Free trade

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on European Union leaders are gathering for a two day summit. British media reports said Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017, the U.K. is planning to offer more money to settle its "Brexit bill" with the European Union _ but only if the EU agrees to start discussing a future free-trade deal. The bill is a key sticking point in divorce negotiations. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
November 21, 2017 - 7:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain is reportedly planning to offer more money to settle its bill with the European Union in a bid to unblock stalled Brexit negotiations — but only if the EU agrees to start discussing a future free-trade deal. The size of the bill, covering commitments Britain has made while an...
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November 12, 2017 - 6:46 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hong Kong has signed a free-trade agreement and an investment deal with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in pacts that it says are a vote against protectionism elsewhere. ASEAN officials say the free-trade agreement they signed with Hong Kong on Sunday in Manila...
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe smile during the family photo session during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Danang, Vietnam, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
November 11, 2017 - 6:58 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump's "America First" approach. The leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said Saturday that they had...
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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, right, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump at the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 2:53 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing. "We are not...
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chile's President Michelle Bachelet attend the APEC-ASEAN dialogue, on the sidelines of the APEC summit, in Danang, Vietnam, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 11:27 pm
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — The Latest on the summit of 21 Pacific Rim economies in Vietnam (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The Vietnamese trade minister says 11 Pacific Rim countries have reached a "fundamental agreement" on continuing with a free trade pact after the U.S. abandoned it. Trade Minister...
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chile's President Michelle Bachelet attend the APEC-ASEAN dialogue, on the sidelines of the APEC summit, in Danang, Vietnam Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 7:46 pm
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — In a major breakthrough, trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries said they reached a deal Saturday to proceed with the free-trade Trans-Pacific Partnership deal that was in doubt after President Donald Trump abandoned it. A statement issued in the early hours Saturday...
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China's President Xi Jinping speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in Danang, Vietnam, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Nyein Chan Naing/Pool Photo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 7:30 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Nations need to stay committed to economic openness or risk being left behind, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday in comments that contrasted sharply with U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks to the same business conference. The Chinese president drew loud applause...
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Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attends the opening of the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in the central Vietnamese city of Danang Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 3:42 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies were working Wednesday to reach a consensus on open markets despite the U.S. pushback on "free trade" ahead of summit meetings in a Vietnamese coastal resort city this week. "The global and regional landscapes are...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Yokota Air Base, in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. Some businesses in Asia are bracing for the unexpected as Trump traverses the region and meets with the leaders of major U.S. trading partners. Exporters are apprehensive, given Trump’s penchant for unpredictability and vehement dislike for swollen U.S. trade deficits. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 07, 2017 - 10:07 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Some businesses in Asia are bracing for the unexpected as President Donald Trump traverses the region and meets with the leaders of major U.S. trading partners. Exporters are apprehensive, given Trump's penchant for unpredictability, his vehement dislike for swollen U.S. trade...
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President Donald Trump, center, and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (Song Kyung-seok/Pool Photo via AP)
November 07, 2017 - 12:30 am
CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea (AP) — Reviewing American forces along the Korean peninsula, President Donald Trump met with U.S. and South Korean military leaders Tuesday at the start of a two-day visit centered on pressuring the north to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Trump has repeatedly...
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