Europe Wonders if It Can Rely on U.S. Again, Whoever Wins

America’s deeply polarized politics have marked foreign policy, too, undermining Washington’s authority and reputation for reliability.

#europe, #european-union, #group-of-seven, #international-trade-and-world-market, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #strategic-arms-reduction-treaty, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-health-organization, #world-trade-organization

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With Brexit Clock Ticking, Boris Johnson Vows, Again, to Walk Away

The prime minister blew up over what he called Europe’s insistence that Britain make all the compromises. But Europe says it still wants to talk.

#barnier-michel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #english-channel, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #france, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #merkel-angela, #politics-and-government, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #world-trade-organization

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Donald Trump’s Fake Populism

The president tricked working-class voters. But the problems he railed about are real.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Europe Can Impose Tariffs on U.S. in Long-Running Aircraft Battle

The World Trade Organization gave the European Union permission to tax up to $4 billion of American products annually in return for subsidies given to Boeing

#airbus-industrie, #airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #boeing-company, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market

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Is Vietnam the Next ‘Asian Miracle’?

The country is making autocratic capitalism work unusually well.

#foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #vietnam

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Global Talks on Taxing Tech Firms Will Slip Into 2021

The talks at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have progressed on several fronts, but a dispute remains between the Trump administration and key allies.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #corporate-taxes, #customs-tariff, #federal-taxes-us, #international-trade-and-world-market, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017

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When the U.S. and China Fight, It Is the Environment That Suffers

The Trump administration’s moves to decouple the two economies means less leverage over Beijing’s green policies.

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #chengdu-china, #coal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #environment, #gansu-province-china, #general-assembly-un, #global-warming, #green-climate-fund, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hong-kong, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #liu-he-1952, #obama-barack, #outsourcing, #pacific-ocean, #paris-agreement, #pew-research-center, #pollution, #steel-and-iron, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Chevron’s Purchase Could Unlock Israel’s Natural Gas Bonanza

The oil giant’s takeover of Noble Energy gives it a foothold in an emerging energy hot spot: the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

#chevron-corporation, #delek-drilling-lp, #international-trade-and-world-market, #israel, #mediterranean-sea, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #natural-gas, #noble-energy-inc, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #turkey, #wirth-michael-k

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What My Covid-19 Hallucination Showed Me

It all began with an endless gray tunnel. And ended with a vision of how to rebuild our lives.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ethics-personal, #international-trade-and-world-market, #invasive-species, #trees-and-shrubs

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Top China Critic Becomes Its Defender

Robert E. Lighthizer, President Trump’s trade negotiator, has cautioned against actions that could anger Beijing in an attempt to preserve the U.S.-China trade deal.

#china, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lighthizer-robert-e, #taiwan, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-international-relations

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Britain and E.U. Enter Make-or-Break Phase for Brexit Deal by Year’s End

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the president of the European Commission agreed that the two sides shared enough common ground to aim for a final settlement.

#europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government

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Trump Administration Opens Investigation Into Vietnam’s Trade Practices

An inquiry will look into the country’s use of illegal timber as well as its currency practices, and could eventually result in tariffs.

#international-trade-and-world-market, #lighthizer-robert-e, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #vietnam

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Trump, Biden and ‘Made in USA’: Same Refrain, Varying Notes

Joe Biden’s economic proposals show how the president has shifted the playing field toward protectionism. But there may be fewer jobs to lose, or regain.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #customs-tariff, #international-trade-and-world-market, #outsourcing, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protectionism-trade, #relocation-of-business, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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Japan Is Paying Firms to Make Things at Home. But China’s Pull Is Still Strong.

Japan is attempting a delicate balancing act as the pandemic has underlined the risks of the world’s economic reliance on Beijing.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #iris-ohyama-inc, #japan, #masks, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

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China Is on a Building Binge, and the Global Economy Could Benefit

Iron ore, nickel, copper and other metal prices are rising as China restarts construction, and the global economy could benefit.

#china, #commodities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gross-domestic-product, #international-trade-and-world-market, #united-states-economy

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Vietnam Confiscates Over 300,000 Used Condoms for Sale

A raid at a warehouse led to the arrest of a woman who said she had been paid by the pound to recycle the prophylactics.

