Europe and Japan Near Trade Deal as US Takes Protectionist Path – New York Times

The negotiations have hinged on some everyday — and quintessentially European — items. Europe is seeking a rollback in Japan’s high tariffs on food imports, which include 30 percent on imported cheese, 10 percent on chocolate and 9 percent on canned tomatoes. Japan is pushing Europe to eliminate a 10 percent tariff on Japanese automobiles. [...]

Europe faces Herculean challenge to develop new fighter jet – Reuters

PARIS Europe is embarking on an expensive and politically charged effort to develop a new combat jet that will shape the future of the European fighter industry and its three existing programs: Eurofighter, France’s Rafale and Sweden’s Gripen. Two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters early talks had started on whether and [...]

European stocks inch lower as oil worries persist; euro zone PMI … – CNBC

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How Europe could be the unexpected beneficiary of America’s fall from global grace – Quartz

US president Donald Trump has promised to put America first. His protectionist stance on trade, his implicit threats to pull military protection from countries that do not contribute sufficiently to NATO, and his decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change are all designed to rebalance what Trump sees as [...]

Here’s How Europe’s Russian Sanctions Differ From Washington’s – Forbes

Europe has been very careful with not sanctioning Russian gas companies too harshly.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file) The European Union updated their sanctions policies against Russians and Russian companies as expected. But a new sanctions bill in the U.S. Senate promises to up the ante on European sanctions, threatening further their involvement with the all-important Russian gas [...]

European stocks inch lower as oil worries persist; euro zone PMI growth slows; Domino’s dips 2.5% – CNBC

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European markets edge lower as oil worries persist; euro zone PMI growth slows; Domino’s slips 4.6% – CNBC

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Facebook expands its hate-fighting counterspeech initiative in Europe – TechCrunch

Facebook has launched a third counterspeech initiative in Europe, partnering with the not-for-profit Institute for Strategic Dialogue for the launch of the Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI), which is aimed at tackling online extremism and hate speech. COO Sheryl Sandberg launched the initiative in London this morning along with Sasha Havlicek, CEO of the Institute for Strategic [...]

Surf Air’s Subscription-Based Business Takes Off in Europe – Fortune

U.S. subscription-based airline Surf Air launched in Europe on Friday as it bids to tap into the frequent flyer market, challenging the continent’s traditional airlines with a model of unlimited flights for a monthly fee. Surf Air Europe’s first flight will be from London Luton to Ibiza, and for a subscription of 1,750 pounds ($2,216.55) [...]

Europe Dismantles Ukraine’s ‘Paper Curtain’ – New York Times

“It was all quite quick and comfortable,” Timofey Matskevich, a small-business owner, said of transiting with his wife, Daria, through an airport serving Barcelona. Advertisement Continue reading the main story “They asked no questions, they stamped our passports and said, ‘Welcome to Spain,’ ” Mr. Matskevich said in an online chat from the apartment where [...]

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