U.S. Considers Broad Curbs on Chinese Imports, Takeovers

The Trump administration is considering clamping down on Chinese investments in the U.S. and imposing tariffs on a broad range of its imports to punish Beijing for its alleged theft of intellectual property, according to people familiar with the matter. An announcement following an investigation by the U.S. Trade Representative’s

Trump Confronted Cohn on Trade Hours Before Resignation, Sources Say

President Donald Trump demanded economic adviser Gary Cohn’s cooperation on tariffs in a meeting in the Oval Office Tuesday — asking Cohn directly if he would support his decision to move forward with the plan. Cohn would not offer his support, according to two people familiar with the episode —

Cathay Pacific’s CEO Has Some Broken Parts to Fix

Ten months into the top job and Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Hogg’s to-do list hasn’t gotten any shorter. While its cargo business and passenger traffic, especially premium travelers, are recovering, inflated wage costs and ever-increasing competition from Chinese rivals are issues he has to contend with.

In the Age of Tesla, Trump Is Driving a Rusty Old Ford

President Donald Trump's trade policies are meant to ensure U.S. companies do more "winning", while his populist politics need a cast of enemies to blame when that doesn't pan out. Foreign carmakers, particularly German ones, are a favored nemesis. Trump on Saturday threatened a "Tax on their Cars" should those

Tiny Canada town defeats oil firm in court fight over drinking water

Company sued Quebec township of 157 people after it created a no-drill zone, fearing for its water supply A small municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec that was facing a million-dollar lawsuit from an oil and gas exploration company has won its court battle, bringing an end to a

China Sets 2018 GDP Target at About 6.5% as Stability Push Intensifies

China set a 2018 growth target of around 6.5 percent, omitting an intention to hit a faster pace if possible, as leaders intensify their push to ensure financial stability. The target was released Monday ahead of Premier Li Keqiang’s report to the National People’s Congress gathering in Beijing. While a target

Oscars Opens With a Shout-Out to Times Up

Los Angeles (AP) — The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local): 7:40 p.m. "Get Out" has won the Academy Award for best original screenplay, giving writer-director Jordan Peele a historic win. Peele is the first

EU Threatens Iconic U.S. Brands After Trump Opens Door to Trade War

Donald Trump set the stage for a trade war by slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, daring other countries to retaliate and leading the European Union to warn that it would target iconic American brands. In turn, the U.S. president put the European auto industry in his sights. Hours

‘Hard facts’ for both Brexit sides – May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May’s full Brexit speech where she said: “We chose to leave, we have a responsibility to help find a solution” Theresa May has warned that “no-one will get everything they want” out of Brexit negotiations but she is confident a deal

Melania Trump Got A Green Card For Immigrants With ‘Extraordinary Abilities’

The so-called Einstein visa is aimed at people born abroad who have earned “sustained acclaim,” including renowned researchers or business leaders, award-winning performing artists and Olympic athletes. Applicants are instructed to submit evidence of a history of accomplishment or of a “one-time” achievement, such as a “Pulitzer, Oscar [or] Olympic Medal,” according

Exclusive: Puigdemont vows to lead Catalan government in exile

Fugitive says his Council of the Republic will continue drive for independence from Belgium The fugitive Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, has suspended his attempts to return to office but intends to preside over a government in exile and carry on his drive for independence from the safety of Belgium. Speaking