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US trade trip to China fuels optimism Beijing will resume farm purchases

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expected to travel to Shanghai on Monday.

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expected to travel to Shanghai on Monday.

US trade trip to China fuels optimism Beijing will resume farm purchases
Donald Trump huddles with tech CEOs as White House vacillates on Huawei

Trump met chief executives of seven technology companies, including Google, at the White House as his administration delivers mixed messages on Chinese telecom giant.

23 Jul 2019 - 8:42AM

Trump met chief executives of seven technology companies, including Google, at the White House as his administration delivers mixed messages on Chinese telecom giant.

Donald Trump huddles with tech CEOs as White House vacillates on Huawei
Democrats to face off against a reluctant Robert Mueller

House Democrats want the notably reserved former special counsel to help build a case against US President Donald Trump.

22 Jul 2019 - 4:06PM

House Democrats want the notably reserved former special counsel to help build a case against US President Donald Trump.

Democrats to face off against a reluctant Robert Mueller
Donald Trump’s new EU foil: another ‘strong female German leader’

Ursula von der Leyen wins plaudits from US national security officials, but even some of her fans worry that her ascent will further fray the tenuous US-EU relationship.

17 Jul 2019 - 1:34PM

Ursula von der Leyen wins plaudits from US national security officials, but even some of her fans worry that her ascent will further fray the tenuous US-EU relationship.

Donald Trump’s new EU foil: another ‘strong female German leader’
Donald Trump says his friendship with Xi Jinping not as good

Two leaders ‘probably not quite as close now’ because of trade war, US president says.

16 Jul 2019 - 4:14AM

Two leaders ‘probably not quite as close now’ because of trade war, US president says.

Donald Trump says his friendship with Xi Jinping not as good
House votes to limit Donald Trump’s Iran war powers

House approves amendment that bars funding for military force against Iran unless Congress authorises it.

13 Jul 2019 - 2:07AM

House approves amendment that bars funding for military force against Iran unless Congress authorises it.

House votes to limit Donald Trump’s Iran war powers
In a single day, US President Donald Trump shows his 2020 cards

The president is sending his base a clear message: He’s still fighting even if his policies stumble.

12 Jul 2019 - 8:54AM

The president is sending his base a clear message: He’s still fighting even if his policies stumble.

In a single day, US President Donald Trump shows his 2020 cards
US officials push for sanctions on China over oil purchases from Iran

Such a move would complicate trade talks between the two countries and further strain the relationship.

12 Jul 2019 - 3:08AM

Such a move would complicate trade talks between the two countries and further strain the relationship.

US officials push for sanctions on China over oil purchases from Iran
‘It’s tough’: US and China struggling with last few issues in trade talks, says White House economy adviser Larry Kudlow

White House economy adviser warned talks could last a long time: ‘There is no time limit on China. There is no speed. We want a good deal.’

10 Jul 2019 - 5:19AM

White House economy adviser warned talks could last a long time: ‘There is no time limit on China. There is no speed. We want a good deal.’

‘It’s tough’: US and China struggling with last few issues in trade talks, says White House economy adviser Larry Kudlow
How germaphobe Donald Trump strictly enforces proper hygiene inside the White House

Two and a half years into his term, US President Donald Trump is solidifying his standing as the most germ-conscious man to ever lead the free world.

8 Jul 2019 - 3:17PM

Two and a half years into his term, US President Donald Trump is solidifying his standing as the most germ-conscious man to ever lead the free world.

How germaphobe Donald Trump strictly enforces proper hygiene inside the White House
Donald Trump’s team weighs giving China a ‘get out of jail free’ card on Iran

US State Department could use Obama-era loophole to allow China to import oil from Iran, violating pledge to bring Iranian oil exports to zero.

4 Jul 2019 - 1:55AM

US State Department could use Obama-era loophole to allow China to import oil from Iran, violating pledge to bring Iranian oil exports to zero.

