CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 24 Aug 00:03

What China's new tariffs mean for you

It's hard to keep up with the tit-for-tat trade war between the United States and China.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 05:33

Trump says U.S. has really good relationship with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States has a really good relationship with North Korea and that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, has been "very straight" with him.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 04:48

China to raise import tariffs on U.S. scrap copper, aluminum from December 15

China will impose an extra 5% tariff on imports of copper scrap and aluminum scrap from the United States from Dec. 15, according to a list of retaliatory tariffs published by the Ministry of Finance late on Friday.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 02:15

Factbox: From phone makers to farmers, the toll of Trump's trade wars

The world's two largest economies, China and the United States, on Friday exchanged blows in the latest escalation in their trade war that has roiled supply chains and whipsawed financial markets.

BBC News - Home | 24 Aug 01:20

US-China trade war: Trump announces new retaliatory tariff hikes

The president hits back at Beijing's plans by hiking tariffs on Chinese imports by another 5%.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 00:28

Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war

Hopes for settlement of the yearlong U.S.-China trade war dimmed further on Friday as China said it will slap retaliatory tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, the latest escalation in the dispute between the world's two largest economies.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 00:23

Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods in latest tit-for-tat escalation

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world's two largest economies.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 00:10

Stocks tumble, yen rallies as U.S. and China escalate trade war

Stocks, the dollar and oil prices fell on Friday while safe havens rose after President Donald Trump demanded U.S. companies look at alternatives to China for manufacturing, following Beijing's retaliatory tariffs on American goods.

BBC News - Home | 23 Aug 23:52

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump speak ahead of G7 meeting

The leaders will meet one-on-one on Sunday morning with a post-Brexit trade deal set to be discussed.

The Atlantic | 23 Aug 23:45

<em>The Atlantic</em> Politics &amp; Policy Daily: Tariffraff

China said it plans to slap more retaliatory tariffs on American products, and Trump said the U.S. would slap black. Plus: the American hostages America forgot.

Quartz | 23 Aug 23:44

When Trump takes on China and the Fed, stocks lose

Investors suffer when the president plays hardball.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 23:40

USTR to accept public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports

The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday said it would hold a public comment period before raising tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports on Oct. 1 from 25% to 30% after China announced what the U.S. considers "unjustified tariffs."

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 23:00

Stocks tumble, yen rallies as Trump threatens to counter new China tariffs

Stocks, the dollar and oil prices fell on Friday while safe havens rose after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to further escalate his trade war with China "this afternoon," following a new round of retaliatory tariffs from Beijing.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 22:45

Wall Street plunges as U.S.-China trade war intensifies

Wall Street tumbled on Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated in dramatic fashion, with President Donald Trump demanding that American companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing announced its own slate of retaliatory measures.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 22:28

U.S.-China Business Council urges talks to end damaging trade tensions

The US-China Business Council on Friday said millions of U.S. citizens will be harmed by the increased trade tensions between the United States and China, the world's largest economies, following the latest salvos in the U.S.-China trade war.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 22:25

Factbox: Pending mergers and acquisitions involving U.S. firms that need Chinese approval

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has ordered American companies to exit China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, in a new twist in the bitter trade war between the world's two largest economies.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 22:20

Wall Street sinks as U.S.-China trade tensions boil

Wall Street tumbled on Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated in dramatic fashion, with President Donald Trump demanding that American companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing announced its own slate of retaliatory measures.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 22:02

China tariffs on U.S. oil to pressure exports, Gulf Coast prices: traders

China's threat on Friday to slap a 5% tariff on U.S. oil imports could further soften demand for physical crude at hubs along the U.S. Gulf Coast, where exporters already have taken to shipping crude overseas without firm buyers, traders said.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 21:53

Trump calls on U.S. firms to exit China as trade war escalates

President Donald Trump on Friday pressured U.S. companies to leave China after Beijing unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods, stoking fears their escalating trade war will tip the global economy into recession.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 21:21

