UPDATE 1-U.S. envoy Jeffrey calls for ceasefire in Syria's Idlib
WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - A ceasefire is needed in Syria's Idlib province where there has been a recent upsurge in violence, and the United States is working towards halting the clashes, which have put tremendous pressure on civilians there, U.S. envoy James Jeffrey said on Wednesday.
Mnuchin says more U.S. tariffs on China at least a month away
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States is at least a month from enacting its proposed tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports as it studies the impact on consumers, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.
Wall St. slips as trade tensions mount; Fed minutes awaited
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday, as trade tensions were heightened on reports that Washington could impose sanctions on another Chinese company, while investors awaited the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.
Trump says 'I don't do cover-ups' after Pelosi accusation
WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected a charge by Democratic House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he engaged in a cover-up.
Virginia governor's role in blackface yearbook photo unclear, school says
NORFOLK, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's former medical school was unable to determine his role in a racist photograph that appeared on his 1984 yearbook page, according to a report released on Wednesday following a three-month inquiry.
U.S. envoy Jeffrey calls for ceasefire in Syria's Idlib
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A ceasefire is needed in Syria's Idlib province, which has seen a recent upsurge in violence, and the United States is working toward a halt to the clashes, which have put tremendous pressure on civilians there, U.S. envoy James Jeffrey said on Wednesday.
EU ready to start trade talks with U.S, but Washington not ready: Malmstrom
PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) - The European Union is ready to start trade negotiations immediately with the United States, but Washington is not ready to negotiate on tariffs, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Wednesday.
Mnuchin says U.S. open to new China trade talks based on previous negotiations
WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration is open to holding new talks with China if the two sides can proceed on the basis of previous negotiations.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Investors seek safety on threat of wider U.S.-China spat
NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - Global equity markets slid on Wednesday as investors sought safety in bonds, the Japanese yen and Swiss franc amid renewed worries over the U.S.-China trade standoff after reports the United States has another Chinese tech firm in its sights.
North Korea says "biggest issue" in U.S. ties is impounded ship
GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship is the biggest stumbling block to improving bilateral relations, a senior North Korean official said on Wednesday, warning Washington against using the "logic of strength" against Pyongyang.
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