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Mr Trump lashed out as as senior White House figures accused China of trying to destabilise U.S. democracy and presenting the most serious threat to its security. Ryan Hass, a China expert at the Brookings Institution, said: "President Trump is on track this year to preside over the new record for the largest trade deficit in the history of US-China relations, beating the record that was set under his watch last year".
  • A Former 1st Daughter Quietly Ties the Knot

    A Former 1st Daughter Quietly Ties the Knot

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    Former first daughter Barbara Bush has gotten married. Asked if that was a yes, she added, "I think women should be able to make the right decision that would allow them to live-truly allow them to live". To make this romance even more heartwarming, Craig proposed to Barbara at the same spot in Kennebunkport when her grandparents got engaged 75 years earlier.
  • Magnitude 5.9 natural disaster hits northern Haiti

    Magnitude 5.9 natural disaster hits northern Haiti

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    The quake and its aftershocks set off panic in some neighborhoods, but President Jovenel Moïse and other leaders called for calm. The tremor rattled the capital Port-de-Prince, sparking emotion among residents still reeling from the massive 2010 quake that left at least 200,000 people dead and 300,000 more wounded.
  • Americans win Nobel for working climate, tech into economic analysis

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    The New York university economist, who has argued that technological change can be accelerated by the targeted use of state interventions in areas such as R&D tax credits and patent regulation, famously inspired Gordon Brown to use the phrase post neo-classical endogenous growth theory in a speech when he was shadow chancellor.
  • Palestinian kills 2 Israelis in West Bank industrial zone

    Palestinian kills 2 Israelis in West Bank industrial zone

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    Surveillance footage spread online that appeared to show the Palestinian fleeing the site with a gun. IDF spokesman Brig Gen Ronen Manelis said the Shin Bet internal security service had concluded that the attack was an act of terrorism , but added that the gunman might have had "additional motives" that were not nationalistic.
  • Pompeo says Kim 'ready' to invite inspectors to nuclear site

    Pompeo says Kim 'ready' to invite inspectors to nuclear site

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    A senior U.S. State Department official said the United States still expected cooperation with Beijing on efforts to denuclearise North Korea, whose chief ally is China . Relations between Beijing and Washington have taken a sharp turn for the worse in the last month, as the tit-for-tat trade war that has seen both sides slapping tariffs on a broad range of each others' products, and both sides vowing to stand their ground.
  • Pakistani court allows officials to quiz opposition leader

    Pakistani court allows officials to quiz opposition leader

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    The bureau said that the leader misused his authority during his tenure as Punjab province's Chief Minister, Geo News reported. Sharif's party (PML-N) had come second in the general election leading their party to denounce "the polls as rigged" and allege "the military and courts tipped the scale in favour of Khan's party".
  • Endless Search for Dead a Week After Indonesia's Quake

    Endless Search for Dead a Week After Indonesia's Quake

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    The national disaster agency says more than 148 million Indonesians are at risk in earthquake-prone areas and 3.8 million people also face danger from tsunamis, with at most a 40 minute window for warning people to flee. The natural disaster has already claimed more than 1,400 lives and Bungay Rotary Club is attempting to raise money to send Shelterboxes to the impacted areas.
  • Interpol chief's wife and children guarded by police after threats

    Interpol chief's wife and children guarded by police after threats

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    Interpol asked China to clarify the status of the law enforcement group's president, amid press reports that he's been arrested in his home country. The South China Morning Post , a Hong Kong newspaper, has implied Meng may have been the latest target of China's ongoing anti-corruption campaign.
  • Investigation is launched after Chinese head of Interpol goes missing

    Investigation is launched after Chinese head of Interpol goes missing

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    Amnesty International said Meng's rise to the international office was "alarming given China's long-standing practice of trying to use Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees overseas". Rights groups previously said that Beijing could use Meng's position to arrest and deport its critics overseas. China previous year also requested multiple Interpol red notices seeking the arrest of Guo Wengui, a dissident billionaire who had fled to NY while claiming he possessed explosive secrets ...
  • Kavanaugh says he might have been 'too emotional' in testimony

    Kavanaugh says he might have been 'too emotional' in testimony

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    The sharply partisan battle became an intense political drama when Ford and two other women emerged to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s when he was in high school and college. Given that Republicans have a razor-thin 51-49 margin of control in the Senate, the party can potentially only afford one defection if it wants the confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
  • Sen. Coons: Kavanaugh's Testimony Raises Questions About Nominee's Fitness

    Sen. Coons: Kavanaugh's Testimony Raises Questions About Nominee's Fitness

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    Reiterating his support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh , accused of sexual misconduct, President Donald Trump has said it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US. Still undecided on backing the conservative judge - whose appointment to the crucial, lifelong post has fueled a bitter partisan clash - Senator Susan Collins weighed in to denounce the president's comments ridiculing Christine Blasey Ford as " just plain wrong ".
  • Melania Trump begins four-day visit to Africa

    Melania Trump begins four-day visit to Africa

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    Trump has focused on children as her signature issue and plans to promote child wellbeing during her four-country tour. The first lady chose Africa as her destination as it had always been on her wish list of places to go, according the White House.
  • United States indicts seven Russian spies in ‘doping scandal hack’

    United States indicts seven Russian spies in ‘doping scandal hack’

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    Among other things the ministers agreed to share cyber capabilities while NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg used the occasion to condemn Russian Federation for its alleged hacking operations. In a news conference in The Hague, Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld called on Russian Federation to cease its cyber activities that aim at "undermining" Western democracies.