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Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

KATOWICE, Poland—Thousands of people from around the world marched on Saturday through the southern Polish city that’s hosting this year’s  United Nations (UN) climate...

US plays catch-up for an edge in quantum computers

SAN FRANCISCO—The world’s leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would...

Trump weaponizes uncertainty in trade war, and finds its limits

President Donald J. Trump has used tariffs as one of his most powerful tools for fighting his trade wars, but he’s also wielding leverage...

Hong Kong fears Trump will trigger end to special trading status

Hong Kong business groups are starting to worry the Trump administration will open the door to ending the financial hub’s preferential trade status, rendering...

Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

Internal Facebook documents released by a UK parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of...

Lion Air seen scrapping orders on Boeing remarks

Lion Mentari Airlines’s owner threatened to cancel $22 billion in aircraft orders from Boeing Co., saying the planemaker’s response to an accident report for...

U.S. pursued Huawei CFO’s arrest despite risk to trade talks with...

THE Trump administration arranged the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer aware of potential blow-back in trade talks with Beijing but intent on...

China demands Canada release Huawei executive

BEIJING—China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and...

Donald Trump odd man out as presidents assemble for George H....

WASHINGTON—There was no mistaking the odd man out. The Washington funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush served as a rare reunion of the...

Opec grapples for output cut deal to lift price in defiance of...

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting (Opec) Countries  meets in Vienna on the verge of an oil production cut that would defy US President Donald...

China swings to trade action as ‘Tariff Man’ Trump continues to ratchet...

China swung into action to start delivering on the trade commitments that led to its weekend truce with the United States, even as uncertainty...

White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China trade truce

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration raised doubts on Tuesday about the substance of a US-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a broad stock market plunge and intensifying...

Oil halts advance as al-Falih says Opec deal remains unresolved

Oil retreated after the biggest two-day gain since June as investors grapple with doubts over whether  the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec)...

Expectations low as Yemen’s warring parties meet for talks

CAIRO—Yemen’s warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic three-year-old war, but there are...

Malaysian fugitive financier, 4 others face new 1MDB charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysian police said on Wednesday that they have filed new criminal charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and four others over...

White House hails China trade truce as skeptics raise doubts

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a...

Oil prices perk up on Trump-Xi agreement, coming Opec decision

A rally in oil prices after a two-month slide indicates traders are betting that Opec and its allies including Russia will agree to produce...

Case accusing Trump of profiting off the presidency moves ahead

WASHINGTON—The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said they are moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President...

U.S.-appointed law firm details evidence of Rohingya genocide

A law firm tasked by the US State Department to probe Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya ethnic minority said it found evidence of genocide,...

Trump-Xi agreement buys time in trade war

WASHINGTON—The dinner-table diplomacy that Presidents Donald J. Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was...