‘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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Safely on Mars, InSight unfolds its arrays and snaps some pictures

After safely landing on Mars following its nearly seven month journey, NASA has released the first pictures taken by its InSight spacecraft, which has opened it solar arrays to charge batteries.

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Facebook mulls making money off user data by charging app makers to access it

Such a move would have been a major shift away from the policy of not selling Facebook members' information, which the social network has stressed in the face of criticism alleging it is more interested in making money than p

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Google, Facebook, other tech firms issue warnings to Australia against controversial law to break encryption

Digital giants led by Google, Facebook and Amazon have warned Australia against passing a "fundamentally flawed" law allowing security services to spy on encrypted communications among suspected criminals and terrorists.

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G20 summit: US President Donald Trump heads to Argentina

US President Donald Trump jets into Argentina on Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine.

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No-deal Brexit could cost UK economy 9.3 per cent of GDP over 15 years: Govt

If Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal its economy could end up being 9.3 per cent smaller in 15 years' time than would otherwise be the case, the government said on Wednesday.

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Huawei’s 5G equipments banned in New Zealand over ‘security risks’

New Zealand's largest telecoms carrier Spark said Wednesday that the country's intelligence agency had barred it from using equipment provided by China's Huawei in its 5G network as it posed "significant national security ris

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North Korea urges UN to oppose meeting on human rights

North Korea is urging UN Security Council members to block a US bid to hold a meeting on Pyongyang's human rights record, saying it would run counter to recent peace moves.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May claims win over EU on fishing rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May will argue on Wednesday that she managed to secure broader fishing rights for Scotland in the face of firm EU opposition in tough Brexit talks.

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Facebook checked alleged Russian meddling as early as 2014

Facebook acknowledged on Tuesday that its engineers had flagged potentially malicious Russian activity as early as 2014 -- long before it became public -- but did not confirm evidence of a coordinated campaign.

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Indonesia due to release preliminary Lion Air crash report

Indonesian investigators are expected Wednesday to release a preliminary report into the Lion Air plane crash last month that saw all 189 on board killed when the nearly new jet slammed into the sea.

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China President Xi Jinping arrives in Spain for business-driven visit

China's President Xi Jinping arrived in Spain on Tuesday for a business-focused state visit as Beijing, currently engaged in a trade war with the United States, seeks to strengthen ties with Europe.

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Theresa May rebukes Donald Trump as she bids to sell Brexit deal

Theresa May rebuked Donald Trump and insisted Britain could strike trade agreements outside the EU as she launched a nationwide tour on Tuesday to whip up support for the contested Brexit divorce deal.

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Pilot falls asleep in cockpit, overflies Australian island destination by 46 kms

Airline officials say a pilot is under investigation after falling asleep in the cockpit of a freight plane and overflying his Australian island destination by 46 kilometres.

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Donald Trump warns Brexit may harm UK-US trade

US President Donald Trump warned Monday that the deal taking Britain out of the European Union may inadvertently hamper trade between London and Washington.

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US President Donald Trump says doesn’t believe own government’s climate warning

US President Donald Trump said Monday he doesn't believe his own government's report last week warning of massive economic losses if carbon emissions continue to feed climate change unchecked.

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Mexico will hold US-bound refugees while claims processed, says Donald Trump

Asylum seekers hoping to enter the US via its southern border will have to wait in Mexico while they are assessed, President Donald Trump has announced, appearing to confirm a report about a bilateral deal published by The Wa

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UK PM Theresa May pens open letter to Britons lauding Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has written a "letter to the nation" vowing to campaign with "heart and soul" for her Brexit deal once EU leaders sign off on it this weekend.

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US President Donald Trump backs Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin after reports of dissatisfaction

Donald Trump has praised the work of his treasury secretary after a report said the president was dissatisfied with his pick and blames him for the appointment of a Federal Reserve chairman who has raised interest rates.

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Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn’s income under-reporting ‘may reach $71 million’

Nissan's disgraced former chairman Carlos Ghosn under-reported his income by a total of USD 71 million -- much more than initially suspected -- Japanese media reported Friday.

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Samsung apologises for factory cancer cases; here’s what workers at world’s biggest mobile phone maker say

Samsung Electronics apologised Friday to workers who developed cancer after working at its semiconductor factories, finally ending a decade-long dispute at the world's top chipmaker.

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Khashoggi murder: Donald Trump ignores US leverage over Riyadh

US President Donald Trump has doubled down on his partnership with Saudi Arabia, calling it an indispensable ally after a journalist's grisly murder, but critics say his position ignores Washington's enormous leverage over Ri

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Saudi Arabia warns criticism of crown prince a ‘red line’ in journalist Jamal Khashoggi probe

Saudi Arabia has warned criticism of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a “red line”, after Donald Trump heaped praise on the kingdom in defiance of warnings he was giving Riyadh a pass on a journalist’s gr

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Australia proposes stripping native-born extremists of citizenship

Acting after a series of Jihadist-inspired plots and attacks in the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government needed expanded powers to withdraw citizenship from anyone found guilty of terrorist activity.

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Brexit goes down to wire as UK PM Theresa May calls last-day talks

Negotiations to secure an orderly Brexit deal will go down to the wire after Theresa May said she would return to Brussels for more talks on the eve of a planned signing summit.

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