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Buttigieg surges ahead of Democratic rivals in Iowa: poll

1:48am GMT

WASHINGTON South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds a clear lead among Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, the state that will hold the first nominating contest in February, a new Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom opinion poll showed on Saturday.

U.S. slaps travel sanctions on second senior Cuban official

12:43am GMT

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Saturday imposed U.S. travel sanctions on a second high-level Cuban official as it increased pressure on its old Cold War foe and Havana's ongoing support of Venezuela's socialist president, Nicolas Maduro.

U.S. and China 'getting close' to trade deal: White House economic adviser

15 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The United States and China are getting close to a trade agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday, citing what he called very constructive talks with Beijing about ending a 16-month trade war.

Congress should protect U.S. investors from risky Chinese listings - commission

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday.

Trump threat of more China tariffs could hit consumer goods before Christmas

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to jack up U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods if the world's two largest economies fail to reach a trade deal could raise the price of cellphones, laptops, and toys less than two weeks before Christmas.

Automakers expect Trump will delay decision on imposing EU, Japan auto tariffs

13 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Major automakers think U.S. President Donald Trump will again this week push back a self-imposed deadline on whether to put up to 25% tariffs on national security grounds on imported cars and parts from the European Union and Japan amid an ongoing trade war with China, five auto officials told Reuters.

Trump expected to delay European auto tariff decision - EU officials

12 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union, likely for another six months, EU officials said.

Americans contemplate Berlin Wall's fall, U.S.-German ties at 'Wunderbar Together'

10 Nov 2019

WASHINGTONFor Michael Mucchetti, the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago marked the start of a deeply personal relationship with Germany, and he is determined to ensure that broader U.S.-German ties survive political disputes currently dividing the allies.

Trump says has not agreed to roll back tariffs on Chinese goods

08 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to rollbacks of U.S. tariffs sought by China, sparking fresh doubts about when the world's two largest economies may end a 16-month trade war that has slowed global growth. | Video

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