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US-Europe trade war likely averted, for now

Mar 22, 2018

EU leaders gave a cautious welcome Thursday to news that the 28-nation bloc could be exempt from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs, relieved that a costly trade war might yet be avoided

The Latest: Austria welcomes US exemption on tariffs

Mar 22, 2018

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has welcomed what he saw as a European Union exemption from the U.S. threat to impose steel and aluminum import tariffs

EU unveils new tax plans that could hit US tech giants

Mar 21, 2018

The European Union has unveiled new plans to make big tech companies pay more taxes in a move that would, if endorsed, hit online U.S. giants like Google and Facebook

Kosovo parliament vote on border deal halted by tear gas

Mar 21, 2018

Kosovo's opposition again has used tear gas to disrupt the parliament vote on a border demarcation deal with Montenegro

Germany doubts EU will be exempt from Trump steel tariffs

Mar 20, 2018

Germany expressed doubt on Tuesday about whether the European Union will be exempt from U.S. President Donald Trump's potentially damaging steel and aluminum tariffs, as the bloc's top trade official headed to Washington for last-ditch talks

In Brexit talks, unity has been EU's trump card over Britain

Mar 20, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May will be facing a united bloc of 27 EU leaders unwilling to compromise much on Brexit during the EU summit on Thursday

EU trade chief demands exemption from US steel tariffs

Mar 19, 2018

The European Union's top trade official says the entire 28-nation bloc should be excluded from President Donald Trump's new steel and trade tariffs, which enter force this week

Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough

Mar 19, 2018

Negotiators from the EU and Britain are hailing major progress in Brexit talks, but conceded that there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border

EU releases list of US products that could face tariffs

Mar 16, 2018

The EU has published a list of U.S. products it plans to introduce duties on if the 28-nation bloc is not exempted from President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs

NATO's chief says allies are spending more on defense

Mar 15, 2018

NATO's chief says European members and Canada spent almost 5 percent more on defense last year than 2016, as U.S. President Donald Trump insists that they boost military budgets

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