Trade agreements

Commuters walk past the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is urging Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May to spell out how she plans to win over Parliament less than two months before Britain leaves. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 11, 2019 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The British government has agreed to allow citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein already living in Britain to remain after Brexit even if the country leaves the European Union without a deal...
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Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, center, British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, left, and Liechtenstein's Foreign Minister Aurelia Frick, right, shake hands after signing a trade agreement in Bern, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. Parmelin and Fox signed a bilateral trade agreement regulating relations between the two countries after the Brexit. Because of the customs treaty with Switzerland, the agreement also applies to Liechtenstein. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 10:09 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought a compromise Monday with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in hopes of securing his backing for a divorce deal with the European Union. The political maneuvering comes amid strong signs that uncertainty over Brexit is already clamping down on...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks with reporters outside the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
February 06, 2019 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no plans yet for President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet soon in hope of finalizing a trade deal, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday. Mnuchin and trade representative Robert Lighthizer are leading a team to Beijing next week to...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker talks on his cellphone at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. European Union leaders offered a united chorus of "No" on Wednesday to Britain's belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal, with one official calling on British lawmakers to stop bickering and work out a cross-party approach. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 01, 2019 - 4:59 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Japan have inaugurated a landmark deal they say will boost trade between the two economic powers and sends the message that international agreements still have a purpose in an age of increasing protectionism. The agreement that comes into effect Friday will...
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A man holds a smartphone showing stock prices as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house decorated with red lanterns in Beijing, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Asian markets were mixed on Friday as trade talks ended in Washington with no deal but the promise of a second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Gains were limited by a private survey showing that Chinese manufacturing slowed to the lowest level in almost three years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
February 01, 2019 - 1:59 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed Friday as trade talks ended in Washington with no deal but the promise of a second meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Gains were limited by a private survey showing that Chinese manufacturing slowed to the lowest level in...
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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, accompanied by Trump Administration officials, meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, left, and other Chinese officials as they begin US-China Trade Talks in the Diplomatic Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Complex, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 31, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump cast doubt Thursday on whether the U.S. and China can reach a comprehensive trade agreement in time to keep a steep tariff increase from kicking in against Beijing in March. Trump also said a final deal probably won't be finalized until he and Chinese...
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Pro and Anti Brexit protesters demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another bruising week in Parliament as lawmakers plan to challenge her minority Conservative government for control of Brexit policy.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 31, 2019 - 7:41 am
LONDON (AP) — A key member of Prime Minister Theresa May's government acknowledged Thursday that Britain's exit from the European Union may have to be delayed if negotiations on a divorce deal drag on. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that while it is difficult to know whether...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, a worker holds a sign promoting a sale for Huawei 5G internet services at a mobile phone retail shop in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong province. China has called on the United States to ‘stop the unreasonable crackdown’ on Huawei following the tech giant’s indictment on charges of stealing technology, violating trade sanctions and lying to banks. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 29, 2019 - 5:19 pm
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. criminal charges against Chinese electronics giant Huawei have sparked a fresh round of trans-Pacific recriminations, with Beijing demanding Tuesday that Washington back off what it called an "unreasonable crackdown" on the maker of smartphones and telecom gear. China's foreign...
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In this Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, photo visitors skate along the torch-lined frozen trails through Balsam Lake Provincial Park, near Coboconk, Ontario. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 29, 2019 - 5:09 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A key adviser to the European Union's highest court said Tuesday that a controversial element on dispute settlement in the free trade agreement with Canada complies with EU law. Advocate General Yves Bot said in a legal opinion that the 2016 agreement does not impede the autonomy of...
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Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, center, with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray speak Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at the Justice Department in Washington. The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, two of its subsidiaries and a top executive, who are accused of misleading banks about the company's business and violating U.S. sanctions.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 28, 2019 - 11:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, a top company executive and several subsidiaries, alleging the company stole trade secrets, misled banks about its business and violated U.S. sanctions. The charges were announced just...
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