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North Korea says time running out for fresh talks as U.S. envoy due in South Korea

37 min 50 sec ago
Time was running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive denuclearization talks, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Thursday, as a U.S. envoy for North Korea is set to visit South Korea ahead of President Donald Trump's trip.
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Exclusive: Iran still short of nuclear deal's enriched uranium cap -diplomats

45 min 49 sec ago
Iran is still short of the maximum amount of enriched uranium it is allowed to have under its deal with major powers but it is on course to reach that limit at the weekend, the latest data from U.N. nuclear inspectors shows, diplomats say.
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Asian shares turn up on Sino-U.S. trade truce hopes

1 hour 2 min ago
Asian shares crept higher on Thursday following a media report the United States and China have tentatively agreed to a truce ahead of a highly-anticipated weekend meeting of the two nations' leaders in Tokyo.
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Trump demands withdrawal of India's 'unacceptable' tariff hike

1 hour 32 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded India withdraw retaliatory tariffs imposed by New Delhi this month, calling the duties "unacceptable" in a stern message that signals trade ties between the two countries are fast deteriorating.
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Twin attacks threaten new Ethiopian government's reforms

1 hour 37 min ago
The Baklaba and Cake cafe was heaving with customers when truck-loads of heavily armed men in fatigues rolled up across the road outside the local government headquarters in Ethiopia's Amhara region.
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Hezbollah sees U.S. war on Iran as unlikely: report

1 hour 55 min ago
The Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah believes a U.S. war on Iran is unlikely for reasons including Iran's strong defensive capabilities, Hezbollah's deputy leader said in an interview published on Thursday.
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Fresh protests rock Hong Kong as activists seek a voice at G20

1 hour 58 min ago
Hong Kong was plunged into chaos again on Thursday as protesters rallied outside the justice secretary's offices, blocking roads and forcing workers to leave in the latest unrest to rock the city over an extradition bill that has now been suspended.
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Genius or joker? British PM favorite Johnson set to face the world

2 hours 7 min ago
Loose cannon or influential statesman - what kind of British prime minister would Boris Johnson make on the world stage? Judging by his time as foreign secretary, possibly both.
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Warren emerges from first Democratic debate unscathed

2 hours 15 min ago
A lot could have gone wrong for Elizabeth Warren at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate.
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Huawei shrugs off Verizon patent talks as 'common' business

2 hours 29 min ago
Huawei said its patent talks with U.S. carrier Verizon is "common" business activity and such negotiations should not be politicized, days after a senator filed legislation to prevent the Chinese firm from seeking damages in American courts.
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O'Rourke struggles, Castro emerges and Warren avoids trouble in Democratic debate

2 hours 30 min ago
Ten Democrats took the stage in the first Democratic debate of the 2020 U.S. election campaign on Wednesday night, each trying to introduce themselves to millions of voters who will decide whether they should be president.
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Trump says India's tariff hike unacceptable, demands withdrawal

2 hours 30 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday asked India to withdraw retaliatory tariffs that New Delhi imposed this month, calling the duties "unacceptable".
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Indian government sources refute Trump claim that its tariffs are very high

2 hours 31 min ago
India's tariffs are not that high compared to other developing countries, Indian government sources told Reuters on Thursday, reacting to United States President Donald Trump's call to withdraw what he said were very high tariffs.
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Iran warns U.S. of stronger reaction if its borders violated again: Tasnim

2 hours 35 min ago
Iran warned the United States against violation of its borders, with parliament speaker Ali Larijani threatening a stronger reaction, the Tasnim news agency said on Thursday, a week after Tehran shot down a U.S. drone, spiking tension between them.
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South Koreans get 5G service in 'scariest place' on North Korea border

2 hours 59 min ago
South Korean mobile carrier KT Corp said on Thursday it launched 5G services in one of the world's most heavily armed border zones separating the two Koreas.
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SoftBank, Toyota's self-driving car venture to add five more automakers: sources

3 hours 30 min ago
The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor will receive investment from a further five Japanese automakers, two sources familiar with the matter said, broadening backing for the all-Japan effort.
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Democrats clash on healthcare, border in scrappy first U.S. presidential debate

3 hours 32 min ago
Democratic presidential contenders battled over healthcare coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party's divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a Medicare-for-All system.
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President Trump says India's recent tariff hike unacceptable

3 hours 33 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump looks forward to speaking with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about a recent increase in its already high tariffs against the United States, he said on the social network Twitter on Thursday.
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FCC opens probe into Sinclair disclosures on failed Tribune deal

3 hours 34 min ago
The Federal Communications Commission has opened a new investigation into whether Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc engaged in misrepresentations or a lack of candor in its failed effort to win approval for a $3.9 billion bid to purchase Tribune Media Co.
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Fresh rallies in Hong Kong as protesters defy extradition bill

4 hours 3 min ago
Hundreds of demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the office of Hong Kong's justice secretary after another night of protests over a suspended extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into political crisis.
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