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UK mulls NAFTA deal as Brexit talks stall

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Britain is currently negotiating the terms of Brexitfrom the EU though Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing to move onto discussions about a major free trade deal with the world's biggest trading bloc.

Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, meets  Trump, on Wednesday and will discuss the NAFTA, overlapping with the start of the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations.

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Freeland: 'This may be most uncertain international moment since WWII'

Canada finds itself navigating the most uncertain moment in international relations since the end of the Second World War, says Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

At the last round of NAFTA talks, she gave her colleagues from the U.S. and Mexico three books, including Margaret MacMillan's "The War That Ended Peace," about how, at the turn of the 20th century, a breakdown in globalization, fears about terrorism, a fast-changing economy, and a rise in nationalism led to the First World War.


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Justin Trudeau to meet with Trump in fight for Nafta's future

When Justin Trudeau first met Donald Trump, many highlighted their differences; one had campaigned on protectionism while the other championed trade.

This time, however, concerns that Trump will follow through on his promises – from building a wall along the country’s southern border to slapping punitive duties on imports – seem like less of a distant possibility. Chief among the possibilities now being reassessed is Trump’s vow to tear up the decades-old North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), the pact that underpins roughly 2.5m Canadian jobs and sees some 80% of Mexican exports end up in the US.



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