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Trade issues hang over Abe’s meeting with Trump

Donald Trump threw a bone to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe just ahead of their April 17-18 summit at Mar-a-Lago when the US president said he would consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that Abe had salvaged after Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from the pact last year. But Trump seemed to undermine that goodwill gesture when […]