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Joint Statement on U.S.-EU Negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, February 2013

President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso gave this joint statement on February 13, 2013. It announced the launch of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, at the recommendation of a report from the U.S.-EU High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth.

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Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

This act grants permanent normal trade relations with Russia and was signed into law on December 14, 2012. See also the Jackson-Vanik Amendment. The U.S. Treasury Department releases sanctions under the Magnitsky Act, which bans specific Russian citizens from entering the United States. The Russian Foreign Ministry recently released a list in response, banning specific U.S. citizens from entering Russia.

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Trading in Hate

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish Bhagwati faults the Obama administration and the Democratic Party for fostering anti-Indian sentiment with their protectionist rhetoric.

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