US threatens tariffs on French cheese, handbags and lipstick

Trump targets $2.4bn in French imports amid plans to restore tariffs on Brazil and ArgentinaThe Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4bn-worth of French imports, including Roquefort cheese, lipstick, handbags and sparkling wine, in ret…

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Trump to restore steel tariffs on Brazil and Argentina

A symbolic slap in the face for Jair Bolsonaro as Trump accuses the two countries of devaluing their currencies and hurting US farmersDonald Trump announced on Monday that he will restore tariffs, effective immediately, on all steel and aluminum shippe…

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There’s a simple way to protect the NHS from US trade negotiators | Emily Jones

Pass a law stating the health service is not on the table – this would allow UK negotiators to declare the whole area off limitsNo wonder there is alarm when we hear the NHS is on the negotiating table in UK-US talks. In the US, citizens struggle to af…

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As Hong Kong suffers, China risks losing its financial window on the world

The territory’s recession is getting deeper and the US is threatening its special trading status, bringing serious consequences for Beijing Almost six months after the protest movement that has upended life in Hong Kong began, the region is now facing …

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European Central Bank warns of growing risks to global financial stability – as it happened

Rolling coverage of markets, economics and business news amid warning of increased risks posed by non-bank lendersMore detail: Risks to global financial stability have increasedTwitter enters general election fray with rebuke to Conservatives Stock mar…

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Trump quashes hopes of early resolution to US-China trade dispute

US president says reports from Beijing he had agreed to start phasing out tariffs were untrueHopes of an early end to the US-China trade war have received a setback after Donald Trump said he had yet to agree to start reducing tariffs on imports from A…

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Rex Tillerson denies Exxon misled investors over climate crisis

Former chief of ExxonMobil and former secretary of state under Trump appeared in court after oil and gas giant was suedRex Tillerson, the former chief executive of ExxonMobil and former secretary of state in the Trump administration, has denied in cour…

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World leaders return to ‘Davos in desert’ a year after Khashoggi boycott

Jair Bolsonaro, Jared Kushner and David Cameron among attendees at Saudi summitPresidents, prime ministers and many of the world’s most important business leaders have been arriving in Saudi Arabia for “Davos in the desert”, a year after the kingdom’s …

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