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Merkel backs restarting TTIP talks

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she wanted to resume talks between the European Union and the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Modi jets into Netherlands, 'India's gateway to Europe'

Den Haag - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi jetted into The Netherlands for a one-day working visit Tuesday to boost ties between the major trading partners.

Wealth, poverty propping up Pakistan's illegal kidney trade

Panjeri - When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors and Omani clients still unconscious on the tables.

Wealth, poverty propping up Pakistan's illegal kidney trade

Panjeri - When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors and Omani clients still unconscious on the tables.

Wealth, poverty propping up Pakistan's illegal kidney trade

Panjeri - When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors and Omani clients still unconscious on the tables.

Final hurdle in Canada-EU trade pact: cheese

Ottawa - Canada is close to implementing a free trade deal with the European Union, but one last detail remains to be ironed out -- what cheeses Canadian distributors can import, sources said Monday.

Modi, in Washington, hails 'growing convergence' of US-India interests

Washington - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the increasing "convergence" of US-Indian interests and values, as he prepared for his first face-to-face meeting Monday with President Donald Trump.

Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments

Brussels - EU leaders on Friday poured cold water on a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in strategic European industries.

Macron reaffirms hope for EU ahead of first summit

Paris - On the eve of his first European summit, French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed his belief Wednesday in a Europe capable of transforming the world with France as a driving force.

Trump's tough Cuba line scores big in Little Havana

Miami - President Donald Trump's new measures restricting some trade and travel with Cuba did not go very far in practical terms, but they made a big noise in the place most eager to hear it: Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.

Trump revamps Obama-era Cuba deal, turns heat up on regime

Miami - US President Donald Trump vowed Friday to overhaul Barack Obama's deal to restore ties with Cuba, promising to instead support the Cuban people against Raul Castro's government.

Trump to roll back some of Obama's Cuban outreach

Washington - US President Donald Trump has vowed to revisit all of his predecessor's diplomatic successes and failures, but is he ready to slam the door on Cuba?

Mercedes' US home of Alabama shudders at harsh Trump trade talk

Tuscaloosa - President Donald Trump's harsh criticism of Germany's trade practices is sowing concerns in rural, Republican Alabama, where Mercedes-Benz has been an economic engine for two decades.

Merkel in Argentina hopes for S. America trade deal

Buenos Aires - Germany and Argentina voiced hopes Thursday for a free trade agreement between the European Union and South America as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Buenos Aires.

US, Mexico reach agreement in sugar dispute

Washington - The United States and Mexico reached an agreement Tuesday in a long-standing dispute that will allow duty-free sugar imports to resume from south of the border, albeit with new conditions.

Mexico says sugar exports to US to remain duty-free

Mexico - The United States will continue allowing Mexico to sell it sugar duty-free, the Mexican economy minister said Tuesday as the countries prepared to announce a deal on a long-running trade dispute.

Global economy is set to post solid growth but risks remain

Washington - The global economy is set to post solid growth this year, amid improving world trade and better performance by large emerging markets, but key risks could still threaten the outlook, the World Bank said Sunday.

World Bank sees improving global economy but risks remain

Washington - The global economy is set to post solid growth this year, amid improving world trade and better performance by large emerging markets, but key risks could still threaten the outlook, the World Bank said Sunday.

EU's Juncker opens China summit vowing to uphold Paris deal

Brussels - China and the EU are sending the world a signal there can be "no backsliding" on the Paris climate pact, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday after the US pullout from the landmark deal.

New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

Washington - The transatlantic diplomatic rift widened on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel with a new attack on German trade tactics and defense spending.

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Frankfurt Am Main - Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday."The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out.

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Spiegel

Berlin - President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution

Washington - Foreign steel producers on Wednesday called for prudence as the Trump administration considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair imports on national security grounds.

China's trade with N.Korea falls as pressure mounts

Bejing - China's imports from North Korea fell in April to a near three-year low, data showed Tuesday, as Beijing faces calls to put more economic pressure on its nuclear-armed ally.

China's trade with N.Korea falls as pressure mounts

Bejing - China's imports from North Korea fell in April to a near three-year low, data showed Tuesday, as Beijing faces calls to put more economic pressure on its nuclear-armed ally.

China's trade with N.Korea falls as pressure mounts

Bejing - China's imports from North Korea fell in April to a near three-year low, data showed Tuesday, as Beijing faces calls to put more economic pressure on its nuclear-armed ally.

Russia to lift some Turkey sanctions, tomato ban stays

Istanbul - Russia agreed Monday to lift some trade sanctions against Turkey imposed in the wake of the shooting down of a Russian warplane over the Turkish-Syrian border in 2015 but kept in place a contentious ban on tomatoes.

Pacific Rim nations fight to save TPP trade pact

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific trade ministers agreed Sunday to attempt to resuscitate a massive free trade pact thrown into doubt by a Donald Trump-inspired US pullout, as fears rumble of a new global era of protectionism.

TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: source

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.

TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: source

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.
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