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    * Trump says China trade deal may come after 2020 U.S.
election
    * Miners, energy stocks lead losses
    * German shares lifted by SAP, MTU Aero Engines 
    * French luxury stocks dented by new tariff threats

 (Updates to close, adds comment after Trump signals delay in
China deal)
    By Susan Mathew
    Dec 3 (Reuters) - European shares wiped gains and ended
lower for a fourth session running on Tuesday as sentiment
worldwide took a hit after U.S. President Donald Trump signalled
delays to reaching a trade deal with China. 
    London's FTSE  .FTSE , packed with trade-sensitive mining
and energy stocks, lost 1.8%%, the most in the region, as
material shares  .SXPP  lost 1.6%. Weaker crude prices saw oil
shares  .SXEP  post their biggest one-day drop in a month. O/R 
    Trump said he had no deadline to strike an agreement with
China, adding it could come after 2020 U.S. elections, denting
hopes of a near-term resolution to a dispute that has weighed on
the world economy.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N28D2KI
    This came amid fears of expanding trade disputes.  GVD/EUR 
    Washington on Monday warned of punitive duties of up to 100%
on $2.4 billion in imports from France, saying its new digital
services tax would harm U.S. tech companies. France and the
European Union (EU) said they were ready to fight back.
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    Meanwhile, the World Trade Organization's rejection of EU
claims that it did not provide subsidies to Airbus  AIR.PA 
prompted the United States to say it could raise retaliatory
tariffs on a wider range of European goods. 
    Airbus shares fell 4.4%.
    Along with drops in luxury shares LVMH  LVMH.PA , Kering
 PRTP.PA  and Hermes  HRMS.PA , the Paris index  .FCHI  slid 1%.
    Reversing session gains, the pan-European stocks index
 .STOXX  closed down 0.6%, after logging its worst selloff since
Oct 2. on Monday.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N28D002
    "The current sell-off ... is yet another reminder of
market's exceptionally high sensitivity to trade headlines, and
underscores fragility of the latest risk rally," said Marija
Veitmane, a senior strategist at State Street Global Markets.
    European shares had rallied over the last three months on
hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal, and some calm on the Brexit
front. 
    German shares  .GDAXI , meanwhile, ended up 0.2% thanks to
rallies in software firm SAP  SAPG.DE  and MTU Aero Engines
 MTXGn.DE  which rose after a BoFA Merrill Lynch upgrade to
"buy".  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nFWN28D031 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N28D2ZG
    Italy's blue-chip index  .FTMIB  finished marginally higher,
supported by gains in Ferrari  RACE.MI  after a Goldman Sachs
target price hike and utility Enel  ENEI.MI  after it made a bid
for Renvico wind farm portfolio in Italy and France.
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    Among other bright spots, telecom companies Ericsson
 ERICb.ST  and Nokia  NOKIA.HE  rose on a media report that said
Washington is considering financial aid to countries that would
source telecoms equipment from firms other than China's Huawei.
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 (Additional reporting by Thyagaraju Adinarayan in London;
Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)
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