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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will formally announce an agreement to open up European markets to more U.S. beef exports, a person familiar with the deal told Reuters. EU sources and diplomats in June said a deal had been reached to allow the United States a guaranteed share of a 45,000 tonne European Union quota for hormone-free beef. Trump is scheduled to make an announcement at the White House at 1:45 p.m. (1745...

US President Donald Trump is set to announce a deal on Friday to sell more American beef to Europe, announced White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. You can watch live on this page from 19:45 CEST. The European Commission has highlighted that any beef deal will not increase overall beef imports and that all beef coming in would have to be hormone-free to respect EU food safety regulations. Any deal would have to be approved by the European Parliament. US and European...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will announce a deal on Friday to sell more American beef to Europe, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said, marking a modest win for an administration that remains mired in a trade war with China. Kudlow told reporters that a scheduled announcement on trade with the European Union at 1:45 p.m. (1745 GMT) on Trump’s daily agenda was to unveil an agreement on beef. The European Commission has...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a trade announcement about the European Union later on Friday, according to a notice from the White House issued late on Thursday night. Trump’s daily schedule said there was an announcement scheduled for 1:45 p.m. (1745 GMT) but gave no other details. Representatives for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Representatives for the EU could not be immediately reached. The Trump administration has been...

The US is expected to formally withdraw from a nuclear missile treaty with Russia on Friday, sparking fears of a new arms race. Moscow and Washington signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987 but have in recent years increasingly accused each other of violating its terms — the agreement prohibits both countries from owning missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kms. US President Donald Trump warned in February that the country would pull out on August 2 unless...

The heatwave that last week gripped Europe and smashed temperature records has now settled in Greenland... and the results are startling. Read more: Europe heatwave: Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands topple all-time high temperature records The second-largest ice sheet in the world is melting rapidly and the heatwave is exacerbating the process. Greenland lost 160 billion tonnes of ice in July. While the thaw might seem distant geographically to many on the European mainland, its effects are far-reaching and consequential to every coastal...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Wednesday to slap sanctions on companies and individuals involved in building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany that the Trump administration says would strengthen Moscow’s economic grip on Europe. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the “Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act,” by a vote of 20 to 2. The bill, which reflects some lawmakers’ concerns over Russian influence in Europe, would still need to...

Boris Johnson is set to become the UK's prime minister after outgoing leader Theresa May resigns later today. The 55-year-old former journalist is facing a challenging period as soon as he steps into the role with the looming Brexit deadline approaching at the end of October. So how has Europe's media reacted to the new appointment? BELGIUM De Morgen "The EU is not afraid of Johnson." De Tijd "Boris Johnson has 100 days to prepare for Brexit." L'Echo "The 100 days of Bojo before a hard Brexit." FRANCE Le Figaro "Boris...

Passengers face delays because planes have been grounded at one of Europe's busiest airports due to a problem with fuelling systems. More than 180 flights have been cancelled to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, according to Flightradar24. In a statement published on Wednesday evening, the airport said aircraft were unable to refuel because of a fault. "Planes at Schiphol cannot be refuelled right now," read the statement. "Aircraft Fuel Supply, a third-party company that controls aircraft fuel supply,...

Another heatwave is set to engulf parts of central and northern Europe this week, bringing expected record-breaking temperatures after a similar weather event in June. The UK's Met Office said on Monday that the country's all-time temperature record could be broken by Thursday, surpassing the high of 38.5°C recorded in Kent in August 2003. Paul Gundersen, the Met Office's chief meteorologist, said the setup was "broadly similar" to the June heatwave, when an area of hot air moving north from the...

SOS Mediterranee announced on Sunday that it is restarting its migrant rescue mission in partnership with the NGO Doctors without Borders. The mission is going at sea off the coast of Libya with SOS Mediterranee's new ship, the Ocean Viking, a "more robust, faster and younger" ship replacing the Aquarius rescue boat. "We set sail again and travel to the central Mediterranean to continue our life-saving mission", the organisation said in a statement. The Aquarius sailed between February 2016 and December...

Three new crewmembers will lift off for the International Space Station on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano from the European Space Agency and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov are due to lift off in a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmosdrone in Kazakhstan. You can watch the launch live in the video player above, from 18.20 CEST. The three crew members are expected to arrive at the ISS at around 11:50pm...

A newly-elected MEP has called Italy's Matteo Salvini a coward over his stance on migration. Magid Magid made the outburst during a fierce debate in Strasbourg ahead of an emergency meeting of European interior ministers on how to tackle the migration issue. France and Germany have again suggested creating a coalition of the willing: a group of countries that would systematically admit migrants whenever they disembark from rescue ships. The idea — a temporary solution — would be for the...

After a brief spell of respite from a scorching heatwave that gripped Europe last month, projections show that temperatures are likely to soar once again next week in areas including France, Germany, Austria, the UK, Norway, the Netherlands Spain, and Portugal. Météo France, the country's national weather agency, said on Wednesday that we could be heading towards a second heatwave, but that forecasts were not yet definitive. The agency said it would continue to monitor weather changes and patterns, which are...

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