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Trump says having ‘extended meeting’ with Xi at G20 summit

Trump says having ‘extended meeting’ with Xi at G20 summit

For months now, the world's two largest economies have engaged in trade disputes that have put financial markets on edge. Trade talks between the two nations stalled in recent weeks after it had appeared a deal was within reach. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.4% higher, adding 353 points. Colin Angle, founder and CEO of iRobot Corporation, told the hearing's committee that the company's newly-launched products would be subject to the tariffs and that those, if imposed, would ... Read More

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The deeper malaise in Hong Kong's civil service

The deeper malaise in Hong Kong's civil service

Now the city's agitation has become another problem for China's leader Xi Jinping, already grappling with a trade war with the United States , a US -led clamp-down on tech giant Huawei and tension in the South China Sea. TAIPEI, Taiwan-The ongoing protest in Hong Kong against the government's extradition bill has drawn support from around the world. The apology came after weeks of intense pressure to scrap amendments to the law as yesterday's protest continued late into the night, ... Read More

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Iran urges USA, allies to stop 'false flag operations' in region

Iran urges USA, allies to stop 'false flag operations' in region

In May, President Trump tightened U.S. sanctions on Iran - mainly targeting its oil sector. However, no one has officially claimed responsibility for the incident, which saw oil prices surge. A senior diplomatic source of a United States ally told CNN Friday, "It is a virtual certainty Iran was behind this latest attack". The cause of the blasts on June 13 remains unclear. Read More

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is out as White House press secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is out as White House press secretary

Lindsey Graham, meanwhile, thanked her for doing a "terrific job" in dealing with a "hostile press with an insatiable desire to go after the Trump Administration for everything under the sun". "He couldn't have been nicer, more supportive, more understanding, and more encouraging than he was", she said. She has not held a formal briefing since March 11. Read More

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Imran Khan fails to follow diplomatic code yet again

Imran Khan fails to follow diplomatic code yet again

He said Pakistan remains ready to share its experience and expertise in counter terrorism. The leaders of the SCO countries today gathered to pose for a group photo prior to their meeting. The bilateral treaty is likely to increase the flow of investment between India and Kyrgyzstan and provide protection to investors from the two nations making investments in both the countries. Read More

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Pelosi is so 'done' with Trump, the 'diverter in chief'

Pelosi is so 'done' with Trump, the 'diverter in chief'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) on Tuesday ripped Democratic leaders for "sitting on their hands on impeachment", saying she's dissatisfied with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) approach. "They should begin impeachment proceedings", he told Mika Brzezinski. According to the Daily Beast , Pelosi expressed her condescending opinion about the intelligence of USA voters during a closed-door meeting with other House Democrats, whom she is frantically trying to dissuade ... Read More

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Demonstrators in Tokyo show support for Hong Kong protests against extradition bill

Demonstrators in Tokyo show support for Hong Kong protests against extradition bill

But for those in the sprawling city, the extradition bill is the latest in a long line of examples of creeping Chinese control. The fears of the mainland have been fuelled by several Beijing-tainted cases in recent years, including the clandestine detention of five Hong Kong booksellers on the mainland and the suspected abduction of a Chinese tycoon in Hong Kong by mainland agents. Read More

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David Ortiz Undergoes More Surgery After Shooting

David Ortiz Undergoes More Surgery After Shooting

Some at the club then beat one of the suspects before police took him into custody. As of 10:20 p.m. ET, the Red Sox announced that Ortiz is now in Boston after being flown in via air ambulance. In parts of 20 Major League Baseball seasons, Ortiz hit.286 with 541 home runs. A man approached Ortiz from behind and shot him in the back. FILE - In this October 10, 2016, file photo, Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves from the field at Fenway Park after Game 3 of baseball's American League ... Read More

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Cyclone Vayu: India on high alert for 'severe cyclone'

Cyclone Vayu: India on high alert for 'severe cyclone'

Forecasters are warning that the storm is set for landfall early Thursday morning local time, and state officials have started evacuating around 300,000 people from low-lying coastal areas to shelters. The officials said schools, colleges and Anganwadis in the coastal districts would remain shut on June 12 and 13. The IAS officer also said over 10,400 tourists were shifted from the state. Read More

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Former White House counsel John Dean describes parallels between Trump, Nixon

Former White House counsel John Dean describes parallels between Trump, Nixon

He added that all members of the committee will be able to view the materials. Criminal contempt would be referred to the justice department, where it would certainly be rejected. Mr. Dean drew several comparisons to his situation and what is now happening with former White House counsel Don McGahn. Appearing on CNN, Dean said he would draw comparisons in his testimony between actions documented in the Mueller report and the Watergate scandal. Read More

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Pakistan ex-president Zardari held on money-laundering charges

Pakistan ex-president Zardari held on money-laundering charges

Following the refusal of his pre-arrest bail, a team of the National Accountability Bureau accompanied by police personnel had reached the residence of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in order to arrest him. According to NAB sources, Zardari's two attendants Nehal Chand left for Rawalpindi to tend to the former president. Zardari's close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July past year in connection with the probe. Read More

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At G20, global FMs agree to forge ahead with digital tax

At G20, global FMs agree to forge ahead with digital tax

Mnuchin played down the meeting to reporters saying it was "not a negotiating meeting", and said the U.S. would continue to press tariffs on China unless the country intends to "come back to the table and negotiate". International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said trade tension was the "major" headwind facing the global economy, telling Japan's Nikkei daily it was a "significant risk on the horizon". Read More

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Trump calls off tariffs as United States and Mexico reach deal on immigration

Trump calls off tariffs as United States and Mexico reach deal on immigration

The deal, also confirmed in a tweet by Mexico's Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, comes at the end of three days of negotiations, which saw Washington demand a crackdown on Central American migrants. After a week of threats, President Donald Trump declared Friday that "there is a good chance " the US will strike a deal with Mexico to avert the tariffs he's scheduled to take effect Monday to force the USA ally to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. Read More

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Group working to host ‘straight pride’ parade in Boston; Twitter fires back

Group working to host ‘straight pride’ parade in Boston; Twitter fires back

Straight people, it's time to wave your monochrome flag with pride . The organizers have reportedly claimed Brad as their mascot for the straight community . "And therefore, isn't any reason to take pride in it". In case you don't know why it's problematic, we'll explain: The heterosexual population is not the minority, and they have not been the subject of persecution in the ways that the LGBTQ community has been. Read More

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