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  • BEIJING, Dec 16- London copper prices rose on Monday after Washington said an initial deal to resolve the Sino-U.S. trade war was "totally done" but lingering skepticism capped gains. U.S. exports to China will almost double over the next two years, U.S. *TARIFFS: China has suspended additional tariffs on some U.S. goods that were meant to be implemented on Dec. 15, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- The "phase one" U.S.- China trade deal will nearly double U.S. exports to China over the next two years and is "totally done" despite the need for translation and revisions to its text, U.S. China has also pledged in the agreement to better protect U.S. intellectual property, to curb the coerced transfer of American technology to Chinese firms, to open...

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Japanese stocks fell on Monday, slipping from an over one-year high hit in the previous session, as investors booked profits following an initial rally sparked by a preliminary trade deal between the United States and China. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Sunday said a so-called "phase one" deal was "totally done," notwithstanding some...

  • *Soybean near highest since mid-Nov on U.S.- China trade deal. SINGAPORE, Dec 16- Chicago soybean futures rose for a third straight session on Monday to their highest level in almost one month as Washington and Beijing committed to a "phase one" trade deal, which is expected to boost U.S. agriculture exports to China. China has agreed to buy $200 billion worth of...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 16- Asian shares moved higher on Monday as investors welcomed a trade agreement between Beijing and Washington over the weekend, but enthusiasm was capped by lingering scepticism about the deal and ongoing relations between China and the United States. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Sunday said a deal was "totally done",...

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Japanese stocks fell on Monday, slipping from an over one-year high hit in the previous session, as investors booked profits following an initial rally sparked by a preliminary trade deal between the United States and China. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Sunday said a so-called "phase one" deal was "totally done," notwithstanding some...

  • BEIJING, Dec 16- London copper prices rose in early Asian trade on Monday after U.S. *TARIFFS: China has suspended additional tariffs on some U.S. goods that were meant to be implemented on Dec. 15, the State Council's customs tariff commission said on Sunday. *CHINA: The National Bureau of Statistics will report China's aluminum and overall nonferrous production...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 16- U.S. soybeans rose around 1% on Monday to hit a one-month high as Washington and China cooled their trade war by committing to a deal that sees China buying large amounts of North American agricultural products. *China has agreed to buy $200 billion worth of additional U.S. goods and services over the next two years as part of a phase one trade pact to be...

  • *MSCI Asia ex- Japan +0.21%. SHANGHAI, Dec 16- Asian shares ticked higher on Monday as investors cheered an announced trade agreement between Beijing and Washington over the weekend although jubilation was capped by prevailing scepticism about the deal. That helped push the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan, which had touched its...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 15- Mexico's deputy foreign minister for North America, Jesus Seade, on Sunday attempted to rebut claims his country would be subject to labor enforcement inspectors from other countries as part of the new North American trade deal. Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States on Tuesday signed a fresh overhaul of a...

  • Trump is expected to become the third U.S. president to be impeached when the full Democratic-led House votes on the charges, likely this week, setting up a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. The Senate has shown little appetite for removing Trump from office. "The misconduct hasn't stopped," Schiff said, noting that Trump has still urged Ukraine, as well as...

  • Trump is expected to become the third U.S. president to be impeached when the full Democratic-led House votes on the charges, likely this week, setting up a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate. The Republican-controlled Senate has shown little appetite for removing Trump from office. Both Democrats used their air time on Sunday to urge the Senate to call...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- The "phase one" U.S.- China trade deal will nearly double U.S. exports to China over the next two years and is "totally done" despite the need for translation and revisions to its text, U.S. The United States exported about $24 billion in farm products to China in 2017, the last full year before the world's two largest economies launched a tariff war...

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15,- It's shaping up to be a merry holiday season for "Jumanji: The Next Level." It also marks the highest debut for a December comedy, as well as the best start for live-action movie for stars Kevin Hart and Jack Black. "Richard Jewell," the latest offering from director Clint Eastwood, tumbled out of the gate in fourth place $5 million from 2,502 theaters.

  • VANCOUVER, Dec 15- The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion faces its latest legal hurdle in a federal court this week as indigenous groups appeal the pipeline's expansion, arguing the government did not adequately consult them before approving it. A three-day hearing begins on Monday at Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIJING, Dec 13- The United States and China cooled their trade war on Friday, announcing a "Phase one" agreement that reduces some U.S. tariffs in exchange for what U.S. officials said would be a big jump in Chinese purchases of American farm products and other goods. Beijing has agreed to import at least $200 billion in additional U.S. goods and services...

  • SEOUL, Dec 14- North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday. KCNA on Sunday said that North Korea had carried out a "very important" test on Dec. 7 at the Sohae satellite launch site, a rocket-testing facility...

  • The logo for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

    California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday rejected a bankruptcy reorganization plan submitted by PG&E Corp.

  • SEOUL, Dec 14- North Korea said it had conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday. KCNA on Sunday said that North Korea had carried out a "very important" test on Dec. 7 at the Sohae satellite launch site, a rocket-testing facility that U.S....

  • People watch a TV broadcast showing file footage for a news report on North Korea firing two projectiles, possibly missiles, into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan, in Seoul, South Korea, October 31, 2019.

    North Korea said it had conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday.