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China warns US trade deals off if tariffs go ahead

Photo: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to attend a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing, Sunday, June 3, 2018. Beijing, Jun 3 : China warned Sunday after another round of talks on a sprawling trade dispute with Washington that any deals they produce “will not take effect” if President Donald Trump’s ...

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Trump to host his first-ever Iftar Wednesday

US President Donald Trump. Dhaka, June 3 : US President Donald Trump will host an Iftar on Wednesday at the White House in honor of Muslims in the holy month of Ramadan. The Iftar will be flowed by a dinner but the guest list was not made available, reports the New York Times. The dinner will revive a tradition that ...

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Duterte tells UN expert ‘to go to hell’ over criticism

Manila, Jun 3 : The Philippine president has lashed out at another U.N. human rights expert for making critical remarks about his supposed role in the expulsion of the Supreme Court chief justice. President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the remarks of Diego Garcia-Sayan and told him in a televised speech early Sunday not to meddle in domestic problems and “to go ...

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India, Pakistan trade fire in Kashmir; 2 dead, 8 wounded

Srinagar, Jun 3 : Indian officials say two paramilitary soldiers have been killed and eight civilians wounded when Pakistani soldiers attacked dozens of forward posts along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir. The fighting comes barely a week after the two nuclear-armed rivals agreed to stop trading fire along the volatile frontier and uphold a cease-fire accord dating back ...

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2 climbers killed after fall from Yosemite’s El Capitan

Yosemite National Park, Jun 3 : Officials say two people have been killed after they fell while climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park. The National Park Service says it happened around 8 a.m. Saturday while the two people were climbing the Freeblast Route. Park rangers and search and rescue personnel responded to the scene but the climbers didn’t survive ...

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New Italian govt vows to create jobs, deport migrants

Rome, June 2 : Italy’s new populist leaders commemorated the founding of the Italian republic by attending a pomp-filled military parade Saturday — and then promised to get to work creating jobs and expelling migrants. “The free ride is over,” new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini warned migrants at a rally in northern Italy. “It’s time to pack your bags.” The ...

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Protests resume after Palestinian paramedic’s Gaza funeral

Khuzaa, June 2 : Thousands of Palestinians, including hundreds of medical workers in white uniforms, took part Saturday in the funeral procession of a colleague who was shot dead by Israeli troops the previous day along the Israel-Gaza border. Relatives say 21-year-old Razan Najjar was a volunteer paramedic who had helped evacuate and treat the wounded during weeks of cross-border ...

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Trump, NKorea’s Kim back on for summit

Washington, Jun 2 : After a week of hard-nosed negotiation, diplomatic gamesmanship and no shortage of theatrics, President Donald Trump has announced that the historic nuclear-weapons summit he had canceled with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is back on. The June 12 meeting in Singapore, the first between heads of the technically still-warring nations, is meant to begin the process ...

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EU, China vow to uphold Iran nuclear deal

Brussels, May 31 : The European Union and China say they will do their utmost to keep afloat an international agreement to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons despite the U.S. abandoning the pact. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday that “we will be unswerving in upholding it.” Speaking alongside EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, he said the agreement ...

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Spain: opposition leader Sanchez expected to oust Rajoy

Madrid, June 1 : Socialist opposition leader Pedro Sanchez is on the brink of ending Mariano Rajoy’s more than six-year reign as Spanish prime minister in what would be the first ouster of a serving leader by parliament in four decades of democracy. Barring last-minute surprises, a no-confidence vote that would oust Rajoy and make Sanchez prime minister-designate is expected ...

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