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United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

09 Dec 2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

North Korea's U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States

08 Dec 2019

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed, the starkest statement yet emphasizing the gulf between the two sides ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang. | Video

U.S. Uighur bill's threat to surveillance economy puts China on offensive

06 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON China reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's approval of legislation supporting Hong Kong protesters last month, but movement on another congressional bill, backing Uighur Muslims in China's northwest, has cut even closer to the bone and could trigger reprisals and hurt efforts to resolve the U.S.-China trade war.U.S. congressional sources and China experts say Beijing appears especially sensitive to provisions in the Uighur Act passed by the House of Representatives this week banning exports to China of items that can be used for surveillance of individuals, including facial and voice-recognition technology.

China warns U.S. over Uighur bill, raising doubts over early trade deal

05 Dec 2019

BEIJING/WASHINGTON China warned on Wednesday that U.S. legislation calling for a tougher response to Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority will affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end a trade war. | Video

U.S. House approves Uighur bill demanding sanctions on senior Chinese officials

04 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require the Trump administration to toughen its response to China's crackdown on its Muslim minority, demanding sanctions on senior Chinese officials and export bans.

Trump approves legislation backing Hong Kong protesters

28 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong despite angry objections from Beijing, with which he is seeking a deal to end a damaging trade war. | Video

Trump approves legislation backing Hong Kong protesters

28 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law congressional legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong despite angry objections from Beijing, with which he is seeking a deal to end a damaging trade war. | Video

Trump says near deal with China, but U.S. also has eye on Hong Kong

26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was in the "final throes" in its attempt to reach a trade deal with China, but that at the same time Washington stands with protesters in Hong Kong, where it wants to see democracy.

Trump says near deal with China, but U.S. also has eye on Hong Kong

26 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was in the "final throes" in its attempt to reach a trade deal with China, but that at the same time Washington stands with protesters in Hong Kong, where it wants to see democracy.

Year-end could see return to North Korea 'provocations,' says U.S. envoy Biegun

21 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday a year-end deadline North Korea has set for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks was an artificial one, but could mean a return to "provocative" steps that preceded the past two years of diplomacy.

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