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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to members of the media as she arrives at the Office Of The United States Trade Representative, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Washington. Canada, America's longtime ally and No. 2 trading partner, was left out of a proposed deal Trump just reached with Mexico and is scrambling to keep its place in the regional free-trade bloc — and fend off the threat of U.S. taxes on its vehicles. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 28, 2018 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said her meeting Tuesday with United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer was "a very good, constructive conversation" about how to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. Freeland told reporters after the...
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FILE- In this April 5, 2018, file photo a sign for a Wall Street subway station is shown. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 28, 2018 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major U.S. stock indexes shook off a midday stumble and managed tiny gains in afternoon trading Tuesday, led by technology companies and a handful of retailers. The indexes remained near record highs after rallying over the previous two days. Trading volume was lighter than usual...
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President Donald Trump talks on the phone with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump made the announcement Monday in the Oval Office, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto joining by speakerphone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2018 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's declaration of victory Monday in reaching a preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement raised at least as many questions as it answered. Can Canada, the third member country in NAFTA and America's No. 2 trading partner...
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People stand in front of an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 28, 2018 - 8:32 am
LONDON (AP) — News that the U.S. has reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal has helped shore up global stock markets on Tuesday. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent to 5,496, while Germany's DAX was up 0.2 percent at 12,561...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, meets with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Theresa May has started a three-nation visit to Africa including Nigeria and Kenya. (AP Photo)
August 28, 2018 - 8:11 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Dancing gamely with schoolkids and meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday launched her three-nation African tour by pledging to make Britain the biggest investor in Africa from the developed world. With Britain due to...
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A United Nations flag flutters in the wind next to the International Court of Justice in the Hague, the Netherlands, Monday Aug. 27, 2018. Iran is going to the United Nations' highest court in a bid to have U.S. sanctions lifted. Iran filed the case with the International Court of Justice in July, claiming that sanctions the Trump administration imposed on May 8 breach a 1955 bilateral agreement known as the Treaty of Amity that regulates economic and consular ties between the two countries. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
August 28, 2018 - 6:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United States on Tuesday defended its re-imposition of sanctions against Iran as a legal and justified national security measure that cannot be challenged by Tehran at the United Nations' highest court. U.S. State Department legal advisor Jennifer Newstead urged...
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President Donald Trump listens during a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto about a trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 27, 2018 - 7:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a hug from Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. Who knew? But Trump said such a gesture would be "very nice" as he wrapped up an unusual, public speakerphone conversation with the outgoing Mexican leader. The long-distance call was a central feature...
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August 27, 2018 - 7:06 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A law firm representing the family of a toddler reported to have died after being released from an immigration detention facility issued new information Monday about what it called a "needless and devastating loss." Washington-based Arnold & Porter's statement Monday identifies...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. A federal judge in Seattle has granted an injunction that prohibits the Trump administration from allowing a Texas company to post 3D gun-making plans online. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, file)
August 27, 2018 - 6:27 pm
A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose a security risk. The states sued to stop an...
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President Donald Trump hangs up the phone after talking with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Trump is announcing a trade "understanding" with Mexico that could lead to an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump made the announcement Monday in the Oval Office, with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto joining by speakerphone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 27, 2018 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. trade agreement with Mexico (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says he intends to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement and call its replacement "the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement" — a name that would exclude the third...
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