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European Union, Japan near trade deal

This could further isolate the United States as it takes a protectionist path

The trade pact would give the EU and Japan better access to core industries such as cars and machinery, while laying down new rules for resolving investment disputes and removing structural barriers to trade.

New York

THE European Union and Japan are close to sealing one of the largest trade agreements ever, a deal that could further isolate the United States as President Donald Trump forges a protectionist path.

The deal, which brings together two giants encompassing a quarter of the...

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