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U.S. blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang

Oct 08, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announces the move, saying the United States 'cannot and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of ethnic minorities within China'

SANCTION.  File photo of US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. gives Huawei 90-day reprieve on ban

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:40 PM

'As we continue to urge consumers to transition away from Huawei's products, we recognize that more time is necessary to prevent any disruption,' says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018, a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. File photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

Backlash as billionaire cabinet member dismisses U.S. shutdown hardship

Jan 25, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Asked by CNBC television whether he was aware that some federal workers were getting food from homeless shelters, Ross says: 'Well I know they are and I don't really quite understand why'

WILBUR ROSS. In this file photo taken on March 22, 2018, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies about US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Duterte not impressed by Pompeo, Mattis letter on U.S. equipment

Aug 23, 2018 - 10:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte slams a letter from 3 United States Cabinet members urging the Philippines to purchase defense equipment from America

U.S. commerce chief Ross defends Russian business links

Nov 06, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The findings are part of the Paradise Papers released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the Panama Papers made public last year

Leaks show U.S. commerce chief, UK queen's offshore investments

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The findings emerge as part of the Paradise Papers released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which was behind the 2015 Panama Papers

In this file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivers the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the Houses of Parliament in London on June 21, 2017. Carl Court/Pool/AFP

Trump to name and shame trade 'cheats'

Mar 31, 2017 - 11:16 AM

US officials will look for evidence of cheating inappropriate behavior trade deals that have not lived up to their promise lax enforcement currency misalignment and troublesome World Trade Organization constraints

TRADE CHEATS. US President Donald Trump is set to issue two executive orders aimed at determining the cause of the US' $50-billion trade deficit. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump mulls diplomat pick, plans victory tour

Nov 30, 2016 - 7:56 AM

Donald Trump steps up his contentious search for a secretary of state before he ditches cabinet interviews later this week to lead a victory tour kicking off in the swing state of Ohio

CENTER OF POWER. A view of Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump wraps up weekend cabinet search, no new picks

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:35 AM

UPDATED The president elect is clearly seeking to sound out people from a wide range of backgrounds from party stalwarts to business moguls to former rivals

President-elect Donald Trump waves to the media from the steps at the clubhouse of Trump National Golf Club November 20, 2016 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Don Emmert/AFP