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Stories with subject: International agreements
  • Thousands demonstrate in Germany against EU-US trade deal 
    Updated: Oct-10-15 9:45 am

    BERLIN - Tens of thousands of people marched through downtown Berlin on Saturday to protest a planned trans-Atlantic free trade pact.

  • UN wants peacekeeping drones in South Sudan, which objects 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 4:08 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council is urging the use of unarmed drones in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, but the government there says that could cause "disagreement and hostility" as a peace deal tries to take hold.

  • Petition drive assures House vote to revive Ex-Im Bank 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - Several dozen Republicans teamed up with Democrats Friday to assure a House vote on reviving the U.S. Export-Import Bank, giving the effort to save the bank new life more than three months after its charter lapsed.

  • Vilsack visiting Colorado to promote Pacific trade deal 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 2:53 pm

    DENVER - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack began a national tour Friday in Colorado to promote the Pacific Rim trade deal, stressing that U.S. farm exports stand to benefit from the proposal.

  • Trade official visits Delaware on heels of landmark pact 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 2:15 am

    WILMINGTON, Delaware - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is traveling to Delaware in his first public event since negotiating a contentious trade pact involving the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries.

  • Trade deal, Keystone open Clinton to flip-flop charges 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 3:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - Martin O'Malley was blunt when he learned Hillary Rodham Clinton had announced her opposition to a Pacific Rim trade deal. "Wow, that's a reversal," he told reporters minutes after Clinton announced her shift.

  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss arise story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 10:12 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."

  • Vietnam seems big winner in US-anchored Pacific trade deal story has photos
    Updated: Oct-07-15 7:56 am

    HONG KONG - An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by opening their markets to one another, but not all the gains will be spread evenly.

  • Moldova signs 150 million-euro loan accord with Romania 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 7:44 am

    CHISINAU, Moldova - Moldova signed a 150 million-euro ($168 million) loan agreement with neighbor Romania Wednesday which it hopes will bolster its currency and promote investment.

  • Obama begins selling trade agreement to Congress, public story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 2:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - Negotiations over the complex trade deal took more than five years. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama began what may be a similarly difficult task - selling the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress and the American public.

  • US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:22 am

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.

  • Company announces plans for major LNG facility in Cameron 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 4:09 pm

    CAMERON, Louisiana - A Louisiana-based company says it plans to build a massive facility along the Calcasieu River ship channel to export liquefied natural gas.

  • Obama welcomes agreement on Trans Pacific trade deal 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 9:40 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is heralding an agreement on an ambitious Pacific Rim trade pact that he says "reflects America's values" and gives U.S. workers a fair shot at success.

  • The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summit story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 2:03 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism - the Islamic State in particular - and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):

  • Mali's government releases rebels in exchange for soldiers 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 1:01 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Mali's government has exchanged 30 separatist rebels for the release of 16 soldiers, the government and a rebel group said Saturday, a move that shows progress after violence in August threatened to disrupt a peace accord.

  • Turkish Cypriots: Reunification agreement possible in months 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:59 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said Friday that an agreement on reunifying the divided Mediterranean island can be reached in months rather than years if talks with the Greek Cypriot president continue at the same pace, with the same determination and political will, as they have in recent months.

  • AP Interview: Uribe challenges Colombia's peace breakthrough story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:36 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - Former President Alvaro Uribe harshly criticized the international community for applauding a recent breakthrough in his successor's peace talks with leftist rebels, saying the deal undermines the rule of law in Colombia.

  • Cambodian opposition senator on trial over Facebook comments story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:48 am

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A Cambodian opposition senator was denied bail and went on trial Friday over comments he posted on Facebook criticizing a 36-year-old border agreement with Vietnam.

  • Most arguments dismissed in lawsuit over US-Canada bridge 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 9:10 pm

    DETROIT - A judge dismissed most arguments Wednesday aimed at blocking a new bridge between Detroit and Canada in a lawsuit brought by the owner of the existing Ambassador Bridge, but left standing one challenge that could delay construction.

  • East Timor primed for legal tussle with Australia 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 8:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Thirteen years after winning independence from Indonesia, East Timor has to wage another struggle for justice with a more powerful neighbor - but this time in the courts, the nation's prime minister says.

  • Q&A: Abbas warning to Israel blunted by lack of specifics story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 4:07 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Mahmoud Abbas seemingly made good on his threat to drop a "bombshell" in Wednesday's speech to the U.N. General Assembly when he declared that the Palestinians cannot continue to be bound by 20-year-old security and economic agreements with Israel.

  • Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:13 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared before world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel and called on the United Nations to provide international protection for Palestinians, in the most serious warning yet that he might walk away from engagement with the Jewish state.

  • Colombian rebel leader shies away from deadline to end war story has photos
    Updated: Sep-29-15 11:48 pm

    BOGOTA, Colombia - In a landmark television interview, the rarely seen leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reaffirmed the commitment of Latin America's oldest insurgency to abandon the battlefield even while shying from a six-month deadline to sign a final peace accord.

  • S. Sudan president, rebel leader trade blame for fighting 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 2:38 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - South Sudan's president and rebel leader on Tuesday blamed each other for breaking the country's cease-fire, although President Salva Kiir told a high-level U.N. meeting that his commitment to the peace deal is "unwavering."

  • AP Interview: Libya says Parliament will go past deadline story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:49 am

    UNITED NATIONS - The leader of Libya's parliament says the elected House of Representatives will continue talks past the Oct. 20 deadline for its mandate to expire if a peace deal with the divided country's rival government isn't reached by then.