid shows what happens when the wrong government holds power

Voter residency law challenged in nation's 1st primary state

Feb 13, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a New Hampshire law that makes residency a condition of voting in the state, saying it unconstitutionally restricts the right to vote for students

US, China envoys hold talks before Trump tariff decision

Feb 13, 2019

US and Chinese trade envoys meet this week for their last negotiations before President Donald Trump decides whether to go ahead with a March 2 tariff hike on $200 billion of imports from China

Global shares mostly higher on hopes for US-China trade deal

Feb 13, 2019

Global shares mostly higher on hopes for US-China trade deal

China: No evidence Huawei a national security threat

Feb 13, 2019

China says neither the U.S. nor its allies have come up with any conclusive evidence that Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is a threat to their national security and

Asian shares mostly higher on US-China trade deal optimism

Feb 13, 2019

Asian shares are mostly higher, cheered by prospects for a resolution to the costly trade dispute between the U.S. and China that sent Wall Street indexes higher.

Trump says he might not raise tariffs on China if deal close

Feb 12, 2019

President Donald Trump says if the United States and China are close to a trade deal, he might let slide a March 2 deadline to further boost tariffs on Chinese goods.

Bill, Melinda Gates unfazed by criticism of wealthy giving

Feb 12, 2019

Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good