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Europe, China warn Trump of response if trade war with U.S. erupts

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By Richard Lough and Ben BlanchardPARIS/BEIJING (Reuters) - Europe and China warned President Donald Trump on Thursday they would respond in the event of a trade war with the United States, with one Brussels official saying retaliation could also target goods from areas governed by his Republican Party.Trump was expected later in the day to sign a proclamation imposing 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminium, though a White House official said this could slide into Friday as documents had to be cleared through a legal process.Both Brussels and Beijing voiced hope that ...

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:42 IST