International trade

European Commission's Head of Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, March 5, 2020. The Brexit negotiators have said there are many divergences between the 27-country bloc and the UK after the first round of negotiations aimed at defining their future relationship. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 05, 2020 - 10:11 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's chief trade negotiator with former member Britain warned Thursday of “serious divergences" between the two sides after the conclusion of the first round of talks. Britain, meanwhile, predicted a tough road ahead for the talks, which aim to secure a new agreement for trade...
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Medical staff wearing protective suits check documents as they wait for people with suspected symptoms of the new coronavirus, at a testing facility in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the United States on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 04, 2020 - 6:22 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 7:15 a.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a statewide emergency after the state's first fatality from the new coronavirus. Newsom announced the measure at a news conference Wednesday, saying it was intended to help procure...
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Travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport wear masks Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Six of the 18 Western Washington residents with the coronavirus have died as health officials rush to test more suspected cases and communities brace for spread of the disease. All confirmed cases of the virus in Washington are in Snohomish and King counties. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 04, 2020 - 12:37 pm
ALTERED EXPECTATIONS: General Electric Co. General Electric believes the viral outbreak could have a negative impact of about $300 million to $500 million on its first-quarter industrial free cash flow. Operating profit for the period could be hurt by about $200 million to $300 million. GE said...
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Workers dismantle a booth after that the 90th Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is cancelled by Swiss authorities, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The 90th edition of the International Motor Show, scheduled to begin on March 5th, is cancelled due to the advancement of the (Covid-19) coronavirus in Switzerland. The Swiss confederation announced today that all events involving more than 1,000 people would be banned until 15 March. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore di Nolfi)
March 03, 2020 - 10:57 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark across the globe due to the new coronavirus - and taking with them sales opportunities that may be...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his government on Thursday, firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Johnson was aiming to tighten his grip on government after winning a big parliamentary majority in December's election. That victory allowed Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union in January. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 02, 2020 - 5:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Long-awaited trade talks between the European Union and Britain kick off Monday amid deep tensions over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s threat to walk away from the talks if not enough progress is made within four months. Britain became the first country to ever leave the EU on Jan...
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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Japan's schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe and on Friday, into sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 28, 2020 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak began to look more like a worldwide economic crisis Friday as anxiety about the infection emptied shops and amusement parks, canceled events, cut trade and travel and dragged already slumping financial markets even lower. More employers told their workers to...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a visit to the Connection, a homelessness centre, at St Martins in the Fields, London, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (Tim Clarke/Pool Photo via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 11:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain laid out its opening demands for upcomingtrade talks with the European Union on Thursday,including a blunt threat to walk away from the negotiating table if there is no progress within four months. The two sides appear headed for a rocky first round of negotiations as they try...
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Campaigners protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice where a Court of Appeal ruling is taking place on the Heathrow expansion row, in London, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Britain's Court of Appeal is preparing to publish its decision in a case that could stall the 14 billion pound ($18 billion) plan to expand Heathrow Airport amid concerns about climate change, pollution and noise. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
February 27, 2020 - 10:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport's plans to increase capacity of Europe's biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it approved the project. The ruling throws in doubt the future of the...
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U.S.President Donald Trump points to a question during a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 25, 2020 - 8:03 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Defending the host who has showered him with pomp and pageantry, President Donald Trump refused Monday to speak out publicly against a controversial new Indian citizenship law pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that has sparked deadly protests over discrimination against...
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French Junior Minister for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin, right, speaks with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok during a meeting of EU General Affairs ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. European Union ministers are putting the final touches on the mandate that will be the guide for EU negotiator Michel Barnier as he sits own with UK officials to thrash out a free trade deal over the next ten months. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
February 25, 2020 - 6:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday gave its chief negotiator Michel Barnier a robust negotiating mandate to get a free trade deal with Britain, which counters several of the red lines that London has set. The 27 EU nations are insisting that if Britain wants the best possible deal in the...
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