Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

US relaunches hormone-beef trade fight with EU

The US announced on Thursday that it was "taking action against the EU's unfair trade practices that discriminate against US beef imports". It said that the EU ban on hormone-treated meat and meat products was "not supported by scientific evidence and thus violated WTO obligations", threatening to impose tariffs on EU imports. Public consultation will determine whether the EU ban has an impact on US businesses.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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