Free trade

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walks with his wife Karen as they exit Air Force Two upon landing at Yokota Air Base in Fussa on the outskirts of Tokyo Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Pence has arrived in Tokyo on an overnight visit to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 12, 2018 - 7:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. Pence is expected to also discuss China's growing regional influence and bilateral trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, unseen, during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool photo via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 8:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan displayed a united front on "free and fair" trade as leaders of Asia's two biggest economies met Friday in Beijing. The visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with hundreds of Japanese businessmen, took place against the backdrop of the festering trade...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. EU leaders meet with their Asian counterparts Friday to discuss trade, among other issues. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 19, 2018 - 5:40 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European and Asian leaders gathered Friday to pledge their support for free trade, at a meeting that underscored trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the Asia-Europe Meeting in Brussels would send a signal that "countries are coming...
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Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives for the ASEM 12 in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The informal meeting, which is held every two years, will discuss peace moves on the Korean Peninsula, migration, cybersecurity, fighting extremism and combating climate change. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 18, 2018 - 2:45 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia should use their combined economic clout "to tackle global challenges such as trade tensions that put millions of jobs at risk" and the threat of climate change, a top European official said Thursday. European Council President Donald Tusk spoke in Brussels as he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, port workers chat each other next to a pile of cargo at a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan has recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year, marking the first decline since 2016, after several natural disasters. September imports rose 7 percent, according to data released Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, by the Ministry of Finance. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 17, 2018 - 10:42 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year, marking the first decline since 2016, after several natural disasters. Trailing exports are also reflecting uncertainties over trade tensions set off...
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European Council President Donald Tusk touches his eyebrow after delivering a statement during a joint news conference following a Tripartite Social Summit roundtable at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2018 - 10:32 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says new thinking is required to end the Brexit standoff and is likening the Irish border problem to the mythical Gordian Knot that cannot be...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2018 - 12:18 am
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 01, 2018 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday celebrated a revised North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico as a return of the United States to a "manufacturing powerhouse," vowing to sign the agreement by late November. But the president noted that the deal would need to be ratified...
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President Donald Trump speaks as he announces a revamped North American free trade deal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The new deal, reached just before a midnight deadline imposed by the U.S., will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It replaces the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which President Donald Trump had called a job-killing disaster. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 01, 2018 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a revamped North American free trade deal (all times local): 12:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's "not at all confident" Congress will approve his revised North American trade deal. He says Democrats will have the 2020 presidential race in mind and might not...
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A man stands in front of electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed Monday after U.S. markets wrapped up their best quarter in almost five years, but sentiment was clouded by lingering worries over global trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 01, 2018 - 3:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday and Wall Street futures rose after the U.S. and Canada said they had reached a compromise on revising their trade pact KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.5 percent to 24,245.76. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost nearly 0.6 percent to 6,...
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