Trade policy

English flags and a Union flag fly above a souvenir stand opposite Britain's Parliament in London, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Britain’s foreign minister says there are only narrow differences remaining in trade talks between the U.K. and the European Union. But Dominic Raab insists the bloc must show more “flexibility” if it wants to make a deal. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 16, 2020 - 10:06 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that the U.K. must prepare for a no-deal break with the European Union unless there is a “fundamental” change of position from the bloc, as the two sides swapped blame for failing to strike a trade deal with just weeks until the end-of-...
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European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier leaves after addressing a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. European Union leaders met in person for the first day of a two-day summit, amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, to discuss topics ranging from Brexit to climate and relations with Africa. (Yves Herman, Pool via AP)
October 15, 2020 - 6:00 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — With both sides digging in their heels as another Brexit deadline passed Thursday, the European Union and Britain demanded concessions from one another in talks on a basic trade deal that would soften the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic for all. The EU leaders meeting in a...
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British Brexit negotiator David Frost, center, and Britain's Ambassador to the European Union Tim Barrow, right, arrive for a meeting with European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier at EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 14, 2020 - 5:44 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — On the eve of a European Union summit which British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had set as a deadline to get a post-Brexit trade agreement between both sides, talks remained in a deep rut over fundamental differences regarding anything from state aid to fisheries. EU nations are...
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Tower Bridge and the skyscrapers of the Canary Wharf financial district, left, are seen at sunrise in London, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 14, 2020 - 5:14 am
LONDON (AP) — A leading international economic watchdog urged the British government to conclude a free trade agreement with the European Union in the coming days and weeks to support the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In its latest survey of the the British economy, the Paris-based...
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October 13, 2020 - 9:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — World Trade Organization arbitrators said Tuesday that the European Union can sanction up to $4 billion in U.S. goods over Washington's illegal support for plane maker Boeing. The ruling, which could inflame Trump administration criticism of the Geneva-based trade body, amounts to one...
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Customers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus look at a newly unveiled new model from the American bicycle brand at a retailed shop in Beijing on July 29, 2020. China's trade growth accelerated in September as the world's second-largest economy recovered form the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 13, 2020 - 2:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade picked up in September as global demand for masks and medical supplies boosted exports and the economy's early reopening gave producers an edge over foreign competitors. Exports rose 9.9% over a year earlier to $239.8 billion, up from August’s 9.5%, the fourth straight...
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Customers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus look at a newly unveiled new model from the American bicycle brand at a retailed shop in Beijing on July 29, 2020. China's trade growth accelerated in September as the world's second-largest economy recovered form the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
October 12, 2020 - 11:12 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China’s trade growth accelerated in September as the world’s second-largest economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. Exports rose 9.9% over a year earlier to $239.8 billion, up from August’s 9.5% growth, customs data showed Tuesday. Imports gained 13.2% to $202.8 billion, up...
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FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice between substantially different policy paths. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 12, 2020 - 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice between substantially different policy paths. President Donald Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as...
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UK Chief Brexit negotiator David Frost leaves 10 Downing Street, in London, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
October 12, 2020 - 11:05 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost by tradition, another Brexit deadline is looming. Just as much by tradition, talks are expected to continue afterward. British negotiators traveled to European Union headquarters on Monday to start what has long been billed as another do-or-die session between both sides. The...
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Construction takes place backdropped by the spire of St Mary's Church, of which parts date back to the 12th century, on a post-Brexit customs clearance border post facility on land that was previously a field between the villages of Mersham and Sevington in the county of Kent, south east England, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. In the corner of Britain known as the Garden of England, Brexit is literally taking concrete form. Diggers, dump trucks and cement mixers are transforming a field in the village of Sevington into a customs clearance depot with room for up to 2,000 trucks. It's part of Britain's new border with the European Union, and no one asked the locals for their permission. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 12, 2020 - 2:27 am
SEVINGTON, England (AP) — Four years after Britain voted to leave the European Union, Brexit can still seem abstract. But in the county known as the Garden of England, it is literally taking concrete form. Just beyond the ancient oaks and yews that surround medieval St. Mary's Church in the village...
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