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Merkel "not happy" with Trump's rejection of major Pacific trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday criticised the decision of US president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw immediately from a major cross-Pacific trade deal negotiated under outgoing...

EU: New talks on US trade deal unlikely after Trump win

New talks on a pending trade deal between the European Union and the United States were unlikely, the bloc's top trade official said on Friday, days after Donald Trump's surprise victory in the...

US pushing for TTIP deal ahead of Obama's Germany trip

The United States said Wednesday it is continuing to push forward with a US-European trade agreement with the "ambitious" goal of completing talks before the end of the year despite indications...

Obama defends TTIP deal with Europe: Free trade brings prosperity

Globalization, particularly in the form of free trade, has improved the lives of "billions of people," US President Barack Obama said Tuesday, defending the Transatlantic Trade and Investment...

TTIP negotiations to continue through US elections

The European Union and the United States will continue negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement despite the forthcoming change in US leadership,...

EU no longer expects TTIP by January, but most want talks to go on

The European Union no longer expects to agree a free trade deal with the United States by the end of President Barack Obama's term, but most of its member states are keen on continuing the...

Thousands protest free trade deals as EU gears up to sign with Canada

Nine thousand people took to the streets of Brussels on Tuesday to demonstrate against free trade deals that the European Union is pursuing with Canada and the United States.

German rallies attract 320,000 protesting trade deals with US, Canada

Tens of thousands of protesters carrying placards and banners braved rainy weather in cities across Germany on Saturday to march against the European Union's efforts...

Protesters across Germany rally against trade deals

Demonstrators took to the streets of seven German cities on Saturday in a bid to head off Europe's plans to sign new far-reaching trade deals with both the United...

Juncker: EU-US trade deal remains a priority

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that the trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and United States remains a priority, in spite of rising skepticism...

Hollande joins in criticism of TTIP deal as EU defends progress

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday became the latest European leader to speak out against the free trade deal being negotiated with the United States, saying the talks would not meet an...

Germany says TTIP has not failed, contradicting Merkel deputy

The German government said Monday that talks between the European Union and the United States on the free trade agreement known as TTIP would continue, contradicting comments from Chancellor...

EU-US trade deal talks have failed, German economy minister says

EU talks with the United States over the planned free trade agreement known as TTIP have failed, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview with German public broadcaster ZDF on Sunday...

US negotiator: Brexit "affects the balance" of EU-US trade deal

Britain's planned departure from the European Union will affect the balance of a mammoth free trade agreement the bloc is negotiating with the United States, Washington's chief negotiator said...

Negotiations on EU-US free trade deal resume in Brussels

US and EU negotiators launched their 14th round of talks on a mammoth and controversial free trade deal in Brussels on Monday, amid persistent doubts over whether the agreement can be wrapped up...