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Washington • President Donald Trump said he was protecting jobs as he officially pulled out from the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday. But his ability to help the U.S. economy might depend on whether Trump can strike better …

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  • In this Jan. 21, 2017 photo, Amol Sharma, 36, owner of a tech-based pet services startup, gestures as he speaks to Associated Press in New Delhi, India. Sharma said Trump’s presidency ’might be a boon for India.’ ’It doesn’t seem like Trump’s going to have a great relationship with China. And if he is going to fall out with China, he would need a backup from a developing, emerging power, and I think India seems to be his best bet,’ said Sharma. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) ‘Trump in Asia:’ Region poised for new era’s dawn
    Beijing • People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 05:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • President Donald Trump signs an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact agreed to under the Obama administration, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Trump moves to pull U.S. out of big Asia trade deal
    Washington • Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on M...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gas-cost protests disrupt Mexico border crossings
    Tijuana, Mexico • Demonstrators have taken control of Mexican border crossings with the U.S. several times in the past month to oppose Mexican gasolin...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Dec. 14, 2016, photo Mark Thompson of Montana Resources poses for a photo outside the Horseshoe Bend Treatment Plant in Butte, Mont. Thompson says plans to treat toxic Berkeley Pit water at the treatment plant is nothing to be concerned about and that community fears about the plan are overblown. (AP Photo/Matt Volz) Bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit
    Butte, Mont. • It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration o...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 05:18 pm   |     |   Share


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