EU, Japan seal free trade in signal to Trump

07 July, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Japan EU to sign free trade deal on eve of G20

Tusk took the opportunity to scoff at arguments in Britain for Brexit on the grounds that London could cut itself better trade deals without the EU's economic weight behind it.

After four years of talks, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker announced a deal in Brussels that will form a market of almost 640 million people and account for almost one-third of the global economy.

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan on Thursday signed a "political agreement" in Brussels where they agreed to a free trade pact ahead of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Enterprise Ireland divisional manager for worldwide sales and partnering Leo Adams said Japan was an important export market for Irish firms.

Mother in custody after four children and man found 'stabbed to death'
A knife appeared to be used in the attack, but a medical examiner will determine how each of the victims died, Ms Pihera added. A Thursday morning stabbing incident at a Loganville , Georgia, home left four children and one adult dead, police confirm.

The Japanese government had viewed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, which was signed by 12 countries including Japan and the United States, as a pillar of its growth strategy.

Japan is the third largest economy in the world and is Ireland's biggest trade partner in Asia after China and the largest source of FDI into Ireland from Asia.

Ms. Malmstrom responded this week by saying organizations like Greenpeace would be opposed to "any trade agreement", ostensibly a criticism of the group's stance against trade liberalization.

Divisions within the EU over the issue could prove significant when the EU-Japan deal faces ratification in the bloc's more than 30 regional and national parliaments. "Although we can not be too optimistic about the prospect of the talks, I strongly hope to strike a basic agreement on Japan-EU EPA this time around as I head into the talks".

Daughter of slain deputy supports clemency for Virginia death row inmate
Morva was in jail on attempted robbery charges in 2006 when he was taken to a hospital for treatment of a minor injury. Virginia legislators -13 delegates and five senators - also petitioned the governor to grant clemency.

The Europeans are expected to scrap a 10 percent tariff on passenger cars made in Japan, over a period of seven years. This ultimately increases the cost to businesses and is also the same for Japanese businesses operating in Europe.

The European Union and Japan have formally agreed on an outline of a free trade deal, the BBC reported.

Once the deal goes into effect, it will be cheaper to buy European wine, pasta and chocolate in Japan and easier to sell Japanese cars and sake in the EU.

The Commission has insisted that the EU-Japan will be the most important bilateral trade agreement ever concluded by the EU and, as such, will for the first time include a specific commitment to the Paris climate agreement.

China says India violates 1890 agreement in border stand-off
China and India have been engaged in a standoff in the Doka La area near the Bhutan trijunction for nearly a month. Experts called on both sides to resolve the conflict through dialogue and negotiations, it said.

Japan and the European Union have a message for President Trump: Free trade is alive and well.


  • Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki are getting married

    Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki are getting married

    A statement was released by their respective agencies pertaining about the real deal , between the two artists. Last month, MBC TV reported that the couple recently vacationed together in Bali, Indonesia.
    Kelly Clarkson gives befitting reply to body shamer

    Kelly Clarkson gives befitting reply to body shamer

    The former mentioned Clarkson could have stayed off the deep dish pizza while Gallagher stressed out how big she had gotten. She added that she was considered "the biggest girl" when she competed on American Idol in 2002. "Sometimes we're more fit.
    Z's '4:44' Certified Platinum Following Sprint Promotion

    Z's '4:44' Certified Platinum Following Sprint Promotion

    Jay-Z's latest album, 4:44, has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America after it was released on Friday.
  • Fourth consecutive win for India in Women's World Cup

    Fourth consecutive win for India in Women's World Cup

    Winless Sri Lanka have been struggling at the World Cup so far, though their margins of defeats have consistently reduced. How do I watch the India vs Sri Lanka , ICC Women's World Cup 2017 match and live score? India: TV: Star Sports Network.
    Ford Pickups Top Unit Sales in June as GM Gains Share

    Ford Pickups Top Unit Sales in June as GM Gains Share

    The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations. In a transaction dated March 24, 2017, the shares were bought at an average price of $11.67, giving away a sum of $1,999,993.
    Minor injuries after Amtrak train derails near Seattle

    Minor injuries after Amtrak train derails near Seattle

    According to Amtrak, the 506 train went off the rails at the Chambers Bay Bridge in Steilacoom, just south of Tacoma, at 2:30 p.m. Passengers were safely evacuated from the train, and Pierce Transit buses were transporting them to the Tacoma Amtrak station.
  • Chris Gayle to make T-20 comeback against India

