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China Asks WTO for $2.4 Billion Sanctions Against US

China

BEIJING – China seeks $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for failing to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling in a case highlighting the White House’s claims against the US world trade organization. The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) will examine the case that dates …

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China to Attract Foreign Investment with Better Business Environment

Taiwan

BEIJING – China will introduce more measures and foster a more enabling business environment to facilitate foreign investment, according to State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, Xinhua news reported Thursday. The meeting decided to open up more areas. Restrictive measures outside the national and pilot free trade …

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Colombian Plane Kills Seven People and Injures Three

Colombia

BOGOTA – A small plane crashed in southwestern Colombia, killing seven people and injuring three others, Al-Jazeera reported Monday. Sunday’s incident took place just minutes after the aircraft took off, operated by a local company, Transpacifico, from Popayan Airport, a town of about 270,000 people surrounded by mountains. The plane, …

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2.5 Million Muslims Begin Hajj Pilgrimage

Hajj

MECCA, Saudi Arabia – Muslims gathered from around the globe in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia have begun this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. According to local media, about 2.5 million believers are participating in the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which started on Friday. Each and every able-bodied Muslim, male …

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China Opposes US Interference in Venezuela

China

BEIJING – A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China opposes US interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs and called on the US to end its intimidating behaviour of blindly repressing another country, Xinhua news reported Thursday. “We must make it clear that the political party which governs a …

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China Warns India on Consequences of Huawei Ban

Huawei

BEIJING – The Chinese government increased its pressure on India not to heed US warnings and ban Huawei from selling its network gear in the country due to security concerns, indicating it could retaliate against Indian companies doing business in China, Reuters reported. Sources told the news agency, that “Chinese …

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Trump Addresses Nation After Shooting Leaves 29 Killed

Trump

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem, AFP reported. Tidal waves have transformed innocent snippets of everyday life into bloody nightmares: 20 people were shot dead on …

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17 People Killed in An Army Plane Crash in Pakistan

Pakistan

RAWALPINDI – At least 17 people died after a Pakistani military plane crashed in a village near Rawalpindi, APP reported Tuesday. Most of those killed were on the ground, officials said, as the plane exploded in a residential area and set houses on fire. Images on social media showed that …

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