Trade agreements

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, arrives to leave for the United States at the Seoul military airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Moon left for the United States for a summit meeting with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to discus the controversial U.S. missile defense system and North Korea's nuclear issues. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 28, 2017 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korea's new leader, on a four-day visit to Washington, was aiming to reconcile differences with President Donald Trump after advocating a softer approach to North Korea and delaying U.S. plans for the full deployment of a missile defense system in his country. President Moon...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bottom left, attends the transmission of a speech of US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, on screen, during a reception of the Economy Council of the German Christian Democratic Party in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 27, 2017 - 4:12 pm
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday that the United States and the European Union should have a free trade agreement, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for work on such an accord to resume. President Donald Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from an agreement with...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bottom left, attends the transmission of a speech of US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, on screen, during a reception of the Economy Council of the German Christian Democratic Party in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
June 27, 2017 - 3:41 pm
BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is saying that the United States and the European Union should have a free trade agreement. President Donald Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from an agreement with Asian nations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the fate of a proposed trade deal with...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Around 1,200 leading representatives from politics, economy, science and society participate in the annual conference of the Federation of German Industries, BDI. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)
June 20, 2017 - 6:25 am
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to seek a broad agreement on trade at next month's Group of 20 summit and told German business leaders that she won't give up on a free-trade deal between Europe and the U.S. Merkel will host leaders of the G-20 powers in Hamburg on July 7-8 amid...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Donald Trump during a family photo with G7 leaders at the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, during the G7 Summit, Friday, May 26, 2017, in Taormina, Italy. From left, European Council President Donald Tusk, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Merkel, and Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 26, 2017 - 1:13 pm
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Group of Seven leaders are appealing to internet providers and social media companies to join the fight against terrorism. The leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily signed a declaration pledging to...
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Brigitte Macron, wife of French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at San Domenico Palace Hotel, the venue of the annual G7 summit, in the Sicilian town of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. The G7 Summit will be held from May 26 to 27, 2017. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 10:11 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 4 p.m. Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump are both cutting elegant figures at events for spouses on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. The two greeted each other warmly when they met Friday at Catania's City...
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US President Donald Trump arrives for a welcome ceremony for the G7 summit in the Ancient Theatre of Taormina (3rd century BC) in the Sicilian citadel of Taormina, Italy, Friday, May 26, 2017. On Friday and Saturday, for the first time all seven are around the same table, including also newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France, Theresa May of Britain and the Italian host, Paolo Gentiloni, forging a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 26, 2017 - 8:41 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Germany is rejecting U.S. suggestions that bilateral deals might be possible between the U.S. and European Union members. German Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told reporters in Berlin...
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Activists wearing the masks of the seven leaders of G7, from left, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, British Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sit at a table eating mock pasta during an initiative by Oxfam, an international confederation of NGOS aimed at fighting poverty, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, Italy, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 7:09 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. But it may not play out exactly that way, according to...
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Activists wearing the masks of the seven leaders of G7, from left, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, British Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sit at a table eating mock pasta during an initiative by Oxfam, an international confederation of NGOS aimed at fighting poverty, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, Italy, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 4:28 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. But it may not play out exactly that way, according...
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Activists wearing the masks of the seven leaders of G7, from left, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni, British Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sit at a table eating mock pasta during an initiative by Oxfam, an international confederation of NGOS aimed at fighting poverty, ahead of the G7 summit scheduled for May 26 and 27 in Taormina, Italy, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Orietta Scardino/ANSA via AP)
May 26, 2017 - 2:42 am
TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies off its consensus game, with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. But it may not play out exactly that way, according...
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