U.S. issues trade challenge at fraught G-20

Mar 19, 2017

U.S. issues trade challenge at fraught G-20

The United States on Saturday challenged long-standing global principles surrounding free trade, refusing to renew past anti-protectionist pledges and threatening to reopen negotiations on World Trade Organization deals. In a first sign of what Donald Trump’s “America First” push spells for the world, finance ...

Mar 19, 2017

Gist of Group of 20 finance chiefs' communique

In the communique released Saturday after a two-day meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers, the finance chiefs: Drop a pledge to resist all forms of protectionism. Vow to “strengthen the contribution of trade” to their economies. Say excess volatility and ...

Kishida to focus on North Korea, trade at G-20 talks

/ Feb 16, 2017

Kishida to focus on North Korea, trade at G-20 talks

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will address the North Korean threat, free trade with the European Union and peace-building when he gathers with Group of 20 counterparts on Thursday in Bonn, Germany. Kishida will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and South Korean ...

Sep 14, 2016

Abe's Chinese calligraphy wins plaudits in China

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earned unusual praise from Chinese netizens Wednesday — but for the quality of his calligraphy, rather than his diplomacy. Beijing and Tokyo are at loggerheads over disputed islands and wartime history, and Abe has raised hackles with his criticism of ...