Government Business And Finance

NATO allies defend military spending amid Trump criticism

Jul 3, 2018

NATO allies are pushing back against U.S. criticism that they are not spending enough on defense as President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure ahead of a summit next week

EU warns Trump: auto tariffs could lead to $300B retaliation

Jul 2, 2018

The EU is slamming U.S. President Donald Trump's investigation into auto imports saying the move breaks world trade rules as possible new tariffs loom

EU chief says Europe must prepare for the worst with Trump

Jun 27, 2018

European Council President Donald Tusk says the EU must prepare for the worst due to the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump as a trade war looms between Washington and Brussels

Czech central bank unexpectedly lifts key interest rate

Jun 27, 2018

The Czech Republic's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate by a quarter point to 1 percent to contain inflation, driven by gains in wages.

Chemical weapons watchdog to vote on ability to assign blame

Jun 26, 2018

The global chemical weapons watchdog is planning to vote Wednesday on whether it should have authority to apportion blame for attacks

EU trade chief says US was warned of tariff consequences

Jun 26, 2018

The EU's top trade official says the U.S. knew it would face consequences if it slapped tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports, as motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson readies to move some factories overseas

OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway

Jun 22, 2018

The OPEC oil countries have agreed to increase their production by almost 1 million barrels a day. Analysts say the move should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices.

EU imposes tariffs on US peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

Jun 22, 2018

The European Union is enforcing tariffs on $3.4 billion in U.S. products as of Friday in retaliation to duties the Trump administration has put on European steel and aluminum

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other US goods from Friday

Jun 20, 2018

The European Union will start imposing duties on a list of U.S. products as of Friday in response to President Donald Trump's decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe

EU tells Luxembourg to recoup back taxes from French firm

Jun 20, 2018

The EU's state aid watchdog is ordering Luxembourg to recover 120 million euros in unpaid taxes from French electricity provider Engie

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