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US still mulling tariffs on French wine

The US is investigating a new French digital tax that could lead to import tariffs on French wine and other goods.

Zarif meets Macron in efforts to ease tensions with Washington

It is unclear on whether any conclusive decisions were made during Javid Zarif's talks with Macron and other world leaders over the United States sanctions on Iran's economy.

US, Japan agree on trade deal ‘in principle’

Negotiators agree on Japan placing tariffs on US agricultural products up to levels that apply to members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact, according to reports.

Trump ‘not happy’ after N.Korea’s Kim oversees latest rocket test

North Korea's official news agency describes the weapon as a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher.'

Central bankers face political shocks, and hope to avoid the worst

Central banks have asked politicians for years to use fiscal policy more constructively and address structural problems plaguing economies.

Iranian foreign minister arrives in G7 summit town in France

US President Donald Trump earlier appeared to brush aside French efforts to mediate with Iran.

G7 to help nations hit by Amazon fires, says Macron

Ahead of the gathering, French President Emmanuel Macron called on world leaders to hold urgent talks on the wildfires.

Trump’s only regret on China is ‘not raising tariffs higher’

US President Donald Trump earlier appeared to signal he might be considering a softening of his position in the trade war, which has seen Washington impose steep levies on all Chinese imports.

Trump dampens Macron optimism on Iran talks

EU leaders have struggled to tamp down the brewing confrontation between Iran and the US since President Donald Trump pulled his country out of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Australia and New Zealand have increased scrutiny of websites and social media companies in the wake of the Christchurch massacre in March.

Trump backs ‘right man’ Johnson at fractious G7 summit

A new US-UK trade deal after Britain leaves the EU was at the heart of their meeting and both men appeared upbeat about the chances of success.

US ‘very close’ to ‘major’ trade deal with Japan, says Trump

The two sides enjoy close ties but US President Donald Trump has frequently claimed that Tokyo has an unfair advantage in bilateral trade.

Next Bank of England chief must be independent and ‘first class’,...

A new BoE governor will be chosen by Britain's finance minister, Sajid Javid as current governor Mark Carney is due to step down in early 2020.

Lower your trade barriers to seal UK deal, Johnson tells Trump

Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are expected to talk about bilateral trade between the two countries on trade barriers.

Squabbles erupt at G7 summit in French resort

There were sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest among the nations.

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

The fires in the world's largest rainforest have triggered a global outcry and are dominating the G7 meeting in Biarritz in southern France.

UK’s Johnson ‘very worried’ about trade tensions, tariff hikes

The question of tariffs is of particular concern for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he prepares to lead Britain out of the EU with the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

Johnson and Tusk trade barbs over Brexit at G7

The outcome of the tortuous Brexit crisis remains unclear three years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU.

Trump, EU clash over trade at G7 opening

US President Donald Trump flew into Biarritz after promising to impose punishing tariffs on French wine imports if French President Emmanuel Macron doesn't withdraw a tax on US tech giants.

Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly in

Anti-capitalist activists, environmentalists and other anti-globalisation groups are flocking to southwestern France for a counter-summit which they insist will be peaceful.

EU will respond to US tariffs on French wine, says Tusk

US President Donald Trump's fresh threat was made in retaliation for Paris imposing a sales tax on US-based tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple.

Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss trade, Amazon fires

Thousands in Biarritz, France are set to march around 30 kilometres to denounce G7 leaders over poverty and environmental damage.

UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is coming under pressure from politicians across the political spectrum to prevent a disorderly departure from the EU.