Donald Trump’s team weighs giving China a ‘get out of jail free’ card on Iran
Trump’s luxury resorts in Indonesia collide with diplomacy in South Korea

As Trump travelled to South Korea, a business deal was expanding between the family business and a company partly owned by the Korean government.

3 Jul 2019 - 6:00AM

As Trump travelled to South Korea, a business deal was expanding between the family business and a company partly owned by the Korean government.

Trump’s luxury resorts in Indonesia collide with diplomacy in South Korea
French say oops on viral Ivanka Trump moment

‘We didn’t anticipate the reaction,’ official says after video released by French government fuels concern over role of Trump’s daughter in foreign policy.

2 Jul 2019 - 4:25AM

‘We didn’t anticipate the reaction,’ official says after video released by French government fuels concern over role of Trump’s daughter in foreign policy.

French say oops on viral Ivanka Trump moment
US President Donald Trump tweets offer to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Korean border to ‘just shake hands and say hello’

US president extends offer on social media as he is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday.

29 Jun 2019 - 11:20PM

US president extends offer on social media as he is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday.

US President Donald Trump tweets offer to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Korean border to ‘just shake hands and say hello’
Donald Trump, Angela Merkel present friendly front at Japan G20, despite simmering tensions

Leaders discussed problems in other countries, including Libya, eastern Ukraine and Iran, as well as trade issues between the EU and the US.

28 Jun 2019 - 1:31PM

Leaders discussed problems in other countries, including Libya, eastern Ukraine and Iran, as well as trade issues between the EU and the US.

Donald Trump, Angela Merkel present friendly front at Japan G20, despite simmering tensions
Donald Trump prepared to impose lower tariffs if China talks fail

US president says additional duties could start at 10 per cent instead of 25 per cent.

27 Jun 2019 - 9:49AM

US president says additional duties could start at 10 per cent instead of 25 per cent.

Donald Trump prepared to impose lower tariffs if China talks fail
Will Apple CEO Tim Cook’s relationship with President Donald Trump be enough to protect the iPhone from China trade war?

As trade war with China intensifies, Cook will likely have to lean on the president as conflict likely to hit the tech giant hard.

21 Jun 2019 - 5:50AM

As trade war with China intensifies, Cook will likely have to lean on the president as conflict likely to hit the tech giant hard.

Will Apple CEO Tim Cook’s relationship with President Donald Trump be enough to protect the iPhone from China trade war?
Chinese companies are spending millions on lobbyists to fend off threats from Donald Trump and shield themselves from effects of trade war

Chinese companies’ decisions to hire lobbyists have been driven in part by looking at what has happened to Huawei and ZTE over the last year.

21 Jun 2019 - 4:43AM

Chinese companies’ decisions to hire lobbyists have been driven in part by looking at what has happened to Huawei and ZTE over the last year.

Chinese companies are spending millions on lobbyists to fend off threats from Donald Trump and shield themselves from effects of trade war
Robert Lighthizer: ‘Absolutely’ OK to use tariffs to squeeze nations on non-trade issues

Testifying on Trump’s recent tariff threats on Mexico, US trade representative says ‘you do what you have to do’ when national security is involved.

19 Jun 2019 - 3:12AM

Testifying on Trump’s recent tariff threats on Mexico, US trade representative says ‘you do what you have to do’ when national security is involved.

Robert Lighthizer: ‘Absolutely’ OK to use tariffs to squeeze nations on non-trade issues
‘I run the country,’ Donald Trump declares when quizzed about obstruction of Russia probe

On America’s ABC News, Trump tells interviewer to read the US Constitution after he is asked whether something is ‘not illegal’ if the president does it.

16 Jun 2019 - 11:07PM

On America’s ABC News, Trump tells interviewer to read the US Constitution after he is asked whether something is ‘not illegal’ if the president does it.

‘I run the country,’ Donald Trump declares when quizzed about obstruction of Russia probe
Donald Trump slams NYT report on US cyberattacks against Russia as a ‘virtual act of treason’

The New York Times reported that Donald Trump was not briefed in detail on the programme out of fear that he would spill secrets to the Russians.

