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The Trump administration is expected to begin issuing licences to US companies doing business with Huawei. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The United States will soon issue licences allowing some US companies to supply non-sensitive goods to China’s Huawei, the New York Times reported, as(...)

Demonstrators and riot police clash in Quito on Monday following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices following the authorities’ decision to scrap subsidies. Photograph: Rodrigo Bundia/AFP via Getty Images

Ecuador’s government has decamped from the capital in Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil after five days of violent protests over fuel price rises(...)

As of February this year, 156 Chinese companies with a total market capitalisation of $1.2 trillion (€1.09 trillion) were listed on the biggest US stock exchanges. Photograph: AP

The White House is weighing a plan to stop Chinese companies listing on US exchanges in a move that would take its trade war with China to Wall Street(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate, former vice-president Joe Biden, greets guests at the Polk County Democrats’ “steak fry” event on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Former US vice-president Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into report(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence may be in Ireland as soon as Monday. File photograph: Aubrey Gemignani/Nasa via Getty

The visit of US vice president Mike Pence is being brought forward to early next week after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to Europe this weekend and d(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence: confirmed that he would be meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, President Michael D Higgins and Tánaiste Simon Coveney ‘while celebrating my Irish roots’.  Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Plans are being made for US vice-president Mike Pence to stay at president Donald Trump’s family golf resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare when he visits Ire(...)

A view of  the New York Stock Exchange on August 14th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Stock markets globally were glad earlier this week to see that Donald Trump wasn’t prepared to cancel Christmas. Equities, which have had a bumpy ris(...)

Law enforcement near a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting took place. Photogaph: Adriana Zehbrauskas/The New York Time

Nineteen minutes before the first 911 call alerted authorities to a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a hate-filled, anti-immigrant manife(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

The US government has imposed financial sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of its escalating campaign of pressure again(...)

Alphabet’s cash is produced almost entirely by its search advertising business, which has been supplemented by strong growth from YouTube. Photograph: Getty

The corporate world has a new king of cash. The title for the company with the biggest financial reserves, held by Apple for a decade, has passed to G(...)

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