Stocks and oil fall, yen rallies as Trump threatens to further escalate China trade war

Stocks and oil prices fell sharply on Friday while traditional safe havens rose after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to further escalate his trade war with China "this afternoon," following a new round of retaliatory tariffs from Beijing.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 21:15

Oil spills into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump

China on Friday said it would impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global oil demand.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 20:08

U.S. trade group says 'unrealistic' for American retailers to exit China

The U.S. National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Friday it is "unrealistic" for American retailers to move out of China, the world's second-largest economy, as 95% of the world's consumers live outside the United States.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 19:37

Trump comments on China spook Wall Street

U.S. stock indexes slumped nearly 2% on Friday after President Donald Trump told U.S. companies they should look for ways to close their China operations, following Beijing's announcement that it would impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 19:20

Oil dragged into U.S.-China trade war, prices slump

China on Friday threatened to impose tariffs on U.S. crude oil imports for the first time, sending prices down nearly 4% to two-week lows as the escalating bilateral trade war fed worries over a slowdown in global oil demand.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 02:34

North Korea launches short-range missiles again, complicating U.S. attempts for talks

Japan's Coast Guard said it detected suspected ballistic missile launches from North Korea on Saturday, while the South Korean military said North Korea had fired two projectiles into the sea off its east coast.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 06:23

North Korea launches short-range missiles, complicating U.S. attempts to restart talks

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks.

Al Jazeera English | 24 Aug 05:47

North Korea test-fires missiles again after joint drills end

The suspected short-range ballistic missile tests are the seventh weapons launch this month.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 04:34

North Korea's latest short-range missile launch complicates U.S. attempts for talks

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 02:33

U.S. aware of reports of North Korea missile launch, consulting with allies: official

The United States is aware of reports of a North Korean missile launch and is consulting with Japan and South Korea, a senior administration official said on Friday.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 24 Aug 01:58

N Korea launches more short-range missiles

North Korea fired two short-range missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, on Saturday, according to an assessment cited by two US officials.

The Guardian | 24 Aug 01:49

North Korea fires two suspected missiles after branding Pompeo a 'toxin'

Launch comes day after regime called US secretary of state ‘impudent’ and questioned his ability in nuclear talks Japan’s Coast Guard has said it has detected a suspected ballistic missile launch from North Korea on Saturday that, if confirmed, would be the seventh such test in the past month. South Korea’s military Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the regime fired two projectiles on Saturday morning from around Sondok, South Hamgyong province. Sondok is the site of a North Korean military airfield. Continue reading...

NYT > Top Stories | 24 Aug 01:48

North Korea Launches 2 Projectiles, Its 7th Weapons Test in a Month

North Korea’s latest test-firing of a pair of projectiles came two days after South Korea decided to pull out of a military intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 01:27

North Korea launches ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan: Japan's Coast Guard

Japan's Coast Guard said it detected a suspected ballistic missile launch from North Korea on Saturday, while Yonhap news agency quoted the South Korean military as saying North Korea had fired two projectiles into the sea off its east coast.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 01:12

Japan coastguard says it detected North Korean ballistic missile launch

Japan's coastguard said it had detected ballistic missile launches from North Korea on Saturday and warned shipping to stay to stay clear of any debris.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 05:25

Employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission held in China released - police

An employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong who was detained in China's border city of Shenzhen amid accusations of outside interference in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong was released on Saturday, Chinese police said.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 06:51

Four Hong Kong stations close to head off protest as China frees UK consulate worker

Hong Kong's rail operator shut down four stations ahead of a planned protest on Saturday as the Chinese-ruled city braced for further unrest and as China released an employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong whose detention had fueled tension.

NYT > Top Stories | 24 Aug 05:29

China Says Employee of U.K.’s Hong Kong Consulate Has Been Freed

The employee, Simon Cheng, was missing for days before the Chinese government confirmed his detention.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 24 Aug 04:53

UK consular worker who was detained in China is now back in Hong Kong, say family

A United Kingdom consular worker who was detained in China for 15 days has returned to Hong Kong, according to his family.

