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Trade union members protest against Donald Trump’s import tariff on Brazilian steel outside the US consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

Will US president Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminium be a temporary distraction or the start of something more serious? Swings on Wall Stre(...)

US president Donald Trump with White House chief of staff John Kelly: Mr Trump directly contradicted Mr Kelly in a flurry of early-morning tweets.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/File Photo

US president Donald Trump appeared to undermine his own party’s efforts to avoid a government shutdown that could kick in at midnight on Friday in a s(...)

Donald Trump: Despite the outrage of millions of Americans, the reality-TV star did indeed arrive in Washington on January 20th and take up residence in the White House.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

On a cold January day in early 2017 the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, ascended the steps of the United States Capitol, in Washing(...)

Mexico’s avocado producers have seen their profits soar due to Nafta. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Fruits of Nafta deal on the table

Nafta has not at all been kind to Canada’s automotive industry. Last summer, 625 workers at a major General Motors plant in Ingersoll, southwest Ontar(...)

Thumbs up from Donald Trump: the US economy may grow more than 4 per cent  this year. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Usually a surging US economy is reflected in strong approval ratings for the president. So why are President Donald Trump’s poll ratings so low, despi(...)

Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland suggested earlier this week Canada could walk away if the US insisted on scrapping the mechanism to resolve trade disputes between the three Nafta countries. Photograph:  Chris Wattie

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an ambitious first round of trade talks, a senior US official said on Tuesday, as(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau went jogging together in Phoenix Park on Tuesday. Photograph: @campaignforleo/PA Wire

“Trudeaumania” hit Ireland on Tuesday as the Canadian prime minister compared socks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar before the pair went for a jog in the (...)

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer: hopes to complete negotiations by the end of 2017. Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking towards a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement wit(...)

US president Donald Trump with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Trump said he had agreed to pleas  to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

As US president Donald Trump nears his 100th day in office on Saturday, the White House confirmed it was not after all pulling out of the North Americ(...)

President Donald Trump in full voice in the White House. File photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

A couple of friends who thumped the table for Brexit and Donald Trump have gone rather quiet. Both my Irish-American relative and the long-time London(...)

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