#condoms, #international-trade-and-world-market, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #vietnam

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After Trump’s TikTok Ban, China Readies Blacklist of Foreign Companies

Beijing issued rules that could allow it to halt exports, imports and investments by businesses accused of endangering national security.

#blacklisting, #china, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

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China, Seeking a Friend in Europe, Finds Rising Anger and Frustration

Beijing’s hopes of using Europe as a counterweight to the United States have faltered as country after country confronts China over trade, Hong Kong, human rights and other issues.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #wang-yi, #xi-jinping

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Europe’s Economic Revival Is Imperiled, Raising the Specter of a Grinding Downturn

As the coronavirus regains force, economists fear that Europe’s tentative recovery is at risk from traditional political concerns.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-central-bank, #european-union, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #lagarde-christine, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic

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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Visiting Washington at an Awkward Juncture

Dominic Raab is arriving just as his government is taking steps in Brexit talks that could jeopardize a free-trade deal with the United States.

#dominic-raab, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #northern-ireland, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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W.T.O. Says American Tariffs on China Broke Global Trade Rules

A World Trade Organization panel said Tuesday that the United States violated its rules by imposing tariffs on China in 2018, drawing an angry response from the Trump administration.

#customs-tariff, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #world-trade-organization

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The Future of Energy

Daniel Yergin’s “The New Map” is a comprehensive look at the world of energy, its past, present and future.

#books-and-literature, #global-warming, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #the-new-map-energy-climate-and-the-clash-of-nations-book, #yergin-daniel

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TikTok’s Proposed Deal Seeks to Mollify U.S. and China

The Chinese-owned app designed a compromise to satisfy U.S. security concerns. The terms are now under review by the Trump administration.

#china, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #tiktok-bytedance, #treasury-department, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Restricts Chinese Apparel and Tech Products, Citing Forced Labor

The new restrictions, announced Monday, fall short of a broader ban on cotton and tomatoes from Xinjiang that the administration was poised to announce last week.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cotton, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #international-trade-and-world-market, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations

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Boris Johnson Pushes to Backtrack on E.U. Deal, Despite Party Revolt

The British prime minister’s move to rewrite a treaty that settled Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit status raised fears that trade negotiations with the European Union could be impaired.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #northern-ireland, #politics-and-government

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Remember Brexit?

The drama continues to unfold.

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

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Brexit Talks Hit Crisis as Boris Johnson Rejects EU Ultimatum

Europe has demanded the quick withdrawal of draft Brexit legislation that breaks international law. Britain has refused.

#europe, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ireland, #johnson-boris

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Surging Euro Presents E.C.B. With a Dilemma

A rising currency is eroding the competitiveness of European exporters. Officially, the central bank isn’t allowed to do anything about it.

#euro-currency, #europe, #european-central-bank, #eurozone, #interest-rates, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lagarde-christine, #stimulus-economic, #us-dollar-currency

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Sailors Trapped by Covid-19 Fight Exhaustion and Despair

When borders closed, seafarers on ships around the world suddenly had no way home. Half a year later, there’s no solution in sight.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freight-cargo, #international-maritime-organization, #international-trade-and-world-market, #international-transport-workersfederation, #labor-and-jobs, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping

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New E.U. Trade Chief Will Lead Prickly Talks With China. And U.K. And U.S.

Valdis Dombrovskis, a former prime minister of Latvia, was picked to take over at a particularly tense time. The previous office holder quit after claims he had flouted coronavirus rules.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dombrovskis-valdis, #european-commission, #european-union, #hogan-phil-1960, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #von-der-leyen-ursula

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U.S. May Ban Cotton From Xinjiang Region of China Over Rights Concerns

The potential move, which could come as soon as Tuesday, comes amid reports of the use of forced labor in Xinjiang, where China has carried out a crackdown against mostly Muslim minorities.

#china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #textiles, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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Joe Biden’s China Journey

As a United States senator, he spoke of transforming China through trade. As a presidential candidate two decades later, he denounces it as a “dictatorship.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-trade-organization, #xi-jinping

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I Study Corporate Welfare. Even I Was Shocked by This Cronyism.

