Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Trump adviser wants bilateral US-Germany trade accord

Trump's trade adviser, Peter Navarro, called on Monday for bilateral discussions with Berlin, without EU involvement, to reduce the the American $65 billion deficit in trade with Germany. Navarro said that Germany has for too long used the argument that the EU dictates its trade policy and that it does not control the value of the euro. German chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Washington next week could include such discussions.

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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