Tag: Group of Twenty

S&P and Dow Climb, Following Global Stocks, as Investors Take Heart in Trade Thaw

HONG KONG — Stocks rose on Wall Street on Monday after earlier moves upward by markets in Asia and Europe, with global investors buoyed by a thaw in the trade dispute between the United States and China even as the prospects for a long-term deal remained uncertain. The question for investors now is whether the […]

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Ivanka Trump Tests Her Diplomatic Chops and Riles a Legion of Critics

Set against a tense, eerie silence in the landmine-riddled mountains separating South and North Korea, the Demilitarized Zone may be the highest-stakes negotiation site on earth. It’s not the sort of place for mistakes. It is the latest spot where Ivanka Trump has tried her hand at statecraft. On Sunday, Ms. Trump, the president’s elder […]

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Stocks Rise in Asia on Trade Truce, but Investors Still Signal Worries

HONG KONG — A thaw in troubled trade relations between the United States and China cheered global investors on Monday, sending Asian markets higher and paving the way to a strong opening for Wall Street. The question for investors now is whether the peace will last and a deal will be reached, or if talks […]

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E.U. Signs Trade Deal With Vietnam

The European Union signed a trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, underscoring the bloc’s commitment to opening up its market and trading freely in the face of rising protectionism and trade tensions around the world. The signing ceremony in Hanoi came just two days after the European Union had agreed to another, much bigger, free […]

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Trump’s Offer to Say ‘Hello’ to Kim at DMZ Presents Risks and Rewards for Both

SEOUL, South Korea — President Trump arrived in Seoul on Saturday evening, seeking another dramatic encounter with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, a meeting that could serve the interests of both men but is unlikely to bring North Korea closer to Mr. Trump’s goal of denuclearization. Mr. Trump extended an impromptu invitation to Mr. […]

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A China-U.S. Trade Truce Could Enshrine a Global Economic Shift

OSAKA, Japan — The spin from President Trump and China’s propaganda machines on Saturday portrayed a truce in a trade war that has shaken economies and markets around the world. Tariffs won’t rise further, at least not yet. And the United States will loosen its potentially devastating punishments against Huawei, China’s most successful multinational company. […]

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Juggling High-Stakes Meetings Abroad, Trump Keeps an Eye on Rivals at Home

OSAKA, Japan — President Trump was nearly 7,000 miles from home and had just finished a packed schedule of meetings with world leaders. But he still kept an eye on the Democratic presidential contest back home. At a news conference in Osaka, Japan on Saturday, at the end of the Group of 20 summit, Mr. […]

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Trump and Xi Agree to Restart Trade Talks, Avoiding Escalation in Tariff War

OSAKA, Japan — President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China agreed on Saturday to resume trade talks after a seven-week breakdown, averting for now an escalation of their multibillion-dollar tariff war that has roiled global markets and threatened the future of the world’s two largest economies. The agreement, brokered during more than an hour […]

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Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Resisting China With Anarchy and Principle

ImageProtesters surrounded police headquarters in Hong Kong on June 21.CreditPaula Bronstein/Getty Images HONG KONG — The protests that have roiled Hong Kong for weeks, combining vast marches with small guerrilla operations of civil disobedience, are not the radical development that some say. They are a natural extension of protests past — an upgrade of the […]

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A Breakfast Invitation Helps Rebuild a Crown Prince’s Standing

OSAKA, Japan — Barely a week ago, he was in theory a marked man, fingered by the United Nations as the probable mastermind behind one of the most grisly and sensational murders of recent years. But Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia has been wandering around the world stage in Japan the last […]

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G20 Live Updates: Trump Invites North Korea’s Leader to Meet Him at DMZ

Here’s what you need to know: An overture to North Korea’s leader. President Trump suggested on Saturday that he would be willing to meet with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, for the third time while visiting South Korea this weekend. Mr. Trump, who is in Japan for the meeting of the Group of 20 nations, […]

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Trump and Putin Share Joke About Election Meddling, Sparking New Furor

OSAKA, Japan — They were having a good time. Like old friends reuniting, they warmly shook hands, smiled and chatted amiably. And then President Trump brushed off Russia’s interference in American democracy with a joke as President Vladimir V. Putin chuckled. The first encounter between Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin since the special counsel Robert […]

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Trump Tells Putin (With a Grin) Not to Meddle in Elections

OSAKA, Japan — For more than two years, friends and foes alike have pushed President Trump to tell President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia not to interfere in American democracy. As the two leaders sat side by side on Friday for their first formal meeting in a year, Mr. Trump obliged — but in his […]

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G20 Summit Live Updates: World Leaders Gather in Osaka

ImagePresident Trump descending from Air Force One on Thursday, the evening before the start of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times The agenda includes trade, women and climate change. During the two-day gathering of leaders from the Group of 20, the meeting’s official themes will include global economic risks, trade disputes, […]

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Heading to G20, Trump Once Again Assails America’s Friends

OSAKA, Japan — President Trump, arriving in Japan on Thursday, opened his latest foreign trip much as he did his last one, lashing out at America’s allies, including his hosts, just before sitting down with them to talk through differences on issues like security and trade. In the hours before and after leaving for an […]

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Why Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Turning to G-20 Leaders for Help

Protesters in Hong Kong have flooded the streets and the grounds of government offices in rallies over the past three weeks against an unpopular bill that has thrown the territory into a political crisis. On Wednesday, they directed their appeals to a new audience: the world. Hundreds of protesters, dressed in black and white T-shirts, […]

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Xi Jinping Will Make First Visit to North Korea Ahead of Meeting With Trump

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping of China plans to visit North Korea later this week, his first trip there as president and a surprise move shortly before President Trump and Mr. Xi are expected to meet at an economic summit. The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has visited China four times in the past year. […]

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Trump Defends ‘Beautiful’ Tariffs as a Negotiating Tactic

President Trump on Monday defended his administration’s decision to threaten a number of trading partners like Mexico with tariffs, calling tariffs a “beautiful thing” and asserting that a trade deal with China was close because of his aggressive policies. “The China deal is going to work out,” Mr. Trump said in a telephone interview with […]

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