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SOFIA, Bulgaria | Chinese premier praises EU, says free trade must be upheld

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Free trade and international cooperation must be upheld to avoid slowing down the global economy, the Chinese premier told peers from central and eastern Europe Saturday. Premier Li Keqiang also praised the European Union, calling the 28-member bloc an “indispensable force” and important for global peace, stability and prosperity. Li, China’s No. … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Chinese premier praises EU, says free trade must be upheld

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Iran deal: Merkel cautious on compensation after US pullout

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled Thursday that it won’t be feasible to offer wide-ranging compensation to European companies affected by U.S. sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program. President Donald Trump last week withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but European signatories vowed to salvage it. Trump’s move means that … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Iran deal: Merkel cautious on compensation after US pullout

SOFIA, Bulgaria | US stocks veer mostly higher in morning trade; oil slides

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal. In a striking rhetorical assault on the leader of Europe’s biggest ally, … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | US stocks veer mostly higher in morning trade; oil slides

SOFIA, Bulgaria | EU chief lashes out at Trump amid new push to save Iran deal

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal. In a striking rhetorical assault on the leader of Europe’s biggest ally, … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | EU chief lashes out at Trump amid new push to save Iran deal

EU looks set to boost strained ties with Turkey

SOFIA, Bulgaria/January 11, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The European Union looks set to make an opening to help improve badly damaged relations with Turkey in the near future, boosted by recent talks between Turkish and French and German leaders and officials. After more than a year of insults and a diplomatic standoff between EU member nations and Turkey, … Continue reading EU looks set to boost strained ties with Turkey