Trade policy

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 - 9:12 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 - 11:47 am
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 - 9:05 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 - 12:27 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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Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin, left, welcomes the President of the European Council Charles Michel as he arrives for a press conference at Farmleigh House, Dublin, Thursday Oct. 8, 2020. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
October 08, 2020 - 9:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union finally sees progress in trade talks with the United Kingdom, but insists a momentary change in mood between the oft-bickering sides is no guarantee that an agreement will be delivered on time, officials said Thursday. Both sides are negotiating against the clock...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, cargo cranes are used to take containers off of a Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation boat at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. The U.S. trade deficit rose in August to the highest level in 14 years. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the gap between the goods and services the United States sells and what it buys abroad climbed 5.9% in August to $67.1 billion.(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
October 06, 2020 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose in August to the highest level in 14 years. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the gap between the goods and services the United States sells and what it buys abroad climbed 5.9% in August to $67.1 billion, highest since August 2006. Exports...
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Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Inter-institutional relations and Foresight Maros Sefcovic addresses lawmakers during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. A top European Union official dealing with the United Kingdom said Tuesday that a cliff-edge rupture between the two without even a basic trade deal by the end of the year is becoming more likely by the day. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP)
October 06, 2020 - 2:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official dealing with the United Kingdom said Tuesday that a cliff-edge rupture between the two without even a basic trade deal by the end of the year is becoming more likely by the day. European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told the European...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, and Michel Barnier, chief negotiator of the European Union for the brexite, hold a press conference after a meeting at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Tobias Schwarz/Pool via AP)
October 05, 2020 - 3:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is calling on the United Kingdom to make a big final push to agree on a trade deal with the European Union in the wake of Brexit especially since fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is already hitting the economies on both sides of the English Channel very hard. German...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen buttons her jacket as she arrives for an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. European Union leaders will be assessing the state of their economy and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on it during their final day of a summit meeting. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)
October 02, 2020 - 3:41 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday will “take stock” of negotiations on a post-Brexit free trade deal and to “discuss next steps,” officials said. The announcement by both sides came as they were winding up another...
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, prepares to take off her protective mask, prior to making a statement regarding the Withdrawal Agreement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached late last year. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)
October 01, 2020 - 5:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached late last year. The EU move underscored the worsening relations with Britain, which was a member...
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