US, Taiwan start talks to deepen trade, economic ties

US, Taiwan start talks to deepen trade, economic ties

The United States and Taiwan began two days of face-to-face meetings in New York on Tuesday aimed at strengthening trade and economic ties at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. Although the pact will not be concluded until at least next year, Taiwanese officials have said they hoped to deliver an “early … Read more

US, Taiwan start talks to deepen trade, economic ties

US, Taiwan start talks to deepen trade, economic ties

The United States and Taiwan began two days of face-to-face meetings in New York on Tuesday aimed at strengthening trade and economic ties at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. Although the pact will not be concluded until at least next year, Taiwanese officials have said they hoped to deliver an “early … Read more

Mexico threatens a trade war with the US and Canada

Mexico threatens a trade war with the US and Canada

Relations between the United States and Mexico are on the rocks again, but it is not because of a fast-talking American politician who insults the neighbors. (That was Donald Trump, in case you forgot.) The latest confrontation is a looming commercial conflict sparked by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, aka AMLO. Last month, Mexico’s … Read more

The Ukraine war gives Turkey’s Erdogan an opportunity to expand his influence

The Ukraine war gives Turkey’s Erdogan an opportunity to expand his influence

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is deepening his country’s military support for Ukraine while keeping an open line of communication with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin – a relationship that helped keep Ukrainian grain exports afloat this week – as he tries to expand Turkey’s role as a regional electricity broker. In recent … Read more

Europe seeks exemption from US rules on tax breaks for electric cars

Europe seeks exemption from US rules on tax breaks for electric cars

BRUSSELS – US and European Union environmental policies are on a collision course, prompting an urgent meeting to defuse rising tensions over clean-tech subsidies that threaten to disrupt a trade relationship that leaders had promised to rebuild. A new task force focused on clean-energy tax credits that were included in the US Inflation Reduction Act … Read more

Mexican Trade Shuffle Clouds Talks to Settle Energy Dispute with US

Mexican Trade Shuffle Clouds Talks to Settle Energy Dispute with US

A shake-up by Mexican trade officials has clouded prospects for a quick resolution of a dispute with the United States and Canada over what is seen as Mexico’s nationalistic energy policies. The changes at the Economy Ministry are part of an effort by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to put people who support his … Read more

Mexican Trade Shuffle Clouds Talk of Settling Energy Dispute with US

Mexican Trade Shuffle Clouds Talk of Settling Energy Dispute with US

A shake-up by Mexican trade officials has clouded prospects for a quick resolution of a dispute with the United States and Canada over what is seen as Mexico’s nationalistic energy policies. The changes at the Economy Ministry are part of an effort by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to put people who support his … Read more

Germany maintains China ties despite rising geopolitical tensions

Germany maintains China ties despite rising geopolitical tensions

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz heads to Beijing this week, days after Chinese leader Xi Jinping began a third term and reaffirmed his support for Russia despite Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The visit – it is also the first by a group of seven leaders since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic – comes amid a … Read more

The West End is bracing for another difficult Christmas as numbers and consumption remain low

The West End is bracing for another difficult Christmas as numbers and consumption remain low

W est End retailers are bracing for another challenging Christmas despite it being the first without restrictions for three years, as customer numbers and spending still languish from pre-pandemic levels. Research by the New West End Company (NWEC), which represents 600 retailers, restaurants, hotels and landlords in the area, estimated that £1.55 billion will be … Read more

Iranian drones in Ukraine Project Tehran’s power beyond the Middle East, tests the US, Europe

Iranian drones in Ukraine Project Tehran’s power beyond the Middle East, tests the US, Europe

Russia’s growing use of Iranian drones in Ukraine poses a growing threat to the United States and its European allies as Tehran seeks to project military power across the Middle East. In recent weeks, Ukrainian officials say, Russia has launched more than 300 Iranian drones that have targeted military units, power plants and civilian buildings … Read more