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US, China agree to trade war ceasefire

BUENOS AIRES: US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to suspend any new tariffs in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, even if huge existing duties will remain in place. Following more than two hours of dinner talks between the two leaders, the ...

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ECB launches real-time payments in challenge to tech giants

FRANKFURT: The European Central Bank will on Friday unveil the first pan-eurozone instant payment service, hoping to become a dominant player in a field crowded by US and Asian tech giants. The so-called TIPS system will allow consumers and businesses across the 19-nation euro area to send and receive money ...

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US resorts to tear gas as some migrants try to breach border fence

WASHINGTON-AP: U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, and American authorities shut down the nation’s busiest border crossing from the city where thousands ...

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Afghan Taliban not serious about peace, says govt chief

KABUL: The Taliban in Afghanistan have not yet shown any sign they are serious about ending their 17-year insurgency despite US efforts to push a fresh peace process, the country´s de facto prime minister told AFP. Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as “chief executive” of the unity government in Kabul, struck ...

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Ivanka Trump used personal email for govt business

WASHINGTON: The US president’s daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for government business in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post reported. The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the discovery was made by White House officials reviewing emails in response to a public records ...

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Imran Khan hits back at Trumps tirade against Pakistan

KARACHI/WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump sparked off a Twitter spat with the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, Monday evening when he reiterated the allegations he had leveled in a interview a day earlier. Trump accused Pakistan of “doing nothing” for the United States despite receiving “billions of dollars” in aid. He ...

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Taliban confirms talks with US officials on Afghan conflict

KABUL: The Taliban held talks with US officials in Qatar on ending the Afghan conflict last week, the militants confirmed, but said no agreement was reached on “any issue”. The statement comes a day after US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad expressed hopes in Kabul that a peace deal could be struck ...

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APEC leaders divided after US, China spat

PORT MORESBY: Asia-Pacific leaders failed Sunday to bridge gaping divisions over trade at a summit dominated by a war of words between the US and China as they vie for regional influence. For the first time, APEC leaders were unable to agree on a formal written declaration amid sharp differences ...

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Pentagon fails first-ever audit

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has failed what is being called its first-ever comprehensive audit, a senior official said, finding US Defense Department accounting discrepancies that could take years to resolve. Results of the inspection, conducted by some 1,200 auditors and examining financial accounting on a wide range of spending including on ...

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