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U.S. hits E.U., Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs, sparking trade war

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The Trump administration on Thursday slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, prompting outrage from America’s closest allies and major trading partners and setting off a trade war that could see U.S. consumers pay more for everything from canned soup to cars. The move to implement tariffs under the guise of national security measures triggered strong response across the globe, including a firm reproach from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who denounced the punitive tariffs as 'totally unacceptable' and 'an affront,' saying that the very idea 'Canada could be considered a national security threat to the United States is inconceivable.'
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