The Guardian | 24 Aug 04:28

UK consulate worker detained in China is freed in Hong Kong

Simon Cheng is back in Hong Kong, say family, after weeks of detention in mainland China A staff member at the British consulate in Hong Kong who was detained in mainland China has been released, his family said on Saturday, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks. “Simon [Cheng] has returned to Hong Kong. Thanks to everyone for your support!” said an online message from Rescue Simon Cheng Facebook page run by his family and friends. It said Cheng and his family needed “time and space” to rest and recover and would not take any interviews for the moment. Continue reading...

BBC News - Home | 24 Aug 04:19

China releases British consulate worker detained at border

Simon Cheng was reported missing on 8 August after crossing the border for a business trip.

Al Jazeera English | 23 Aug 19:37

Hong Kong protests: City airport blocks future rallies

Court ruling came before protesters could storm streets again.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 20:56

U.S. Justice Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas: spokeswoman

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent radiation therapy to treat a tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

Quartz | 23 Aug 21:57

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent summer vacation in radiation therapy

The liberal justice was diagnosed with another tumor.

NYT > Top Stories | 23 Aug 21:12

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Treated for Tumor on Her Pancreas

The Supreme Court justice’s treatment lasted three weeks, according to a news release on Friday.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 21:06

U.S. Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed a three-week course of radiation therapy to treat a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

CNN.com - RSS Channel - App International Edition | 23 Aug 20:48

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for pancreatic cancer in New York City, the Supreme Court announced Friday.

Al Jazeera English | 24 Aug 05:31

Brazil's Bolsonaro sends army to fight Amazon fires

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazilian president announces he has authorised troops to help contain raging fires.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 00:20

Trump speaks with Brazil's Bolsonaro, offers aid with Amazon rainforest fires

U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday and offered help, if needed, in dealing with the Amazon rainforest fires.

BBC News - Home | 23 Aug 23:54

Brazil sends army to tackle Amazon fires

President Jair Bolsonaro orders soldiers to be sent to the region, after pressure from EU leaders.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 23:53

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified the unfolding environmental crisis.

Al Jazeera English | 23 Aug 21:35

Amazon burning: Bolsonaro prepares to send army as outrage grows

Pressure builds on Brazilian president to do more to contain record number of fires raging in parts of the Amazon.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 19:37

Facing global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro may send army to curb Amazon fires

Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest.

BBC News - Home | 24 Aug 00:57

'First vape death in the US' recorded in Illinois

The Illinois case comes as US health officials track 149 cases of vaping-related lung illness.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 23:15

CDC flags one death and nearly 200 cases of lung illnesses in U.S, possibly tied to vaping

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it had identified 193 potential cases of severe lung illness tied to vaping in 22 states as of Aug. 22, including one adult in Illinois who died after being hospitalized.

NYT > Top Stories | 23 Aug 22:13

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

An Illinois patient has died after suffering lung-related illnesses from vaping, although federal officials disclosed few details about the circumstances.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 19:30

Illinois reports death from lung illness linked to vaping

A person in Illinois who vaped has died after being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, the state's health authorities said on Friday, amid reports that dozens of people had been sickened with lung problems linked to vaping.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 05:30

Trump says he wouldn't stop Fed Chair Powell if he offered to resign

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not attempt to stop Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell if he offered his resignation.

Reuters: Top News | 24 Aug 00:09

Fed's Powell vs. Trump: who's got a 'feel' for markets now?

Donald Trump once accused the Federal Reserve of not having a "feel" for the market and compared Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to a golfer who can't putt, but on Friday it was the U.S. president that drove markets into the rough.

Reuters: Top News | 23 Aug 21:27

Fed's commitment to act upstaged by Trump's furor

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank would "act as appropriate" to keep the U.S. economy healthy, stopping short of committing to rapid-fire rate cuts and drawing fire from President Donald Trump.