Trade policy

June 30, 2017 - 3:03 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the European Union are rushing to finalize an agreement on easing barriers between their huge economies to help counter the backlash against free trade by U.S. President Donald Trump. The two sides hope to have a deal before the Group of 20 industrial nations meets next week...
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June 30, 2017 - 12:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China's diplomatic efforts...
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June 29, 2017 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States blacklisted a small Chinese bank accused of illicit dealings with North Korea on Thursday, escalating the pressure on Beijing to rein in its wayward ally amid increased signs of frustration among President Donald Trump and his top advisers with China's diplomatic...
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June 29, 2017 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a pending sugar deal with Mexico that clears the way for broader talks on rewriting the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump tweeted that the pact was "a very good one for both Mexico and the U.S. Had no deal for many years which...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak during a press conference after a gathering of European leaders on the upcoming G-20 summit in the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
June 29, 2017 - 10:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — European leaders said Thursday they are ready to defend the Paris climate accord and free trade when they face President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe was "more determined than ever" to see the climate deal succeed. The Trump...
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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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President Donald Trump meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 26, 2017 - 11:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hugging outside the White House Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring Pakistan as a "global terrorist." Trump declared he was "true friend" of...
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President Donald Trump meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 26, 2017 - 7:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hugging outside the White House Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring Pakistan as a "global terrorist." Trump declared he was "true friend" of...
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