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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

Venezuela’s Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-held National Assembly

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding early elections to restock the National Assembly, currently headed by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, who is backed by the US. Maduro made this call in a speech in Caracas on Monday. He also talked about an early election in February of this year. If 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

‘B Team’ Donald Trump taunted by Iranian minister

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Iran’s foreign minister has goaded Donald Trump on Twitter, after the US president threatened the “official end” of the country. In a tweet, Mohammad Javad Zarif said: “Goaded by #B_Team, @realdonaldTrump hopes to achieve what Alexander, Genghis & other aggressors failed to do. Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. #EconomicTerrorism & Read More

‘We won’t be complicit’: Italian dock workers refuse to load Saudi arms ship over Yemen war

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Italian unions have refused to load cargo onto a Saudi ship carrying weapons, in protest against Riyadh’s war on Yemen. The dock workers have gone on strike, refusing to work until the ship leaves port in Genoa. While the Saudi Arabian ship, the Bahri-Yanbu, was expected to leave for Jeddah by the end end of Read More

Paraguayan indigenous community goes digital to protect ancestral lands

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ISLA JOVAI TEJU, Paraguay (Reuters) – Rumilda Fernández’s indigenous community has long tended its ancestral lands in Paraguay, marking boundaries with an ancient system of names for trees and streams. Now, squeezed by deforestation and farming, the community is going digital to defend itself. Fernández, 28, is one of the group’s first technology-equipped forest monitors, Read More

Dozens killed as knife-wielding ‘ISIS convicts’ take hostages, start riot in Tajikistan prison

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Convicted Islamic State militants started a riot at a high-security prison in Tajikistan, in which several guards and dozens of inmates were killed. Local authorities have ramped up security in the vicinity. The riot broke out late Sunday at a heavily-guarded prison facility in Vahdat, Tajikistan, just 15km east of the capital, Dushanbe, according to Read More

China’s tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Cases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its outlook on the country’s regulatory environment is “bleak”. FILE PHOTO: An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Read More

Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: NYTimes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump passes his adviser and son-in-law Read More