Free trade

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walks with his wife Karen as they exit Air Force Two upon landing at Yokota Air Base in Fussa on the outskirts of Tokyo Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Pence has arrived in Tokyo on an overnight visit to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 12, 2018 - 4:11 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. Pence is expected to also discuss China's growing regional influence and bilateral trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, unseen, during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Nicolas Asfouri/Pool photo via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 5:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — China and Japan displayed a united front on "free and fair" trade as leaders of Asia's two biggest economies met Friday in Beijing. The visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with hundreds of Japanese businessmen, took place against the backdrop of the festering trade...
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Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives for the ASEM 12 in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The informal meeting, which is held every two years, will discuss peace moves on the Korean Peninsula, migration, cybersecurity, fighting extremism and combating climate change. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 18, 2018 - 11:45 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe and Asia should use their combined economic clout "to tackle global challenges such as trade tensions that put millions of jobs at risk" and the threat of climate change, a top European official said Thursday. European Council President Donald Tusk spoke in Brussels as he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2015, file photo, port workers chat each other next to a pile of cargo at a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan has recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year, marking the first decline since 2016, after several natural disasters. September imports rose 7 percent, according to data released Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, by the Ministry of Finance. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
October 17, 2018 - 8:27 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded a trade surplus for September of 139.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion), but exports fell 1.2 percent from the previous year in the first decline for the world's third largest economy since 2016. A series of natural disasters took a toll, but the lag in exports also reflects...
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European Council President Donald Tusk touches his eyebrow after delivering a statement during a joint news conference following a Tripartite Social Summit roundtable at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 16, 2018 - 7:32 am
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The Latest on Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says new thinking is required to end the Brexit standoff and is likening the Irish border problem to the mythical Gordian Knot that cannot be...
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In this July, 5, 2018 photo, a post-Panamax crane loads a 40-foot shipping container onto a container ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 5, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for August. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
October 05, 2018 - 5:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Record imports drove the U.S. trade deficit up for the third straight month in August. The deficit in the trade of goods with China and Mexico hit records. The Commerce Department said Friday that the trade gap — the difference between what America sells and what it buys abroad —...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland arrive to hold a press conference regarding the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the National Press Theatre, in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 1:33 am
TORONTO (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to make Canada pay after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he wouldn't be bullied in trade talks. Trump called Trudeau "weak" and "dishonest." He threatened tariffs on cars and slapped them on steel. The unprecedented attacks on America's closest...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Landers Center Arena, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2018 - 9:18 pm
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in...
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President Donald Trump puts on a hard hat given to him before speaking to the National Electrical Contractors Association Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 02, 2018 - 12:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump told electrical contractors Tuesday that his economic policies would translate into more jobs for their ranks as he highlighted a new trade deal among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. "We're in the midst of a manufacturing renaissance — something which nobody...
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President Donald Trump is applauded as he walks out of the Oval Office to announce a revamped North American free trade deal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The new deal, reached just before a midnight deadline imposed by the U.S., will be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. It replaces the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, which President Donald Trump had called a job-killing disaster. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 01, 2018 - 2:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hailed his revamped North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as a breakthrough for U.S. workers on Monday, vowing to sign it by late November. But it still faces a lengthy path to congressional approval after serving for two decades as a...
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