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Europeans reject "ultimatums" from Iran as it eases nuclear curbs

May 9, 2019 - 6:01am
European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran scaled back curbs on its nuclear program and threatened moves that might breach the pact.
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BBC fires radio presenter after chimpanzee tweet about Britain's new royal baby

May 9, 2019 - 5:54am
The BBC has fired a British radio presenter who tweeted an image of a chimpanzee dressed in clothes below the caption "Royal Baby leaves hospital".
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China says 'fed up' with hearing U.S. complaints on Belt and Road

May 9, 2019 - 5:25am
China is "fed up" with hearing complaints from the United States about its Belt and Road program to re-create the old Silk Road, the government said on Thursday, following stinging criticism from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Shares sink as U.S.-China trade talks go to the wire

May 9, 2019 - 5:13am
World shares tumbled for a fourth day running on Thursday after a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that a long-worked-on trade deal with China was in serious danger.
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EU rejects any ultimatums after Iran's move on nuclear deal

May 9, 2019 - 4:49am
The European Union and the foreign ministers of Germany, France and Britain on Thursday said they were still committed to the Iran nuclear deal but would not accept ultimatums after Iran announced it was scaling back curbs to its nuclear program.
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Iran says it wants to bring nuclear deal back on track, strengthen it

May 9, 2019 - 4:48am
Iran wants to bring its nuclear deal with world powers "back on track" after the U.S. unilateral withdrawal, the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said on Thursday, a day after Tehran said it was scaling back curbs to its nuclear programme.
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North Korea fires unidentified projectile: South's military

May 9, 2019 - 4:45am
North Korea fired an unidentified projectile on Thursday, the South's military chiefs said, less than a week after its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of multiple rockets and a missile.
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The answer to Uber's profit challenge? It may lie in its trove of data

May 9, 2019 - 4:29am
Over the past two years, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi has used his peace-making and political skills to settle battles with lawmakers and rivals and endear himself to employees who had suffered through a wretched period of corporate scandal.
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China opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions on Iran, commerce ministry says

May 9, 2019 - 4:16am
China opposes unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran, and curbs on its oil will only worsen volatility in global energy markets, the commerce ministry said on Thursday.
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After disputed election, Thailand expected to keep junta leader as PM

May 9, 2019 - 4:05am
Thailand's pro-army Palang Pracharat party was looking for coalition partners on Thursday from a wide field of potential allies as it seeks to keep military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a 2014 coup, in office as prime minister.
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China says fully ready to defend interests in trade war

May 9, 2019 - 3:53am
China is fully prepared to defend its interests in its trade war with the United States, but hopes the United States can resolve problems through dialogue instead of unilateral steps, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday.
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More China policy easing seen as lending slows, trade risks rise

May 9, 2019 - 3:45am
Chinese banks throttled back new lending in April after a record first quarter that sparked fears of more bad loans, but analysts say the central bank will likely have to step up support for the economy as trade tensions with the United States escalate.
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U.S., Japan, India and Philippines challenge Beijing with naval drills in the South China Sea

May 9, 2019 - 3:33am
In fresh show of naval force in the contested South China Sea, a U.S. guided missile destroyer conducted drills with a Japanese aircraft carrier, two Indian naval ships and a Philippine patrol vessel in the waterway claimed by China, the U.S. Navy said on Thursday.
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SoftBank Group unveils stock split, rakes in higher profit on tech bets

May 9, 2019 - 2:56am
Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp announced a stock split while keeping the per-share dividend unchanged for the year, effectively doubling its shareholder payout, as it also reported a better-than-expected annual profit.
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Chinese tech firms' search for growth seen boosting costs in March quarter

May 9, 2019 - 2:25am
Three of China's biggest tech companies are expected to report that they ramped up or broadly maintained their pace of quarterly spending to develop new technology and push into relatively new markets, as current growth drivers stall.
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Asian stocks tank on nearing tariff threat, drag down Europe

May 9, 2019 - 2:11am
Asian shares fell to eight-week lows on Thursday as investors waited to see whether Chinese and U.S. trade negotiators can salvage a deal to stave off the threat of fresh U.S. tariff increases, which would damage global economic growth.
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Selfless teen killed in Colorado school shooting loved robotics, helping the elderly

May 9, 2019 - 1:06am
Kendrick Ray Castillo, the 18-year-old who sacrificed his life to save other students during a shooting in a suburban Denver high school, loved robotics, helping the elderly in his community and making people laugh, his friend told Reuters.
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U.S. Senate intelligence panel subpoenas Trump's son: sources

May 9, 2019 - 12:15am
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed one of the president's sons, Donald Trump Jr., to answer questions about his contacts with Russia, two congressional sources said on Wednesday.
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Asia shares sink to six-week low as clock ticks toward U.S. tariff hike on Chinese goods

May 8, 2019 - 11:04pm
Asian shares fell to six-week lows on Thursday as tensions rose ahead of last ditch U.S.-China trade talks which could sharply alter the direction of the global economy.
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Deputy of Venezuela's Guaido arrested and dragged away by tow truck

May 8, 2019 - 9:54pm
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that intelligence agents had detained his deputy, the first arrest of a lawmaker since Guaido tried to spark a military uprising last week to bring down President Nicolas Maduro's government.
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