G7 ministers criticize US tariffs and warn of trade war

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Getty Images: The EU is angry at the tariffs, which include 25% on steel US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has faced sharp criticism from angry finance ministers of other G7 nations over America’s imposition of new tariffs on steel and aluminium … Read More

EU leaders push back against Trump on Iran nuclear deal

Bloc affirms support for pact despite US administrations refusal to certify compliance; IAEA head says inspections of sites continuing unabated. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, Britain Prime minister Theresa May, center, and French President Emmanuel Macron talk as they arrive … Read More

Refugee issue looms as Merkel starts coalition talks

Two weeks after winning German elections with a reduced majority, Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a first step Sunday on a rocky road towards forming a government by trying to get her own conservative house in order. Her meeting from 1000 … Read More

Macron: Europe is too slow, blind to dangers of nationalism

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Lebanese President Michel Aoun, left, and French President Emmanuel Macron make a toast during a dinner at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP) PARIS Calling Europe slow, weak and ineffective, French … Read More

France ‘may be the next GREAT WORLD POWER’ if it stands up to Germany in the EU

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Michael Ivanovich of economic research firm MSI Global made the call over German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the EU’s apparent reluctance to back French President Emmanuel Macron’ proposed reforms. The French President wants to set up a eurozone budget to … Read More