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China Moves to Address U.S. Economic Concerns

December 12, 2018 |

Beijing agrees to reduce auto tariffs and buy more American products, but key differences remain, as Washington prepares to add fresh pressure on Beijing.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Protests Threaten Macron’s Campaign to Remake France

December 12, 2018 |

President Emmanuel Macron is facing unprecedented pressure to roll back his overhauls of the French economy after a fourth consecutive weekend of “yellow vest” protests unleashed another torrent of rioting despite stepped up security.
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Rioting in France Cuts Growth Forecast

December 11, 2018 |

The French economy will grow more slowly than originally projected in the last quarter of the year due to the violent protests, adding to pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to deliver a strong response in a highly anticipated address to the nation.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

U.S., China Kick Off a New Round of Trade Talks

December 11, 2018 |

The U.S. and China started the latest round of trade talks with a phone call involving Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He.
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Google to Accelerate Closure of Google+ Social Network

December 11, 2018 |

Google said it would close the consumer version of its Google+ social network after discovering a software bug that exposed the private profile information of 52 million users to outside app developers, the second time this year the company has acknowledged exposing private user data.
WSJ.com: US Business

U.K. Can Cancel Brexit, Confirms EU Court

December 11, 2018 |

The U.K. government can reverse its decision to leave the European Union and remain in the bloc without the approval of its EU counterparts, the European Court of Justice said.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

U.K.’s May Delays Brexit Vote in Face of Broad Opposition

December 11, 2018 |

British Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a critical parliamentary vote on her Brexit bill, throwing both her government and her plans for the U.K.’s EU exit into disarray. The pound dropped to its lowest level in more than a year on the news.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

The Great Brexit Breakdown

December 11, 2018 |

The chaos in the U.K. is just part of a growing global tension between the economic benefits of integration and the political urge for self-rule.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Election of Merkel Ally Defuses Threat to Her Authority, for Now

December 10, 2018 |

Angela Merkel bowed out of party politics as her conservatives elected a close ally of the chancellor to succeed her as head of her party, beginning what could be a protracted twilight for one of Europe’s most resilient leaders.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

U.S. Maintains Hard Line as Details Emerge in Trade Truce With China

December 10, 2018 |

The Trump administration’s point man on U.S.-China trade negotiations said the U.S. would hold fast to its 90-day deadline for the conclusion of a lasting agreement, adding that the U.S. would impose punishing tariffs on Chinese imports if none is reached.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia