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It started with a kiss: how Juncker wooed Trump

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By Alastair Macdonald and Jan StrupczewskiBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some personal chemistry with a fellow veteran dealmaker and a quick sense that Donald Trump was ready to bargain helped Jean-Claude Juncker strike a surprise accord to avert a transatlantic trade war, for now.That is the view of European Commission officials familiar with the EU chief executive's meeting at the White House on Wednesday, after which the U.S. president declared there was "love" between the two sides and withdrew a threat to slap new tariffs on EU cars that would have drawn retaliation in Europe."Clearly there is a ...

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First Published: Thu, July 26 2018. 21:51 IST