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Drowning Transatlantic; Geneva Ag Discussions; Bilateral Stunts

Drowning Transatlantic At 8.4 kilometers (5.2 miles) deep, the Puerto Rico Trench is the deepest point in the North Atlantic Ocean. Transatlantic relations may be headed for an even deeper depression. The European Parliament voted against endorsing the trade mandate sought by Brussels for talks with the U.S., and now France is advising against entering such trade talks just ahead of a European Council discussion on the subject. The Council could add additional preconditions to any transatlantic trade negotiations. Meanwhile, Germany is pushing back against all Trump administration foreign policy positions, including reversing its earlier commitment to increase its share of defense spending. The situation is certain to provoke the Trump adm...

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