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  • April 23- China's General Administration of Customs published the revised trade data for March on Sunday:. *China reported March trade balance of+ $23.92 billion, down slightly from+ $23.93 billion in preliminary data. *Customs said March dollar-denominated import and export growth were +20.3 percent and +16.4 percent respectively, unchanged from...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China exported record volumes of diesel in March and boosted sales of gasoline and kerosene as refiners continued to turn to foreign markets to offload their excess product, while liquefied natural gas imports also jumped, customs data showed on Sunday. The high monthly shipments led to big increases in the first quarter and will reinforce...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China's gasoline, diesel and kerosene exports jumped in March as refiners continued to turn to foreign markets to sell their excess product, while liquefied natural gas imports jumped 18 percent to 1.99 million tonnes, customs data showed on Sunday. Gasoline exports rose 25 percent in March compared with the same month a year earlier to...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China imported 300,000 tonnes of sugar in March, up 43.9 percent from a year ago, and boosted first-quarter shipments, customs data showed on Sunday, as low global prices pushed up demand for overseas purchases from the world's top sweetener buyer. Producers also scrambled to buy ahead of the results of a government investigation into alleged...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Festivities at one of the largest events on Washington's National Mall...

  • HOUSTON— The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight:. A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child. Olivia Morgan, an executive with an education-related nonprofit, tells the New York Times that she witnessed the...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer. Facebook user Surain Adyanthaya, who posted the video, wrote that the flight attendant had forcefully...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election. Concerns that far-right leader Marine Le Pen and far-left rival Jean-Luc...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. The "March for Science" festivities included scientific "teach-ins," speeches by...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election. Concerns that far-right leader Marine Le Pen and far-left rival Jean-Luc...

  • HELENA, Mont.— The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Argentina will beat its first-quarter fiscal goal, the treasury minister said on Saturday, adding that the government slashed more than 10,000 jobs over the last year and a half. Speaking on the sidelines of International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington, Nicolas Dujovne said the government would best its target of a 0.6 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- The European Central Bank can supply cash to banks if Sunday's presidential vote in France roils markets but suppressing a rise in governments' borrowing costs would go beyond its remit, ECB policymaker Ignazio Visco said on Saturday. "The problem is more long term and has to do with what happens to spreads but this transcends monetary...

  • PARIS— The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout. The Twitter feeds of France's 11 presidential candidates went quiet after midnight Friday. The national time out lasts from midnight Friday to 8 p.m. on Sunday in France...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday trade imbalances cannot be fixed through exchange-rate adjustments alone, pushing back against Washington's calls to have more rigorous IMF scrutiny of currency moves. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called on the International Monetary Fund to enhance surveillance of its...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Narrowing the gap between rich and poor is key to avoiding a destructive rise in populism, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Saturday as he laid out a plan to boost private investment in Africa. "We are seeing it already in some parts of the world," he said during the Global Infrastructure Forum at the Inter-American...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Member countries of the International Monetary Fund on Saturday pledged to work to reduce global imbalances but failed to repeat their past pledge to resist all forms of protectionism. The International Monetary and Financial Committee, the IMF's steering body, also repeated its past commitments on currency exchange rates.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- President Donald Trump's promised "big announcement" next week on overhauling the U.S. tax code, a top campaign pledge, will consist of "broad principles and priorities," an administration official said on Saturday. Trump has struggled as president to advance his domestic policy agenda, including on taxes, even though his Republican Party...

  • Demonstrators staged months of protests near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to try to stop the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline, saying it will pollute water and damage Native American sacred sites. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners, which built the line, says it's safe. Protesters who got their charges dropped last month included Rebecca...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- Members of the International Monetary Fund are aligned on the need to achieve free and fair trade, Agustin Carstens, chairman of the IMF's steering committee, said on Saturday. The use of the word protectionism is very ambiguous, "Carstens told a news conference, when asked why the International Monetary and Financial Committee's statement...