Coming on the heels of a highly contentious G7 summit in Canada at the weekend, the EU will implement counter-measures against US tariffs on steel and aluminium, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, while expressing her frustration that US President Donald J. Trump abruptly decided to withdraw support for a G7 communique that, amongst other things, called for law-based international set of rules for trade.

Merkel has proposed creating a forum to defuse escalating trade tensions with Trump'...

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