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Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact
SYDNEY (AP) -- Several countries expressed hope Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump's decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its future in serious jeopardy....

Trump overshadows young migrants' emotional trip to Mexico
MOLCAXAC, Mexico (AP) -- Tamara Alcala Dominguez sobbed, barely able to speak, as she buried her face in the sweater of the woman who cared for her when she was a toddler....

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry
DETROIT (AP) -- The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money....

Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia....

Senate panel narrowly backs Trump's choice for top diplomat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key Cabinet post....

White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government....

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight....

The Latest: Trump willing to work with Russia against IS
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):...

Icy, brief face-to-face meeting of Syria government, rebels
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Their seats remained empty for a few tense minutes after the Russia-Turkey-sponsored talks were officially inaugurated. Then, the Syrian rebel delegation finally walked into the room, marking what was supposed to be an ice-breaking first encounter....

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