    Chris Gayle to make T-20 comeback against India

    Surprisingly, West Indies managed to beat India in the fourth ODI by 11 runs and now the series stands at 2-1 in India's favour. After more than a year, the Jamaican opener got a place in the national side for the one-off Twenty20 worldwide against India .
    Computer glitch disrupts Apple, Google stock prices

    Computer glitch disrupts Apple, Google stock prices

    The swings came on a day that the US stock market closed early at 1:00 pm, on the eve of the US Independence Day holiday. Stock prices of Amazon, Microsoft, according to the numbers on screen, had lost more than half of their values.
    Trump Talks Trade and Climate With Merkel Ahead of G-20 Summit

    Trump Talks Trade and Climate With Merkel Ahead of G-20 Summit

    He called on Gulf leaders urging them to resolve the current ongoing dispute with Qatar in a diplomatic manner. Another British official said no firm plan had yet been made for Trump's state visit to Britain.
  • Qatar Airways sees USA  laptop ban lifted

    Qatar Airways sees USA laptop ban lifted

    The ban continues to affect flights traveling to the USA from seven other airports in the M.E.N.A. region, and affects six airlines.
    Liow: MH17 suspects to be prosecuted in the Netherlands

    Liow: MH17 suspects to be prosecuted in the Netherlands

    Suspects in the downing of flight MH17 will be prosecuted in the Netherlands , the Dutch foreign minister says. The criminal investigation is still ongoing and it's unknown when the trial will start.
    US Soldier Killed, Two Others Wounded In Southern Afghanistan

    US Soldier Killed, Two Others Wounded In Southern Afghanistan

    Three US soldiers were killed and another wounded in June during a joint US-Afghan military operation in Nangarhar Province. Defense Secretary James Mattis has promised to deliver Congress a new strategy for the 16-year-old war by mid-July.


Catch Pikachu Wearing Ash's Hat In Pokémon Go's First Anniversary Event
The locations will include the impressive Chester Castle, which will open its doors to the public for the first time in 20 years. As was initially rumored, players will get a special Pikachu, one featuring Ash's hat from the long-running anime series.

Governor vetoes IL budget bill
The vote on a budget for the State of IL is delayed as the Capitol is on lockdown. Democratic Speaker Michael Madigan needs 71 votes to override the governor.

Charlie Gard: Boris Johnson says terminallyill baby can't be moved to Vatican
Social media users have slammed the court's decision not to allow Charlie's parents to take him to the USA for further treatment. The case of Charlie Gard has also captured the attention of US President Trump , who on Monday offered US support for the baby.

Pepe signs for Turkish giants Besiktas
The 34-year-old will earn €4.75 million per-season and has a €4000 per-point bonus for league games - in matches he plays. Defender Pepe, who spent 10 years at Real Madrid, has now left the club as a free agent.

Police officers pull unexpected move while responding to complaint
The fun seemed certain to stop when police showed up because of a complaint that the slip-and-slide was blocking the road. After the officers stressed the importance of safety and addressed neighbors' concerns, they joined in on the fun.

Omar Khadr to get apology, compensation
His legal team was pursuing Can$20 million against the Canadian government because his rights as a prisoner were violated. In 2002, US special forces captured Khadr after a firefight with al-Qaida forces in southeast Afganistan.

Nokia 6 Goes On Sale In US Come July 10th
The Nokia 6, meanwhile, will arrive August 16 for £219.99; we're yet to learn through which channels the phones will be available. The device will be sold exclusively from Amazon initially and will be available in two color options of matte black and silver.

Asus ZenFone 4 Max With Dual Rear Camera Setup Announced
As soon as we get some details from Asus on the official launch date of their ZenFone AR smartphone we will let you guys know. The Asus ZenFone 4 Max comes in Black, Gold and Pink colors and starts at 13900 Ruble for 2GB RAM , 16GB storage variant.

Microsoft officially announces major reorganization for its sales team internally
For a long time, Microsoft has trained its sales force to convince customers to buy software for their desktops and servers. With that being said, we're sure to hear more about Microsoft's shuffling of departments and employees in the coming days.

Google Doodle Celebrates 140 Years of the Wimbledon Championships
There's a hawk, tucked in the top-right corner of the doodle which Google has named "Rufus the Hawk". The Google letters form the audience, save for the letter L, which becomes the match's umpire.