The German steel industry is under pressure. Prices have fallen, driven in part by a market excess of cheap Chinese steel. ThyssenKrupp is responding with a digitization drive enabling customers to interface with the production process.
Workers at German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp have voted in favor of a labor agreement that will safeguard jobs and plants in the wake of a proposed joint venture with India's Tata Steel.
Punitive tariffs! Trade war! Dissonant bells are ringing from both sides of the Atlantic. Despite the hullabaloo, Trump's tariffs will neither save the US steel industry nor sink that of Europe, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Sina Weibo, China's popular microblogging platform, has announced it is banning content related to homosexuality. A rallying cry by users saw the hashtag "I am gay" also blocked by Chinese internet censors.
European Union trade ministers have agreed they may retaliate if the US slaps import tariffs on steel and aluminum. The EU is reportedly drawing up a list of US products to target, including orange juice and bourbon.
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