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Newspaper headlines: Post-Brexit trade and diabetes “scandal”

[ad_1] Image caption The Financial Times leads on an interview with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Speaking to the paper he said Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal "with open arms" after Brexit but urged compromise to avoid a no-deal scenario. Image caption The Times reports Brexiteers have told Theresa May any customs arrangements with the EU must end by the next election in 2022. The
Business

US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace Nafta

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Relations between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau, pictured earlier this year, have occasionally been fraught The US and Canada have reached a new trade deal, along with Mexico, to replace the current North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta).The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) gives the US greater access to Canada's dairy market and allows extra imports of Canadian cars.The deal has 34 chapters and
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Donald Tusk: Theresa May’s Brexit trade plan won’t work

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDonald Tusk: UK's Chequers Brexit plan 'won't work'Theresa May's proposed new economic partnership with the EU "will not work", the head of the European Council has said.Donald Tusk said the plans risked undermining the EU's single market.He was speaking at the end of an EU summit in Salzburg where leaders of the 27 remaining member states discussed Brexit.Mrs May said her
US & World

UK and Russia trade blows at the UN

[ad_1] The US, France, Germany and Canada have stood by the UK's position that the Russian government "almost certainly" approved the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury.At a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the attack, Russia's ambassador dismissed evidence presented by the UK as a "mendacious cocktail of facts". [ad_2] Source link
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South African mainly white trade union to strike over ‘racial exclusion’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Workers at Sasol's South African operations are to strike over a new shares ownership scheme A South African trade union with mainly white members is to begin strikes at a petrochemical firm over a share scheme available only to black workers, which it says is "blatant discrimination".Businesses in South Africa are required to meet black ownership quotas under laws intended to offset the impact
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Nafta: US-Canada trade talks break up without deal

[ad_1] Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) ended on Friday with no deal in sight.US officials said they would meet Canada again next week in an effort to reach an agreement with the country.In the meantime, the US plans to move forward with Mexico on terms reached earlier in the week.It's not clear what this means for the trilateral agreement, which
Politics

Reality Check: What are the tariffs on trade with Africa?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Prime Minister Theresa May's trip to Africa has generated vigorous debate about how easy trade is between Africa and the EU and whether the UK can keep the same arrangements or even lower barriers. The European Union's critics sometimes invoke the presence of tariffs - effectively taxes on imported items - on African goods when they accuse it of being a protectionist club or racket. So
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Nafta: US-Canada trade talks going down to wire

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Trump has been embroiled in tit-for-tat trade battles on several fronts in recent months Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) are heading into their final day with no deal in sight.US President Donald Trump set a Friday deadline for Canada to sign a new agreement with the US and Mexico.He has threatened to leave
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Trump threatens to pull US out of World Trade Organization

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump has been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade battle on several fronts in recent months President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the body fails to change the way it treats America."If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO," Mr Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg News. The WTO was
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Theresa May to visit Nigeria as Brexit trade mission continues

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Theresa May spoke to business leaders in Cape Town on Tuesday, on the first day of her tour Theresa May will visit Nigeria later on the second day of her trade mission to boost ties with Africa after Brexit.Mrs May will discuss security, trade and people trafficking with President Muhammadu Buhari before meeting victims of modern slavery in Lagos.The prime minister already announced £4bn