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Trump ‘Inclined’ to Slap EU With Fresh Tariffs to Get Brussels to Talk – Senator

Despite opposing the tariffs, the senator said they could prove to be an “effective tool” in pushing the US’ international trade partners to sit down for bilateral trade negotiations.

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US downgraded EU ambassador’s diplomatic status, ‘forgot’ to tell Brussels – report

The Trump administration quietly downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s mission to the US late last year, without informing the diplomats themselves, a German report has revealed. The European Union’s delegation to the US, which had previously enjoyed nation-state ambassador status, was reduced to “international organization” sometime in late October or early November […]

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Either the EU ditches neoliberalism or its people will ditch the EU

We live in a world fashioned by Washington, and as 2019 approaches the dire consequences remain woefully evident. In 1948 US State Department mandarin George Kennan – the man credited with devising the policy of containment vis-à-vis the Soviet Union at the end of WWII, – laid bare the focus of US foreign policy in […]

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Russia says it’s business as usual, EU sanctions extension changes nothing

The European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia will be extended for another six months, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. The measures targeting Russia’s economy were due to expire next month. “The EU unanimously prolongs economic sanctions against Russia given zero progress in implementation of Minsk agreements,” Tusk said on Twitter.

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Farewell to Greenbacks? EU Challenges Dollar Dominance With ‘Stronger’ Euro

The European Commission has presented a set of measures to boost the euro as a global reserve currency to challenge the dollar in international transactions, including those in the energy sector. A number of states have taken the course of de-dollarisation in a bid to decrease dependence on the greenback and its clout on the […]

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China Poised to Boost Ties With EU Amid Beijing-Washington Trade War

The current trade row between Washington and Beijing escalated in July, when the US announced 25 percent duties on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods, to which Beijing responded by imposing restrictions on the same amount of US imports.

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US Will Defeat EU Army

The testy slap-down by US President Donald Trump to the idea of a European army was telling. Any notion of the Europeans stepping away from American “protection” would be anathema to Washington. That’s because American power is not about “protecting” Europe. That’s just the vainglorious, propaganda mythology.

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Euro is Too Weak For German Economy, Too Strong For Most Others in Euro – MP

German conservative Friedrich Merz said Thursday that Brexit would have a major impact on continental Europe’s economy. He added that Brexit was the biggest threat the EU could be facing at the moment but didn’t hope to see another referendum in the UK.

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Russia May Start Using Euro in Trade With European Union – Economy Ministry

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently indicated that Washington was “making a colossal strategic mistake” by “undermining confidence in the dollar” amid Russian plans to reduce the country’s dependence on the US currency in global trade.

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Le Pen’s Eurosceptic party beats Macron’s in EU parliamentary election poll

The landslide success of Emmanuel Macron’s party seems to be fading away as the party of his presidential rival, Marine Le Pen, is overtaking his ruling alliance six months ahead of European parliamentary elections, a poll shows.

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EU 404? Not finding itself on Iran exemption list, Europe vows to defy US sanctions

European countries have vowed to maintain “effective financial channels” and to keep trading with Tehran after the US announced that the EU is not among those spared from its sweeping sanctions against Iran.

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EU to Boost Border Security With AI Lie Detectors That Can Spot Illegal Migrants

Earlier, Hungary introduced psychological tests for migrants demanding asylum on the basis of persecution for having non-standard sexual orientations. Such tests were later ruled out by the European Court of Justice.

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Mattis Attempts to Sell US Exit From INF Treaty to EU Allies

US President Donald Trump earlier announced that Washington would be withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, citing alleged violations by Moscow. Russia has firmly denied the accusations and expressed regret at the decision. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that the US is currently in talks with its EU partners over Washington’s decision to […]

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Danish Bill Proposes 12 Years in Prison for ‘Pro-Russia’ Opinion

Danish lawmakers have gone on the offensive against interference in public debate, sparking criticism that a new proposal, which could entail criminal liability for expressing opinions similar to those of Moscow, may become a step toward silencing public debate. According to a bill brought forward in local parliament, Danes could face a jail term if they voice […]

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‘End of love story’: Poll says for 2/3 of EU citizens life wouldn’t be worse without the bloc

Nearly two-thirds of EU citizens think that life wouldn’t be worse without the bloc, a recent survey revealed. It probably highlights the end of a love story between Brussels and those living in the union, an analyst told RT. The report which says there is a significant divide between the leadership and the people within […]

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