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Domino effect: Pompeo vows US will help uproot ‘authoritarianism’ in Nicaragua & Cuba

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The United States will help the people of Nicaragua and Cuba to resist “non-democratic regimes” in their countries, Mike Pompeo has said. His comments come as Washington steps up calls for a new government in Venezuela. The secretary of state responded in the affirmative when asked during an interview with Telemundo if the US would Read More

Venezuela crisis: US threats, border tensions & humanitarian aid provocations

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While the White House is applying maximum pressure on Maduro to force ‘humanitarian’ convoys into Venezuela, Juan Guaido sneaked into a concert in Colombia in hopes of returning to his supporters with a shipment of US aid. The US-backed, self-proclaimed leader of Venezuela set February 23 as his flashpoint date for a showdown with the Read More

Man and woman killed on Venezuela-Brazil border

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A woman and her husband have been killed and 15 people injured in a clash with security forces on the border between Venezuela and Brazil. It comes as a massive Live Aid-style concert was staged by Richard Branson in the hope of getting aid into the country. On Thursday, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the border Read More

Oil hits 2019 highs on U.S.-China trade hopes, but U.S. output weighs

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices touched their highest since mid-November on Friday and posted weekly gains for the second week in a row, boosted by hopes that U.S.-China trade talks would soon produce a deal, although new record U.S. oil supply limited gains. FILE PHOTO: A Canadian Natural Resources pump jack pumps oil out Read More

China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in U.S. goods: CNBC

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China has agreed to buy up to $1.2 trillion in goods from the United States as part of the Read More

U.S., China struggle to bridge trade gaps, more time seen likely

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators met on Friday to wrap up a week of talks that have seen the two sides struggle over the details of structural reform commitments by China, increasing the likelihood of extending the March 1 U.S. deadline for a deal. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Read More

Wall Street climbs as trade hopes power tech shares

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Friday, as technology shares were boosted by signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Top trade negotiators from the two countries Read More

Pakistan vows 'full force' response as tensions with India escalate

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Pakistan’s military has promised to respond with “full force” if the country is attacked by India, following a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen in Kashmir.  Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters his message to their neighbour was: “Don’t mess with Pakistan. “We have no intention to initiate Read More

British fraud office abandons Rolls-Royce, GSK investigations

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LONDON (Reuters) – The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has abandoned two of its largest and longest investigations, into alleged bribery at aero engine maker Rolls-Royce and drugs maker GlaxoSmithKline, in a move described by one lawyer as “extraordinary”. A sign is displayed in an unmarked Serious Fraud Office vehicle parked outside a building, in Read More