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Ireland divorce law: Voters overwhelmingly back liberalising rules

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People in the Republic of Ireland have overwhelmingly voted to liberalise the country’s divorce law, making it easier for couples to separate. Married couples currently have to prove to a court that they have been separated for four of the previous five years before it can become official. However, early estimates suggest more than 80% Read More

Jews told not to wear skullcaps in parts of Germany

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The German government’s top official against antisemitism has warned Jewish people not to wear skullcaps in parts of the country. Commissioner Felix Klein was speaking following a rise in antisemitic attacks in Germany. Mr Klein told the Funke newspaper group: “My opinion has unfortunately changed compared with what it used to be. “I cannot recommend Read More

Kim ‘sending me a signal’? Trump joins in N. Korea’s mocking of ‘Swampman Joe Bidan’

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US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his “confidence” in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, tweeting an approving snicker at his recent insult of Joe Biden and brushing off concerns over Pyongyang’s short-range missile tests. Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to rekindle his somewhat stale bromance with Kim, hanging in the balance after their Read More

Venezuela crisis: Maduro officials & Guaido’s opposition to hold talks in Norway

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Both Caracas and Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido have confirmed they sent their representatives to Oslo for talks scheduled to begin next week, a second such attempt at dialogue within two weeks. As the Venezuelan government and the opposition remain deadlocked, with Western-backed, self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Guaido failing to enlist enough support from the military Read More

Kim ‘sending me a signal’? Trump shares in N. Korea’s mocking of ‘Swampman Joe Bidan’

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US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his “confidence” in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, tweeting an approving snicker at his recent insult of Joe Biden and brushing off concerns over Pyongyang’s short-range missiles tests. Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to rekindle his somewhat stale bromance with Kim, hanging in the balance after their Read More

China says U.S. demand on its state-owned enterprises is ‘invasion’ on economic sovereignty

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A U.S. dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China’s yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong are seen among U.S. and Chinese flags in this illustration picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States has called on China to curb the development of its state-owned Read More

Till Trump do they part: Top tech firms cut ties with Huawei following US trade blacklisting

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Last week, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at banning Chinese telecoms like Huawei from selling equipment to the US over an unacceptable risk to national security. Following the order, the US Department of Commerce announced the blacklisting of Huawei along with 70 of its affiliates. The step prevented US-based corporations from Read More

Wall St. edges higher after Trump sparks U.S.-China trade hopes

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s major stock indexes edged higher on Friday after falling in the previous session, as hopeful comments from U.S. President Donald Trump regarding trade relations with China assuaged concerns among some investors. Trump said late on Thursday that he saw a resolution to the trade war with China “happening fast.” Read More

Global stocks climb on muted trade hopes, dollar slips

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – World equity markets rebounded on Friday from the previous day’s sharp fall, boosted after U.S. President Donald Trump said complaints against China’s Huawei Technologies might be resolved within the framework of a Sino-U.S. trade deal. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., Read More