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Trade trouble as Trumps's beef with the EU hots up

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By Christopher Cummins  with AGENCIES
Trade trouble as Trumps's beef with the EU hots up

<p>Donald Trump latest confrontation is brewing this time against allies, the European Union.</p> <p>Trump and his administration have threatened to slap a 100 percent tariff on some of the continent’s most iconic products.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trade war likely between EU, US: European official <a href="https://t.co/amnHaN2dxK">https://t.co/amnHaN2dxK</a> <a href="https://t.co/L6k7DxXngW">pic.twitter.com/L6k7DxXngW</a></p>— Press TV (@PressTV) <a href="https://twitter.com/PressTV/status/843431687275134976">March 19, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Roquefort cheese,San Pellegrino and Perrier water as well as Vespa scooters are in Trump’s line of fire.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">World’s oldest Vespa featured in Audrey Hepburn blockbuster up for auction<a href="https://t.co/i5uiM71Vrr">https://t.co/i5uiM71Vrr</a> <a href="https://t.co/T0E8S12KCW">pic.twitter.com/T0E8S12KCW</a></p>— Jagran English (@JagranPost) <a href="https://twitter.com/JagranPost/status/845247855556083712">March 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The president wants the European Union to lift the ban on hormone-treated American beef.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">You know that <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/spring?src=hash">#spring</a> has sprung when the kids start frolicking in the fields w/ the cattle. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RanchingLegacy?src=hash">#RanchingLegacy</a> PC: Sammy Blossom, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mississippi?src=hash">#Mississippi</a> <a href="https://t.co/jRNl98G9dP">pic.twitter.com/jRNl98G9dP</a></p>— <span class="caps">NCBA</span> (@BeefUSA) <a href="https://twitter.com/BeefUSA/status/843876301530382339">March 20, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>German Foreign Minister <br /> Sigmar Gabriel has shown his metal by calling on the European Union to file a complaint against the US over planned duties on imports of steel plate from five EU states.</p> <p>Gabriel said the new tariffs will violate international law. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">German minister: EU should consider trade complaint over US steel row <a href="https://t.co/Lkq7WmgQUP">https://t.co/Lkq7WmgQUP</a> <a href="https://t.co/1vkk1NeC3M">pic.twitter.com/1vkk1NeC3M</a></p>— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) <a href="https://twitter.com/irishexaminer/status/847758016778776576">March 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The US has accused Germany of using a “grossly undervalued” euro to gain a competitive advantage.</p>