Trade policy

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, file photo, British Ambassador Kim Darroch hosts a National Economists Club event at the British Embassy in Washington. Darroch, who was British ambassador to the United States until leaked comments about Donald Trump ended his career in July 2019, says he’s not bitter about the way his career ended, and he tells his side of the story in a new memoir “Collateral Damage.” (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
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September 13, 2020 - 3:00 am
LONDON (AP) — Kim Darroch is astonished. Britain’s former U.S. ambassador, whose career ended abruptly when his frank views on President Donald Trump were leaked, spent 40 years as a diplomat. But he says he’s never before seen a British government saying it plans to break international law. “It’s...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly defended his controversial plan to override sections of the Brexit deal that he negotiated with the European Union, arguing that the bloc has an “extreme” interpretation of the treaty that could jeopardize the future of the U.K. In a column Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in The Daily Telegraph, Johnson said the Internal Market Bill is required to end EU threats to impose a “blockade” in the Irish Sea that he argues could “carve up our country.” (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)
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September 12, 2020 - 7:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has strongly defended his government's plan to override sections of the Brexit deal he negotiated with the European Union, arguing that the EU has an “extreme” interpretation of the treaty that could jeopardize the U.K.'s future. In a column...
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Members of the "Bora Testar" or Let's Test project, walk through the the Paraisopolis neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. The project plans to test up to 600 people for COVID-19 in the low income neighborhood, and to expand to other vulnerable communities in the country, financed by crowdfunding and donations. (AP Photo/Carla Carniel)
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September 12, 2020 - 12:17 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urged countries to oppose any...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 file photo, a sign outside a pub reads: "Wanted Customers" in central London. The British economy recouped some further lost ground during July after a swath of coronavirus restrictions were lifted, official figures showed Friday Sept. 11, 2020. However, it still has to make up around half the output lost at the peak of the lockdown and now faces renewed risks related to Brexit. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)
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September 11, 2020 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. secured its first major post-Brexit trade deal on Friday after signing an agreement with Japan just as discussions with the European Union appeared to be teetering on the brink of collapse. The deal, which is largely a rollover of one the U.K. enjoyed as a member of the EU,...
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Bruno Le Maire, France's minister for economic and financial affairs, attends the Informal Meeting of Economics and Finance Ministers in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (Kay Nietfeld/DPA via AP, Pool)
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September 11, 2020 - 9:38 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations presented a united front Friday on dealing with the United Kingdom and negotiating a trade deal after the British government said it plans to violate part of the Brexit divorce agreement signed by both sides less than a year ago. EU leaders have...
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European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic addresses the media as he arrives at the Europa house in London, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. UK and EU officials have their eighth round of Brexit negotiations in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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September 10, 2020 - 7:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Top European Union and British officials were holding an emergency meeting in London on Thursday over Britain’s plan to break part of the Brexit divorce agreement, a move the EU says would demolish any goodwill to reach a trade agreement. Britain’s decision to break international law...
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EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier , second from left, arrives with his team at the Westminster Conference Centre in London, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. UK and EU officials begin the eighth round of Brexit negotiations in London. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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September 09, 2020 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union appeared to dim Wednesday, with the EU saying that even the smallest U.K. breach of the Brexit withdrawal treaty would undermine what little trust is left between the two sides. The warning came as Britain pushed ahead...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 5, 2020 file photo, European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives a news conference after Brexit talks, in Brussels, Belgium. The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said Monday Sept. 7, 2020, he is going to seek “clarification” from his counterpart in the U.K. over reports that the British government may be planning to renege on commitments made ahead of its departure from the bloc earlier this year. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP, File)
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September 08, 2020 - 12:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. indicated Tuesday that it was prepared to break an international agreement as post-Brexit trade discussions with the European Union resumed on an increasingly acrimonious tone. With concerns mounting that the talks could be just weeks from collapse, the U.K. urged the EU to...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, May 18, 2020, traffic moves along the M6 motorway near Birmingham, England. Trade associations representing British freight haulers and storage companies are asking for urgent talks with government leaders to allay concerns over preparations for Brexit, that may threaten supplies of critical goods caused by border controls and computer systems. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, FILE)
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September 07, 2020 - 11:17 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned the British government on Monday that any attempt to renege on commitments made ahead of its departure from the bloc earlier this year could put at risk the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland. The comments show growing signs that trust between the two sides...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, United Kingdom's Brexit envoy David Frost arrives at EU headquarters in Brussels. Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator Frost is quoted in a newspaper Sunday Sept. 6, 2020, saying Britain wants “to get back the powers to control our borders and that is the most important thing”, as he talks tough ahead of crucial Brexit trade talks, saying the U.K. was “not afraid to walk away.” (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)
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September 06, 2020 - 9:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator talked tough ahead of a crucial round of post-Brexit trade talks, saying the U.K. was “not afraid to walk away” if the European Union does not give ground on key issues. David Frost told the Mail on Sunday newspaper that Britain wants “to get back the...
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