International agreements

Peru's Trade Minister Eduardo Ferreyros, left, Secretary of Economy of Mexico Idelfonso Guajardo, center, and Japan's Trans-Pacific Partnership minister Toshimitsu Motegi talk during the signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
March 08, 2018 - 4:18 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs just hours before President Donald Trump announced his plans to impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers. Trump...
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Canada's Minister of International Trade Francois-Philippe Champagne, Chile's Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz and New Zealand's Trade Minister David Parker, pose for a photograpghers before a signing ceremony of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, CP-TPP, in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
March 08, 2018 - 2:53 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected to formalize new tariffs on aluminum and steel to protect U.S. producers. Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 08, 2018 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Sources outside the White House say President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports will take effect in 15 days, with Canada and Mexico...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 08, 2018 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a week of hints and uncertainty, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would announce tariffs on imported steel and aluminum but with temporary exemptions for Canada and Mexico as he seeks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. He suggested Australia and "other...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, the British and EU flags flap in the wind outside EU headquarters in Brussels. European Council President Donald Tusk unveiled on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the EU's approach to the next phase of Brexit talks on future relations with the UK. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
March 08, 2018 - 1:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — One of the British government's biggest Brexit cheerleaders has taken aim at those in the European Union he accuses of looking to punish Britain for its decision to leave the bloc as exhibiting gang-like tendencies. As Brexit talks appear to have hit an impasse particularly over what...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 08, 2018 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump will sign orders to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports on Thursday afternoon. The president suggested...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2007, file photo, activist investor Carl Icahn speaks at the World Business Forum in New York. Icahn denied having knowledge of President Donald Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum before he sold about $31 million of stock in steel-dependent Manitowoc Co. A regulatory filing shows that Icahn sold almost 1 million shares in The Manitowoc Co. from Feb. 12, 2018, through Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 07, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn denied having prior knowledge of President Donald Trump's plans to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum before he sold about $31 million of stock in steel-dependent Manitowoc Co. "Any suggestion that we had prior knowledge of the Trump...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, walks with European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels. European Council President Donald Tusk unveiled on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the EU's approach to the next phase of Brexit talks on future relations with the UK. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
March 07, 2018 - 12:23 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union turned the screws on Britain Wednesday, insisting that Prime Minister Theresa May's ambition to maintain an intense post-divorce partnership where London can pick and choose the sectors it maintains close economic ties with was nothing but a pipe dream. Both EU...
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FILE- In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, a container ship waits to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for January, on Wednesday, March 7. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
March 07, 2018 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose in January to the highest level since October 2008, defying President Donald Trump's efforts to bring more balance to America's trade with the rest of the world. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the trade deficit rose to $56.6 billion in...
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This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. (Syrian Red Crescent via AP)
March 06, 2018 - 8:54 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 3:50 a.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging all parties in Syria to implement a cease-fire demanded by the Security Council on Feb. 24. The U.N. chief also is very concerned over attacks throughout the besieged...
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