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EU ready for a 'stupid' trade war if Trump slaps on tariffs

Mar 7, 2018

The EU says it's ready to retaliate against the U.S. over President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, with counter-measures against iconic U.S. products like Harley Davidson motorcycles, Levi's jeans and bourbon.

EU turning the screws on Britain over post-Brexit relations

Mar 7, 2018

The EU turned the screws on Britain Wednesday by insisting London's ambition to maintain an intense post-divorce partnership where it could still pick and choose in which sectors to maintain seamless economic cooperation was nothing but a pipe dream

EU criticizes 'aggressive' tax practices of 7 member states

Mar 7, 2018

The European Commission has criticized the "aggressive" tax practices of seven member states, whereby governments try to undercut others to attract multinational companies

The Latest: UK urges Brexit deal to include financial sector

Mar 7, 2018

British finance minister Philip Hammond says he's confident the U.K. and the EU can do a trade deal that protects the U.K.'s vital financial services sector.

The Latest: Danish foreign minister rues Trump's 'bad call'

Mar 7, 2018

Denmark's foreign minister says no one will end up winning if a trade war ensues between the United States and the European Union.

EU trade chief: EU 'seriously doubts' Trump wants tariffs on steel for national security reasons, but economic gain

Mar 7, 2018

EU trade chief: EU 'seriously doubts' Trump wants tariffs on steel for national security reasons, but economic gain

Italians to vote but no end in sight for political tensions

Mar 2, 2018

Italy's election campaign reads much like a police blotter, chronicling a country whose politics lately have been increasingly nasty, divisive and even violent

UPS sues EU for $2 billion over blocked merger

Feb 26, 2018

Delivery giant UPS sues European Union's anti-trust regulator for blocking a merger with Dutch firm TNT, seeks $2.14 billion

Spend more or do less? EU leaders discuss post-Brexit budget

Feb 23, 2018

The leaders of European Union nations _ minus Britain's prime minister _ meet to begin what are expected to be acrimonious talks on how the bloc will cope with a multibillion-euro hole in its budget caused by Brexit

Italian campaign promises gloss over grim economic realities

Feb 23, 2018

Italian economic pickup belies weaknesses in real economy, few of which are being addressed directly as politicians stump for March 4 national elections.

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