President Donald Trump said on Monday that China is ready to come back to the negotiating table and the two countries will start talking very seriously.Politicsread more
The escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing dominated discussions at the G-7 gathering in France.Politicsread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
As Washington and Beijing continue to up the ante in their protracted trade fight, the potential of a recession in the U.S. is now "the biggest concern," according to Standard...US Economyread more
Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
Neither the U.S. nor China wants to be seen as the party that derailed trade talks, says William Reinsch of Center for Strategic and International Studies.World Economyread more
China said Friday it will be resuming 25% duties on U.S. autos, and a further 5% on auto parts and components.Asia Marketsread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, where it unveiled "Apple Music," the much-anticipated music streaming service.
The service will be available for iPhone and Mac users on June 30 and will cost $9.99 per month. Apple also said it users will be able to pay $14.99 per month if they want to share the service with up to six family members, Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Internet software at Apple.
Apple also took the wraps off three new operating system updates: the iOS 9, the OS X "El Capitan," and the watchOS 2, all of which where cheered by the audience.
Attendees also cheered the fact that Apple made Swift, a programming language, open source, which means all developers will be able to design and create many types of apps for the Apple ecosystem.
The crowd also embraced Multitasking, an iOS 9 feature that allows users to use multiple apps at the same time.
Finally, the company announced it would be rolling out a series of native applications for the Apple Watch, broadening its uses and functions.