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By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - The Labour Party headed for a leadership battle, mirroring a fight for control of the ruling Conservative Party, as the decision by voters to leave the European Union spread turmoil in Westminster. Angela Eagle, a senior Labour MP, will announce on Thursday that she will challenge leader Jeremy Corbyn who has been facing a growing revolt within the party, media reports said on Wednesday. Eagle, a former pensions minister, quit as Labour's top business official on Tuesday, one of more than 20 people to resign from Corbyn's opposition policy team. ...
By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's scathing criticism of his stance on trade, highlighting divisions within the Republican Party that threaten unity ahead of the Nov. 8 election. At a campaign rally in Maine on Wednesday, Trump called the nation's largest business association "controlled totally by various groups of people who don’t care about you whatsoever." He said new trade deals should be negotiated because foreign countries are taking advantage of America. "Every country that we do business with us look at us as the stupid people with the penny bank," Trump said Wednesday at the rally in Bangor, Maine.
By Roberta Rampton and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, the United States and Mexico on Wednesday mounted a fierce defense of free trade, vowing to deepen economic ties despite shifting political debate about the value of globalization. U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto also took swipes at U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has vowed to renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he wins November's election. "The integration of national economies into a global economy: that's here, that's done," Obama told a news conference at the end of a summit of the "Three Amigos".