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Trade Deals Take Years. Trump Wants to Remake Them in Months.

Trade pacts typically require years of detailed negotiations. The North American Free Trade Agreement needed two years. Creation of the World Trade Organization took eight. The Trump administration wants to remake global trade in a matter of months. To secure agreements quickly, the White House has taken a contentious approach ...

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Trump Just Pushed the World Trade Organization Toward Irrelevance

GENEVA — The handsome stone edifice that serves as the headquarters for the World Trade Organization rises like a fortress over Lake Geneva, projecting an air of impregnability. But lately the institution looks vulnerable, sowing worries that global commerce itself may be in jeopardy. As the United States accuses China ...

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How He Brought Trump and Kim Jong-un Together

Advertisement SEOUL, South Korea — Since his election in May, President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has been something of an odd man out in Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign on North Korea, calling again and again for talks as President Trump was threatening “fire and fury.” At one point, Mr. ...

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U.S. Allies Jostle to Win Exemptions From Trump Tariffs

Advertisement FRANKFURT — South Korea made an impassioned appeal to the American secretary of defense and national security adviser, reminding them of its role trying to defang North Korea. Europe pointed out that it was, in fact, a longstanding military ally of the United States. But it was Australia that ...

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Trump Accepts Kim Jong-un’s Invitation to Meet

Advertisement WASHINGTON — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited President Trump to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program, an audacious diplomatic overture that would bring together two strong-willed, idiosyncratic leaders who have traded threats of war. The White House said Mr. Trump had accepted the invitation, and Chung ...

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Europe Once Saw Xi Jinping as a Hedge Against Trump. Not Anymore.

Advertisement BRUSSELS — A year ago, the self-styled global elite gathered at Davos, shaken by the election of Donald J. Trump, who made no secret of his contempt for the multilateral alliances and trade that underpins the European Union. Then up stepped the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, promising that if ...

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