The Canadian Prime Minister and the German Chancellor have called the CETA trade agreement between Canada and the EU a blueprint for future deals. The European Parliament has approved the agreement, despite controversy in the EU about adopting it.
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.
Germany is reorienting itself away from the US and the UK and toward France. Chancellor Merkel made that abundantly clear in a major speech to parliament about the EU's future and next week's G20 summit in Hamburg.
Angela Merkel has said she wants same-sex marriage to become a "decision of conscience," not a party-political issue in Germany. The feature-length interview was supposed to show the chancellor's more private side.
Canadian leader Justin Trudeau has distanced himself from anti-Brussels sentiment in the US and UK. In a speech hailing the CETA free trade deal, he said the world benefits from a strong European Union.
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