Negotiators

KATOWICE, Poland | Splits deepen as UN climate talks near crunch time

KATOWICE, Poland— Splits are deepening at the U.N. climate talks between rich and poor countries, oil exporters and vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared for radical action on climate change versus those who want to wait and see. As the meeting in Katowice, Poland, reached its fifth day, negotiators were divided over whether to … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Splits deepen as UN climate talks near crunch time

BRUSSELS | UK’s May sees Brexit deal soon as future ties text agreed

BRUSSELS— British Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday that a good Brexit deal is within reach, after the European Union and her government agreed on a draft declaration outlining their future relations. The 26-page text was agreed upon at a technical level by negotiators and endorsed Thursday by the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, … Continue reading BRUSSELS | UK’s May sees Brexit deal soon as future ties text agreed

LUXEMBOURG | EU official urges Britain’s May to get creative on Brexit

LUXEMBOURG  — The European Union largely abandoned the hope of clinching a Brexit deal this month and a top EU official implored British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to come up with “a new method of thinking” on the Irish border issue that has stumped negotiators for over a year. With the leaders of … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | EU official urges Britain’s May to get creative on Brexit

LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Austria’s Kurz sees border as Brexit ‘tactic’

LUXEMBOURG  — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz say they still think a Brexit deal can be reached even though the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland has been an impasse in negotiations. Kurz and Rutte met ahead of a European … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | The Latest: Austria’s Kurz sees border as Brexit ‘tactic’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: US-Canada trade talks to resume Friday morning

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Negotiators for the United States and Canada will meet again Friday morning to resume their urgent talks to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland met for less than five minutes … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: US-Canada trade talks to resume Friday morning

TOKYO | Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

TOKYO  — Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the countries hope to have a resolution by November. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down 0.3 percent in early trading to 22,204.30. Australia’s S&P/ASX … Continue reading TOKYO | Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

The Latest: White House blasts ruling on immigrants program

WASHINGTON/January 10, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and immigration (all times local): 8:49 a.m. A White House spokeswoman says a judge’s ruling against the Trump administration involving a program that protects young immigrants is “outrageous.” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Wednesday that the ruling was “outrageous, especially in light of … Continue reading The Latest: White House blasts ruling on immigrants program