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US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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The world's two biggest economies are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after making...

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Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led government. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.2 percent to 3,208.20 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.7 percent to 6,039.20. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 edged up...


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Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011. The gains...


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Mexican candidates take hard line on Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MEXICO CITY - The four candidates to be president of Mexico called each other liars and hypocrites. They slung demeaning nicknames. They lobbed accusations about each other’s alleged corruption and pampered families. But if there was one thing that the candidates...


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Trump to meet South Korea's Moon amid signs that partnership is faltering on North Korea

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House on Tuesday amid signs that his close partnership with Seoul in brokering a historic nuclear deal with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is faltering. Moon’s top aides presented Trump...


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Giuseppe Conte, a political novice, is on the verge of becoming Italy's prime minister

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ROME - Giuseppe Conte is a lawyer with an established academic reputation but a name virtually unknown in Italian politics. Now, he’s on the verge of becoming this country’s leader. Italy has been waiting for a new government since March elections failed to produce a...


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Trump administration moves to tighten squeeze on Venezuelan government

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Monday barred Americans from a risky but potentially lucrative type of financial transaction with Venezuela’s state-owned companies as it condemned the reelection of President Nicolás Maduro as a sham. An executive order signed...


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Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s fractured opposition emerged even more powerless Monday, a day after an election it boycotted propelled socialist President Nicolas Maduro to an easy victory amid a crushing economic crisis. The coalition’s strategy to sit out the vote succeeded at exposing...


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Giuseppe Conte, a political novice, is on the verge of becoming Italy's prime minister

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ROME - Giuseppe Conte has an established academic law career, about 900 twitter followers and a name virtually unknown in the Italian political world. Now, he’s on the verge of becoming this country’s leader. The two populist parties that emerged from Italy’s Mach...


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One of the most striking things about Harry and Meghan's official wedding photos

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON -- Even some of those who are lukewarm about the British monarchy were looking forward to a wedding that would help the royal family reflect some of the diversity of modern Britain. Mixed-race British royals are rare enough that you have to go all the way back...


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Xi Jinping can make or break any deal between Trump and Kim

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet next month to negotiate a deal that could avert nuclear war. But the ultimate success of any agreement hinges on someone else: China’s President Xi Jinping. As North Korea’s largest trading partner, China’s enforcement of United...


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