Feb 24, 2017

China overtakes U.S., France as Germany's biggest trading partner

China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to €170 billion ($180 billion) last year, ...

In Europe, Pence says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

Feb 18, 2017

In Europe, Pence says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency. Pence, in an address to the Munich Security Conference, also offered assurances ...

Trump's team is in disarray, McCain tells Europe

Feb 18, 2017

Trump's team is in disarray, McCain tells Europe

Republican Sen. John McCain on Friday broke with the reassurances that U.S. officials have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying the administration of President Donald Trump is in “disarray.” McCain, a Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the ...

As Balkan tensions mount, Serbia to get Russian fighter jets, armor

Feb 13, 2017

As Balkan tensions mount, Serbia to get Russian fighter jets, armor

Serbia’s defense minister said Sunday the country is getting a shipment of Russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states. Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic said after returning from one of his frequent visits to Moscow that six MiG-29s will be delivered ...

China advises companies to take 'precautions' over Brexit

Feb 7, 2017

China advises companies to take 'precautions' over Brexit

Chinese companies operating in Britain, especially in the financial sector or whose European headquarters are in Britain, need to take “precautions” due to uncertainly over Brexit, China’s ambassador to London said. Before Britain’s vote to exit the European Union in June last year, China ...