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Trump says trade deal ‘possible’ with China’s Xi, tariffs could be lower

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping was possible this weekend but he is prepared to impose U.S. tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the two countries continue to disagree. FILE PHOTO: Workers load goods for export onto a crane at Read More

U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: China’s President Xi Jinping, Read More

Japan’s Suntory joins rival Coca Cola to push Vietnam on plastic recycling

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese beverage giant Suntory Holdings said it would work with rival Coca-Cola as well as Nestle to push the government in Vietnam, among the biggest contributors to plastic waste in the ocean, to create a large-scale recycling system. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Suntory is seen at the Suntory Musashino Brewery in Read More

Himalayan glaciers melting far faster this century: study

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LONDON (Reuters) – Himalayan glaciers have been melting twice as fast since the start of this century, underscoring the threat the climate crisis poses to water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across Asia, according to a study published on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Wind blows snow off the summit at dusk of the world’s Read More

U.S. trade chief says he can ‘work out’ Democrat concerns over North America pact

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. trade negotiator said on Wednesday he is ready to work with lawmakers “sooner rather than later” to address concerns over a new North American pact, even as a leading Democrat cited problems that could prevent the deal’s approval. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before a Senate Finance Committee Read More

UK PM front-runner Johnson pledges to ‘end the digital divide’ by 2025

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Boris Johnson, leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Prime Minister, leaves home in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, pledged on Sunday to “end the digital divide” in Britain with the rollout of full fiber broadband by 2025. Using his column in Read More

Airbus delivers first A350 to Japan after landmark deal

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The Airbus logo is pictured on a scale model of an Airbus A350 as Airbus announces annual results in Blagnac, near Toulouse, France February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (Reuters) – Airbus delivered its first A350 aircraft to Japan Air Lines on Thursday, saying the specially tailored version would start operating on Japan’s busy domestic routes. Read More

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will toughen its climate targets and commit to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the government said late on Tuesday, becoming the first G7 nation to set such a goal. FILE PHOTO: A commuter walks along Waterloo Bridge, which is being blocked by climate change activists, during the Extinction Read More

WhatsApp pledges to SUE users over off-platform misbehavior

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WhatsApp is threatening users who violate its rules with lawsuits, even if the only evidence of “rule-breaking” exists outside of the Facebook-owned messaging app and the only judge is an AI. “WhatsApp will take legal action against those we determine are engaged in or assisting others in abuse… even if that determination is based on Read More

G20 finance chiefs express concern over risks from ‘intensified’ trade conflict

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FUKUOKA, Japan (Reuters) – Group of 20 finance leaders on Sunday said that trade and geopolitical tensions have “intensified”, raising risks to improving global growth, but they stopped short of calling for a resolution of a deepening U.S.-China trade conflict. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), gestures in front of Bank Read More