The European Union will challenge the China-US trade agreement at the World Trade Organization if it creates ‘distortions’ in the market that harm EU companies, the bloc's envoy to Beijing said Friday.
The Iranian foreign minister said European powers have violated a 2015 multinational nuclear deal with Iran following their activation of a sanctions mechanism, describing their move as the EU intimidation by the United States.
A "phase two" trade deal between the United States and China seems less likely as Washington and Beijing struggle to strike a preliminary "phase one" agreement, according to officials, lawmakers and trade experts from both countries.
Gold prices edged down to a one-week low on Monday after the United States and China expressed willingness to sign an initial trade deal by the year-end, lifting demand for riskier assets and boosting the dollar.
South Korea on Friday said it would not suspend its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, in a dramatic, last-minute reversal that signaled a breakthrough after months of frigid relations over their painful wartime history.
Parliament will block a no-deal Brexit if unelected people behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson try to wrench Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without agreement, former finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.