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Worries of longer, costlier U.S.-China trade war hits markets

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on financial markets on Monday as Beijing accused Washington of harboring “extravagant expectations” for a deal to end their dispute. Investors added up the costs of higher tariffs on Chinese and U.S. goods as well Read More

US’s moves against Huawei will spur on new tech development in China

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Under pressure from the US government, Google suspended its product-sharing agreements and licenses with Chinese communications giant Huawei. But how badly will the move affect Huawei and what could it do to retaliate? The Trump administration last week banned US companies from selling to Huawei without a government license, significantly upping the ante in the Read More

‘Not a day to mess around’ as Texas, Oklahoma face tornado threat

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(Reuters) – Some 6 million people across a broad swath of Texas and Oklahoma were bracing for possible tornadoes on Monday, as the U.S. National Weather service warned that the risk of twisters in the region was at the highest level they had seen in years. The area under threat stretched over 400 miles (644 Read More

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Native American elk hunter

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FILE PHOTO: A bull elk with velvet still on it’s antlers grazes near Madison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 19, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Native American elk hunter, citing an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the U.S. government as it Read More

Indian general warns Pakistan ‘dare not try’ any cross-border military actions near Kashmir

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Islamabad will inevitably face a “befitting reply” from New Delhi should Pakistani forces engage in any kind of ‘misadventure’ in the disputed Kashmir territory, a high-ranked Indian general said on Monday. A tough message to the arch-rival came from Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, commander of Northern Indian Army as he was talking to the media Read More

Assassin’s Creed fan? Man armed with 2 concealed retractable blades arrested in Paris (PHOTOS)

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French police have arrested a 27yo ‘assassin’ armed with two hidden blades, a sapper shovel and a pair of pruning shears, who said he was just a cosplay fan taking a stroll during the Yellow Vests protest in Paris. With his black hood and a military backpack, Thomas G., immediately aroused suspicion from Champs-Élysées police Read More

Europe is love, Europe is life: EU Commission takes heat for ‘Orwellian’ tweet ahead of elections

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As Europeans prepare to vote in the EU Parliament elections, the European Commission has raised some eyebrows with a tweet extolling the virtues of the union, in true George Orwell style. “The EU is peace. The EU is freedom. The EU is solidarity. The EU is diversity. The EU is human rights. The EU is Read More

Trump’s ‘getting along’ with Russia probably should not mean further sanctions – Kremlin

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If Washington wants to “get along with Moscow,” the White House will have to refrain from using the sanctions stick, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says after the US extended anti-Russia restrictions. In an interview to Russian state TV, the official weighed in on Trump’s tweet that he posted on his favorite social media on May Read More

Saudi Arabia ready to confront Iran with ‘all strength & determination’

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Riyadh will confront Tehran with “all strength and determination,” if need be, the Kingdom’s FM has warned after Crown Prince received a call from Washington in which the sides discussed ways to ensure regional “security.” Tehran seeks to destabilize the entire region, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir proclaimed at a news conference, demonizing Read More

‘Enemies of freedom’? Germany launches anti-rightwing crusade amid Austrian govt crisis

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German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have rushed to take advantage of the government crisis in the neighboring Austria for their own political goals, uniting in a crusade against the right-wing populists. As Austria is reeling from a scandal involving Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, which put the Alpine nation on a brink of snap elections, Read More