EU-Japan free trade deal sends signal to Trump - Using Straw to Build Houses
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe can no longer rely on his good personal relationship with US President Donald Trump when the two leaders meet in Florida. A number of issues can make or break the partnership. Martin Fritz reports.
Germany's finance minister defended open markets after a G20 meeting in Buenos Aires. Officials from other countries also warned against protectionism ahead of planned US tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier holds out the hope that the European Union will be exempt from tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the United States. Now the waiting game begins.
The EU spent a tense week cajoling the US to step back from slapping tariffs on EU imports. Exemptions were finally granted at the last minute, saving face and avoiding a trade war, for now.
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