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Canada wants to see flexibility in NAFTA talks with U.S.

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA – Canada said on Wednesday that it would need to see movement from the United States if the two sides are to reach a deal on renewing NAFTA, which Washington insists must be finished by the end of the month. 380 more words

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Needs more work - EU criticises May's Brexit plan

SALZBURG, Austria – Other European leaders pushed back against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan on Wednesday, hours before she was due to try to sell it to them at a summit in Austria. 751 more words

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UK inflation jumps unexpectedly to hit six-month high in August

LONDON – British inflation jumped unexpectedly to a six-month high in August, pushed up by bigger-than-usual seasonal increases in the sea and airfares and higher theatre admission prices, official data showed on Wednesday. 296 more words

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Trump slaps tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, spares some consumer tech

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with China on Monday, imposing 10 percent tariffs on about $200 billion (£152.14 billion) worth of Chinese imports, but sparing smartwatches from Apple (NASDAQ: 834 more words

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China to penalize $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move

WASHINGTON/BEIJING – China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. 738 more words

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Merkel targets debt reduction, investment as tax take 'very good'

BERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday Germany would reduce government debt and invest in employment and infrastructure to extend the economy’s upswing and prepare for any downturn. 270 more words

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UK enjoys the fastest growth in almost a year after World Cup and weather boost

LONDON – Britain reeled off its fastest economic growth for nearly a year in the three months to July thanks to strong consumer spending lifted by the World Cup and unusually warm weather, official figures showed on Monday. 574 more words

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