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Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is 'frightening'

Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is 'frightening'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday labelled as ‘frightening’ tough US trade rhetoric planning to declare European car imports a national security threat.

EU adds Saudi Arabia to list of terror-funding countries

EU adds Saudi Arabia to list of terror-funding countries

The European Commission added Saudi Arabia, Panama, Nigeria and other jurisdictions to a blacklist of nations seen as posing a threat because of lax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering ...

Indonesia defends palm oil after EU targets 2030 phase-out in road fuel

Indonesia defends palm oil after EU targets 2030 phase-out in road fuel

Indonesia, the world's biggest producer of palm oil, will not accept an EU plan to curb the use of crops that cause deforestation, and argued that its higher production yield made it better placed to meet global demand ...

EU begins process to hit Cambodia with trade sanctions

EU begins process to hit Cambodia with trade sanctions

The European Union started an 18-month process on Monday that could lead to the suspension of Cambodia's duty-free trade access over its record on human rights and democracy.

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

A British-made rover that will set off for Mars next year in search for signs of life was named Thursday after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin.

EU to veto rail merger in defiance of France, Germany

EU to veto rail merger in defiance of France, Germany

The EU's powerful anti-trust sheriff, Margrethe Vestager, is set to veto the merger of the Siemens-Alstom rail businesses on Wednesday, in defiance of France and Germany.

Juncker rejects gripes that EU blocks mergers

Juncker rejects gripes that EU blocks mergers

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday the EU executive was not needlessly blocking corporate mergers, a comment seemingly aimed at complaints in France and Germany ...

EU agrees no-deal Brexit compensation for Irish farmers: report

EU agrees no-deal Brexit compensation for Irish farmers: report

The European Commission has agreed to compensate Irish farmers for a collapse in market value in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Irish edition of the Sunday Times newspaper said ...

EU accuses 8 banks of forming eurozone bond cartel

EU accuses 8 banks of forming eurozone bond cartel

The EU's powerful anti-trust sheriff on Thursday accused eight banks of having conspired for several years to distort competition in the eurozone bond market.

European Union urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

European Union urges internet firms to intensify fake news fight

The European Union on Tuesday urged US internet giants and advertising firms to intensify the fight against disinformation campaigns before EU elections in May, or risk regulation.

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook tightens paid ads rules ahead of EU elections

Facebook said on Monday it will strengthen its rules and safeguards around political adverts to prevent foreign interference in elections, including those in Europe this year.

Venezuela's Maduro rejects EU demand for new elections

Venezuela's Maduro rejects EU demand for new elections

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday rejected an eight-day deadline from European nations to plan new elections.