Regional trade

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence listens to Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, not seen, in Singapore, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Pence is Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN summit. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, Pool)
November 14, 2018 - 10:43 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday in comments to a Southeast Asian summit that carried a veiled swipe at China's growing influence. Pence, standing in for...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, meets Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Singapore, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Pence is Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN summit. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, Pool)
November 14, 2018 - 5:55 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a meeting on the sidelines of a regional summit in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi that he was anxious...
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People, some wearing masks for protection against the pollution, walk across a traffic intersection at the Central Business District in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather than more economic stimulus. Li said Tuesday in Singapore that China can energize its slowing economy by adjusting policies, such as streamlining bureaucratic procedures like business registrations, taxes and fees. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
November 13, 2018 - 4:57 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — China's premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea. Premier Li Keqiang said his government will favor reforms in the world's...
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A journalist walks past ASEAN member country flags at the Suntec Convention Centre during the 33rd ASEAN summit in Singapore, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
November 13, 2018 - 4:31 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — The potential damage to global trade brought on by President Donald Trump's tariffs battle with Beijing is looming as leaders of Southeast Asian nations, China, the U.S. and other regional economies meet in Singapore this week. Countries across the region, many of which have relied...
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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 - 4:33 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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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The U.S. and Canada reached the basis of a free trade deal Sunday night, a senior Canadian government official said. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 7:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a revamped North American free trade deal (all times local): 7 p.m. President Donald Trump is hailing his revamped North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as a breakthrough for U.S. workers, vowing to sign it by late November. But it still faces a...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on trade between the United States, Canada, and Mexico, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 01, 2018 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump hailed his revamped North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico on Monday and vowed to sign it by late November. But it's not the final step in the lengthy path to congressional approval on an issue that has served for two decades as a political...
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A man stands in front of electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Asian stocks were mixed Monday after U.S. markets wrapped up their best quarter in almost five years, but sentiment was clouded by lingering worries over global trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
October 01, 2018 - 8:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Confirmation that the U.S. and Canada secured agreement on revising their trade pact shored up global stock markets Monday at the start of a busy data week that culminates with key monthly U.S. employment figures. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was up 0.5 percent at 12,309...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council after an agreement was reached in the NAFTA negotiations in Ottawa, Ontario, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The U.S. and Canada reached the basis of a free trade deal Sunday night, a senior Canadian government official said. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 01, 2018 - 1:09 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canada was back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico late Sunday after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline. In a joint statement, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian...
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September 29, 2018 - 5:37 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland postponed her U.N. speech as free trade talks between the U.S. and Canada intensified. Freeland had been scheduled to deliver Canada's address to the General Assembly on Saturday in New York, but Canada exchanged the slot with...
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