A privately owned entity created by the Export-Import Bank allows its customers to also be its owners.

#boeing-company, #conflicts-of-interest, #export-import-bank-of-us, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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What’s at Stake for Shinzo Abe’s Successor

Can Japan’s next leader build on his predecessor’s legacy?

#abe-shinzo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #politics-and-government, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Australia Enters Its First Recession in Nearly 30 Years

The battle against Covid-19 has ended an impressive growth streak, but other challenges will make it hard for “The Lucky Country” to match its past success.

#australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gross-domestic-product, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #recession-and-depression

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TikTok Deal Faces Complications as U.S. and China Ratchet Up Tit-for-Tat

China’s new export rules, which could delay or scuttle a sale of TikTok, have further turned giant companies into pawns in a geopolitical struggle.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump’s Tariffs? Coronavirus? China’s Exports Are Surging Anyway

Chinese companies are taking a greater share of goods sold abroad, showing their tremendous strength despite mounting challenges.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customs-tariff, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-trade-and-world-market, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy

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‘Abenomics’ May Stay, but Japan’s Economic Overhaul Is Incomplete

The departing prime minister’s policies helped shake Japan out of decades of stagnation. But long-term restructuring efforts are needed to keep its economy charging forward.

#abe-shinzo, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #stimulus-economic

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Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.

#american-chemistry-council, #basel-action-network, #center-for-international-environmental-law, #chemicals, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #kenya, #plastic-bags, #plastics, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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TikTok Deal Is Complicated by New Rules From China Over Tech Exports

In an 11th-hour twist, Beijing raised a potential hurdle for a sale of TikTok, further roiling the race to buy the Chinese-owned app.

#china, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #international-trade-and-world-market, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #oracle-corporation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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R.N.C. Skims Over Trump’s ‘Unfinished Business’ in Foreign Policy

From Iran to North Korea, President Trump has failed to achieve many of his stated foreign policy goals. He is asking for a second term to get them done.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #china, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #iran, #israel, #north-korea, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-convention, #russia, #syria, #targeted-killings, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Three Trump Supporters Have a New Target: Germany

The United States needs allies. Punishing Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline is a needless provocation.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #pompeo-mike, #united-states-international-relations

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E.U. Trade Chief Quits After ‘GolfGate’

Phil Hogan had one of the most powerful jobs in Brussels, and leaves at a pivotal time in trade relations. The dinner he attended with politicians in Ireland has become a political scandal.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-commission, #european-union, #hogan-phil-1960, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ireland, #quarantines

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To Deal With China, Trump Should Learn German

Germany is a manufacturing superpower that would be a decisive ally, along with the rest of the European Union, in a trade war against China.

#agriculture-and-farming, #berlin-germany, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #merkel-angela, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #xi-jinping

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American and Chinese Officials Take Pulse on Trade Deal, Six Months In

Trade negotiators from the two countries met by videoconference to review the progress in enacting their trade deal.

#agriculture-and-farming, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lighthizer-robert-e, #liu-he-1952, #national-economic-council-us, #office-of-the-united-states-trade-representative, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #wechat-mobile-app

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Trump Keeps Promoting a Drug Order That No One Has Seen

The president’s campaign has made his efforts to lower prescription drug prices a centerpiece of his re-election pitch, but the executive order remains unseen.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #international-trade-and-world-market, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Tries to Bolster Taiwan’s Status, Short of Recognizing Sovereignty

President Trump prefers a robust relationship with authoritarian China to one with democratic Taiwan. But other American officials aim to strengthen U.S.-Taiwan ties.

#arms-trade, #azar-alex-m-ii, #bolton-john-r, #china, #chinese-nationalist-party-taiwan, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-trade-and-world-market, #taiwan, #trump-donald-j, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

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Sorry, the World’s Biggest Bike Maker Can’t Help You Buy a Bike Right Now

The pandemic has created a bicycle boom — and a shortage. Giant, the Taiwanese juggernaut, is trying to meet demand while navigating the politics of trade.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #factories-and-manufacturing, #giant-manufacturing-co, #international-trade-and-world-market, #shortages, #taiwan

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