European Union proposes ban on single-use plastics - Italy in limbo as fresh elections likely - Global Solutions Summit tackles trade tensions
The US said it would impose "unprecedented financial pressure on Iran." The refusal to grant EU businesses an exemption for Iran sanctions pushes Europe and the US further down a collision course over ties to Tehran.
What deal are Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin planning to make? Even before the summit in Helsinki, it's clear that the US president may sacrifice European allies on the altar of his own vanity, Christian Trippe writes.
Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission presented a draft directive to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.
US President Donald Trump has been running his country like a business. The best thing his international partners can do is treat him like the thin-skinned chief executive he is, says DW's Kate Ferguson.
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