German economy minister heads to US with trade war looming

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s economy minister is heading to Washington with the message that American tariffs on European steel and aluminum could prompt a trade war, which would be in nobody’s interest.

Before leaving Sunday, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told ARD television he wanted to prevent a “spiral” of measures and countermeasures.

He says “I don’t want a trade war to develop between Europe and the USA.”

The European Union has already published a list of American...

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