WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprising threat on Friday to veto Congress' newly passed $1.3 trillion (918.66 billion pounds) spending bill, a move that raised the spectre of a government shutdown ahead of a midnight deadline to renew funding for federal agencies. | Video
BRUSSELS European Union leaders called on U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to make permanent an EU exemption from U.S. metal import duties, saying they reserved the right to respond "in a proportionate manner" to protect the bloc's interests. | Video
BRUSSELS The European Union's trade chief is unsure what Washington wants in return for a permanent EU exemption from steel tariffs but she warned on Friday that she would resist pressure to cut EU duties on U.S. cars.
GENEVA U.S. President Donald Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs met a barrage of criticism at a World Trade Organization meeting on Friday, as the European Union, Japan, Australia and others joined a debate started by China and Russia.
BRUSSELS Europe will not negotiate trade deals with a gun to the head, French leader Emmanuel Macron said on Friday, reacting to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to grant the European Union a 40-day exemption on metal tariffs pending further talks.
WASHINGTON The United States on Friday announced criminal charges and sanctions against nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, dozens of companies and parts of the U.S. government, including its main energy regulator, on behalf of Tehran's government.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI China urged the United States on Friday to "pull back from the brink" as President Donald Trump's plans for tariffs on up to $60 billion (£42.5 billion) in Chinese goods moved the world's two largest economies closer to a trade war. | Video
WASHINGTON/BEIJING A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation" operation on Friday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.
LONDON U.S. President Donald Trump's choice of John Bolton as national security adviser provoked strong reactions worldwide on Friday - and few stronger than in the bitterly-divided Middle East.
BRUSSELS European Union leaders called on Friday for a temporary exemption from U.S. import duties on steel and aluminium to be made permanent, saying they reserved the right to respond in an "in a proportionate manner" to protect the bloc's interests.