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EU countries back counter-measures against U.S. steel tariffs

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 11:10am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries on Thursday unanimously backed a plan to impose import duties on 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) worth of U.S. products in response to U.S. tariffs on EU steel and aluminum, EU sources said.
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American Will Nguyen held in Vietnam after protests

BBC News - June 14, 2018 - 11:06am
Yale graduate Will Nguyen from Houston, Texas, is being held for "disrupting public order".
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Supreme Court hands Trump win in China antitrust case

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 11:00am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and against China on Thursday on a disputed aspect of their fraught trade relationship, throwing out a lower court ruling that had allowed two Chinese vitamin C makers to escape $148 million in damages for violating American antitrust law.
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Mix-ups and fanfare: What no-one else saw at the Trump-Kim summit

BBC News - June 14, 2018 - 10:49am
A handshake-salute mix-up and a lavish send-off and return were just some of the incidents uniquely captured by the North Korean media.
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Supreme Court voids Minnesota ban on voter political apparel

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 10:38am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States cannot completely bar people from wearing T-shirts, buttons or other apparel bearing political messages in polling sites, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in an important free speech decision striking down a Minnesota law as unconstitutional.
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Russia vows consequences after Norway invites more U.S. Marines

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 10:35am
OSLO (Reuters) - Russia vowed on Thursday to retaliate for a plan by Norway to more than double the number of U.S. Marines stationed there.
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U.S. consumer spending accelerating; labor market robust

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 10:26am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in May as consumers bought motor vehicles and a range of other goods even as they paid more for gasoline, the latest indication of an acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter.
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Elon Musk's Boring Co to build high-speed commuter system in Chicago

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 10:22am
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago has selected billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Boring Co to build a high-speed underground commuter system from the downtown Loop district to O'Hare International Airport, one of the world's busiest, the company and the mayor's office said.
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U.S. retail sales surge in May; weekly jobless claims fall

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 9:23am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in May as consumers bought motor vehicles and a range of other goods even as they paid more for gasoline, the latest indication of an acceleration in economic growth in the second quarter.
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Sri Lanka hardline monk Gnanasara jailed for intimidation

BBC News - June 14, 2018 - 8:37am
The jailing of Gnanasara is significant in a country that rarely convicts Buddhist monks.
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China urges U.S. to make 'wise choice' ahead of tariffs decision

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 8:25am
BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China urged the United States on Thursday to make a "wise decision" on trade, saying it was ready to respond in case Washington chose confrontation, as U.S. President Donald prepares to decide whether to activate tariffs on Chinese goods.
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Justice Department watchdog to release report on FBI decisions on Clinton probe

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 7:40am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog will release a long-awaited report on Thursday on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe that she said contributed to her 2016 presidential election loss to Republican Donald Trump.
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In Puerto Rico, a new hurricane season threatens the elderly

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 7:13am
ADJUNTAS, PUERTO RICO (Reuters) - At 84 years old and battling cancer, Israel Gonzalez Maldonado has lived without electricity for the nine months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico.
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No vacancy: Housing crisis dogs Florida Keys months after Irma

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 6:46am
MARATHON, Fla. (Reuters) - For eight months Terri Metter has made her home in a government trailer parked along a debris-clogged canal in the Florida Keys and she considers herself lucky since Hurricane Irma forced many of her former neighbors to move off the once-idyllic archipelago.
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India transgender officer rejoins duty after rare show of support

BBC News - June 14, 2018 - 6:41am
The 29-year-old policeman was allowed to rejoin the force after a minister backed him.
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India Delhi residents choke as dust blankets capital

BBC News - June 14, 2018 - 6:36am
Many people are complaining the city has become unliveable as pollution climbs to hazardous levels.
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Civilians flee bombardment as Arab states pound Yemen port

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 5:09am
ADEN (Reuters) - Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen's Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the main port in the largest battle of a war that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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Using tech to stop phone-wielding drivers

BBC News - June 14, 2018 - 4:37am
Trial laws in Australia will allow automated cameras to scan motorists for dangerous behaviour.
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Trump to meet advisers on China tariffs as Beijing urges talks

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 4:36am
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his top trade advisers on Thursday to decide whether to activate threatened tariffs on Chinese goods, a senior Trump administration official said, as China again urged talks to settle the dispute.
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Embattled ZTE seeks $10.7 billion credit line, nominates 8 board members

Reuters News - June 14, 2018 - 4:08am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp has proposed a $10.7 billion financing plan and nominated eight board members in a drastic management overhaul, as it seeks to rebuild a business crippled by a U.S. supplier ban.
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