- Egypt police block labor day assembly, workers urge freedoms Updated: May-01-16 6:02 pm
CAIRO - Egyptian police prevented hundreds of workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Workers' Day on Sunday, while independent trade union leaders urged the government to allow them freedom of assembly.
- South Korean president visits Iran to boost ties Updated: May-01-16 10:49 am
TEHRAN, Iran - South Korea's president arrived in Tehran on Sunday for the first summit between the two countries since they established diplomatic ties in 1962.
- Iraq says oil exports, revenues increase in April Updated: May-01-16 6:32 am
BAGHDAD - Iraq says April crude oil exports have increased by 2.3 percent from the previous month, filling cash-strapped coffers amid an acute economic crisis.
- Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching Updated: Apr-30-16 12:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.
- Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.
- US places 5 countries on trade monitoring list Updated: Apr-29-16 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department has placed five countries - China, Japan, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan - on a new monitoring list designed to pressure foreign governments to tackle large trade imbalances with the United States.
- Sanders blasts Indiana factory closings at union rally Updated: Apr-29-16 3:06 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Bernie Sanders told a labor union rally outside the Indiana Statehouse that bad international trade policies are enabling corporations to shut down American factories and move work to countries with lower wages.
- Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea Updated: Apr-29-16 3:21 am
BEIJING - Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.
- Former defense secretaries push for trade pact Updated: Apr-28-16 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Eight former secretaries of defense are pushing congressional leaders to back one of President Barack Obama's top priorities and pass a free trade agreement they say is fundamental to national security.
- US economy struggles at start of election year Updated: Apr-28-16 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON - It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.
- Airbus profits down; gearbox troubles in military plane Updated: Apr-28-16 2:32 am
PARIS - Airbus Group said Thursday it's facing a "challenging year" after troubles surfaced with a gearbox on the A400M military transporter and export credit agencies suspended financing for the plane-maker.
- US targets 11 countries for lax copyright protection Updated: Apr-27-16 9:35 am
WASHINGTON - China, Russia and India are among 11 countries targeted by the Obama administration for leaving American producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material open to rampant piracy.
- McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal Updated: Apr-27-16 5:09 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany.
- US Steel files trade complaint against big Chinese producers Updated: Apr-26-16 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.
- In Germany, Snyder highlights Michigan's industrial research Updated: Apr-26-16 4:45 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Gov. Rick Snyder said his visit to a massive industrial trade show in Germany and his planned stops in other European countries are helping him highlight Michigan as a site of cutting-edge manufacturing research that can attract foreign business to the state.
- Fiat Chrysler accelerates NAFTA shift from passenger cars Updated: Apr-26-16 3:21 pm
MILAN - With lower gas prices shifting North American driving preferences toward bigger vehicles, Fiat Chrysler has accelerated its transition away from passenger cars with an impact on its manufacturing footprint across the globe.
- Obama boosts Islamic State fight, asks Europe to do the same Updated: Apr-25-16 7:06 pm
HANNOVER, Germany - Evoking history and appealing for solidarity, President Barack Obama on Monday cast his decision to send 250 more troops to Syria as a bid to keep up "momentum" in the campaign to dislodge Islamic State extremists. He pressed European allies to match the U.S. with new contributions of their own.
- The Latest: Obama meeting with European leaders Updated: Apr-25-16 8:51 am
HANNOVER, Germany - The Latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Germany (all times local):
- IMF expects $500B revenue loss for Mideast oil exporters Updated: Apr-25-16 5:50 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and should brace for even deeper losses of around $500 billion this year, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.
- Aides: Flint recovery efforts continue as Snyder travels Updated: Apr-24-16 10:48 am
DETROIT - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has embarked on his first trade mission since the lead-contaminated water crisis erupted in Flint, but aides say that even though he's far from home the scandal that has preoccupied him for months remains firmly on his mind.
- Obama: UK-US trade deal could take a decade after Brexit Updated: Apr-24-16 6:01 am
LONDON - President Barack Obama flew out of Britain Sunday after warning that it could take a decade for the U.K. to negotiate a new trade agreement with the United States if it leaves the European Union.
- Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany Updated: Apr-23-16 11:17 am
BERLIN - When President Barack Obama opens the world's largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he'll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He'll also be trying to complete one of his presidency's main pieces of unfinished business - a trans-Atlantic trade pact.
- Thousands protest trade deal in Germany before Obama visit Updated: Apr-23-16 7:23 am
HANNOVER, Germany - Thousands of demonstrators have turned out in the German city of Hannover to protest a planned U.S.-Europe free trade agreement, a day before President Barack Obama arrives.
- Brazil president will appeal to trade blocs over impeachment Updated: Apr-22-16 9:44 pm
NEW YORK - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Friday she will appeal to South American trade blocs if she is removed from office, blasting the push to impeach her as a coup and a naked attempt by Brazil's elite to snatch power back from her Worker's Party.
- Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests Updated: Apr-22-16 3:58 am
WASHINGTON - It's not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review has found. Their interests are sprawling and would follow Clinton to the White House should she win election this fall.