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U.S. stock futures jump after Mnuchin says trade war 'on hold'

TOKYO U.S. stock futures jumped on Monday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's two largest economic powers agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement.

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German companies worry Trump moving toward 'America Alone'

BERLIN German companies are concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump is increasingly thinking only of America rather than just putting his country first, the head of Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce told media.

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EU could compensate firms hit by U.S. sanctions over Iran: French minister

PARIS France is looking to see if the European Union could compensate European companies that might face U.S. sanctions for doing business with Iran, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.

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U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten vital Afghanistan trade project

WASHINGTON/KABUL U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan's economy, endangering a key goal of the U.S. strategy to end America's longest war.

South Korea's LG Group chairman dies from illness at 73

SEOUL The chairman of LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, who helped transform South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a battle with a brain disease.

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China agrees to import more from U.S., no sign of $200 billion figure

WASHINGTON China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of U.S. goods and services, the two countries said on Saturday, but made no mention of a $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier. | Video

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