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Less than a third of UK public would support a Saudi Arabia trade deal

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Less than a third of the UK public would support a trade deal with Saudi Arabia, data published by the government has revealed as the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, meets senior figures in the oil-rich state. Truss is ...

‘The new drugs’: Northern Ireland gateway for £150m illegal puppy trade

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Northern Ireland has become a gateway for an “abhorrent” multimillion-pound illegal trade in puppies in Britain in what has been called the new drugs trade by animal welfare investigators. A BBC and Ulster Society for...

Bristol’s slave trade history laid bare on a Black History Month tour

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“Important bit of history that,” a warm West Country voice says over my shoulder as we look at the plaque outside the Seven Stars pub, a 17th-century landmark of the abolition movement. If you block out the posters fo...

Tony Abbott says China tensions should not prevent Taiwan joining trade pact

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The former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott says the government should not allow a fear of inflaming tensions with China get in the way of accepting Taiwan’s bid to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. ...

China sends jets and bombers near Taiwan as Beijing opposes island’s trade deal bid

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China has voiced opposition to Taiwan joining a major trans-Pacific trade deal as it flew 24 planes – including two nuclear-capable bombers – into the self-ruled island’s air defence zone, the biggest incursion in wee...

Canelo Álvarez, Caleb Plant trade blows at presser ahead of unification bout

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Canelo Álvarez and Caleb Plant couldn’t wait until 6 November to start throwing hands. The super middleweight champions traded blows at their news conference Tuesday to promote their upcoming title unification bout, a...

Tiger trafficking: the murky world of America’s big-money big cat trade

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The first red flag was the shiny Chevy Camaro with no license plate. “Anything to declare?” asked the US Customs and Border Protection officer. “Nothing,” replied the 18-year-old driver, Luis Eudoro Valencia, a nativ...

Aukus row: European Union demands apology from Australia over France’s treatment before trade talks

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The European Union is demanding answers – and an apology from Australia – over its treatment of France as the fallout from the Aukus announcement threatens to delay a key trade deal. Australia’s hopes of entering into...

France tries to delay EU-Australia trade deal amid Aukus fallout

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France is seeking to enlist European Union support to delay a planned EU-Australia trade deal, as part of a plan to punish Australia for what it regards as serial deceit and subterfuge by Canberra before it cancelled ...

Johnson defends trade secretary after climate crisis denial tweets

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Boris Johnson has acknowledged that he has altered his views about the climate crisis over recent years, saying, “the facts change and people change their minds”. As he travelled to the US in a bid to accelerate progr...

Last orders for staycationers as Welsh boho pub closes doors to passing trade

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Perched on a clifftop above the crashing Atlantic waves, the hotel has long been a bohemian haunt of musicians, artists and dreamers of all kinds drawn by its remote, romantic setting. But the proliferation of pop-up ...

Brexit trade barriers added £600m in costs to UK importers this year

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The trade barriers that made the import of Marks & Spencer’s Percy Pig sweets one of the first casualties of Brexit has added an extra £600m in costs to British importers since January, it has emerged. Customs dut...

UK trade with EU falls sharply as Brexit and Covid drive down exports

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Britain’s trade with the EU fell sharply in July, with Brexit and the global pandemic driving exports £1.7bn lower than in July 2018 and imports falling by £3bn, according to official data. The Office for National St...

PM accused of deliberate ‘strategic void’ on China to prioritise trade

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Boris Johnson has been accused of avoiding a clear strategy on China for fear it will force him to make difficult decisions that put human rights ahead of enhanced trade with the world’s second largest economy. The al...

Recovery in global trade hit by Covid outbreaks in east Asia

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A recovery in global trade during the summer is beginning to wane, according to some early warning signs pointing to the negative effects of widespread Covid-19 outbreaks in the manufacturing centres of east Asia. A d...

China’s trade halt with Lithuania over Taiwan ties sends warning to Europe

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China’s use of trade as a weapon in diplomatic disputes appears to be now targeted at Lithuania, home to fewer than 3 million people, after the Baltic nation agreed to exchange diplomatic offices with Taiwan. But Beij...

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