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Trade Wars Are Bad and Hard to Win, U.K. Tells Trump

  • Premier says multilateral action ‘only way’ to ease disputes
  • Senior U.K. minister says trade wars are bad, hard to win
David Lidington

David Lidington

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The U.K. has “deep concern” about the U.S. plan to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and negotiated accords are better, Prime Minister Theresa May told President Donald Trump.

The two leaders spoke Sunday by telephone, with May saying “multilateral action was the only way to resolve the problem of global overcapacity in all parties’ interests,” according to a spokesman for the prime minister.