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White House Sees an Edge in Trade Dispute With China

President Donald Trump’s escalation of trade threats against China reflects his belief that Washington increasingly has the upper hand in the dispute, administration officials said, adding he is prepared to withstand pressure from U.S. businesses that might suffer...

Ford and Volkswagen Discuss Developing Vehicles Together

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are exploring how they could work together to better compete globally as cars become more technologically advanced and customer expectations evolve. Source: WSJ - US Business Ford and Volkswagen Discuss Developing Vehicles...

Youngest migrants held in 'tender age' shelters

The influx of child immigrants in response to the Trump administration's zero-tolerance enforcement policy has prompted authorities to open at least three "tender-age" shelters in South Texas. Source: Fox News - National Youngest migrants held in 'tender...

GE Drops Out of the Dow After More Than a Century

General Electric will drop out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average next week, a milestone in the decline of a firm that once ranked among the mightiest of U.S. blue-chips. Source: WSJ - US Business GE Drops Out of the Dow After More Than a...

Europe

Satellite images suggest upgraded Russian nuclear bunker

Russia may have significantly modernized a nuclear weapons storage bunker in Kaliningrad, a sensitive exclave of Russian territory, according to a new report. Source: CNN Europe Satellite images suggest upgraded Russian nuclear...

Angela Merkel given ultimatum over migration policy

The German Chancellor was given two weeks to agree a new migration policy with European leaders or face a renewed rebellion from her own government. Source: CNN Europe Angela Merkel given ultimatum over migration...

Talks launched for 'ambitious' EU-Australia trade deal

EU Trade Cecilia Malmstroem met with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Monday to officially launch negotiations for a comprehensive trade agreement between the EU and Australia. Source: European Business News Talks launched for 'ambitious'...

Indonesian airlines removed from EU blacklist

The Commission cleared all Indonesian air carriers from the EU Air Safety list Thursday, as it introduced a warning system for air traffic controllers to prevent unsafe aircraft entering European airspace. Source: European Business News Indonesian airlines removed...

EU budget for external action

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase the external action budget to €123 billion, with plans to simplify its structure and make it much more flexible and effective to address today's global challenges. Source: EU...

Meet a new country: “Northern Macedonia”

Alexander solved knotty problems fasterALEXANDER THE GREAT conquered the ancient world in far less time than it took the two countries that claim his mantle to agree on a name for one of them. But better late than never. On June 12th Greece and its northern neighbour...

Surrender your dollars, urges Turkey’s President Erdogan

WHEN Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged his supporters in December 2016 to defend their currency, the lira, by selling their dollars, euros and gold, scores of them answered the call. In Konya, a city in Turkey’s conservative heartland and a reservoir of...

Asia

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels

Emirati-backed Yemeni government forces seized Hodeida airport from Huthi rebels on Wednesday, the coalition said, in a major step towards retaking the key Red Sea port city. Source: Channel News Asia Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from...

Indonesia takes a bite out of food waste one wedding at a time

JAKARTA - In the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia's poor are getting a taste of how the other half live thanks to a new programme that aims to take a bite out of its mammoth food-waste problem. Called a Blessing to Share, the service supplies leftover wedding dishes to...

Japan's World Cup win over Colombia lifts mood after quake

TOKYO: Japan on Wednesday (Jun 20) basked in the glow of its national football team's historic win over Colombia in the World Cup, a victory that has lifted the nation's mood after an earthquake struck its second-biggest metropolis Osaka. Fans watching Tuesday night's...

Saudi Arabia arrests 2 more women activists: Human Rights Watch

Saudi Arabia has arrested two more women's rights activists, in an "unrelenting crackdown" just days before the kingdom ends a decades-long ban on female motorists, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. Source: Channel News Asia Saudi Arabia arrests 2 more women...

England less threatening than Belgium, says Panama's Rodriguez

Panama midfielder Jose Luis Rodriguez believes England will not pose as big a threat as the Belgium side that defeated the Central Americans 3-0 in their World Cup opener on Monday. Source: Channel News Asia England less threatening than Belgium, says Panama's...

Eritrea responds to Ethiopia PM's olive branch

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is dispatching a delegation to Addis Ababa for "constructive engagement" with arch-foe Ethiopia after peace overtures this month from its new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, a senior Eritrean diplomat said on Wednesday. Source: Channel...

Benetton condemned for using rescued migrants in adverts

French charity SOS Mediterranee has lashed out at clothing giant Benetton over an advertising campaign featuring a photograph of migrants being rescued at sea. Source: Channel News Asia Benetton condemned for using rescued migrants in...

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