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China may add ‘nuke element’ to SCS dispute, Pentagon warns

The Pentagon sounded a warning over China’s plans to introduce floating nuclear power plants on disputed islands and reefs in the South China Sea...

US says Turkey tariffs to stay; Qatar comes to Erdogan’s aid

The United States and Turkey remained locked in a stalemate that has jolted global markets, as the White House said new tariffs on Turkish...

China-US to resume low-level talks in bid to resolve trade war

China will dispatch Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the United States for low-level trade talks in late-August, the first official exchanges since earlier...

Euro’s prospects grim as Turkey turmoil sets up further sell-off

The euro’s bad year could be about to get worse. The common currency has fallen more than 5 percent in 2018, and analysts see...

U.S. media to Trump: We’re not enemies of the people

NEW YORK—The nation’s newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald J. Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on “fake...

Turkey hikes tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey announced on Wednesday that it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain US products, escalating a feud with the United States that...

China files WTO challenge to US tariffs on solar panels

BEIJING—China says it is challenging a US tariff hike on solar panels before the World Trade Organization (WTO), adding to its sprawling conflicts with...

Oil slides as U.S. inventory rises and Libya ramps up

Oil slid for a third day after an industry report was said to show American stockpiles expanded and as the Organization of the Petroleum...

Turkey’s collapse sinks emerging markets on new ‘Manic Monday’

Turkey’s meltdown rippled across emerging markets, sending stocks and currencies to their lowest levels in at least a year. The lira led losses among global...

China blasts US military bill as interference in its affairs

BEIJING—China on Tuesday blasted a US military spending bill that calls for development of plans to help self-ruled Taiwan improve its defenses and warned...

Erdogan: Turkey will boycott US electronics

ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will boycott US-made electronic goods amid a diplomatic spat that has helped trigger a Turkish...

Car crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism

LONDON—A car crashed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London Tuesday and police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism,...

Beijing appeals to Washington for fairness under investment law

BEIJING—China appealed to Washington on Tuesday not to misuse security concerns to hamper business activity after President Donald J. Trump signed a law that...

Newest US sanctions against Russia hit an economic nerve

WASHINGTON—Russia typically brushes off new US sanctions. Not this time. The Trump administration announcement of export restrictions in response to accusations Moscow used a nerve...

Oil holds steady as Iran supply fears offset jitters...

Oil traded near $68 a barrel after Iran ruling out talks with the US heightened concerns over global supply, countering fears of wider market...

Malaysia’s Mahathir to scrap multibillion-dollar China deals

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia—Malaysia’s prime minister said on Monday he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his...

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in to meet Kim in Pyongyang

Kim Jong UN and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in agreed to meet in Pyongyang next month, a summit that comes as nuclear talks between the...

US sanctions on Iran give China lead in world’s biggest...

China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) is expected to take the lead on a $5-billion project to develop Iran’s share of the world’s biggest gas...

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

LAKE ELSINORE, California—Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los...

Erdogan: With US waging ‘economic war’against Turkey, we will look for...

ISTANBUL—Turkey’s president on Saturday blamed the country’s economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging “war” against his...