U.S., Europe upbeat on trade deal after first talks

WASHINGTON • The chief negotiators in U.S. trade talks with Europe were upbeat Friday after the first round of negotiations but said they saw some difficult challenges ahead in removing regulations that hinder trans-Atlantic commerce. The American negotiator Daniel Mullaney and his European counterpart Ignacio Garcia-Bercero told a news conference in Washington that tensions over U.S. secret surveillance of European diplomats did not come up in the first week of trade talks because they were bei...

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