Harley-Davidson to shift some production out of US over EU tariffs

Harley-Davidson to shift some production out of US over EU tariffs

European response to US steel duties will add $2,200 to cost of exported motorcycles

Harley-Davidson plans to shift the production of some of its classic bikes out of the US in response to Europe’s new tariffs on motorcycle imports.

In a stock market filing, the company said the EU’s reaction to Donald Trump’s steel tariffs, which will add $2,200 (£1,657) to the average price of a motorcycle exported from the US to Europe, will cost up to $100m over the next couple of years.

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Trump officials don’t get to eat dinner in peace – not while kids are in cages | Jessica Valenti

Trump officials don’t get to eat dinner in peace – not while kids are in cages | Jessica Valenti

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the latest official to learn that there is a price to pay for enabling Trump’s cruel policies

Republicans are very worried about “civility” these days. They’re mad that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to leave a Washington DC restaurant after being confronted by protesters, upset that Stephen Miller was called a fascist when the White House adviser was eating Mexican food, and horrified that press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant by the establishment’s owner. Some young Trump supporters in DC are even down in the dumps that they can’t seem to get a date.

We’re told that the left is being intolerant at best, and at worst – as one Fox News contributor put it – a “mob” that is “approaching near anarchy.”

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Trade war fears hit markets as Trump threatens China investments – business live

Trade war fears hit markets as Trump threatens China investments – business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as shares are hit by Donald Trump’s latest salvo against China

Trump’s latest threat against China has hit European markets.

Shares are down across the region in early trading, with Britain’s FTSE 100 and Germany’s DAX both losing 0.6%.

In the latest escalation of the trade war Trump has decided to take aim at Chinese investments. A draft series of restrictions on inbound Chinese investments are due to be published later this week, in a move which could have great long-term consequences on the US – Sino economic relationship.

Once again details remain very sketchy, with the scope of such a measure still under discussion. It is now very difficult to get away from the fact that neither side has any intention of backing down in this game of economic “chicken”.

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The twin initiatives, set to be announced by the end of the week, are designed to prevent Beijing from moving ahead with plans outlined in its “made in China 2025” report to become a global leader in 10 broad areas of technology.

#FTSE100 called -40pts at 7642 with oil lower after OPEC, GBP flat and metals lower on multiple trade war threats pic.twitter.com/0cPHmsh8Zx

Related: Trump threatens car tariffs after EU sets up £2.5bn of levies on US

The United States is insisting that all countries that have placed artificial Trade Barriers and Tariffs on goods going into their country, remove those Barriers & Tariffs or be met with more than Reciprocity by the U.S.A. Trade must be fair and no longer a one way street!

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Staten Island Republican primary: a battle to prove who’s Trump’s true ally

Staten Island Republican primary: a battle to prove who’s Trump’s true ally

Michael Grimm and Dan Donovan will fight to gain votes from Trump fans in Greater New York’s only conservative stronghold

New York spawned Donald Trump, but since his rise to the presidency the city has come to feel like an independent state, a world away from the obsessions of the man in the Oval Office.

Related: Trump and family sued by New York attorney general over alleged charity violations

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The art of the handshake: if you’re doing it like Trump, you’re doing it wrong

The art of the handshake: if you’re doing it like Trump, you’re doing it wrong

Once, it was a sign of peace. Now the child-catcher in chief is turning it into a weapon

Next Thursday is national handshake day, in the US at least – a day no one observes, or if they do, no one notices. Handshakes are boring, right? Men in suits, sealing a deal. Politicians playing for the camera. The escape hatch of awkward Britons, unsure whether two kisses are called for, or a kiss and a hug, and then bottling it altogether. Who cares? I’ll tell you – I care. As a teen, my social goals revolved around attaining an elaborately choreographed, best friends’ handshake – practised yet insouciant, a finger-slapping, synchronous back and forth with over-the-shoulder detail, and explosive sound effects. It is still all I want, and I have widened the remit to include it in my relationship and career goals, too.

Originally, the handshake was a greeting that allowed parties to check no one had a dagger up their sleeve. (Imagine life in the old days: “Great to see you! You’re not going to stab me, are you? Let’s drink, and slosh wine between our cups, to check we’re not trying to poison each other. Nice to catch up.”) The latest research suggests handshaking is a way to assess sexual compatibility and competition, as we frequently sniff our hands after shaking. I think I would find a dagger less unsettling.

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Stormy Daniels ‘to meet prosecutors on Michael Cohen case’

Stormy Daniels ‘to meet prosecutors on Michael Cohen case’

Adult film actor to be interviewed in New York about Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, says source

Stormy Daniels will meet federal prosecutors in New York on Monday as part of their investigation into the president’s former longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, a source familiar with the matter has said.

Monday’s interview with prosecutors from the US attorney’s office in Manhattan is in preparation for a possible grand jury appearance as they work to assemble a case against Cohen, the person said.

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