Trade agreements

Chinese investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, cheered by a rise on Wall Street amid some signs of easing tensions between the U.S. and China on trade issues. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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September 11, 2019 - 7:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly higher Wednesday amid some signs of easing tensions between the United States and China on trade issues. Investors seemed to be cheered by China's move to exempt American industrial grease and some other imports from tariff hikes in a trade war with Washington...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Pimlico Primary school in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to meet staff and students. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
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September 10, 2019 - 10:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Opposition politicians raged Tuesday at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament before the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons. Parliament has been prorogued — or suspended — at the government's request...
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Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces Ireland's Phil Hogan as candidate for EU Trade Commissioner during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday unveiled her team of candidates for the EU commission. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
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September 10, 2019 - 7:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The incoming president of the European Union's powerful executive arm on Tuesday nominated Irishman Phil Hogan to lead future EU trade talks, which could put him in charge of negotiations with Britain after Brexit. "I think the trade commissioner, who will have to deal with the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. China's trade with the United States fell sharply in August as a tariff war that threatens global economic growth worsened. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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September 08, 2019 - 7:33 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, customs data...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on during a visit to West Yorkshire in England, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson kept up his push Thursday for an early general election as a way to break Britain's Brexit impasse, as lawmakers moved to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union next month without a divorce deal. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
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September 05, 2019 - 6:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday to keep his Brexit plans on track, and he accused lawmakers of thwarting democracy by blocking his call for a new election. Johnson remained determined to...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, meets with US Vice President Mike Pence inside 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Peter Summers/Pool photos via AP)
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September 05, 2019 - 4:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is used to standing next to a pugnacious, unpredictable leader with no filter and much-studied hair. On Thursday, he encountered another one as he met with embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No. 10 Downing Street, where the vice president...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, photo, file a man carries a paper bags containing toys purchased from the FAO Schwarz as people shop at the newly open FAO Schwarz toy store at the capital city's popular shopping mall in Beijing. Caught in the crossfire of a trade war, American businesses operating in the China say they’ve been hurt by the hostilities between the world’s two biggest economies and are facing increasingly unfair competition from Chinese firms. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
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September 05, 2019 - 12:03 pm
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys will meet in early October for more talks aimed at ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Stock markets rose on Thursday's announcement but there has been no sign of progress since Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed in June to...
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A Chinese investor adjusts his hat as he monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday amid encouraging global developments, including British lawmakers seeking a less chaotic exit from the European Union and easing political tensions in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
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September 05, 2019 - 7:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks turned higher Thursday on the news that U.S. and Chinese officials will meet in October to try to end a tariff war and as British lawmakers sought a less chaotic exit from the European Union. The U.S. and China agreement on a date for talks came in a phone call conducted...
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Incoming President of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde speaks to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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September 04, 2019 - 12:28 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Incoming European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde is defending the bank's record low rates and other stimulus measures as she prepares to take over with the economy facing trouble from trade wars and Brexit. During hearings in the European parliament, Lagarde said...
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Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, left, and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini attend a joint press conference after the Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Helsinki, Finland on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The topics of the meeting included the wider Middle East, the Arctic region and hybrid threats and fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. (Jussi Nakari/Lehtikuva via AP)
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August 30, 2019 - 7:36 am
HELSINKI (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Friday urged Serbia not to stray from its EU membership path as the Balkans country readies to sign a trade agreement with a Russian-led economic bloc. Serbia is expected to sign the pact with the Eurasian Economic Union — made up of Russia,...
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