Workers unloading bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

The European Central Bank has warned that US tariffs are in danger of reaching their highest levels for half a century as its concerns mount about the(...)

An Iranian woman walks by a mural on the wall of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran. As US President Donald Trump vowed to block those trading with Iran from the US market, the EU stepped up efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal by encouraging its companies to ignore the White House.   Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union is set on a collision course with US President Donald Trump after its foreign policy chief called for Europeans to increase their b(...)

British prime minister Theresa May with French president Emmanuel Macron  at the Fort de Bregancon in  southern France on Friday. Photograph:  Sebastien Nogier/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May has met Emmanuel Macron for talks on Brexit as the clock ticks down for a breakthrough in the process. The British prime minister visited(...)

British prime minister Theresa May and French president Emmanuel Macron. “I imagine Macron will tell Theresa May ‘we will be as constructive as we can, but Monsieur Barnier will tell you our position’,” said a European diplomat

British prime minister Theresa May and her husband Philip will break off their summer holiday on Friday to call on Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron at the(...)

US president Donald Trump and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker delivering a joint statement on trade outside the White House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

Trade wars don’t sound nice – and they aren’t. So no wonder the stockmarkets rose when US president Donald Trump and European Commission president Jea(...)

US president Donald Trump with Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, at the White House: the trade war has been averted – for now. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

If US politics was dominated last week by the fallout from US president Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, this week the focus(...)

Bank of Ireland chief economist Loretta O’Sullivan said the bank expected an interest rate hike in August in the UK. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bank of Ireland has significantly raised its growth forecast for the economy, citing high consumer confidence, rising incomes and subdued inflation. (...)

The joint declaration from the meeting Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker hailed a “new phase” in the relationship between the US and the EU.

German markets were reassured and upbeat EU officials returning from Washington after crucial trade talks spoke of a “win-win” deal for the EU and the(...)

US President Donald Trump meets with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Oval Office of the White House.

The agreement between US president Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on trade is welcome in that it leads to a truce,(...)

“The trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers, and the White House’s ‘plan’ is to spend $12bn   on gold crutches.” Photograph: Getty Images

All eyes were on Jean-Claude Juncker’s meeting with Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday. But the tensions between the European Union and the Unite(...)

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