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Biden selects Los Angeles to host next Summit of Americas

Jan. 18, 2022 20:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Biden administration has chosen Los Angeles to host a summit of leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean that is a key part of its outreach to a region increasingly being courted by U.S. adversaries such as Russia and China. The Summit of the Americas, to take...

India, Britain launch talks on free trade deal

Jan. 13, 2022 07:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Britain on Thursday launched talks on a free trade deal that is expected to boost bilateral trade by billions of dollars in one of the most ambitious negotiations after Brexit. Britain’s International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan met with...

Mexico asks USMCA dispute resolution panel on auto content

Jan. 06, 2022 16:46 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government on Thursday requested a dispute resolution panel under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement because it claims the United States is improperly interpreting stricter regional content rules under the pact. The agreement, known as the...

Asia looks to China-focused trade bloc for virus recovery

Dec. 31, 2021 02:48 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Members of a China-centered Asian trade bloc that takes effect Jan. 1 are hoping the initiative, encompassing about a third of world trade and business activity, will help power their recoveries from the pandemic. The 15-member Regional and Comprehensive Economic...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 29, 2021 12:53 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 27 The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on remembering Desmond Tutu, a moral giant: With the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the world celebrates a moral giant who helped lead South Africa...

Despite Christmas truce, EU, UK still fight over Brexit deal

Dec. 17, 2021 11:36 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — One year after the Brexit trade deal was supposed to end acrimony between the European Union and the departed United Kingdom, both sides showed Friday that theirs is still a relationship tainted by bad blood and accusations of bad faith. They did postpone talks on...

EU, ex-Soviet state leaders meet as Russia tensions simmer

Dec. 15, 2021 16:26 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — As tensions with Russia simmer, European Union leaders met Wednesday with their counterparts from Ukraine and four other former Soviet republics and pledged to deepen political, trade, energy and cultural ties. The EU’s Eastern Partnership includes Armenia,...

India hosts Putin as it balances ties with Russia, US

Dec. 06, 2021 11:08 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to discuss defense and trade relations as India attempts to balance its ties with the United States. The agenda for the annual summit included political and defense issues,...

Mexico threatens legal action on US electric vehicle subsidy

Dec. 02, 2021 15:21 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government threatened legal action Thursday over provisions of U.S. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act that would give subsidies of up to $12,500 for purchases of union-made, American-made electric vehicles. Tatiana Clouthier,...

Ireland: UK-EU deal on Brexit trade spat unlikely this year

Dec. 02, 2021 10:33 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish governments expressed optimism Thursday that a thorny spat between the U.K. and the European Union over Northern Ireland trade can be resolved, but Ireland's top diplomat indicated that negotiations were likely to drag on into next year. ...