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EU to hit U.S. imports with duties in early July

The European Union expects to hit U.S. imports with additional duties from July, ratcheting up a transatlantic trade conflict after Washington imposed its own tariffs on incoming EU steel and aluminum. EU members have given broad …

U.S. warns against financial dealings with Iran

The United States warned governments and the private sector to crack down on what it described as Iranian efforts to exploit them to fund its support for terrorism, destabilizing actions in the region and rights abuses at home. …

Putin: Russia not seeking to split EU

Russia is not seeking to divide the European Union, it is interested in a united EU, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Austria’s ORF radio and television company in the run-up to his upcoming visit …

Merkel: EU should be more independent of IMF

German Chancellor Angela Merkel laid out her ideas for more European integration, including the creation of a joint refugee agency that would determine asylum requests on the continent's borders. In a changing …

Juncker: time to end ‘Russia-bashing’

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said it’s time for the EU to reconnect with Russia and stop “bashing” it, in surprising contrast to those in the West who have been piling blame and sanctions on …

EU's anti-Russian agreement enters into force

The EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement entered into force today, the European Commission press service said. The agreement covers political, trade and other sectorial issues, from the environment to procurement …

Mogherini: EU 'not at trade war with anyone'

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the bloc was not in a trade war with anyone but would defend its interests, hours after the US slapped punishing metals tariffs on Europe and other close allies. "The …

Saakashvili calls on Europe to slap sanctions on Kiev

Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili Tuesday urged European leaders to slap sanctions on President Petro Poroshenko, whom he accused of violating his human rights by expelling him from the country three months ago, …