US congressman Richard Neal said the UK and EU must preserve the sanctity of the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The chances of the European Union striking a trade deal with the United States would be endangered if it jeopardised the Belfast Agreement after Brexi(...)

US President Donald Trump’s administration is proposing tariffs in EU goods in response to Airbus support. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The European Union is preparing retaliatory tariffs against the United States over subsidies to Boeing, significantly escalating transatlantic trade t(...)

US speaker Nancy Pelosi: renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citizens. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A high-powered US congressional delegation is to visit Ireland this month amid renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citize(...)

President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Guillaume Faury (right), and chairman of China Aviation Supplies Co, Jia Baojun, at an agreement-signing ceremony at the Elysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/Pool/Reuters

Airbus has agreed a multibillion-dollar deal with China to sell a package of 300 aircraft to the country, strengthening the European aerospace group’s(...)

Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf plunged to two-year lows after it issued a shock warning about its 2019 operating margins. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer

European shares ended a rally as a warning from Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf took the glow off consumer stocks, prompting an outbreak of caution (...)

US president Donald Trump takes part in a meeting with China’s vice-premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Democrats will seek to block US president Donald Trump’s attempt to build a wall on the Mexican border when they vote on overturning his emergency dec(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at  a meeting on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he believes that Britain can leave the European Union with a deal before March 29th if there is a (...)

China’s president Xi Jinping  and US president Donald Trump: Stock markets have risen on optimism  the two sides are making progress on trade talks.  Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP

The Trump administration has vowed to come up with ways to ensure that China complies with trade commitments it makes to the United States, after thre(...)

 US president Donald  Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping. The Wall Street Journal has reported that trade differences have narrowed between the two sides.  Photograph:  EPA/Roman Pilipey

Trade negotiations between China and the United States have been extended for an extra day amid signs of progress between the sides. Negotiations in B(...)

A  manufacturing plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. Stocks rallied globally on Wednesday on the improved outlook for US-China trade. Photograph: Reuters

China is considering plans to delay some targets in its strategy to dominate high-end technologies and to put more focus on shaping industry standards(...)

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