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Britain's Prince Charles unveils Shakespeare statue in Havana

Havana - Britain's Prince Charles unveiled a statue of William Shakespeare in Havana when he took to the streets of old city Monday as part of the first visit by the British royal family to communist-run Cuba.

Under threat May holds Brexit crisis talks

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks Sunday with Conservative colleagues as she tries to plot a path through a pivotal week in the Brexit process amid reports her leadership is under imminent threat.

Malaysia threatens EU fighter jet boycott over palm oil

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia may retaliate against an EU plan to curb palm oil use by purchasing new fighter jets from China instead of European arms companies, its leader said Sunday.

Xi, Macron hold talks as France seeks EU unity on China

Paris - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron were to hold talks in Paris on Monday with the host leader seeking to forge a united European front in the face of Beijing's inroads on the continent.

Britain's May reportedly on the brink amid Brexit crisis

London - Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-ditch bid this weekend to win support among British MPs for her EU divorce deal ahead of another pivotal week in the Brexit process -- but faced reports her leadership is under imminent threat.

EU should build autos in US to avoid tariffs: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday he was using the threat of tariffs to pressure European manufacturers to build more autos in the United States.

Australian gets 2 years in jail for Iran trade

Washington - An Australian man was sentenced to two years in prison in Washington Thursday for exporting restricted aviation equipment to Iranian buyers in violation of US restrictions.

Macron, Merkel, Juncker and Xi to meet Tuesday in Paris

Apo - French President Emmanuel Macron will hold trade and climate talks on Tuesday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Iran leader dismisses Europe trade mechanism as 'bitter joke'

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday dismissed a trade mechanism launched by European countries to bypass renewed US sanctions as a "bitter joke" and said Europe could not be trusted.

US negotiators to return to China next week: official

Washington - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will return to Beijing next week as the United States and China inch toward resolving their trade war, a senior administration official told AFP on Tuesday.

US negotiators to return to China next week: official

Washington - US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will return to Beijing next week as the United States and China inch toward resolving their trade war, a senior administration official told AFP on Tuesday.

Trump expects China trade war decision within four weeks

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday that trade war negotiations with China should wrap up within four weeks and expressed optimism about striking a deal, as top negotiators held new phone talks.

China approves foreign investment law, possible US olive branch

Bejing - China's rubber-stamp parliament approved a foreign investment law Friday that may serve as an olive branch in trade talks with the United States, but it received a lukewarm welcome from business groups.

China to vote on foreign investment law

Bejing - China's rubber-stamp parliament will vote Friday on a foreign investment law that was fast-tracked in what observers see as a bid to facilitate trade talks with the United States.

EU-US trade spat heats up over stalled talks

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday failed to back trade talks between the EU and the US as President Donald Trump warned of severe consequences if Europe failed to deliver.

US, China within 'weeks' of concluding trade talks; deal not assured: official

Washington - Washington's top trade official on Tuesday said the United States and China are likely to conclude their trade negotiations within "weeks" -- but a successful outcome is not assured.

US-China trade tensions to hammer air cargo: industry body

Fpo - Trade tensions between the US and China will hammer air cargo this year, an industry body warned Tuesday, the latest sign the tariff slugfest is damaging the global outlook.

No date yet for Trump-Xi trade summit: White House

Washington - A possible summit between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping remains up in the air as negotiators try to resolve the two massive economies' trade dispute, the White House said Monday.

China will not devalue renminbi to spur exports: central bank chief

Bejing - China has gone to great lengths to support its currency and would not devalue the renminbi to spur exports or combat trade frictions, the governor of the central bank said Sunday.

Bolsonaro to visit China later this year

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he will visit China this year, indicating he was more open to a country he once accused of being an economic predator trying to "buy" Brazil.

Trump won't sign China trade pact unless it's 'great'

Washington - Optimism about a rapid resolution of the months-long US-China trade war was undercut by conflicting comments out of Washington and Beijing, sending global stock markets on a downward slide on Friday.

China's imports, exports tumble more than expected in February

Bejing - China's exports and imports plummeted much more than expected in February, official data showed Friday, adding to worries about slowing growth in the world's number two economy as it fights a trade war with the US.

EU official warns US could break global trading system

Washington - EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom warned Thursday that US actions threatened to "break" the global trading system and she urged Washington to cooperate on reforming the rules of commerce instead.

Origin and species: fighting illegal logging with science

London - A timeworn laboratory in Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens may not seem like the obvious epicentre of efforts to halt international illegal logging.

China says 'still lots left to do' in US trade talks

Bejing - US-China trade talks have been "very difficult and taxing" and negotiators still have "lots left to do", but breakthroughs have been made in some areas, China's commerce minister said Tuesday.

US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey

Washington - Washington will scrap the preferential trade status of India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office said, as President Donald Trump ramps up his battle against what his administration views as unfair foreign trade practices.

Indonesia, Australia sign long-awaited trade deal

Jakarta - Indonesia and Australia on Monday signed a long-awaited trade deal after months of diplomatic tension over Canberra's contentious plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

China's currency becomes key issue in US trade talks

Paris - US officials have said any trade deal with China will include a provision to prevent manipulation of the exchange rate to help exporters but Beijing's currency regime reflects a complex reality.

Much to be done on China trade: US Trade Rep Lighthizer

Washington - Washington's chief trade negotiator on Wednesday said there remained much to do before reaching a new trade agreement with China, even though both sides signal their talks are nearing the finish line.

Trump says he sees 'signing summit' with China on trade

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to hold a "signing summit" with China's President Xi Jinping to seal a trade deal, since as discussions are in the "advanced stages.
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