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US-China trade war: Beijing to ‘immediately’ implement Washington tariff truce measures

China said Thursday it would "immediately" implement measures agreed under a trade war truce with the United States -- and was confident it could reach a deal within 90 days.

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Huawei CFO detention: China urges Canada, US to ‘clarify’ reason for Meng Wanzhou’s arrest

China on Thursday urged Canada and the United States to "clarify" the reason a senior Huawei executive had been detained in Vancouver.

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WTO chief warns of economic danger of trade war

The Trump administration has aggressively imposed punitive tariffs on trading partners, especially on China, with the goal of reducing the US trade deficit, Azevedo said that "we have to get away from the idea that trade is a

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Tsunami warning for New Caledonia after 7.5 magnitude earthquake

A shallow and powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific islands of New Caledonia Wednesday, US seismologists said, triggering a tsunami warning for the area.

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France suspends fuel tax after violent protests; also vows to cut spending

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday that France would stick to its EU commitments to slash public spending, despite a decision to suspend a fuel tax to quell fierce protests.

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Asian markets slip as China-US trade deal joy subsides

Asian markets mostly dropped Tuesday as the previous day's euphoria over the China-US trade ceasefire gave way to questions about whether the two can ultimately resolve their differences.

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China agrees to ‘reduce and remove’ tariffs on US cars, says Donald Trump

China has agreed to scale back tariffs on imported US cars, President Donald Trump said Sunday, one day after agreeing with Xi Jinping to a ceasefire in the trade war between the world's top two economies.

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How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

"It's still straightening," said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy.

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First manned space mission to International Space Station launches since Soyuz failure

The first manned space mission to the International Space Station since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow's Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday.

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World Bank promises $200 billion in 2021-25 climate cash

The World Bank on Monday unveiled USD 200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25, adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.

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Israel police recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netanyahu in third graft probe

Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such recommendation against the premier in recent months. The attorney general will

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Russia tried to ‘muck around’ US vote, again

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday that Russia tried to meddle in the US midterm elections last month -- just as it did in the 2016 vote that brought President Donald Trump to power.

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Air Force One to bring George HW Bush’s casket to Washington, announces US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced Saturday he would send his presidential aircraft to bring the casket of his late predecessor George H W Bush from Texas to Washington, where he will lie in state this week.

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US President Donald Trump, China’s Xi Jinping trade war dinner went ‘very well’, says White House advisor

A dinner meeting Saturday between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss their growing trade war went "very well".

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War will continue so long as Ukraine government stays, says Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he saw no end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine "as long as the current authorities remain in power".

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Saudi prince was in constant touch with Jamal Khashoggi hit-squad boss, says Report

In the hours leading up to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal killing, Saudi Arabia's crown prince sent at least 11 messages to his closest advisor who was charged with overseeing the murder, the Wall Street Journal said Sat

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US President Donald Trump goes it alone on trade, climate at tense G20 Summit

US President Donald Trump, ahead of a tariffs showdown with China, diverged with G20 partners at summit talks Saturday in refusing to back global action on climate change and by watering down past pledges to fight trade prote

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Yemen on brink of ‘major catastrophe’, say UN aid chief Mark Lowcock

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned Saturday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe", as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.

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Donald Trump to attend George H W Bush’s funeral, says White House

President Donald Trump will attend the state funeral of former president George H W Bush, who has died at 94, the White House said Saturday.

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Tributes pour in for former US president George HW Bush

Tributes have poured for former US president George HW Bush following his death on Friday at the age of 94.

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G20 Summit : Donald Trump, Xi Jinping to meet today as China, US showdown looms on trade

The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, will see Saturday if they can find a breakthrough to exit a spiraling trade war as their presidents meet.

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What are the ethics of baby gene-editing?

A Chinese scientist's stunning claim he has pioneered the world's first genetically modified baby has suddenly made the eternal debate over ethics and emerging scientific capabilities pressing and real.

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NASA’s Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle

NASA's unmanned Martian quake sensor, InSight, has landed at a slight angle on the Red Planet, and experts are hopeful the spacecraft will work as planned, the US space agency said Friday.

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Donald Trump reaffirms second North Korea summit plan

US President Donald Trump reaffirmed Friday in a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that he wants a second summit with North Korea's leader, the White House said.

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‘Good signs’ on US-China trade, Donald Trump says ahead of Xi Jinping talks

President Donald Trump Friday lauded "good signs" ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on resolving their trade war.

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Vladimir Putin hits back as Donald Trump fuels G20 tensions

G20 leaders opened annual talks on Friday stalked by the deepest divisions since their first summit 10 years ago, with US President Donald Trump under fire for destroying the group's past consensus on trade and climate change

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Facebook says COO Sheryl Sandberg asked for data on George Soros

Facebook on Thursday said that chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg asked staff to look into whether billionaire critic George Soros had a financial interest in tarnishing the social network.

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