Apple's Tim Cook calls for calm heads on China, U.S. trade
White House official: Trump to sign $1.3 trillion spending bill hours after tweeting he was considering veto
World Trade Organization chief encourages WTO members to work within the WTO, cites risk of confrontation with no winners and leading to a less stable trading system - statement
The Board of Directors of Gazprom has included Putin's nephew, Mikhail Putin, in the company's board for a period of 5 years
On @realDonaldTrump's May 1 expiry date for steel tariff exemptions, @EU_Commission President @JunckerEU says, "it doesn't seem to me that this date is a very realistic one given the broad issues we need to discuss`'
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No common project for eurozone yet EUCO, but Merkel and Macron face Trump and Putin side by side. Against US protectionism and threat from Russia
Sky Sources: EU leaders have discussed the possibility of UK-U.S. trade negotiations threatening a post-Brexit trade deal
No tariffs until May - happy and relieved. Window of opportunity to talk with the US about problems in world trade, says German Economics Minister @peteraltmaier
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EU says Trump putting 'gun to our head', seeks permanent tariff exemption
US launches WTO challenge against China over patents breach: statement
U.S. has not given China a list of trade remedy actions: U.S. official
The EUCO "regrets the decision by the US to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminium, takes note that shipments of steel and aluminium from the EU have been temporarily exempted from such measures, and calls for that exemption to be made permanent"
Belgium's @CharlesMichel is not convinced by @realDonaldTrump 's offer of a steel tariff exemption to the EU: "We have the impression that Donald Trump wants to negotiate with us with a revolver at our head," the Belgian PM said on his way into EUCO
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China's Commerce Ministry has released a "counter-attack" list of 128 US imports that could be subject to retaliatory tariffs online.
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State-run Global Times newspaper says: "we ask Washington to give up this plan. What Beijing will raise will not be a white flag, but a red rag to a bull."
China raises tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminum and other goods in response to Trump tariff hikes.
China says it may impose tariffs on 128 products imported from the US, including pork, fruit and nuts, wine, stainless steel pipes, recycled aluminium and modified ethanol, among others. Tariffs would range from 15-25%.
China plans tariffs on U.S. aluminum products
The @StateDept has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of up to 6,600 TOW 2B (BGM-71F-Series) anti-tank missiles for ~$670M, helicopter maintenance (~$106.8M), and blanket order requisitions for common spares/repair parts for land vehicles (~$300M)
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MPs failed to postpone e-declarations for anticorruption activists. They haven't even included draft laws in the agenda. 40% of Poroshenko's block, 37% of Narodnyi front, 86% of Lyashko's party, 45% of Batkivchyna and almost all ex-Party of Regions MPs did not vote
South Korea temporarily exempted from U.S. steel tariffs until end of April: trade minister
Zambian former cabinet minister facing graft charges: anti-corruption body
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Iraq has received their last batch of Pantsir-S1 air defense systems after they signed a contract with Russia to deliver at least 48 of these vehicles
Explosion at Synthos chemical plant: - Location: Kralupy nad Vltavou, north of Prague - at least 6 killed, more injured
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Baykar says the company has delivered 8 more Armed Bayraktar TB2 drones earlier from the expected date in the contract.The total delivered Bayraktar TB2 number has risen to 46.
China's Commerce Ministry says it will "resolutely" defend its "legitimate rights and interests" against possible US trade restrictions, Xinhua news agency reports.
China vows to respond to US tariffs with 'necessary measures'
"We recognize the potential gravity of the situation here," says @USTradeRep official in response to concerns of retaliation by China if Section 301 trade action taken by @POTUS.
"I can't really get ahead of the president. It's his decision," says @USTR official when asked if China to be targeted tomorrow by US with Section 301 action.
Brazil cuts interest rates to new record low of 6.5%
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