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'TTIP has failed', Germany's Vice-Chancellor says

Talks over the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – or TTIP – between Europe and the US have essentially failed, but ‘nobody is really admitting it’‘, Germany’s economy minister

Talks over the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – or TTIP – between Europe and the US have essentially failed, but ‘nobody is really admitting it’‘, Germany’s economy minister

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How Brexit could prove fatal for TTIP trade deal

Brexit has put a nail in the coffin of the EU’s bid to create the world’s biggest free trade zone with the USA, campaigners say.

Brexit has put a nail in the coffin of the EU’s bid to create the world’s biggest free trade zone with the USA, campaigners say.

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European Commission bows to pressure over trade deal with Canada

The European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada has been put on a slow track for approval requiring ratification by the bloc’s national parliaments.

The European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada has been put on a slow track for approval requiring ratification by the bloc’s national parliaments.

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Obama stands by 'back of queue' warning on post-Brexit UK trade deal

President Obama has stood by his comment that Britain will move to the back of the queue post-Brexit when it comes to trade deals with the United States.

President Obama has stood by his comment that Britain will move to the back of the queue post-Brexit when it comes to trade deals with the United States.

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TTIP trade deal under threat over the Feta factor

A food fight between Europe and the US over protection for products like Feta cheese, Champagne and Parma ham could block the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership free trade deal.

A food fight between Europe and the US over protection for products like Feta cheese, Champagne and Parma ham could block the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership free trade deal.

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France will not accept TTIP 'without rules', says Hollande

France has given its strongest indication yet that it’s opposed to the controversial transatlantic trade deal being negotiated between the US and the

France has given its strongest indication yet that it’s opposed to the controversial transatlantic trade deal being negotiated between the US and the

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'Misleading at best and flat out wrong at worst' US reacts to Greenpeace TTIP leak

Greenpeace has released leaked secret TTIP negotiation documents that show the US is applying pressure on the EU to weaken EU protection laws on the environment and public health.

Greenpeace has released leaked secret TTIP negotiation documents that show the US is applying pressure on the EU to weaken EU protection laws on the environment and public health.

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US piles on pressure in trade talks with EU

The US has been putting pressure on the European Union to scrap or change environmental and health legislation in trade talks according to leaked

The US has been putting pressure on the European Union to scrap or change environmental and health legislation in trade talks according to leaked

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US-EU trade deal protests ahead of Obama visit

More than 30,000 protesters hit the streets of Hannover to rally against the proposed US-EU trade deal. It came ahead of a visit to Germany by

More than 30,000 protesters hit the streets of Hannover to rally against the proposed US-EU trade deal. It came ahead of a visit to Germany by

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Protests against TTIP in Germany ahead of Obama's visit

More than 30,000 protesters have taken to the streets of Hannover in northern Germany ahead of a visit by US president Barack Obama. The

More than 30,000 protesters have taken to the streets of Hannover in northern Germany ahead of a visit by US president Barack Obama. The

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Germany: Huge protest against EU-US trade deal on eve of Obama visit

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the German city of Hanover on Saturday to denounce a proposed EU-US free trade deal – on the eve of a

Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the German city of Hanover on Saturday to denounce a proposed EU-US free trade deal – on the eve of a

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India and EU to push ahead with strategic partnership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Brussels on Wednesday hoping to end a deadlock over a proposed free trade agreement that stalled four

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Brussels on Wednesday hoping to end a deadlock over a proposed free trade agreement that stalled four

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Protests as fresh round of TTIP trade deal talks begin

​A handful of Greenpeace activists tried to blockade the venue where EU and US negotiators met for trade talks on Monday (February 22). Brussels and

​A handful of Greenpeace activists tried to blockade the venue where EU and US negotiators met for trade talks on Monday (February 22). Brussels and

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Huge rally in Berlin says 'No' to EU-US trade deal

Organisers are hailing a huge success, claiming that 250,000 people marched in Berlin on Saturday to protest against proposed free trade deals

Organisers are hailing a huge success, claiming that 250,000 people marched in Berlin on Saturday to protest against proposed free trade deals

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Trans-Pacific Partnership is praised and panned

TPP: the initials may mean little to many outside the Pacific rim. Yet the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Monday will be the world’s biggest

TPP: the initials may mean little to many outside the Pacific rim. Yet the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Monday will be the world’s biggest

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Morales: "time for a change" in EU-Latam relationship

Bolivian President Evo Morales calls on Europe to rethink its ties with Latin America, saying a trade deal should focus on complementarity and solidarity rather than competition.

Bolivian President Evo Morales calls on Europe to rethink its ties with Latin America, saying a trade deal should focus on complementarity and solidarity rather than competition.

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African leaders sign pact to create 'Cape to Cairo' free trade bloc

African leaders have signed a agreement in Egypt to create a new free-trade zone stretching from Cairo to Cape Town. The Tripartite Free Trade Area

African leaders have signed a agreement in Egypt to create a new free-trade zone stretching from Cairo to Cape Town. The Tripartite Free Trade Area

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MEPs fume over delayed TTIP vote

MEPs voiced their anger on Wednesday after a European Parliament vote on the controversial free trade deal between the EU and the US, known as

MEPs voiced their anger on Wednesday after a European Parliament vote on the controversial free trade deal between the EU and the US, known as

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African free trade agreement to be signed in Egypt

The leaders of 26 African nations have been laying the groundwork for an African Free Trade Union in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. Behind

The leaders of 26 African nations have been laying the groundwork for an African Free Trade Union in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt. Behind

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Empty-handed, but smiling: US and Japan fail to agree on trade pact

US President Barack Obama and have Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerged smiling, but empty handed, from talks in Washington. The two nations

US President Barack Obama and have Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emerged smiling, but empty handed, from talks in Washington. The two nations

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Battle brews in Washington over trade deals

As the ninth round of negotiations on the EU-US free trade deal wrapped up in New York, a battle was brewing over trade deals in Washington

As the ninth round of negotiations on the EU-US free trade deal wrapped up in New York, a battle was brewing over trade deals in Washington

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Everything you need to know about the EU-US trade deal

The EU and US are in talks to create the world’s biggest free trade zone, claiming it will make both regions richer than ever But critics question the alleged economic benefits of the deal – called th

The EU and US are in talks to create the world’s biggest free trade zone, claiming it will make both regions richer than ever But critics question the alleged economic benefits of the deal – called th

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Global protest over TTIP ahead of fresh talks in New York

Activists will take to the streets on Saturday (April 18) in what is expected to be one of the biggest protests against the EU-US trade deal.

Activists will take to the streets on Saturday (April 18) in what is expected to be one of the biggest protests against the EU-US trade deal.

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India to strengthen its fleet with 36 French-made warplanes

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he has ordered 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets. The move, an effort to modernise his country’s ageing

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he has ordered 36 French-made Rafale fighter jets. The move, an effort to modernise his country’s ageing

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EU-US trade: hopes and fears

EU-US trade – fears and hopes Food, cars, energy, finance and chemicals are some of the sectors affected by the free trade negotiations between the

EU-US trade – fears and hopes Food, cars, energy, finance and chemicals are some of the sectors affected by the free trade negotiations between the