U.S.-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases12/14/2019 5:34:32 PM The United States and China cooled their trade war on Friday, announcing a "Phase one" agreement that reduces some U.S. tariffs in exchange for what U.S. officials said would be a big jump in Chinese purchases of American farm products and other goods.
Mnuchin says trade deal with China to boost global economy12/14/2019 5:34:32 PM U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday a "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China was "very good" for global economic growth, and added that the second phase could come in several steps.
Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action12/14/2019 4:50:29 PM Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising temperatures devastating people and the natural world.
'I will repay your trust,' UK PM Johnson tells ex-Labour voters on trip to north12/14/2019 4:45:27 PM Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited former strongholds of his Labour opponents in northern England on Saturday and pledged to repay their trust for helping to deliver a stunning victory for his Conservative Party in Britain's national election.
UK PM Johnson must accept another Scottish independence vote: Sturgeon12/14/2019 2:57:11 PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to "focus on reality" and recognize that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been given a mandate for a second independence referendum, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday.
North Korea conducts new test at rocket site, aims to 'overpower U.S. nuclear threats'12/14/2019 2:50:51 PM North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at "restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.", state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.
New Zealand divers search for volcano victims; death toll rises to 1512/14/2019 2:47:08 PM New Zealand divers searched contaminated waters near the volcanic White Island for two remaining bodies on Saturday, as the death toll from an eruption rose to 15 people, the police said.
Vast majority of countries want more ambition on climate: U.N. official12/14/2019 2:38:24 PM The great majority of countries at ongoing U.N. climate talks want a final text that pushes for more ambitious commitments, a senior official said, hours after the circulation of a draft that was widely criticized as too weak.
North Korea says defense tests are aimed at subduing U.S. nuclear threats: KCNA12/14/2019 2:11:52 PM A senior North Korean military official said that recent tests of defense technology are aimed at subduing nuclear threats from the United States, state media reported on Saturday.
World leaders react to Boris Johnson's British election victory12/14/2019 1:47:17 PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in a landslide election victory, results showed on Friday.
"Brexit closure": Johnson wins commanding victory in UK election12/14/2019 1:47:17 PM Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for "closure" over the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom, saying his election victory provided an overwhelming mandate to take Britain out of the European Union on Jan. 31.
'The fight carries on', anti-Brexit protester says after UK vote12/14/2019 1:47:17 PM For the last two years, demonstrator Steve Bray has become known for his protests outside Westminster, shouting "Stop Brexit" at British lawmakers inside parliament and disrupting live news reports with his pro-European Union banners.
China top diplomat says China-U.S. trade deal good news for all12/14/2019 1:46:39 PM China and the United States' "phase one" trade agreement is good news for all and will "provide stability in global trade", the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said during a visit to Slovenia on Saturday.
Trump lawyer Giuliani at White House as U.S. lawmakers vote on impeachment charges12/14/2019 1:46:03 PM President Donald Trump's private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was at the White House on Friday, the same day that a Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives panel approved impeachment charges against Trump.
Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges12/14/2019 1:44:43 PM Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.
Factbox: Trump impeachment trial - What happens next?12/14/2019 1:44:43 PM The U.S. House of Representatives will take up impeachment charges against President Donald Trump next week after the House Judiciary Committee on Friday recommended two charges, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, to the full chamber.
Violent protests rage in India for fourth day over citizenship law12/14/2019 1:41:03 PM Demonstrators in eastern India set fire to more than a dozen buses and vandalized at least six railway stations on Saturday, as violent protests against a new citizenship law continued for a fourth straight day.
Bloomberg climate plan would halve U.S. carbon emissions in 10 years12/14/2019 1:38:48 PM Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a climate plan to slash U.S. carbon emissions by 50% in ten years, by slapping tougher pollution standards on new gas-fired power plants and replacing coal with cleaner energy sources like wind and solar.
Hong Kong leader Lam visits Beijing as pressure mounts at home12/14/2019 12:46:42 PM Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam visited Beijing on Saturday for her first trip to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation about changes to her leadership team.
China to target around 6% growth in 2020, step up state spending: sources12/14/2019 12:42:15 PM China plans to set a lower economic growth target of around 6% in 2020 from this year's 6-6.5%, relying on increased state infrastructure spending to ward off a sharper slowdown, policy sources said.