• coronavirus Nov 23

    G-20 Summit Ends With Support for COVID-19 Vaccines for All

    Leaders of the world’s most powerful nations have wrapped up the Group of 20 summit, vowing to spare no effort to protect lives and expressing their determination to ensure affordable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all people.

  • G-20 Nov 22

    G-20 Summit Opens as Leaders Urge United Response to Virus

    The Group of 20 summit has begun with appeals by the world’s most powerful leaders to collectively chart a way forward as the coronavirus pandemic overshadows this year’s gathering, transforming it from in-person meetings to a virtual gathering of speeches and declarations

  • Donald Trump Jul 11, 2019

    Setbacks for Trump's Drive to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

    After two setbacks this week, President Donald Trump is now focusing his drive to curb drug costs on congressional efforts aimed at helping people on Medicare and younger generations covered by workplace plans. The White House on Thursday yanked its own regulation to ease the financial bite of costly medications for those on Medicare by letting them receive rebates that...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Rebuked by Many, Saudi Crown Prince Feted at G20 Summit

    For many he’s an international pariah, but you wouldn’t know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. He beamed as he stood front and center, sandwiched between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, for a group photo. He exchanged an impish grin as he sat...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Rebuked by Many, Saudi Crown Prince Feted at G20 Summit

    For many he’s an international pariah, but you wouldn’t know it by the lavish reception Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received at the G-20 summit this week. He beamed as he stood front and center, sandwiched between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, for a group photo. He exchanged an impish grin as he sat...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2019

    Truce in US-China Trade War as 2 Rivals Seek Breakthrough

    President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed to a cease-fire Saturday in their nations’ yearlong trade war, averting for now an escalation feared by financial markets, businesses and farmers. Trump said U.S. tariffs will remain in place against Chinese imports while negotiations continue. Additional trade penalties he has threatened against billions worth of other Chinese goods will not take...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Senate Passes Stopgap Aid Package as Border Debate Grows

    Senate has passed an emergency aid bill pledging nearly $4.6 billion dollars to address the humanitarian crisis at the border. It comes as the Trump administration faces backlash for the treatment of migrant children at a U.S. detention facility in Texas.

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Senate Passes $4.6B Border Aid Measure; Pelosi Seeks Talks

    The Democratic-controlled House is sending President Donald Trump a bipartisan $4.6 billion Senate-drafted measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border. The bill passed on a bipartisan vote that capped a Washington skirmish in which die-hard House liberals came out on the losing end in a battle with the White House, the GOP-held Senate, and Democratic moderates.

  • Donald Trump Jun 27, 2019

    Border Aid Bill Faces Standoff in Congress Over Protections

    Congress is at a standoff over a $4.6 billion aid package for the southern border as House Democrats say a Senate-passed measure doesn’t go far enough to care for thousands of migrant families and children. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is considering a fresh vote Thursday. Democrats want to add more protections for the children — including medical and hygiene standards at...

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2019

    Breakouts, Burns and Zingers: What to Watch in Dem Debates

    The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust President Donald Trump in 2020. The hopefuls range widely in age, sex and backgrounds and include a former vice president, six women and a pair of mayors.

  • Inc. Jun 26, 2019

    Climate Activists Dress as Pikachu and Rally Outside of Japanese Embassy in Manila

    Filipino activists from the climate-change group 350.org dressed as Pikachu, the famous Japanese cartoon character, to call on the Japanese government to stop financing coal projects as the country prepares to host the G-20 summit this week.

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2019

    North Korean Media Says Kim Receives ‘Excellent' Letter From Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate” the content. The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Trump sent a letter and “correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing.” Formal talks between the U.S. and North Korea...

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2019

    North Korean Media Says Kim Receives ‘Excellent' Letter From Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump sent North Korean leader Kim Jong Un an “excellent” letter, the North’s state-run news agency reported Sunday, quoting Kim as saying he would “seriously contemplate” the content. The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, said Trump sent a letter and “correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing.” Formal talks between the U.S. and North Korea...

  • Donald Trump Jun 9, 2019

    G-20 Finance Officials Pledge to Protect Global Growth

    Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 major economies wrapped up a meeting in Japan on Sunday with a pledge to use all the policies they can to protect global growth from disruptions due to trade and other tensions. The G-20 finance leaders said in a joint communique that risks from trade and geopolitical tensions were...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2019

    Trade Disruptions, Taxing Tech Companies Are Talk of G-20

    How to reorder the global financial system in an era of trade stand-offs and technological change held the attention of financial officials from the Group of 20 major economies on Saturday. The central bank governors and other financial regulators meeting in this southern Japanese port city flagged risks from upsets to the global economy as Beijing and Washington clash over...

  • Donald Trump Jun 8, 2019

    With Mexico Deal Done, US Urges China to Resume Trade Talks

    One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. Trump called off plans to impose a 5% tax on Mexican exports, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking to reporters Saturday in Fukuoka on the sidelines of a meeting...

  • Donald Trump May 31, 2019

    Stocks End Rocky Month Lower as Trump Widens Trade War

    Wall Street is no fan of Tariff Man. The stock market stumbled Friday to its first losing month of 2019 in May, primarily due to President Donald Trump’s decision to broadly wield his tariff powers, first against China over trade and then against Mexico over immigration.

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019

    Dow Drops More Than 600 Points, Posts Worst Day Since January as China Trade War Escalates

    Stocks fell sharply on Monday after China decided to raise tariffs on some U.S. goods as the ongoing trade war between the world’s largest economies intensifies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 617.38 points, or 2.4%, to 25,324.99 and posted its worst session since Jan. 3. The S&P 500 also had its worst day since early January, falling 2.4% to...

  • Donald Trump Apr 13, 2019

    Global Finance Officials Pledge to Tackle Economic Slowdown

    Global finance officials are pledging closer cooperation in efforts to lift the world economy out its current slowdown, but tensions persist between the United States and other nations over trade and other issues. Officials wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on Saturday, expressing hope the slowdown that began last year will...

  • Canada Dec 17, 2018

    Talks Adopt ‘Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

    Almost 200 nations, including the world’s top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them. But negotiators delayed other key decisions until next year — a move that frustrated environmentalists...

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