Trade agreements

March 30, 2017 - 4:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's chief negotiator in the country's divorce from the European Union is rejecting the suggestion that the government has threatened to end security cooperation unless it gets the trade deal it wants. David Davis told the BBC that Prime Minister Theresa May's letter triggering...
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EU Council President Donald Tusk grimaces at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 showing the letter he received signed by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered the beginning of Britain's exit from the European Union. ((AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
March 29, 2017 - 10:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism — or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain...
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A pro-European Union membership supporter holds a European flag opposite Downing Street in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbours. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 29, 2017 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister predicts a bumpy road for the negotiations between Britain and the EU over the United Kingdom's decision to leave the bloc. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday: "The negotiations certainly won't be...
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A pro-European Union membership supporter holds a European flag opposite Downing Street in central London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbours. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 29, 2017 - 10:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa says that Britain, Portugal's oldest ally through the Windsor Treaty of 1386, "will continue to be a European country, a fundamental pillar of peace and security on the Old Continent, and a...
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A dog in a bag bearing a British flag, at Syntagma Square in central Athens, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
March 29, 2017 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Sweden's prime minister says that he wants "to see organized and result-oriented negotiations" with Britain, saying good relations with London were "important for Britain, for Europe and for Sweden." Stefan Lofven said Wednesday...
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A dog in a bag bearing a British flag, at Syntagma Square in central Athens, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Britain will begin divorce proceedings from the European Union later on March 29, starting the clock on two years of intense political and economic negotiations that will fundamentally change both the nation and its European neighbors. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
March 29, 2017 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Poles, who have settled in large numbers in Britain in recent years, are expressing confusion and apprehension as Britain launched the process to leave the European Union. They rue being cut off from Europe's most attractive job market...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Mnuchin says after the battle over health care, the administration will turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 24, 2017 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the effort to overhaul the nation's health care system has collapsed, the Trump administration is turning its attention to tax reform. President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that the administration will now focus on gaining congressional...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gestures as he arrives at the G20 finance minister meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 1:35 pm
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world's top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which wants trade to more clearly benefit American companies and workers. Finance ministers from the Group of 20 countries meeting in the southern...
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, shakes hands with Lawrence Wong, Singaporean minister for national development, at the G20 finance ministers meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, Friday, March 17, 2017. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
March 18, 2017 - 11:51 am
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) — The world's top economic powers have dropped a pledge to fully oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the U.S. government of President Donald Trump, who wants to favor American companies and workers more. Finance ministers at a Group of 20 meeting in Germany...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens as President Donald Trump speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 18, 2017 - 3:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to sidestep their differences, but some awkward moments punctuated their first public appearance. During a photo op in the Oval Office on Friday, the two did not shake hands before reporters. Later, during a joint...
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