Regional trade

FILE - in this Aug. 29, 2017 file photo distributed on Aug. 30, 2017, by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will mark the 10-nation bloc's 50th anniversary for two days of summitry under security in Manila starting Monday to tackle a slew of security worries including recent militant siege in the Philippines, displaced Rohingya and the escalating North Korea threat. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
November 11, 2017 - 12:13 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asia started banding its unwieldy cluster of fledgling democracies, monarchies and authoritarian regimes into an EU-like collective half a century ago, but the diverse region of 620 million people remains hampered by conflicts, poverty, human rights crises and...
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In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, garment workers sew clothes at Pro Sports factory in Nam Dinh province, Vietnam. U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a far-reaching Pacific Rim trade pact is having scant impact on fast-growing trade in the region. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh)
November 09, 2017 - 9:20 pm
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a far-reaching Pacific Rim trade pact has scarcely dented the push for freer trade in the region, judging from the frenetic growth of exports of clothing and shoes, cellphones and computers from booming Vietnam. The nation of...
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, third from left, and her Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang, second from left, review an honor guard at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit in Danang. (AP Photo/Minh Hoang)
November 09, 2017 - 12:14 am
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump is just one of 21 leaders attending the annual Pacific Rim summit that begins Friday in the scenic coastal city of Danang, Vietnam. Trump's withdrawal from a regional trade pact and his preference for country-to-country deals are at odds with the Asia-...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017, file photo, a man watches a television screen showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. Security and trade will loom large during President Trump’s first official visit to Asia, which gets underway Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Japan. North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons program is likely to dominate the first part of his trip, which includes stops in Seoul and Beijing as well as Tokyo. Trade will figure throughout, both in North Asia and at stops in Southeast Asia for the annual APEC summit in Vietnam and the ASEAN leaders’ meeting in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
November 03, 2017 - 5:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — Security and trade will loom large during President Donald Trump's first official visit to Asia, which begins Sunday in Japan. North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs are likely to be the issue dominating the first part of his trip, which includes stops in South Korea's...
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November 02, 2017 - 1:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce issued its final finding Thursday on the softwood lumber duties Canadian producers will pay, escalating a trade dispute amid the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The department said most Canadian producers will pay a combined...
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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, center, with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, left, and Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarrea, right, speaks during the conclusion of the fourth round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 17, 2017 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled over tough American demands, dashing hopes that a deal can be reached this year. A fourth round of negotiations between the U.S., Mexico and Canada ended in mutual exasperation Tuesday. Talks will continue next...
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October 12, 2017 - 2:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The president of the Canadian auto workers union says General Motors is threatening to move production of the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV to Mexico as a strike continues at an Ontario factory that makes the same vehicle. Unifor President Jerry Dias says GM has declared war on Canada...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, Blake Hurst, a corn and soybean farmer and president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, walks to the tractor shed on his farm in Westboro, Mo. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to redo the North American Free Trade Agreement, but NAFTA has widened access to Mexican and Canadian markets, boosting U.S. farm exports and benefiting many farmers. Hurst says NAFTA has been good for his business and worries that he'll lose out in a renegotiation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 12, 2017 - 2:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But there are growing doubts that it will survive through its 24th. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the agreement if he can't get what he wants in a renegotiation. But what he wants — from...
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A man looks at a TV news program reporting North Korea's missile launch, in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said Tuesday, an aggressive test-flight over the territory of a close U.S. ally that sends a clear message of defiance as Washington and Seoul conduct war games nearby. The letters read " North Korea Missile." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
August 29, 2017 - 12:11 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's firing of a projectile over Japan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Indonesia, one of the few nations to have decades of cordial relations with North Korea, has condemned its launch of a missile that flew over Japan. The Philippines, this year's...
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People watch a TV news program reporting a North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said Tuesday, an especially aggressive test-flight that will rattle an already anxious region. The signs at left top read " North Korea fired a ballistic missile." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 28, 2017 - 11:40 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's firing of a projectile over Japan (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Indonesia, one of the few nations to have decades of cordial relations with North Korea, has condemned its launch of a missile that flew over Japan. The Philippines, this year's...
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