China says it will `counterattack with great strength' if Trump acts on new tariff threat, says negotiations impossible
Trump says 'we've already lost the trade war'
China says will fight back 'at any cost' against U.S. trade tariffs
EU says no 'immediate clarity' from US on trade tariffs
EU, Japan hold crunch talks with US counterparts in Brussels, hoping to get 'clarity' on President Trump's controversial new steel and aluminium tariffs
6 month ago
There's been another @[email protected]
phone call — this one discussing tariffs, as well as the plan for the summit with Kim Jong Un
Trade war between U.S. and Europe can still be avoided - Germany
@MalmstromEU: Day of meetings in Brussels with Minister @SekoHiroshige and @USTradeRep Lighthizer. I had a frank discussion with the US side about the serious pending issue of steel/aluminium tariffs. As a close security and trade partner of the US, the EU must be excluded from the announced measures. No immediate clarity on the exact US procedure for exemption however, so discussions will continue next week.
The budget is not satisfactory because we think it's not enough to maintain macroeconomic stability in Kurdistan, which is an important region of Iraq - IMF
Trump Organization says it has donated $151,470 in profits from foreign government patrons to the US Treasury.
2 trapped at BelarusKaliy mine collapse
6 month ago
Major agreement has been finalized to connect the electricity grids of Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece with Europe through a 1,707km sub-sea power cable. This massive project will turn Egypt into a electricity hub.
6 month ago
Figueroa Mountain was heavily impacted by tree mortality. Crews are working to reduce fuels and return Fig to a healthy state. Remember the road to Fig is closed for public safety and we'll reopen just as soon as the project is completed.
Words not war - while US President @realDonaldTrump risks triggering a trade war with new import duties, Angela Merkel says Germany is concerned but backs the EU in seeking dialogue. But "we in Europe can of course also react"
EC VP @jyrkikatainen criticizes @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs move, saying "we all have to choose" whether we want to live in a rules-based world or a world where the strongest takes control
EC VP @jyrkikatainen says don't expect trade concessions from Brussels on SteelTariffs dispute. "This is not a trade negotiation," he says. "These are unilateral actions" that violate WTO rules
EC VP @jyrkikatainen says @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs speech sounded "protectionist economy without competition." He says neither US "justification" is fair: Europe is US' closest ally and "our companies have not dumped steel in the US market."
EU continues euphemistic approach to @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs, with ECVP @jyrkikatainen repeating @MalmstromEU's approach that it's not yet "crystal clear" how Europe will be affected/exempted. "We are preparedif need be," he says, to add tariffs, take US to WTO
_Commission proposes 1 billion € in new Macro-Financial Assistance for Ukraine
Berlin condemns Trump's punitive tariffs as 'protectionism'
"Within 90 days we have to be ready" to launch EU counter-measures under WTO rules on safeguarding, explains @MalmstromEU at Brussels forum
"We didn't ask for this." @MalmstromEU tells Brussels forum. "We're asking the Americans to work with us" and if they don't, that will be "highly unfortunate."
EU says talks 'the prime option' in US tariffs row
6 month ago
"You can't stop globalization," says @MalmstromEU, criticizing the impulse to protect domestic industry with things like steel tariffs. She suggests education, retraining instead to be prepared for "jobs we can't even imagine today."
"We are counting on being excluded" from SteelTariffs, says @MalmstromEU at Brussels forum, as it's not quite clear what @realDonaldTrump meant in his announcement. If not, she says, EU will go to WTO and introduce "rebalancing" measures, ie the peanut-butter tax
U.S. approach to tariffs wrong, absurd if Britain affected - UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox
The first power unit of Leningrad NPP-2 began to generate electricity
Japan to ask U.S. to exempt it from steel and aluminum tariffs - government spokesman
Trump to sign tariff proclamations on steel, aluminum at 3:30p ET - White House
11 nations sign Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal without the United States
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