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WASHINGTON  | Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trans-Atlantic trade tensions. The tariffs are likely to go into effect on the EU with an announcement by Friday’s deadline, … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

JERUSALEM  | Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups

JERUSALEM  — Israel called on the European Union on Friday to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU’s stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the Jewish state. Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry published a report with … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groups

LONDON  | The Latest: Zuckerberg to heading to EU next Tuesday

LONDON  — The Latest on Facebook’s privacy scandal (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with leaders of the European parliament in a closed-door meeting next Tuesday about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company. Even though his visit had been announced, it was left unclear exactly when Zuckerberg … Continue reading LONDON  | The Latest: Zuckerberg to heading to EU next Tuesday

BRUSSELS  | Iran, EU top diplomat meet seeking to save nuclear deal

BRUSSELS  — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as the Europeans seek to keep the Iran nuclear agreement. Zarif said little to reporters Tuesday but suggested he wanted to discuss the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in Gaza as well as the nuclear deal, which … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | Iran, EU top diplomat meet seeking to save nuclear deal

Turn on the tap: EU acts to improve water, reduce plastic

BRUSSELS/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said Thursday the rules will oblige the bloc’s 28 countries to improve access to drinking water and better inform citizens about water quality, … Continue reading Turn on the tap: EU acts to improve water, reduce plastic

The Latest: EU adopts Brexit negotiating guidelines

BRUSSELS/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The European Union has adopted new orders for its Brexit negotiator laying out the terms of a transition period to help ease Britain out of the bloc after it officially leaves next year. Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said Monday that … Continue reading The Latest: EU adopts Brexit negotiating guidelines

EU warns Britain it can have no say during Brexit transition

BRUSSELS/January 29, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— European Union government ministers on Monday warned Britain that it cannot expect to have a say in EU decision-making once it leaves, including during a transition period from next year meant to help smooth the U.K.’s departure. The warning came as European affairs ministers met to endorse a new set of orders … Continue reading EU warns Britain it can have no say during Brexit transition

EU condemns Venezuela’s expulsion of Spanish ambassador

BRUSSELS/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The European Union has condemned Venezuela’s decision to order Spain’s ambassador out of the country in response to the EU slapping sanctions on seven senior Venezuelan officials. European Commission spokeswoman Catherine Ray said Friday that the EU expresses “full solidarity with Spain and we call for the decision to be (reversed) as … Continue reading EU condemns Venezuela’s expulsion of Spanish ambassador