The Latest: US urges Merkel to sell trade deal to Germans

April 24, 2016 11:03 AM

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The U.S. secretary of commerce is calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to promote a planned trans-Atlantic trade deal in the country.

The German government is keen to clinch the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, but public opinion of the deal is low in Germany. Tens of thousands of Germans took part in a protest against the deal Saturday in Hannover, a day before U.S. President Barack Obama meets there with...

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