Joint Efforts by China, EU Can Offset US Pullout from Iran Deal

The EU wants to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, which offers the Islamic Republic relief from economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme and Europe sees as an important element of global security.

Since US President Donald Trump has pulled his country out of the Iran nuclear deal, will China join hands with European countries to reject Trump's renewed effort to isolate Iran?

Signed in 2015 between Iran and a group of world powers - China, the US, Russia, France, the UK, Germany and the European Union - the deal ended decades of economic sanctions and led to heavy investment flowing into Iran.

On trade, all agreed to back the European Commission's insistence that it won't negotiate unless the U.S. grants a permanent exemption from tariffs on steel and aluminum, the official said.

The Commission will now seek to negotiate a permanent exemption from United States tariffs.

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YouTube's latest push into paid music streaming faces stiff competition from rivals that already command massive audiences. YouTube Music and YouTube Premium will be available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea.

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A total of 45 cases of hemorrhagic fever have now been reported, including 25 deaths, the health ministry said Thursday. The aid organization said 514 people believed to have been in contact with infected people are being monitored.

BS Yeddyurappa heads to Raj Bhavan, to take oath as CM shortly
Of the 77 MLAs with criminal cases - 42 are from BJP, 23 from Congress, 11 from JD (S) and 1 from BSP. In 2018 election, Congress had emerged as the largest party but invited BJP to form the government .

"But frankly speaking, Europe should be grateful to President Trump".

EU President Donald Tusk renewed attacks on him.

It was also ready to "improve reciprocal market access, for industrial products, including amongst others cars, and liberalisation of public procurement".

If Chinese and European companies doing business in Iran experience losses due to unilateral economic sanctions by the U.S., the governments in those countries must protect these businesses' legitimate interests. She highlighted the importance of deepening economic relations with Iran, including in the area of energy supplies. "We have pledged to take necessary political steps for our companies to stay in Iran". We are calling all the parties for negotiations on an extended version of the agreement.

Valdis Dombrovskis, the commissioner in charge of financial-services policy, told lawmakers in Brussels that any blocking regulation could be "of limited effectiveness" given the worldwide nature of the banking system, especially the exposure of large systemic banks to the United States financial system.

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