The EU and the US kicked off talks in Washington on Monday aimed at coming up with a free trade agreement. If it goes through, it will be the world's biggest free trade deal ever.
A landmark free trade deal linking the European Union and Canada has come into effect despite lingering opposition from activists. The EU hailed the pact as one of its most ambitious ever, "setting a new standard."
Automobiles, agriculture and non-tariff barriers remain the biggest stumbling blocks to a deal that will be worth an estimated one trillion euros in additional annual trade between Japan and the EU. Julian Ryall reports.
Many African countries are better connected with the rest of the world than they are with each other. New free trade agreements are being discussed in the hope of opening up the African market.
Halting Turkey's bid to join the European Union was the surprise suggestion in Germany's election debate. But is there really anything to halt? DW takes a look at where Turkey's EU accession process stands.
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