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International worries as China's consumption and economy slows

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Picture China’s economy and you might be thinking of massive factories, gigantic airports or train stations built from scratch in 24 hours. For another view, you could follow Xu Liqiang as he threads the streets of Beijing in a beaten-up tuk-tuk (motorised rickshaw). Xu is 21 years old and a “kuaidi” (express delivery) driver. Each Read More

Turkey ready to move into Kurdish-controlled Manbij 'without delay' – Erdogan to Trump

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Turkey is ready to take over Manbij, a Kurdish-controlled town in Syria, “without delay,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the US leader, denouncing a suicide blast that had killed four US Americans as a provocation. In a phone call late Sunday, Erdogan told President Donald Trump that the Turkish forces are poised to assume Read More

'Syria's children are its future but it's they who have suffered most'

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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons expert and formerly an officer in the British Army commanding the UK’s regiment to deal with chemical weapons defence regiment. Alongside Professor David Nott and Richard Benyon MP, he warns that leaving Syria’s fate in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad threatens millions. Image: Hamish Read More

'Syria's children are its future but it's them who have suffered most'

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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons expert and formerly an officer in the British Army commanding the UK’s regiment to deal with chemical weapons defence regiment. Alongside Professor David Nott and Richard Benyon MP, he warns that leaving Syria’s fate in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad threatens millions. Image: Hamish Read More

Qatar emir to attend Beirut's Arab economic summit

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – Qatar’s emir will visit Beirut on Sunday for an Arab economic summit which has been marred by regional rifts and internal Lebanese disputes even before it began. FILE PHOTO: Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani speaks during Doha Forum in Doha, Qatar, December 15, 2018. Qatar News Agency/Handout Read More

Lords of war: US weapons factories dominate global arms trade

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The latest report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed that sales of arms and military services by global majors totaled $398.2 billion in 2017, marking a 44 percent growth over the past 15 years. “The overall number excludes Chinese data due to the lack of available information to allow for a reasonable or Read More

Explainer: How U.S.-China talks differ from any other trade deal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The trade deal that U.S. negotiators are seeking with China may have more in common with a sanctions-monitoring regime than a traditional trade pact. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a bench painted in the colours of the U.S. flag outside a clothing store in Beijing, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Read More

Exclusive: U.S. demands regular review of China trade reform

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms as a condition for a trade deal – and could again resort to tariffs if it deems Beijing has violated the agreement, according to sources briefed on negotiations to end the trade war between the two nations. Read More

Canada dismisses China's warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

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SHERBROOKE, Quebec (Reuters) – Canada’s government on Friday dismissed China’s warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale answers questions from media on the second day of Foreign ministers meetings Read More