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Tsunami of tariffs seen following breakdown in US-China trade talks

The US and China are hours away from a new round of tariffs on each other’s goods, with no improvement in relations between the...

EU eyes ‘longshot’ talks with US, Japan to soften trade...

The European Union’s trade chief heads to New York this week to continue negotiations with the United States and Japan, as the three parties...

China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal

BEIJING—China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attaché and recalled its navy commander from a US trip to deliver a strong protest against...

China races to get toys, car parts to U.S. before tariffs...

The race is on to get Chinese goods into the US before President Donald Trump’s tariffs bite. At sea and in the sky, the...

Wealthy Americans are last in sustainable investing–UBS

American millionaires are lagging behind wealthy counterparts elsewhere when it comes to sustainable investing. US investors ranked last among those surveyed in 10 countries with...

4 dead after Maryland warehouse shooting

ABERDEEN, Maryland—Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in...

It’s ‘high times’ for ascending cannabis stocks on Wall Street

NEW YORK—Reefer Madness has gripped Wall Street. Investors are craving marijuana stocks as Canada prepares to legalize pot next month, leading to giant gains for...

Jack Ma backpedals on vow to create 1 million jobs in US 

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. cofounder Jack Ma said his promise to create 1 million jobs in the US is impossible to fulfill because of...

Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin shooting

MIDDLETON, Wisconsin—Authorities said they still don’t know why an employee at a Wisconsin software company went to his office with a pistol and extra...

Japan’s Abe reelected as party head, to stay on as PM for...

TOKYO—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide victory on Thursday, paving the way...

Ex-PM Najib Razak faces new corruption charges in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s detained former Prime Minister Najib Razak will face at least two dozen fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering...

China’s premier appeals for free trade amid tariff war

BEIJING—China’s No. 2 leader appealed on Wednesday for support for free trade and promised to improve conditions for foreign companies following tit-for-tat US and...

China vows ‘countermeasures’ to Washington’s new imposition

BEIJING—China said on Tuesday that it will take “countermeasures” to US President Donald J. Trump’s decision to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese...

Trump imposes new tariffs on $200-billion Chinese goods

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world’s two...

South Korea’s Moon wants ‘heart-to-heart’ summit talks with North’s Kim Jong...

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that he will push for “irreversible, permanent peace,” and for better dialogue...

Oil trades near $69 as signs of higher supply offset Iran...

Oil traded near $69 a barrel on signs of increased drilling by American producers and investor optimism that Saudi Arabia and Russia will fill...

‘Beijing should target goods US firms need’

BEIJING—One of China’s most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports...

Report: Trump going ahead with new tariffs

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal...

Nasa satellite to measure Earth’s ice changes

VANDENBERG Air Force Base, California—A National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice...

Historic Kim Jong Un summit may make or break Moon’s presidency

Moon Jae-in has more than world peace riding on a successful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week: His domestic agenda...