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China’s water quality improvements ‘imbalanced’ in first quarter: Xinhua

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FILE PHOTO: Fishermen travel down the Yellow River to cast their net on the northern outskirts of Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Pollution increased in some of China’s major lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the first quarter even though the country’s overall water quality improved, the official Read More

Counting under way in tight Australian election

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Votes are being counted in an election likely to deliver Australia’s sixth prime minister in as many years. Voting finished in the country’s more populous eastern states and territories at 9am UK time, with South Australia and Northern Territory polls following half an hour later. Western Australia voting closed at Read More

Polling starts to close in Australian election

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Polls have started to close in an election likely to deliver Australia’s sixth prime minister in as many years. Opinion polls suggest the conservative Liberal Party-led coalition will lose its bid for a third term, leaving current prime minister Scott Morrison having had one of the shortest tenures in the nation’s history. Polling closed in Read More

China’s tough rhetoric leaves trade talks with U.S. in limbo

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of Read More

China’s tough trade rhetoric leaves talks with U.S. in limbo

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, U.S. officials accuse China of Read More

Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed. FILE PHOTO: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), meets as Alberta premier-designate with the media in front of the Read More

Tough talk from China leaves trade talks with U.S. in limbo

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China struck a more aggressive tone in its trade war with the United States on Friday, suggesting a resumption of talks between the world’s two largest economies would be meaningless unless Washington changed course. A container is carried onto a truck in a logistics center near Tianjin Port, in northern China, May Read More

Canadian Senate committee passes amendments to controversial energy bill

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to a controversial energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how the environmental impact of major projects like oil export pipelines is assessed. FILE PHOTO: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), meets as Alberta premier-designate with the Read More

After Huawei blow, China says U.S. must show sincerity for talks

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BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States must show sincerity if it is to hold meaningful trade talks, China said on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump dramatically raised the stakes with a potentially devastating blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei. A worker cycles past containers outside a logistics center near Tianjin Port, in northern China, Read More