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New Zealand leader makes 1st trip to UK since trade deal

Jul. 01, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday made her first visit to the U.K. since both countries signed a free trade agreement, meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to boost bilateral ties and discuss Russia's war in Ukraine. The trip came after...

UK's Johnson to host New Zealand's Ardern in London

Jun. 30, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in London on Friday for talks on security and boosting bilateral ties. The meeting comes after both leaders attended the NATO summit in Madrid this week. Johnson's...

EU, New Zealand strike free trade deal after 4 years' talks

Jun. 30, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and New Zealand said Thursday they have concluded a free trade deal after four years of negotiations and sealed a partnership to reinforce their cooperation against organized crime and terror groups. According to the EU, trade with New Zealand is...

The European Union and New Zealand say they have concluded a free trade deal after four years of negotiations

Jun. 30, 2022 09:51 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and New Zealand say they have concluded a free trade deal after four years of negotiations.

India's prime minister visits the UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jun. 28, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Emirati President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on a visit to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, showcasing deep ties between the major trade partners. From the oil-rich capital of Abu...

Leftist's election to test Colombia's alliance with US

Jun. 21, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It’s one of the United States’ few enduring alliances in an often-turbulent Latin America, one built around a decades-long partnership combating the nation’s drug cartels. But Gustavo Petro’s election as Colombia’s first leftist president is likely...

Mexican government prodding its farmers to grow more food

Jun. 14, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The corn has begun to sprout on the hillsides south of Mexico’s capital, though it’s unclear whether these shoots will have enough water to grow or whether the farmer will be able to afford the increasingly expensive fertilizer. What is known is that the...

WTO holds big meeting to tackle vaccines, food shortages

Jun. 12, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization predicted a “bumpy and rocky" road as it opened its highest-level meeting in 4-1/2 years on Sunday, with issues like pandemic preparedness, food insecurity and overfishing of the world’s seas on the agenda. At a time when...

WTO looks to reach trade deals with its fate on the line

Jun. 11, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is facing one of its most dire moments, the culmination of years of slide toward oblivion and ineffectiveness. Now may be a chance to turn the tide and reemerge as a champion of free and fair trade — or face a future further in doubt. ...

US files 4th labor complaint on Mexican workers' rights

Jun. 06, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

The United States on Monday filed its fourth labor complaint about purourted violations of union organizing rights in Mexico. The complaint was filed under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade pact, which requires that Mexico enforce a law that says employees are allowed to freely...