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Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will `poison` relations

Chinese state newspaper says Trump trade probe will `poison` relations

Published 14/08/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump's order to his top trade adviser to investigate supposedly unfair Chinese trade practices will "poison" relations between the two countries, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday. [more…]

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Voters sense betrayal in Britain`s Brexit heartlands

Published 14/08/2017

There is a whiff of betrayal in the air across Britain's Brexit heartlands where many impatient voters fear Prime Minister Theresa May is going soft on implementing last year's decision to leave the European Union. [more…]

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Eye-catching China activist Super Vulgar Butcher `admits wrongdoing`

Published 14/08/2017

A human rights activist best known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" who rose to prominence by harnessing social media to mobilize public support admitted in a closed-door trial that his actions "violated the law", a Chinese court said on Monday. [more…]

Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks

Published 14/08/2017

Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as South Korea's president said resolving Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions must be done peacefully and key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea. [more…]

China issues order to implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea

China issues order to implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea

Published 14/08/2017

China's Commerce Ministry issued a ban effective from Tuesday on several imports from North Korea, including coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and seafood, a move that is in line with U.N. sanctions announced this month. [more…]

Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Amid renewed North Korea tensions, China appoints new special envoy

Published 14/08/2017

China has appointed a new special envoy for the North Korean standoff, the foreign ministry said on Monday, a relatively low-profile diplomat now in charge of Asian affairs, amid renewed international concern over China's nuclear-armed neighbor. [more…]

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

Published 14/08/2017

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma wants the African National Congress to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament last week. [more…]

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

Published 14/08/2017

The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday. [more…]

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Published 14/08/2017

Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. [more…]

Suspected Islamist militants kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Suspected Islamist militants kill 18 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Published 14/08/2017

Suspected jihadists killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight but security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building. [more…]