Trump and Merkel meet for tense trade talks – European finance ministers discuss Greek debt - North and South Korea could tighten economic ties
American-German businessman Martin Richenhagen is far from happy about the Trump administration's aggressive trade policies. "We are surprised on a daily basis by strange initiatives," he told DW.
The EU’s top trade official Cecilia Malmstrom spoke with her US opposite number ahead of a deadline that could see tariffs imposed on EU metal exports. Brussels could impose levies of its own on some US products.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to toast a new free trade deal between Japan and the EU. The pair were also expected to address nuclear arms control.
Global share markets have been hit hard after US President Donald Trump announced hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, sparking concerns of retaliatory moves that could lead to a trade war.
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