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Trade uncertainty between the US and China is the "enemy of growth", warns the OECD when it distorts the forecasts

US. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave a business executive event in the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017. Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images Trade tensions between the United States and China hindered a global recovery and continue to jeopardize investment and growth, the Secretary-General warned the OECD on Monday. "We were …

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Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or meet its "end"

CLOSE President Donald Trump welcomed the Swiss President Ueli Maurer to the White House on Thursday, among the rising tensions with Iran. Asked by reporters if the US will war with Tehran, Trump replied, "I hope not." (May 16) AP, AP President Donald Trump issues a strong warning to Iran on Monday and says it would face its "official end" …

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Australia's China Challenge – New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia – In a gold-plated meeting room in Sydney, the Chinese Consulate General's Secretary appealed to a closed door assembly of about 100 people, all Australian residents and Chinese ancestors. He urged the group to help shape public opinion during a forthcoming visit by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, partly by reporting critics to the consulate. Rallies in support …

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ISIS Captures Riot in Tajikistan Prison, leaves dozens of dead

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – Islamic state militants have imprisoned in a prison in a high prison just outside the capital of Tajikistan and killed three prison guards and 29 detained, said the Ministry of Justice on Monday. The ministry said the riot broke out late Sunday in the prison in Vakhdat, about six miles east of the capital Dushanbe, after militants …

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Al Jazeera suspends two journalists about Holocaust report | Qatar News

Al Jazeera Media Network has suspended two journalists on a video that is downplayed and misrepresented the Holocaust. The Qatar-based network announced the disciplinary action in a statement on Sunday. The video, published on Al Jazeera's online Arabic news platform, AJ +, "contravened its editorial standards", said the network, which is the parent company of aljazeera.com. The content was swiftly …

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Volodymyr Zelensky: Comedian sworn in as Ukrainian president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Volodymyr Zelensky stormed to landslide victory in last month's presidential election                  Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has been sworn in as the country's new president at a ceremony in the capital Kiev. Mr Zelensky, who has no previous political experience, scored a landslide victory in last month's presidential election. He ousted incumbent Petro Poroshenko who …

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US investigators to handed Julian Assange's belongings from Ecuadorean embassy, ​​Wikileaks say

Swedish prosecutor probing Julian Assange rape claim files for his arrest as US investigators are set to get their hands on Wikileaks founder's belongings from Ecuadorian embassy The WikiLeaks founder was arrested dragged from the embassy on April 10 Swedish prosecutors have filed request for his arrest over rape allegation Comes as Wikileaks said US officials are 'illegally seizing' his …

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Huawei CFO house arrest contrasts with Canadians detained in China

TORONTO (Reuters) – Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou described her house arrest in Vancouver as "limited to a limited space", just as she spent her last six months in a six-bedroom, multi-million dollar Canadian home. FILE PHOTO: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou leaves his family home in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 8, 2019. REUTERS / Lindsey Wasson Meng, 47, has access …

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