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Trump: Time to negotiate ‘very seriously’ with EU on trade

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President Donald Trump said Monday the time has come to pursue trade negotiations with the European Union which he said imposes “incredible” barriers to US goods.

“Europe has been treating us very badly,” Trump said at a White House event with US state governors.

After a reaching a series of trade deals with Canada, Mexico and Japan, and a phase-one agreement with China, Trump said, “The next thing could be Europe, where we talk to them very seriously.”

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Relations between the two major economies have lingered for months in a tense truce.

Trump has imposed punishing tariffs on EU goods like French wine in a dispute over Airbus, and other goods in a confrontation over tax on digital giants like Google and Amazon.

But so far he has held off on threatened punitive duties on European cars aimed at forcing a change in trade policy. Trump reached a ceasefire with the EU in mid-2018, when the sides agreed to pursue negotiations — talks that so far have not resulted in anything concrete.

Trump said he focused first on the dispute with China and renegotiating the continental free trade pact with Canada and Mexico because he “didn’t want to do the whole world at one time.”

But Monday he renewed his complaints about EU trade policy, even claiming improbably that the economic bloc “was really formed so they could treat us badly.”

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“They have barriers that are incredible,” Trump said, adding, “They’re ready for a deal.”

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White House flack gets busted after claiming Trump ‘barely knows’ GOPer who took pardon offer to Assange

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed on Wednesday that President Donald Trump "barely knows" former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), who has been linked to a possible pardon for Julian Assange.

At a pre-trial hearing earlier on Wednesday, Assange asserted that he had been offered a pardon in exchange for publicly denying that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee servers during the 2016 election campaign.

Rohrabacher admitted in 2017 that he had tried to broker a deal between Assange and the White House.

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Amsterdam eyes ‘erotic center’ as new red light district

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Amsterdam is looking at moving part of its red light district indoors to an "erotic" complex where prostitutes no longer beckon customers through street-front windows that often attract rowdy tourists.

In plans released Wednesday, the Dutch city said the complex could include a bed and breakfast for prostitutes as well as a sex club, sex theater and cafes.

Or the city famous for its canals will build a large hotel for sex workers.

All in all, a prostitution hotel with indoor windows or an erotic center is the most obvious choice," the Amsterdam city council said in a statement.

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WATCH: Fox News host grills WH spokesman on why Trump is ignoring Barr’s call to stop tweeting

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During an appearance on Fox News this Wednesday, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley addressed reports of tension between President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr over comments Barr made suggesting that he's fed up with Trump's tweeting. According to Gidley, the relationship between the two is strong.

Gidley was then pressed by America's Newsroom anchor Ed Henry on reports that Barr is considering resigning over Trump's tweets about the Roger Stone case.

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