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Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the U.S. southeast

July 15, 2019 - 5:23am
The remnants of the once mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States on Monday after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend.
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China says will freeze out U.S. companies that sell arms to Taiwan

July 15, 2019 - 5:15am
China's government and Chinese companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms selling arms to Taiwan, China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday, declining to give details of the sanctions in a move likely to worsen already poor ties with Washington.
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Reassuring Chinese data nudges shares higher

July 15, 2019 - 5:15am
Surprisingly upbeat economic soundings from China lifted the global markets mood on Monday, pushing world shares toward an 18-month high and steering the Aussie dollar and copper upwards.
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Neo-Nazi faces sentencing in murder of protester in Charlottesville, Virginia

July 15, 2019 - 5:12am
The self-professed neo-Nazi who drove his car into a crowd protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one of the demonstrators, was due in court on Monday for sentencing on his first-degree murder conviction.
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Bitcoin drops more than 10% as scrutiny of cryptocurrencies grows

July 15, 2019 - 4:45am
Bitcoin slumped more than 10% over the weekend to a two-week low as fears of a crackdown of cryptocurrencies grew on mounting scrutiny of Facebook's planned Libra digital coin.
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France says Europeans must stay united on Iran issue

July 15, 2019 - 4:24am
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, and said Tehran should reverse its decision not to comply with parts of the accord.
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Britain's Hunt says 'small window' to save Iran nuclear deal

July 15, 2019 - 4:16am
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday that there was still time to save the Iran nuclear deal and that despite the United States being Britain's closest ally it disagreed on how to handle the Iran crisis.
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China says no cooperation with U.S. companies that sell arms to Taiwan

July 15, 2019 - 4:09am
China's government and companies will cut business ties with U.S. firms involved in selling arms to Taiwan, China's foreign ministry said on Monday.
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Hong Kong leader says protesters in latest clashes can be called 'rioters'

July 15, 2019 - 4:07am
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday protesters involved in the latest clashes with the police could be described as "rioters" and that she supported police upholding the law and seeking those responsible.
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Iran threatens to return to situation before nuclear deal

July 15, 2019 - 4:04am
Iran will return to the situation before its nuclear deal with world powers unless European countries fulfill their obligations, the spokesman for Iran's nuclear agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday, according to IRNA news agency.
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Hong Kong police demand better protection ahead of more protests

July 15, 2019 - 3:50am
A Hong Kong police officers' union has urged police chiefs to better protect rank-and-file staff as the city braces for rolling protests in coming weeks over a controversial planned extradition treaty to mainland China.
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China second quarter GDP growth slows to 27-year low as trade war bites, more stimulus seen

July 15, 2019 - 3:45am
China's economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting U.S. trade pressure.
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Encouraging Chinese data pulls Asian shares higher

July 15, 2019 - 3:07am
Asian shares advanced on Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief after encouraging Chinese data suggested the world's second-biggest economy may be starting to stabilize thanks to ramped-up stimulus from Beijing.
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Hold the beers: Budweiser APAC IPO fail shows valuations face investor push-back

July 15, 2019 - 2:22am
By Julie Zhu, Joshua Franklin, Abhinav Ramnarayan and Philip Blenkinsop
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China second quarter GDP growth slows to 27-year low, more stimulus expected

July 15, 2019 - 1:10am
China's economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting U.S. trade pressure.
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With Iran deal teetering on brink, Europeans assess next steps

July 15, 2019 - 1:03am
European foreign ministers will seek to flesh out how to convince Iran and the United States to reduce tensions and initiate a dialogue when they meet in Brussels on Monday amid fears that the 2015 nuclear deal is close to collapse.
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Barry likely to weaken further by Monday evening: NHC

July 15, 2019 - 12:56am
Tropical depression Barry is expected to weaken further in the next 24 hours, the National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.
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Djokovic will not ease up in quest to be greatest: Becker

July 15, 2019 - 12:53am
Novak Djokovic has already established himself as one of the best ever to play the game but the Serb, who clinched his 16th Grand Slam at Wimbledon on Sunday, will not be satisfied until he is considered the greatest of all time, Boris Becker has said.
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China's first-half pork output falls amid disease outbreak

July 15, 2019 - 12:45am
China's pork output fell by less than expected in the first half as the country tackles a devastating disease outbreak, although official data showed conflicting figures on the size of the decline in the hog herd.
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China June crude oil throughput rises to record on new plants

July 15, 2019 - 12:02am
China's crude oil throughput rose to a record in June, up 7.7% from a year earlier, following the start-up of two new, large refineries, official data showed on Monday.
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