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Europe

Long path to CETA deal

MEPs may have backed the EU-Canada free trade deal, but national and regional parliaments across the bloc will also get a say.

MEPs may have backed the EU-Canada free trade deal, but national and regional parliaments across the bloc will also get a say.

Europe

The Brief from Brussels: CETA deal almost done

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

Europe

Anti free-trade protests ahead of CETA vote

Hundreds of anti-free trade protesters took to the streets of Strasbourg on Wednesday as MEPs voted to back an EU-Canada free trade deal.

Hundreds of anti-free trade protesters took to the streets of Strasbourg on Wednesday as MEPs voted to back an EU-Canada free trade deal.

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Troubled Waters: Ceta protest

Demonstrators from Greenpeace protest in Strasbourg at the signing of CETA, EU’s free trade deal with Canada

Demonstrators from Greenpeace protest in Strasbourg at the signing of CETA, EU’s free trade deal with Canada

Europe

MEPs plan CETA vote

MEPs are set to vote on whether to ratify a free trade pact, known as CETA, between the European Union and Canada.

MEPs are set to vote on whether to ratify a free trade pact, known as CETA, between the European Union and Canada.

Business

Canada's Trudeau talks trade as Trump rejects TPP and NAFTA

On President Trump's protectionist rhetoric Canada's PM Justin Trudeau says he'll emphasise the strong trade ties between the two countries.

On President Trump's protectionist rhetoric Canada's PM Justin Trudeau says he'll emphasise the strong trade ties between the two countries.

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Trump dumps the TPP trade pact as fears grow for the future of NAFTA

In a move seen as distancing America from its Asian allies, Donald Trump has formally withdrawn the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership on…

In a move seen as distancing America from its Asian allies, Donald Trump has formally withdrawn the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership on…

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Trump dumps TTP trade deal

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a key campaign pledge by withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a key campaign pledge by withdrawing the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Leaders react to Trump's plan to pull out of TPP trade pact

World leaders have reacted to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day as President.

World leaders have reacted to Donald Trump’s announcement that the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on his first day as President.

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Trump to pull out of TPP trade deal on day one

Laying out his intentions - Donald Trump lists six executive actions he will take on day one of becoming president

Laying out his intentions - Donald Trump lists six executive actions he will take on day one of becoming president

Business

Trump victory overshadows Japan's growth

Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.

Japan's economic growth was stronger than expected in Q3 but the election of Donald Trump is casting uncertainty over its export prospects.

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From Barack Obama to Donald Trump in eight years

Barack Obama became the first African American to take office in the White House with his election win in 2008.

Barack Obama became the first African American to take office in the White House with his election win in 2008.

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Belgium signs the CETA deal

It had been blocked by Belgium's regional parliament in Wallonia, effectively meaning it could not be signed by the national government, nor by the EU as a whole.

It had been blocked by Belgium's regional parliament in Wallonia, effectively meaning it could not be signed by the national government, nor by the EU as a whole.