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The United States has now received formal authorisation from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose tariffs on up to $7.5-billion (€6.79-billion) of imported good from the European Union. The move came following an arbitrator's decision over... Read more

ABB today opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas – showcasing a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi robot, which will be designed to assist medical and... Read more

At this week's UK Space Conference, UK space company Spacebit signed a joint agreement with Pennsylvania-based space robotics firm Astrobotic to begin commercial and scientific lunar exploration with the first mission in 2021 on the... Read more

The head of the self-governing region of Košice in eastern Slovakia has offered to buy a local steelworks from the local subsidiary of owner U.S. Steel for €1 and temporarily take control ahead of the planned mass layoff of 2,500 workers by 2021.. Read more

The effect of automation on global manufacturing continues to grow as a new report has shown that sales of industrial robots hit a record high of $16.5-billion (€14.9-billion) in 2018... Read more

The European Union has been trying to get the US to call off trade sanctions and come to an agreement on aircraft subsidies, but Washington has showed no signs of being open to talk, according to EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström... Read more

Last weekend, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy put rest to any remaining doubts about in which direction the country would be looking under his premiership as he slammed Russia's controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline and simultaneously... Read more

The concern about having enough energy to get its population through the winter has become an annual cause for alarm in the EU, given that the bloc has to import most of its energy. This winter, however, looks set to be different... Read more

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, worked with engine manufacturing company Cobra Aero, based in Michigan, USA, to optimise its design processes for aircraft and motorcycle engines. After working with Renishaw to develop new... Read more

The EU and the US have signed an agreement which will review the amount of hormone-free beef the United States exports to Europe under an existing quota agreement... Read more

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has selected INVISIO to provide a suite of hearing enhancement solutions over the coming years that will protect Marines’ hearing while increasing their situational awareness in a variety of training and... Read more

Shares in German chemical giant Bayer have rocketed by as much as 11% following a report that the company has proposed to pay up to $8-billion (£6.59-billion) to settle more than 18,000 US lawsuits related to its glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup. Read more

The French minister for agriculture, Didier Guillaume, has hit back at US President Donald Trump's threat last week to impose a tax on French wines, describing the move as "completely moronic." Read more

The European Commission's new Director-General of Trade, Sabine Weyand, has said that while the EU is keen to work alongside Washington on WTO reform and shared challenges to global trade, the bloc would retaliate is the threat to raise tariffs on... Read more

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer welcomed a US judge's call to cut a $2-billion damages payout awarded by a jury to a couple in California after having found that the Monsanto produced glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup had been the cause of... Read more

Swedish sustainable packaging company BillerudKorsnäs, together with the Paper Straw Co, has developed the first functional 180° U-Bend paper straw. The straw is designed for use with individual drink cartons such as juice, milk and water. There... Read more

The goods trade surplus between the EU and the US, as well as the bloc's surplus with China has increased in the first five months of the year, according to figures released by the EU statistics office Eurostat... Read more

ABB has won orders worth more than $140 million from Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler, to supply state-of-the-art traction equipment for trains and locomotives in the United States and several European countries. The orders were booked in the... Read more

The biggest beneficiaries in an escalating trade tariffs war between the US and China could be France and Germany, economists at Barclays have projected... Read more

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged European countries to diversify their energy supply sources in order to reduce, or eliminate dependence on Russia... Read more

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