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This is the original sentence:

This is sapping political energy from continent-wide deals such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Does it mean the same as this?:

Continent-wide deals such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Trans-Pacific Partnership are sapping political energy."

source: http://www.businessinsider.com/globalisation-is-slowly-dying-2016-7

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It does not mean the same thing.

This is sapping energy from deals such as...

is not the same as

Deals such as ... are sapping energy

There is a distinct word in the original sentence, "from".

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