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Chinese national pleads guilty in U.S. court to stealing Phillips 66 trade secrets

12 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON A Chinese national pleaded guilty on Tuesday to stealing trade secrets from U.S. petroleum company Phillips 66 , where he worked on the research and development of next generation battery technologies, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Washington celebrates first World Series title since 1924

31 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON Political divisions were swept to one side as Washington baseball fans erupted in cheers near midnight on Wednesday to celebrate the city's first World Series title since 1924 after the Nationals defeated the Houston Astros 6-2.

U.S. visa move against China casts pall over talks to end trade war

08 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Tuesday imposed visa restrictions on Chinese officials for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities, angering Beijing, but a U.S. official said high-level trade talks would still take place on Thursday and Friday as planned. | Video

U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Chinese officials over Muslim treatment

08 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON The United States has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials it believes responsible for the detention or abuse of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 6-Trump vows rapid increase in tariffs on Mexico unless illegal immigration ends

31 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 30 President Donald Trump, incensed by a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border, vowed on Thursday to impose a tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, starting at 5% and ratcheting higher until the flow of people ceases. Trump's move dramatically ramped up his battle to control a tide of immigrants that has swelled despite his efforts to build a border wall and halt the thousands crossing from Central America through Mexico to the U.S. border.

Trump tells Congress to ratify trade deal before dealing with infrastructure

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill, a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year.

Trump tells Congress to ratify trade deal before dealing with infrastructure

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill, a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year.

Trump tells Congress to ratify trade deal before dealing with infrastructure

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill, a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year.

UPDATE 3-Trump tells Congress to ratify trade deal before dealing with infrastructure

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 21 U.S. President Donald Trump told Democratic leaders on Tuesday to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada trade pact before working on an infrastructure bill, a sign that crumbling roads and bridges are unlikely to get significant federal funding for repairs this year.

U.S. terminates Turkey's preferential trade agreement, reduces tariffs on steel

17 May 2019

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday terminated Turkey's preferential trade treatment that allowed some exports to enter the country duty free, but it has halved its tariffs on imports of Turkish steel to 25%.

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