US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...


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NKorea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his ‘digital monster‘ Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at...


US and China work on ZTE rescue; Mnuchin denies quid pro quo

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are working toward an agreement that would ease U.S. sanctions that were imposed on ZTE Corp. and let the Chinese telecommunications giant stay in business. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the deal might require ZTE to revamp its board and to...


Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network has been used to produce fake news, interfere in elections and sweep up people’s...


Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Accusing Israel of systematic crimes, including apartheid in the occupied territories, Palestinians on Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court to open an investigation that could ultimately lead to charges against Israeli leaders. Israel immediately slammed the...


Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election. “The empire doesn’t dominate us here,” Maduro said in a televised...


Red Cross: Over 2,000 attacks on health care in conflict

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in 16 countries in the two years since the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding that combatants protect staff and facilities treating the wounded and sick, the Red Cross said Tuesday. Yves...


Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital,...


Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at NYU

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MILAN (AP) — A law professor put forward as Italy’s next premier faced suspicions Tuesday that he overstated his academic credentials, including referring on his resume to seven summers of studies at New York University that turned out to involve only having library privileges there. The 12-page...


Arrested Saudi activists held incommunicado since last week

Saudi Women Arrests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is holding and interrogating at least 10 women’s rights activists — seven women and three men — without any access to lawyers, according to people familiar with the arrests. The detentions are seen as a culmination of a steady crackdown on perceived...


Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police opened fire Tuesday on protesters demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant, killing nine people, officials said. Dozens more people were reportedly injured. The violence came amid months of protests against the Sterlite copper smelting plant in the town of...

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