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EU lawmakers give initial backing to Vietnam trade deal

21 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS EU lawmakers gave initial backing on Tuesday for a free trade agreement struck with Vietnam, the bloc's most comprehensive such pact with a developing country and a sign that Europe has an appetite for a more expansive trade policy.

Explainer: Britain and EU ready to do battle again as trade talks near

20 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON The battle lines between Britain and the European Union are taking shape on farming, fish, state aid, banking and a host of other issues ahead of the launch of negotiations for a free trade deal in March.

U.S., EU, Japan agree new subsidy rules with China trade in focus

14 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS The United States, the European Union and Japan proposed new global trade rules on Tuesday to curb subsidies they say are distorting the worldwide economy, with China their clear target.

Belgian doctors face trial in country's first euthanasia case

13 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS Three Belgian doctors go on trial for murder on Tuesday for helping a woman end her life, in the country's first criminal case concerning euthanasia.

EU pushes Libya's PM Serraj for ceasefire, warns on Turkey deal

08 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS European leaders warned Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on Wednesday against allowing Turkish troops on Libyan soil or agreeing to a natural gas deal with Turkey to avoid worsening the latest turmoil in the country.

EU pushes Libya's PM Serraj for ceasefire, warns on Turkey deal

08 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS European leaders warned Libya's internationally recognised prime minister on Wednesday against allowing Turkish troops on Libyan soil or agreeing to a natural gas deal with Turkey to avoid worsening the latest turmoil in the country.

Germany urges Europe to respond to Iran's nuclear violations

07 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS Germany's foreign minister called on Tuesday for European powers to forge a joint response to Iran's decision to scrap limits imposed on its nuclear enrichment under an arms control accord, but stopped short of calling for renewed U.N. sanctions.

Germany urges Europe to respond to Iran's nuclear violations

07 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS Germany's foreign minister called on Tuesday for European powers to forge a joint response to Iran's decision to scrap limits imposed on its nuclear enrichment under an arms control accord, but stopped short of calling for renewed U.N. sanctions.

UPDATE 2-Germany urges Europe to respond to Iran's nuclear violations

07 Jan 2020

* Britain, France, Germany meet in Brussels to prepare position

European liquor off the menu in Indonesia as trade row escalates

22 Dec 2019

JAKARTA/BRUSSELS What started as a spat with the European Union over Indonesian palm oil has escalated into a far broader trade dispute with imported European spirits and now dairy products caught in the crossfire.  

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China virus death toll mounts to 25, infections spread

A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government said on Friday, as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern.