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'Mistreated in prison, family kept in the dark' – ex-colleague of detained Iranian journalist to RT

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US-born journalist Marzieh Hashemi had her religious rights violated in jail, where she was put shortly after coming to the US from Iran, her representative has told RT. Her family, meanwhile, has received no answers from the FBI. Nargess Moballeghi, an independent journalist and a former colleague of Hashemi, who was detained by the US 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

Leasing firm seeks earlier return of 10 Avianca Brasil planes

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FILE PHOTO: An Avianca Brasil Airbus A319-100 plane ands at Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Aircastle Ltd (AYR.N) will try to repossess 10 planes from Avianca Brasil before the Feb. 1 expiration of a 15-day stay on repossessions from the struggling airline, a Read More

Stocks buoyed by trade hopes, set for best weekly winning streak in half a year

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks rose to their highest in more than a month on Friday after a report suggested progress towards resolving the trade dispute between the United States and China. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a graph analyzing recent change of Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage Read More

Asia stocks rise broadly on U.S.-China trade relief

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose across the board on Friday as a report of progress in U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported risk sentiment. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a graph analyzing recent change of Nikkei stock index outside a Read More

Top N. Korean official lands in Washington to discuss 2nd Trump-Kim summit with Pompeo – report

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A senior North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, touched down in Washington DC, where he was welcomed by a US envoy, Yonhap reported. Chol is reportedly in the US to thrash out details of a new bilateral summit. Chol, vice chairman of the North Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee, arrived at Washington’s Dulles International Airport Read More

Asia stocks advance on U.S.-China trade relief

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks advanced on Friday as a report of progress in U.S.-China trade talks stirred hopes of a deal in their tariff dispute and supported risk sentiment. FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on an electronic board showing a graph analyzing recent change of Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Read More

Trapped toddler: Rescuers race to locate child who fell into 320ft hole (VIDEOS)

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Spanish rescuers are trying to rush months-worth of tunnel drilling work into mere days as their efforts to save a missing two-year-old boy from a deep hole intensify. Rescue workers found some of the boy’s hair in a narrow borehole close to where he went missing near Totalan in Malaga, and DNA tests confirmed the Read More

U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria'

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , ZTE Corp or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured outside their research Read More