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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:32 PM

EU backs tariffs against US as trade war escalates

Source: Agence France-Presse

14 JUN 2018

EU countries on Thursday approved a raft of tariffs targeting US goods including whiskey and motorcycles in retaliation against painful duties imposed by President Donald Trump on European metals.

Europe's move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada at which Trump lambasted his allies on the issue and refused to adopt a joint statement.

The European countermeasures aimed at 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) of American imports come after Trump on June 1 followed through on his threat to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminium exports.

"Member states have today unanimously supported the commission's plan for the adoption of rebalancing measures on the US tariffs on steel and aluminium," a European Commission source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Read more: https://www.afp.com/en/news/23/eu-backs-tariffs-against-us-trade-war-escalates-doc-15y5zj1

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:37 PM

1. republicans* have farted in the face of America's friends

Then republicans bent their heads submissively - via the Singapore Surrender - for our enemies, dodging their responsibilities to America. The the republicans saluted America's enemy. Disgusting. Weak as water. No wonder no one respects republicans. They are weakening America by dissing our friends, and kowtowing to our enemies.

* under the misleadership of their ignoble kult hero,
Comrade Casino, the republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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