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(...)

Lisa Duan, a visitor from China, holds a sign in support of Huawei outside of the bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is being held on an extradition warrant in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: David Ryder/Reuters

Top Chinese and US trade officials have resumed negotiations to resolve a trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies, despite a diplomat(...)

US president Donald Trump: faces difficulty in securing a suitable candidate to work with him as chief of staff. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

US president Donald Trump has said he is in the process of interviewing “some really great people” to become the next White House chief of staff, afte(...)

Volkswagen cars being readied for delivery.

The bosses of Germany’s three largest carmakers will meet senior US officials on Tuesday to try to ease tension with Washington over trade, with Presi(...)

Donald Trump had invited Canada to rejoin the trade talks but warned that the US was prepared to plough ahead with a bilateral deal with Mexico, ending the three-country structure of Nafta, if Ottawa did not sign on quickly.

Donald Trump’s deal with Mexico to revamp Nafta has opened a new rift with Congress over trade after senior lawmakers reacted sceptically to parts of (...)

US president Donald Trump  and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit in Helsinki on Monday. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

US presidents are often deep into a second term before thoughts turn to legacy. Such is Donald Trump’s elongation of time – a decade’s drama in 18 mon(...)

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