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  • BEIJING— China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV show.

  • BRUSSELS, May 30- The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will urge EU leaders at a summit next month to back free trade talks with the United States in the face of growing scepticism in member states. Juncker, who has set a balanced trade deal with the United States as a priority, is said to be exasperated that some of the EU leaders who approved the...

  • TOKYO, May 30- Japan's prime minister pitched a plan to delay next year's sales tax hike to fellow ruling party members on Monday, some of whom expressed concerns that such a move would signal a failure of his policies to reflate the economy out of stagnation. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met several senior lawmakers to convey his intention to postpone the tax hike-...

  • BEIJING— China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China itself, though, he's only now emerging as a public figure, despite notoriety elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV...

  • *Boeing mulls offering larger LEAP engine on largest 737 MAX. *Boeing looking at pair of mid-market jets with 220-260 seats. PARIS/ NEW YORK, May 29- Boeing is considering a plan to put a larger engine on its biggest narrowbody airliner in an effort to blunt the runaway success of a rival Airbus jet that outsells it by four to one, industry sources said.

  • *Boeing mulls putting engine like LEAP-1A on largest 737 MAX. *Boeing looking at pair of mid-market jets with 220-260 seats. PARIS/ NEW YORK, May 29- Boeing is considering a plan to put a larger engine on its biggest narrowbody airliner in an effort to blunt the runaway success of a rival Airbus jet that outsells it by four to one, industry sources said.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama. Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, is holding the...

  • An abbreviated work period this month produced mixed results at best— Congress exited Washington without acting on funding the battle against the Zika virus, for starters— and a full plate awaits when lawmakers return next month from a weeklong Memorial Day recess for a six-week sprint to political convention season and the traditional August vacation.

  • G7 vows growth efforts

    CNBC’s Akiko Fujita with the latest on the G7 Summit wrapping up in Japan.

  • Trump's conflicting views on climate change

    Donald Trump's golf resort in Ireland is seeking approval for a sea-wall to prevent erosion caused by global warming.

  • President Barack Obama speaks at an oil and gas production fields on federal lands March 21, 2012 near Maljamar, NM.

    The Obama administration may have done U.S. drillers a favor by holding back drilling on federal land, analyst John Kilduff says.

  • Obama: Hiroshima a reminder of our ability to destroy

    CNBC's Akiko Fujita reports on President Obama's emotional and historical visit to Hiroshima.

  • President Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima

    President Obama delivers remarks at a World War II memorial in Japan, and G7 leaders vote growth as the number one priority, reports CNBC's Akiko Fujita.

  • Obama remembers Hiroshima

    Speaking at Hiroshima, U.S. president, Barack Obama references the mushroom cloud caused by the atomic bombs dropped on Japan at the end of World War II.

  • Pondering ‘terrible force’ unleashed in past: Obama

    “The world war that reached its brutal end in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was fought among the wealthiest and most powerful of nations” says U.S. president, Barack Obama at Hiroshima.

  • Obama becomes first US president to visit Hiroshima

    Barack Obama has arrived in Hiroshima, becoming the first serving U.S. president to visit the site where the nuclear bombing occurred in 1945.

  • G7 2016: Obama’s Hiroshima visit

    Barack Obama has become the first serving U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, where the nuclear bombing occurred in 1945. CNBC’s Akiko Fujita reports the latest.

  • SHANGHAI— In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24- hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted. Alibaba had become "one of our strongest partners." The group welcomed Alibaba as a member and invited its...

  • Donald Trump (L) and Hillary Clinton (R).

    Hungry "short sellers" have zeroed in on the upcoming U.S. elections, expecting a rise in the minimum wage, according to a new report.

  • The G-7 summit has released an action plan for countering extremist violence to help close what it called "critical gaps" in capacity and international cooperation. Apart from backing related U.N. resolutions, the plan calls for more information sharing between G-7 countries and with Interpol. Friday's meeting at the end of the G-7 summit included the leaders...