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U.S. chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

17 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.

Canada's Trudeau to meet with Pelosi, McConnell on USMCA: sources

17 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week is set to meet with Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, in a bid to fast-track passage of a delayed trade deal, two congressional aides said on Monday.

Trump says 'not enough' progress made in high-stakes U.S.-Mexico talks

06 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Mexican and U.S. officials are set to resume talks in Washington on Thursday aimed at averting an imposition of tariffs on Mexican goods, with President Donald Trump saying "not enough" progress on ways to curb migration was made when the two sides met on Wednesday. | Video

Mexico draws red line on asylum as Trump tariff risk rises

04 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY Mexico said on Monday it would reject a U.S. idea to take in all Central American asylum seekers if it is raised at talks this week with the Trump administration, which has threatened to impose tariffs if Mexico does not crack down on illegal immigration. | Video

UPDATE 2-As meetings begin and U.S. tariffs loom, Mexico hopes for migration deal

03 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON, June 3 Mexico can reach an agreement with the United States to resolve a dispute over migration that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten punitive tariffs, Mexican officials said on Monday as high-level talks were set to begin in Washington.

Mexico says it is close to U.S. metals tariff deal, waiting for Canada

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON Mexico is close to resolving its dispute with the United States over steel and aluminium tariffs without quotas but hopes Canada can reach a similar agreement before completing it, a senior Mexican official said on Wednesday.

Trump calls trade war with China 'little squabble,' says talks ongoing

15 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the trade war with China "a little squabble" and insisted talks between the world's two largest economies had not collapsed, as investors remained on guard for a further escalation of tit-for-tat tariffs. | Video

China to bid on D.C. Metro rail deal as national security hawks circle

09 May 2019

China's CRRC plans to bid on a big Washington D.C. subway project as it doubles down on a charm campaign in the United States to quash a rising chorus of critics who have cast the rail car maker as a threat to cyber security and U.S. industry.

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Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.