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Chinese cities issue 'orange' smog alert: state radio

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese national flags are flying near a steel factory in Wu’an, Hebei province, China, February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Peter BEIJING – At least nine cities in China’s industrial heartland of Hebei, Shandong, Henan and Shanxi have issued second-level, or “orange”, pollution alerts in response to a wave of smog expected to blanket the Read More

Canada working to put pressure on Trump over metals tariffs – Trudeau

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Ottawa is cooperating with politicians and businesses in the United States to make President Donald Trump scrap tariffs on its steel and aluminum, said Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum were rolled out by Washington in May, with Trump citing national security. “We have already been working with members of Read More

Investment bank Perella Weinberg plans to name Peter Weinberg as CEO: source

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FILE PHOTO: Peter Weinberg, head of advisory at Perella Weinberg Partners, speaks during a Reuters Breakingviews panel in New York, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – Investment bank Perella Weinberg Partners plans to name Peter Weinberg as its chief executive officer with current CEO Robert Steel set to become the company’s chairman, a Read More

Scale modeling gets real: Chinese man builds life-size Airbus A320 replica

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A Chinese farmer-turned-mechanic has constructed a life-sized Airbus A320 replica to fulfill a childhood dream of owning a plane. Looking and weighing the same as the real thing, the replica has one flaw: it doesn’t actually fly. It took two years and $400,000 for aircraft enthusiast Zhu Yue to take hobby scale modeling to a Read More

'Bye bye!': Trump walks out of meeting over border wall funding

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Donald Trump has dismissed a meeting with Democrat leaders over the ongoing shutdown of the US government as a “total waste of time” after they refused to agree to the funding of his proposed border wall. The president met with House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer hours after the pair announced Read More

New York's iconic Chrysler Building put up for sale

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Chrysler Building, an Art Deco masterpiece that has been a defining image of New York City’s skyline for decades, has been put up for sale, a minority owner of the building and a broker hired to market the property said on Wednesday. New York City’s iconic Chrysler Building that was Read More

'Stop playing chicken with our lives': Workers warn Trump over shutdown

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US federal employees have told Donald Trump to “stop playing chicken with our lives” as they plead for an end to the government shutdown. The government has been in partial shutdown for 19 days as the president continues to seek funding for his southern border wall. Some 800,000 employees face another week without pay as Read More

Pilot shows off nerves of steel with incredible close-call Alpine rescue (VIDEOS)

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A dramatic helicopter rescue of an injured skier trapped at 2,000 feet on the French Alps has been captured in epic footage that looks like a scene straight from an action movie. The jaw-dropping footage was captured by Nicolas Derely on the Pass of Anterne in Passy, France on December 2. It shows the helicopter Read More

Trump: Border wall will end a 'cycle of human suffering'

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Donald Trump has claimed the US-Mexico border issue is a humanitarian crisis of “the heart and soul” in a plea to get funding for his wall.  The US president, addressing the nation on TV from the Oval Office for the first time, said Congress needed to approve the $5.7bn (£4.5bn) wall on the southern border Read More