Tag: Trade policy

Putin hosts leader of Belarus for talks on closer ties

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday hosted the authoritarian leader of Belarus, who has increasingly relied on Moscow's support amid increasing tensions...

US begins to ease Venezuela sanctions allowing propane deals

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The U.S. government on Monday began to ease the crippling sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Venezuela by allowing companies...

Jordan, Israel agree to water deal, more West Bank trade

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AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan reached an agreement Thursday to purchase an additional 50 million cubic meters of water from Israel and to increase its...

US raises concerns on Mexico’s nationalistic energy policy

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MEXICO CITY — The U.S. trade representative said Wednesday that she has raised the concerns about Mexico‚Äôs energy policies that favor state-owned Mexican companies....

UK government urged to hold China ‘to account’ over Uyghurs

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LONDON — The British government should back a political boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing to pressure the Chinese government over the...

Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi leaders meet in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD — Egypt's president arrived in Baghdad on Sunday on a first official visit to the country in over 30 years, for tripartite talks...

UK pushes on with talks to join Pacific trade partnership

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LONDON — The U.K. launched negotiations Tuesday to join a trade partnership in and around the Pacific Ocean, as it explores new opportunities around...

Scotch whisky makers welcome suspension of costly US tariffs

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LONDON — Scotch whisky makers breathed a sigh of relief Thursday after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on one of Scotland's main...

Australia says it’s reached a free trade deal with Britain

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CANBERRA, Australia — Britain and Australia had agreed on a free trade deal that will be released later Tuesday, Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan...

EU, US close to deal to end Airbus-Boeing trade dispute

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BRUSSELS — The United States and the European Union appeared close to reaching a deal to end a damaging dispute over subsidies to rival...