US President Trump signed a trade agreement with China that is expected to boost exports from US farmers and manufacturers and is aimed at lowering tensions in a long-running dispute between the economic powers.
Meanwhile, Beijing slams a new US defence act, which includes measures to strengthen Washington's ties with Taiwan and support for Hong Kong's anti-government protestors, saying it "blatantly interfered" in China's internal affairs.
US President Donald Trump confirmed he did discuss former vice president Joe Biden and corruption allegations in a phone call with Ukraine's leader.
US President Donald Trump has been taking a more measured approach than other hawks in his cabinet, and it might be paying off.
Trade talks between the US and China end without a deal, but negotiators from both sides say they held "constructive" talks that went "fairly well" after the US raised tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods and Beijing promised to retaliate.
After the Trump administration has already missed an initial April 10 deadline for providing the tax records, US congressional Democrats set a new hard deadline of April 23 for the federal tax agency to hand the documents over to lawmakers.
The unprecedented move is likely to set off a huge legal battle between Democrats controlling the House and the Trump administration.
As US seeks to tackle Chinese technological espionage it does so forgetting its own poaching and rise to global power.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expected to resume talks in Beijing with China's top economic official Liu He, the first since China put into law new measures seen as an olive branch in their stand-off.
Top officials from the world's two biggest economies held two days of talks, hoping to at least create sufficient goodwill to stave off an escalation of their tariff war. The talks ended without any signs of specific progress.
Venezuela's self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaido, ordered Congress to change leadership at the state oil company PDVSA, following US sanctions on the oil sector.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the nine firms and people being added to the US blacklist are "critical actors" in a scheme to support Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad. Officials in Moscow dismiss the sanctions as illegal.
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