Like the other cities in the Hanseatic League, Hamburg was built on the precepts of free trade. Take a look back at the history of trade in Germany and Europe.
These days, the Northern Ireland peace process and free trade mean you'd hardly notice that there was a border separating two parts of the Emerald Isle. Brexit could make things complicated once again.
Vietnam is hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which gives it an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. But convincing protectionists like Trump remains an uphill task.
Opportunist second thoughts have emerged in Grimsby and Humber, England's seafood heartland, which voted 70 percent for Brexit. Its ports, critics of EU fishing rules, now want London to grant special free trade status.
Brexit hasn't even happened and already Brussels is dividing up the post-divorce spoils. Meanwhile, hypocrisy remains rampant in British politics and Russia sends its love to Theresa May.
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