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Brexit: Japan trade deal will not be ready by deadline

The UK won’t be able to roll over an EU trade deal with Japan in time for Brexit, Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said. It was one of the most important EU trade deals the UK hoped to replicate ahead of the 29 March withdrawal date. The Department of International Trade also said that the EU’s customs union deal with Turkey will not be ready. In 2017 Mr Fox said the UK would be able to replicate 40 EU free trade deals by Brexit day. But so far his department…

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DeGale v Eubank Jr: Britons trade insults as Eubank Snr admits he is ‘petrified’

Eubank Snr (left) says he is “petrified” given his son has so much on the line against DeGale DeGale v Eubank Jr Date: 23 February Venue: O2 Arena, London Coverage: Live-text commentary on BBC Sport website Chris Eubank Jr says facing James DeGale represents a “do or die” moment in his career, with his father admitting he is “petrified” of defeat. Eubank Jr, 29, competes at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday and DeGale has said retirement looms for whoever loses. “We are both on the edge and at a stage…

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Olives pitting US against EU in global trade fight

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Olive farmers have found themselves at the centre of a global trade dispute A trade battle is leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of Spain’s olive growers. Tariffs levied against them by the US last year have cost the industry $27m (£20.8m) and are likely to have lasting effects on Spain’s olive-growing regions. Antonio De Mora, general-secretary for Spain’s Association of Table Olive Producers and Exporters (ASEMESA), says olive farming is a vital industry for Andalusia and nearby regions where there are few…

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Brexit: Is there a 10-year-rule to sort out trade?

Image copyright Getty Images A number of obscure pieces of trade law have taken on near mythical status in the Brexit debate. One of them is Article 24 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Gatt). Supporters of a no-deal Brexit say it would allow the UK to continue to trade with the EU without tariffs (taxes on goods crossing borders) for up to 10 years, while the two sides negotiated a permanent future trade agreement. Kate Hoey, a Leave-supporting Labour MP, suggested in the House of Commons that…

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Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK-Swiss agreement signed in Bern on 11 February also applies to neighbouring Liechtenstein As a European Union member, the UK is automatically part of about 40 trade agreements which the EU has with more than 70 countries. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March, it would lose these trade deals immediately. To avoid this, the UK government says it wants to replicate the EU’s trade agreements “as far as possible” and have them ready to go in the…

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NFL notebook: Steelers’ Brown requests trade

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown said it’s “time to move on” in a tweet Tuesday and also officially requested a trade from the team, ESPN reported. Dec 30, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) looks on during warm-ups before the Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field. Brown has been ruled out of the game due to injury. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports “Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years … time to move on and forward,” Brown tweeted with the…

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Brown tweets farewell to Pittsburgh, requests trade

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown said it’s “time to move on” in a tweet Tuesday and also officially requested a trade from the team, ESPN reported. FILE PHOTO: Dec 23, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown prior to kickoff against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports “Thank you SteelerNation for a big 9 years … time to move on and forward,” Brown tweeted with the hashtag #NewDemands. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Brown officially informed the…

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Sixers complete trade for Clippers F Harris

Philadelphia is in a “position to contend now” after acquiring forward Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers in a multi-player deal, 76ers general manager Elton Brand said Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Jan 23, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; LA Clippers forward Tobias Harris (34) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo The Sixers acquired Harris, 7-foot-3 center Boban Marjanovic and journeyman forward Mike Scott from the Clippers in exchange for veteran swingman Wilson Chandler, big man Mike Muscala, rookie…

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Report: Clippers agree to trade Harris to 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers want to make a run in the Eastern Conference playoffs this season. The Los Angeles Clippers have their eyes on making big strides after this season. FILE PHOTO: Jan 23, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; LA Clippers forward Tobias Harris (34) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Early Wednesday morning, the two teams reportedly struck a deal that could help both of them reach their goals. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the teams agreed to…

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NBA notebook: Davis trade request about title

All-Star forward Anthony Davis said Friday that playing for an NBA championship is his priority now, which is why he asked the New Orleans Pelicans to trade him. FILE PHOTO: Jan 18, 2019; Portland, OR, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) passes the ball during the first half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports Davis spoke with reporters after Pelicans practice in his first public comments since telling the organization last weekend that he would not…

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