There has been a massive protest in Berlin against the free trade deal being planned by the European Union and the United States. The police put the numbers at 100,000 -- the organizers say 250,000 people turned out.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has told a Berlin audience that the US remains open to a free trade pact with the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the proposal, but chided the Trump administration on trade.
Nigel Farage, the ex-leader of UKIP and a chief Brexit campaigner, has addressed a rally of Germany's far-right AfD party in Berlin. He received a standing ovation as a model of right-wing political accomplishment.
Thousands of pro-Europe demonstrators have taken to the streets for the ninth time in cities across Germany and Europe. A minute's silence was also held for the victims of the Stockholm and St. Petersburg attacks.
Amid rising anti-globalization sentiment, the EU-Canada trade pact has moved a step closer to reality after the EU trade committee gave its backing. MEPs see the deal as a symbolic show of support for open markets.
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