Mexico and Canada were happy to hear about President's Trump's willingness to exclude them from tariffs on steel and aluminum exports to the U.S.
The EU's top trade official, Cecilia Malmstroem, responded Monday by charging that trade was being used "as a weapon to threaten and intimidate us". "But we are not afraid, we will stand up to the bullies". Canada and Mexico were temporarily exempted pending a NAFTA agreement and rumors over the weekend indicated Australia may be next to escape.
Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner criticised Fox for taking 10 days to make a statement to the House of Commons following the Trump administration's announcement of tariffs.
Jeff Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona and vocal Trump critic, on Monday introduced a bill in Congress to nullify the tariffs, though it would be extremely hard for the measure to achieve a two-thirds majority needed to override an expected Trump veto.
"Cherry-picking particular tariffs in one category, like looking just at vehicle tariffs on both sides, misses the whole picture, while not taking into account lower levels on other products does not give an accurate picture of tariffs in general", a Commission spokesman said.
But as negotiations on trade continue between the US and the rest of the world, economists say the impact of these new tariffs on the global economy is not as big as the threat of a global trade war.
European steel and aluminum associations have warned that the US tariffs could cost their sectors thousands of jobs.
The negotiations between the European Union and the US are to win an exception for Europe from the tariffs, with Brussels seeking clarity on how to achieve that.
'If they drop their horrific barriers & tariffs on USA products going in, we will likewise drop ours, ' he pledged in a tweet.
The tariffs might be popular in certain parts of the country where steel producers are major employers, just as Trump's obsession with favoring coal over other energy sources plays well in areas that happen to have voted for him.
Mr Trump said last Thursday that he is slapping tariffs of 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminium. Indeed, most European Union countries are in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the world's biggest security alliance, together with the United States.
The score was tied three times early in the third quarter before Davis scored seven points help the Pelicans open a 66-57 lead. He then sat out Friday night against Washington , which handed the Pelicans their first loss in 11 games.
Bannon was forced out of the White House in August and returned to Breitbart , where he had been executive chairman since 2012. Jean-Marie Le Pen also is to be scratched from the party's books along with his title of honorary president-for-life.
Personnel in hazmat suits work to secure a tent covering a bench where Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found critically ill . A police officer who responded at the scene is also in serious condition and is being treated in intensive care.
The New York City Fire Department tweeted that its members were with police at the location near 91st Street in Manhattan. In a separate statement, the Coast Guard said five people had been recovered from the helicopter.
Under World Trade Organization rules, such counter-measures have to be in place within 90 days of the US tariffs entering force. Canada and Mexico will be exempt from the tariffs initially, and Australia is optimistic that it too will gain exemption.
In addition, fire officials said spring is a good time for families to create or review a home fire escape plan. Eighty percent of fatal home fire victims who were children were killed in homes without working smoke alarms.
A Stanford University study showed that fatal accidents increased on the Monday following the switch to daylight saving time . But, for many people, the extra hour of daylight that will come Sunday with Daylight Saving Time (DST) will be energizing.
Anthony Davis is averaging 28.1 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 19.4 points and 5.8 assists. Meanwhile, doing his scoring effectively, adding five 40 point games on 53 percent shooting from the field.
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