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  • China’s exports weaken amid US tariff battle, cooling demand

    by levent

    BEIJING — China’s exports decelerated in November amid a tariff battle with Washington and cooling global demand. Customs data on Saturday showed shipments to the United States rose by a relatively robust 12.9 per cent over a year ago to $46.2 billion, down from October’s 13.3 per cent. Overall, China’s global exports rose 5.4 per […]

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  • Theresa May pledges end to austerity in Tory conference speech

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    PM makes several policy pledges in effort to show Brexit has not blown her off course Theresa May has made a bold pledge to bring a decade of austerity to a close, as she appealed to the public over the heads of her squabbling party to back her to deliver a Brexit deal and secure her […]

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  • Iran launches missiles at Syria, but message is aimed at U.S., Israel, Saudi Arabia

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    “There are multiple theaters where escalations could result, and something bigger than anybody really wants to see,” one expert warned. TEHRAN, Iran — When Iran launched ballistic missiles into Syria Monday, its message was aimed more at the Islamic Republic’s powerful foes: the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The country’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said it had […]

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  • Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: How warning system failed the victims

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    Hundreds of people have been killed and many still remain missing after a tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggered by a powerful earthquake. A tsunami warning was sent out – lasting just over 30 minutes – but it appears to have drastically underestimated the scale of the tsunami that would follow. […]

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  • Indonesia earthquake: Huge surge in death toll

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    At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says. It added that the affected area was bigger than initially thought. Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday’s 7.5-magnitude earthquake, agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo […]

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  • Indonesia earthquake: Hundreds dead in Palu quake and tsunami

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    More than 380 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit an Indonesian city on Friday. Waves up to 3m (10ft) high swept through Palu on Sulawesi island. Video on social media shows people screaming and fleeing in panic and a mosque among the buildings damaged. Strong aftershocks […]

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  • Senate panel heads to vote on Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

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    WASHINGTON – Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court hung in the balance on Friday after a jarring and raucous hearing into sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Senate Judiciary Committee, with 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. (1330 GMT), giving its members little […]

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  • Trump ‘went off’ on French president during face-to-face meeting

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    US President Donald Trump was “ranting and venting on trade” to French President Emmanuel Macron during their bilateral meeting Monday evening, according to a senior diplomatic source. Trump lambasted the European Union for its trade policies, saying it was worse than China — a complaint that the US president made to his French counterpart in an […]

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  • Trump urges UN to stop Iran getting nuclear bomb

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    US President Donald Trump has urged other members of the UN Security Council to work with America to ensure Iran never acquires a nuclear bomb. He told the council that anyone who failed to comply with US sanctions on Iran would “face severe consequences”. America is re-imposing sanctions after pulling out of a international deal […]

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  • Trump at UN: Iran ‘sowing chaos, death, destruction’

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    US President Donald Trump has attacked the Iranian leadership, accusing it of sowing “chaos, death and destruction” across the Middle East. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he defended his decision to abandon the nuclear deal. Mr Trump also boasted that his administration had accomplished “more than almost any” other in US […]

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