Trade regulation

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks while touring an anti-poaching forensic lab at the Kenya Wildlife Service in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, March 11, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 8:02 pm
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK, Kenya (AP) — On the outskirts of a sprawling reserve of Kenyan grasslands where endangered animals roam wild, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lavished praise on an American-funded forensics lab that tracks down elephant-poachers for prosecution, and urged aggressive...
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A parking lot stands empty in Warsaw, Poland, as a ban on most Sunday trade goes into effect across the country on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Large supermarkets and most other retailers closed Sunday for the first time since liberal shopping laws were introduced in the 1990s after communism's collapse.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
March 11, 2018 - 8:54 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new Polish law banning almost all trade on Sundays has taken effect, with large supermarkets and most other retailers closed for the first time since liberal shopping laws were introduced in the 1990s after communism's collapse. The change is stirring up a range of emotions...
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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan speaks at a press conference in Beijing, Sunday, March 11, 2018. China says it will not initiate a "disastrous" trade war with the United States, but is vowing to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism. (Li Xin/Xinhua via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 7:28 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Sunday that it will not initiate a trade war with the United States, but vowed to defend its national interests in the face of growing American protectionism. "There are no winners in a trade war, and it would bring disaster to our two countries as well as the rest of the...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, a Chinese worker performs welding work on steel rods using a steel drill at a construction site in Beijing. China has expressed “grave concern” about a U.S. trade policy report that pledges to pressure Beijing but had no immediate response to President Donald Trump’s plan to hike tariffs on steel and aluminum. The Commerce Ministry said Friday, March 2, 2018, that Beijing has satisfied its trade obligations and appealed to Washington to settle disputes through negotiation.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
March 02, 2018 - 8:11 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China has warned that U.S. President Donald Trump's vow to impose high tariffs on steel and aluminum would have a "huge impact" on the global trading order and said Beijing would work with other nations to protect its interests. A Commerce Ministry official said late Friday that...
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In this Jan. 12, 2018 photo, trucks move containers are loaded onto a ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China's export growth accelerated in January in a sign of resilient global demand while imports surged as factories stocked up before closing for the two-week Lunar New Year holiday. (Chinatopix via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 1:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's export growth accelerated in January amid mounting trade tension with Washington while imports surged as factories stocked up ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. Exports rose 11.1 percent compared with a year earlier to $200.5 billion, up from December's 10.9 percent growth...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 file photo, Esmond Martin, an expert on the illegal ivory trade, attends a news conference at his home in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya police and officials say Esmond Martin, the American investigator into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade, has been found stabbed to death in his house in the Karen neighborhood. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
February 05, 2018 - 1:49 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Esmond Bradley Martin, a Kenya-based American conservationist whose dogged investigations of the elephant ivory and rhino horn trades over decades were seen as critical in efforts to protect the threatened species, was found stabbed to death in his Nairobi home, Kenyan...
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President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at the Zurich International Airport to fly to Washington, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland after attending the Davos World Economic Forum. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 26, 2018 - 10:09 am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's attendance at the World Economic Forum (all times local): 3:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has departed Switzerland after addressing an annual economic summit in the Swiss Alps. He is due back at the White House late Friday. Trump in...
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January 26, 2018 - 9:29 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Authorities in Tanzania plan an auction of 3.5 tons of hippo teeth next week, drawing criticism from conservation groups who say the sale could encourage increased killing of the vulnerable species for its body parts. Licensed dealers on Monday can bid for the 12,500 pieces of...
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FILE- This April 20, 2011, file photo shows some of the 30,000 solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File)
January 22, 2018 - 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The president's decision followed recommendations for tariffs by the U.S. International Trade Commission. "The president's action...
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Metalworkers demonstrate in Schweinfurt, southern Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Germany’s largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced work hours for its 3.9 million members with renewed short-term strikes Tuesday, saying the economy’s steady growth justifies better compensation and conditions. (Timm Schamberger/dpa via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Bank predicts that the global economy will grow 3.1 percent this year, which would be its best showing in seven years. The United States, the world's largest economy, is expected to receive a boost from the $1.5 trillion tax cut package Congress approved last month. The...
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