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Trump blasts proposed restrictions on China trade, wants China to buy U.S. jet engines

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted proposed restrictions on trade with China and said national security cannot be used as an "excuse" to make it difficult for foreign countries to buy U.S. products.


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Posted 2020/02/18 16:17:30

A nervous wait at Louisiana abortion clinic at center of U.S. Supreme Court fight

A 27-year-old woman from southern Arkansas waited nervously at the Hope Medical Group for Women after traveling two hours for a medical procedure that is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in certain parts of the United States: an abortion.


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Posted 2020/02/18 16:07:13

Judge warns Weinstein defense lawyer not to talk to media after op-ed on trial

The judge in the Harvey Weinstein rape case on Tuesday warned his lead defense lawyer that she must not talk to the press until the jury has reached a verdict, two days after the attorney wrote an opinion piece in Newsweek magazine about the case.


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Posted 2020/02/18 16:05:54

Chanel and Prada postpone shows in Asia owing to coronavirus

Chanel and Prada said on Tuesday they have postponed fashion shows due to be held in Asia in May over concerns linked to the coronavirus outbreak.


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Posted 2020/02/18 15:06:33

Countries evacuating nationals from coronavirus-hit areas

A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China and a cruise ship in Japan hit by the new coronavirus.


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Posted 2020/02/18 14:58:18

China sees fall in coronavirus deaths but WHO urges caution

China reported on Tuesday its fewest new coronavirus infections since January and its lowest daily death toll for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed should still be viewed with caution.


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Posted 2020/02/18 14:58:18

China takes major steps to prop up coronavirus-hit economy

Chinese policymakers have implemented a raft of measures to support an economy jolted by a coronavirus outbreak that is expected to have a devastating impact on first-quarter growth.


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Posted 2020/02/18 14:42:50

Israel hopes Germany, other ICC members will help stave off Palestinian investigation

(This February 16 story changes "thousands of killings" to "reports of more than 200 killings and thousands of injuries" and changes December to January in paragraph 2)


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Posted 2020/02/18 14:35:36

Democratic presidential hopeful Bloomberg calls for tighter financial industry regulations

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday proposed a raft of new regulations aimed at Wall Street, including the phasing in of a financial transaction tax of 0.1% and stronger consumer protections.


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Posted 2020/02/18 14:19:34

Prada says puts off fashion show in Japan due to coronavirus

Italian fashion house Prada has put off a show in Japan in May due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, it said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2020/02/18 14:11:43

One Russian on cruise ship confirmed to have coronavirus: embassy

Russia's embassy in Japan said on Tuesday that a Russian woman earlier said to have been diagnosed with coronavirus on a cruise ship docked in Japan does not have the virus, but that her husband, who is also on board, had tested positive.


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Posted 2020/02/18 13:54:35

Apple virus warning shakes stocks, euro near three-year low

World stocks markets were knocked off record highs on Tuesday as two of the world’s mega companies and Europe's largest economy, Germany, reported damage from the coronavirus outbreak.


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Posted 2020/02/18 13:53:16

Philippine workers allowed to travel to Hong Kong, Macau amid virus fear

The Philippines on Tuesday allowed Filipino workers to travel to Hong Kong and Macau, relaxing the travel ban it imposed on China and its special administrative regions to control the spread of the coronavirus.


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Posted 2020/02/18 13:41:21

Bloomberg has barbs at the ready for his first 2020 debate

When Michael Bloomberg steps onto the Democratic debate stage for the first time on Wednesday, he will be ready to dismiss rivals like Joe Biden, who as vice president made "speeches that somebody writes for him," and Pete Buttigieg, "mayor of a town."


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Posted 2020/02/18 13:40:54

Eggshells suggest dinosaurs were warm-blooded

The debate over whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded like modern reptiles or warm-blooded like modern birds has been reignited by a new study analysing fossilised eggs.
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Posted 2020/02/18 12:17:00

SpaceX rocket crashes into sea after missing landing pad

SpaceX has lost one of its rockets after a Falcon 9 booster missed the floating landing pad.
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Posted 2020/02/18 09:05:00

Apple says coronavirus will hurt iPhone production and profits

Apple has warned it will not meet its financial targets due to the impact of coronavirus on production and sales in China.
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Posted 2020/02/18 07:33:00

Amazon founder commits $10bn to fight climate change

Amazon founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) of his personal wealth to fighting climate change.
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Posted 2020/02/17 20:05:00

Euro zone ministers discuss fiscal boost options as virus worries weigh

Euro zone finance ministers discussed ways to pursue a more growth-friendly fiscal policy mix on Monday, in a potential nudge to Germany and the Netherlands to spend more as fears of a downturn grow in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.


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Posted 2020/02/17 20:04:45

U.N. envoy condemns use of birdshot against Iraqi protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those demonstrating are not harmed.


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Posted 2020/02/17 19:45:51