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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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Israel accuses head of human rights group of anti-Israel activities, orders him to leave

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - Unless a last-minute appeal is successful, Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch, will be forced to leave here on Thursday as Israel puts into practice a recent amendment to its immigration laws aimed at fighting supporters...


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Najib queried on 1MDB as task force seeks to recover funds

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission questioned former Prime Minister Najib Razak over 1MDB, as a special task force hones in on recovering assets from the troubled state fund. The commission is compiling evidence and reaching out to two important witnesses to build a case...


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Palestinians ask ICC for 'immediate' probe against Israel

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people. The development was sure to worsen...


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Taliban, Islamic State make millions from mining Afghan minerals

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Rising global demand for cosmetics, marble and stainless steel is helping Taliban and Islamic State militants in Afghanistan fund their increasingly violent insurgencies, according to an investigation by Global Witness. The militant groups make millions of dollars annually...


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New government leaflets tell peaceful Swedes to be prepared for war

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In a country that hasn’t been at war for more than 200 years, preparing for the worst means going back to the basics. “Good hand hygiene is important for avoiding infection,” cautions a new leaflet that is due to be distributed to all 4.8 million Swedish households by...


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Facebook chief to face EU questions over user data scandal

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users. In testimony to be broadcast live, Zuckerberg will be questioned by leaders of the European...


Business

Sony buys most of EMI Music, to spend $9B on image sensors

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TOKYO (AP) — Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to spend $2.3 billion acquiring an additional 60 percent stake in EMI Music Publishing, home to the Motown catalog and contemporary artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. Sony already owns 30...


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The Latest: Israel urges ICC to reject Palestinian request

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the Palestinians’ complaint against Israel before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Israel says it takes a “severe view” of the Palestinian request to the International Criminal Court for a probe into...


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Prince Harry is the second Duke of Sussex. The first was a rebel when it came to marriage.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In case you somehow missed it, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married last weekend as the sun shone down on Windsor Castle. As with all senior royal marriages, Queen Elizabeth bestowed a gift to the newlyweds: the honor of new titles. Just hours before the...


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As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

North Korea Angry Rhetoric

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean media stepped up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning Tuesday that a budding detente could be in danger. State media unleashed three strongly worded commentaries slamming Seoul and Washington for the maneuvers...


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