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Trump faces limits of go-it-alone stance at G7 summit

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President Donald Trump heads into a summit with global economic powers confronting the consequences of his preference for going it alone in a polarized nation and an interconnected world. The Group of Seven nations are gathering in a French beach resort town at one of the most unpredictable moments in… Read

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Hong Kong police use tear gas to counter protest petrol bombs

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Hong Kong police used tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after some activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention helped fuel tension. Four MTR subway stations were closed around Kwun Tong, a densely populated… Read

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Trump vows response to China tariffs on $75 bil of U.S. goods

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U.S. President Donald Trump declared Friday that he had "hereby ordered" American companies with operations in China "to immediately start looking for" an alternative after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs. But as markets in the U.S., Asia and Europe tumbled, the White House offered no further details or… Read

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Putin orders Russia to respond after U.S. missile test

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President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. In Sunday's test, a modified ground-launched version of a U.S. Navy Tomahawk cruise missile accurately struck its target more… Read

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Trump challenges court ruling barring him from blocking Twitter users

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U.S President Donald Trump is challenging a federal appeals court decision that ruled he violated the U.S. Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account. In court papers filed late on Friday by the U.S. Justice Department, Trump sought a rehearing by the full 2nd U.S.… Read

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Boris Johnson prepares to take his place on world stage

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has endeavored to lead his country since he was a boy, will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the Group of Seven summit in France this weekend. And he will be at pains to ensure it won't… Read

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Facing global pressure, Brazil sends army to curb Amazon fires

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European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified the unfolding environmental crisis. Against the global chorus of condemnation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was mobilizing… Read

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Yemen's separatists declare ceasefire in clash with govt forces in Shabwa

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Yemen's southern separatists declared a ceasefire in their clashes with government forces in the oil-producing province of Shabwa after two days of fighting. "The Southern Transitional Council (STC) calls upon all parties in the Shabwa governorate to exercise restraint and abide by the ceasefire called for by the Arab coalition,"… Read

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Turkey's Erdogan to visit Moscow after convoy hit in Syria

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Moscow on Tuesday for a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the presidency said in a statement, days after a Turkish convoy was hit by an air strike in Syria. The surprise visit comes as the forces of President Bashar al-Assad made advances… Read

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Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at 79

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Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother Charles poured a fortune into right-wing causes, transforming the American political landscape and shaping U.S. policies on such issues as climate change and government regulation, died Friday at 79. The cause of death was not disclosed, but Koch Industries said… Read

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