US president Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The United States and Mexico agreed on Monday to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), putting pressure on Canada to agree to new (...)

Saudi crown prince  Mohammed bin Salman has pledged to open up the conservative kingdom, but has also displayed a decreasing tolerance for criticism. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia is selling Canadian assets as the kingdom escalates its response to Ottawa’s criticism of the arrest of a female activist. The Saudi cen(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he doubted whether US president Donald Trump would carry out a threat to impose tariffs on au(...)

US president Donald Trump meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau during the G7 summit  in Charlevoix, Canada on Friday. Photograph:  Evan Vucci/AP

Canadians have had enough. It takes a lot to rile people in this decidedly courteous nation. But after President Donald Trump’s parting shots against (...)

Mr Trump is edging to proect US industry and workers as part of his “America first” policy. Photograph:  Ben Birchall/PA Wire

US president Donald Trump is not backing down from the tough line he has taken on trade, the White House’s top economic adviser said on Wednesday, set(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk arriving on Monday in Varna, Bulgaria, where he announced that 14 EU member states are to expel Russian diplomats following the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. Photograph: Bulgarian government press office via Reuters

In a co-ordinated wave of demonstrations of solidarity with the UK over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the US, 14 EU states, Canada and Ukraine hav(...)

A worker inspects a C Series aeroplane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The future of 4,500 workers at aircraft manufacturer Bombardier’s Belfast plant hangs in the balance after a punitive ruling against the company in th(...)

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(...)

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(...)

ASTI officials making preparations for Thursday’s dispute at ASTI HQ.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

1. Over 500 schools close as ASTI teachers stage industrial action The Government appears determined to hold a firm line in the face of industrial (...)

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