16 Jun 2019 - 10:27PM

The New York Times reported that Donald Trump was not briefed in detail on the programme out of fear that he would spill secrets to the Russians.

Donald Trump slams NYT report on US cyberattacks against Russia as a ‘virtual act of treason’
Larry Kudlow: US needs to ‘kick butt’ to get trade deal with China

White House’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow argues that strong-arm tactics are needed, especially with Beijing.

14 Jun 2019 - 3:35PM

White House’s chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow argues that strong-arm tactics are needed, especially with Beijing.

Larry Kudlow: US needs to ‘kick butt’ to get trade deal with China
House delays legal action against William Barr as Democrats secure ‘key’ evidence from Robert Mueller

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler says first batch of documents will be shared with panel later on Monday.

11 Jun 2019 - 3:31AM

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler says first batch of documents will be shared with panel later on Monday.

House delays legal action against William Barr as Democrats secure ‘key’ evidence from Robert Mueller
How renegade Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui became a centre of Washington intrigue

Guo Wengui allegedly offered a pair of conservative operatives US$9 million for dirt on his enemies’ porn habits and out-of-wedlock children. Now he’s suing.

8 Jun 2019 - 11:22PM

Guo Wengui allegedly offered a pair of conservative operatives US$9 million for dirt on his enemies’ porn habits and out-of-wedlock children. Now he’s suing.

How renegade Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui became a centre of Washington intrigue
Opinion | Germany may join US in opposing China by sending warship through Taiwan Strait, breaking decades of military non-confrontation

Move would mark a remarkable break by Berlin from decades of military non-confrontation.

6 Jun 2019 - 2:36PM

Move would mark a remarkable break by Berlin from decades of military non-confrontation.

Germany may join US in opposing China by sending warship through Taiwan Strait, breaking decades of military non-confrontation
Joe Biden girds for clash with Donald Trump over China

Democratic candidate’s aides say he’s relishing the fight, believing his message of confidence in American might will overcome Trump’s alarmist rhetoric and trade fights.

6 Jun 2019 - 5:20AM

Democratic candidate’s aides say he’s relishing the fight, believing his message of confidence in American might will overcome Trump’s alarmist rhetoric and trade fights.

Joe Biden girds for clash with Donald Trump over China
Donald Trump plays Brexit kingmaker

But it’s not clear Trump’s pressure will win him the nationalist ally he craves in Europe.

5 Jun 2019 - 3:12PM

But it’s not clear Trump’s pressure will win him the nationalist ally he craves in Europe.

Donald Trump plays Brexit kingmaker
Little Britain? The UK’s power wanes in Washington thanks to Brexit battles and Donald Trump’s harsh words

Britain’s influence in Washington is at a low point, suffering from the one-two punch of Brexit and the election of Trump, observers say.

31 May 2019 - 5:49AM

Britain’s influence in Washington is at a low point, suffering from the one-two punch of Brexit and the election of Trump, observers say.

Little Britain? The UK’s power wanes in Washington thanks to Brexit battles and Donald Trump’s harsh words
‘Stable genius’ Donald Trump has spent decades fixating on IQ

People who know Donald Trump suspect his IQ obsession stems in part from a desire to project an image of success, despite scattered business failings and allegations of incompetence.

30 May 2019 - 6:26PM

People who know Donald Trump suspect his IQ obsession stems in part from a desire to project an image of success, despite scattered business failings and allegations of incompetence.

‘Stable genius’ Donald Trump has spent decades fixating on IQ
‘No obstruction’ no more: Robert Mueller’s statement prompts shift in Donald Trump’s talking points

US president and his aides were far more careful than usual to say that Attorney General Barr – not Mueller – cleared the president in the Russia probe.

30 May 2019 - 12:03PM

US president and his aides were far more careful than usual to say that Attorney General Barr – not Mueller – cleared the president in the Russia probe.

‘No obstruction’ no more: Robert Mueller’s statement prompts shift in Donald Trump’s talking points