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UK automakers report drop in investment, production

By DANICA KIRKA | January 30, 2020

LONDON (AP) — British auto production dropped for a third straight year in 2019, as carmakers continued to hold off on investment amid uncertainty over the country's departure from the European Union.The anemic figures announced Thursday by the Society...

Trump celebrates major rewrite of North American trade rules

By KEVIN FREKING and PAUL WISEMAN | January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico, celebrating the fulfillment of one of his top campaign promises while declining to share the moment with Democratic lawmakers...

Brexit deal cleared by EU Parliament; UK set to leave Friday

By RAF CASERT | January 29, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union grudgingly let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at the EU's parliament that ended the Brexit divorce battle and set the scene for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead.In an emotion-charged...

In snub to US, Britain will allow Huawei in 5G networks

By KELVIN CHAN and DANICA KIRKA | January 29, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain decided Tuesday to let Chinese tech giant Huawei have a limited role supplying new high-speed network equipment to wireless carriers, ignoring the U.S. government's warnings that it would sever intelligence sharing if the company...

Irish leader says EU to have stronger hand in UK trade talks

By JILL LAWLESS | January 27, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s prime minister warned Britain on Monday that Brexit is far from finished -- and the European Union will have the stronger hand in upcoming negotiations on future relations between the two sides.Leo Varadkar said “we're only...