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EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

Apo - The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.

US slaps anti-dumping duties on Chinese alloy aluminum sheet

Washington - The United States on Tuesday said it was imposing steep import duties on Chinese imports of alloy aluminum sheet valued at nearly $1 billion which Washington says have been dumped on the US market.

EU backs tariffs against US as trade war escalates

Apo - EU countries on Thursday approved a raft of tariffs targeting US goods including whiskey and motorcycles in retaliation against painful duties imposed by President Donald Trump on European metals.

EU approves retaliatory tariffs against US

Apo - EU countries on Thursday approved a raft of retaliatory tariffs, including on whiskey and motorcycles, against painful duties imposed by US President Donald Trump on European metals, sources said.

EU says tit-for-tat tariffs against US ready in July

Apo - The EU on Wednesday said a raft of retaliatory tariffs, including on whiskey and motorcycles, against painful metals duties imposed by the US would be ready as early as July.

Mexico to file WTO complaint over US tariffs: ministry

Mexico - Mexico said on Monday it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over US tariffs on its steel and aluminum.

Mexico to file WTO complaint over US tariffs: ministry

Mexico - Mexico said on Monday it will file a complaint with the World Trade Organization over US tariffs on its steel and aluminum.

US isolated as trade outrage roils G7 ministerial meet

Whistler - Group of Seven finance ministers ended their annual meeting Saturday with US allies united in condemning Washington's aggressive protectionism, calling on President Donald Trump to reverse his decision to impose punishing metal tariffs.

US Treasury chief downplays discord at G7 finance meet

Whistler - US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday reaffirmed Washington's commitment to the Group of Seven advanced economies, downplaying the discord that upended the agenda for talks at a ministerial meeting this week.

US isolated as G7 ministerial draws to a close

Whistler - The United States faced unified opposition from the world's top economies to President Donald Trump's escalating, multi-front trade offensive at the end of high-level meetings Saturday soured by the imposition of tariffs.

Canada files WTO complaint over 'illegal' US steel tariffs

Ottawa - Canada filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization in response to "illegal" US tariffs on imports of Canadian steel and aluminum, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.

US action 'risks economic destabilization of the planet': French minister

Whistler - The punishing US metal tariffs which took effect on Friday will reduce growth and kill jobs, posing a danger to the global economy, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said.

EU 'not at war with anyone' on trade: Mogherini

Apo - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Friday said the bloc was not in a trade war with anyone but would defend its interests, hours after the US slapped punishing metals tariffs on Europe and other close allies.

Macron calls US tariffs an 'illegal' decision

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he "deplored" the US move to impose harsh tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the European Union, declaring it an "illegal" decision.

White House moves to finalize China trade sanctions

Washington - President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is moving to finalize trade sanctions against China even as a US delegation is set to travel to Beijing for talks to resolve the dispute.

Trump dampens chances of trade deal with China

Washington - US and Chinese officials face a new round of tough trade talks on Friday as President Donald Trump discounted chances of a deal, but Beijing extended a potential olive branch.

US hopes to narrow wide gap in China trade talks

Washington - US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday he hopes to reduce large differences with China in trade talks where hundreds of billions of dollars in commerce are at stake.

US hopes to narrow wide gap in China talks

Washington - US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday he hopes to see progress to reduce large differences with China in trade talks where hundreds of billions of dollars in commerce are at stake.

China prepares tech sector for battle as US trade team arrives

Bejing - The first salvos in the budding US-China trade conflict struck old-school sectors like steel and agriculture, but Beijing is now bracing for moves against its strategic ambitions in hi-tech.

Trump sees trade deal with 'friend' Xi

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday said he sees an end to the escalating trade dispute with China, after tit-for-tat retaliatory tariffs and threats that rattled markets.

US-China trade war fears escalate as threats ramp up

Washington - The escalating trade confrontation between Washington and Beijing threatened to boil over Friday after President Donald Trump lashed out again and China called on the European Union to join the battle, sending global stocks into the red.

Trade war inches closer as US-China tensions mount

Washington - The escalating confrontation between Washington and Beijing inched closer to all-out trade war on Wednesday after China threatened retaliation against key US exports.

Timeline of a month of escalating US-China trade tensions

Washington - Trade tensions between the United States and China have been escalating over the past month, following President Donald Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Vietnam and China agree to avoid conflicts in S. China Sea

Hanoi - Vietnam and China agreed Monday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations.

Trump in Vietnam offers to 'mediate' on South China Sea dispute

Hanoi - US President Donald Trump told his Vietnamese counterpart Sunday he is ready to help resolve the dispute in the resource-rich South China Sea, which Beijing claims most of."If I can help mediate or arbitrate, please let me know...

US goes after Spanish olive imports

Washington - In Washington's latest move against what it considers unfair trade, authorities launched an investigation Thursday into whether Spanish olive imports are improperly subsidized, hurting American companies.

Canadian mining firm demands $4.4 bn from Romania over massive gold mine

Washington - An embattled Canadian mining company said Thursday it will go after the Romanian government for blocking its attempts to develop a massive gold mine that could bring in billions of dollars.Gabriel Resources is seeking $4.

Mugabe's wife denies seizing properties over diamond ring spat

Harare - Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has denied seizing three properties from a Lebanese businessman who she claims duped her in a messy $1.35 million diamond ring deal.

Vietnam extends runway on island claimed by China: monitor

Vietnam is extending its runway on an island in the South China Sea also claimed by Beijing, according to fresh images likely to irk the regional superpower.

Japan protests as Chinese navy sails near disputed isles

Toukyo - A Chinese naval ship sailed into waters surrounding disputed East China Sea islands for the first time early Thursday, prompting Tokyo to summon the Chinese ambassador to protest, the Japanese government said.
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