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Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 9:22am
Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill.
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France's Macron hopes Renault and Nissan will strengthen their alliance

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 9:17am
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he wanted Renault and Japan's Nissan Motor to strengthen their alliance, with an eye on the fields of electric vehicles and automated driving.
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U.S. Treasury Secretary says U.S., China were close to trade deal: CNBC

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 9:14am
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the United States and China were close to a trade deal, CNBC reported.
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EU hits Broadcom with interim demands in antitrust probe

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 9:02am
EU antitrust regulators want U.S. chipmaker Broadcom to scrap its exclusivity clauses with TV and modem makers to avoid irreparable harm to the market while they investigate whether this tactic and others are designed to block rivals.
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U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 7:56am
Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a foundation to ending the decades-old conflict.
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U.S. wants 'reasonable' trade deal with China: U.S. Commerce Secretary

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 7:39am
The United States "is not looking for victory" with China over trade but wants "a sensible deal that addresses the legitimate issues that we have," U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday.
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Factbox: The atomic restrictions imposed by the Iran nuclear deal

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 7:35am
Iran said on Wednesday it will accelerate its enrichment of uranium as of Thursday, a date it has previously suggested could see its stock of enriched uranium exceed a cap imposed by its nuclear deal with major powers.
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US Huawei supplier resumes some shipments

BBC News - June 26, 2019 - 7:14am
Chipmaker Micron has restarted some shipments to Huawei despite US sanctions.
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UK says 1984 Hong Kong rights treaty with China is as valid as ever

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 7:13am
Britain's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it would continue to defend its position over Hong Kong after Beijing accused the UK of interfering in China's internal affairs.
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Special Report: Inside the West’s failed fight against China’s ‘Cloud Hopper’ hackers

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 7:08am
Hacked by suspected Chinese cyber spies five times from 2014 to 2017, security staff at Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson had taken to naming their response efforts after different types of wine.
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Macron says France to be vigilant over Carlos Ghosn's rights

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:58am
President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday France would remain vigilant that Carlos Ghosn's presumption of innocence and the former Renault-Nissan leaders' rights to defend himself in a Japanese lawcase are respected.
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Broadcom in EU antitrust spotlight, faces interim measures

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:52am
EU antitrust regulators will investigate whether U.S. chipmaker Broadcom uses exclusivity restrictions to block rivals in the TV and modem chipsets markets, a move that could lead to hefty fines for the company and an order to end such practices.
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Russia says it will urge U.S. and Iran to begin dialogue

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:46am
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow will try to persuade the United States and Iran to start "civilized" dialogue.
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Lebanon opposes U.S. plan for Mideast: PM Hariri

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:43am
The Lebanese government and parliament both oppose a U.S. plan for settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday, the National News Agency reported.
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Malaysia seizes thousands of smuggled turtles at airport

BBC News - June 26, 2019 - 6:26am
Two Indian men are in custody after thousands of red-eared sliders are discovered in their luggage.
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Americans demand climate action (as long as it doesn't cost much): Reuters poll

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:25am
Nearly 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the United States to take “aggressive” action to combat climate change - but only a third would support an extra tax of $100 a year to help, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday.
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Fate of opioid litigation hinges on government 'police power'

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:16am
The fate of thousands of lawsuits seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic hinges in part on a thorny legal question: Can a company can use a bankruptcy to stop lawsuits from cities and states?
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World Pride in New York celebrates LGBTQ advances, but mourns setbacks under Trump

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:13am
New York City will host 4 million visitors this week to celebrate World Pride for both a celebration of advancements in LGBTQ rights and a call to action in the face of anti-LGBTQ policies enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
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First Democratic debate offers struggling candidates a chance to shine

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:09am
The first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday will give contenders struggling to break through in the crowded field an opportunity to step out of the shadow cast by front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, who take the stage a day later.
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Factbox: Six moments to watch for as Democrats debate in Miami

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 6:07am
Twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls will hit the debate stage on Wednesday and Thursday nights to square off for the first time in the 2020 nominating contest.
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