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U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law

Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

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Angelique Kerber beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon 2018

Match highlights of the Wimbledon 2018 final against Germany’s Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams of the United States.

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US indicts Russian intel officers ahead of Trump-Putin meet

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were charged on Friday with hacking Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Party in a stunning indictment just three days before President Donald Trump meets with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The charges were drawn up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the former FBI director who is looking into Russian interference…

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US-UK ‘special relationship’ looks tarnished under Trump

When British Prime Minister Theresa May became the first world leader to visit Donald Trump at the White House in January 2017, it appeared the historic friendship between the two nations was in good health. But a series of spats have driven the two leaders apart, culminating in the president’s extraordinary public criticism of May’s…

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Judge rejects Trump request for long-term detention of immigrant children

A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a legal setback for President Donald Trump’s push to detain immigrant families taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border. Los Angeles U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee dismissed as “dubious” and “unconvincing” the U.S. Justice Department’s…

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China counter-punches against US in growing trade war

China on Friday struck back against US President Donald Trump’s trade offensive, intensifying the expanding and unpredictable dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Late Friday, China announced it was expanding its existing complaint against the United States at the World Trade Organization, hours after the countries slapped tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of…

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US judge orders list of children separated from migrant parents

A California judge on Friday gave the US government until the following night to submit a list of children under five separated from their families at the border, a government official said. US President Donald Trump’s administration had asked the court to extend a deadline to reunite some detained children with their migrant parents, arguing…

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Canada hits back at US with tariffs on metals, orange juice

Canada hit back at the United States on Friday with retaliatory tariffs on American summertime essentials including Florida orange juice, ketchup and Kentucky bourbon in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump. As temperatures and tensions increase, the measures targeting Can$16.6 billion (US$12.6 billion) in US steel, aluminum and consumer goods…

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US government says it will detain migrant children with parents

The US government said in a court filing on Friday that it has the right to detain children and parents caught crossing the U.S. border illegally for the duration of their immigration proceedings. A 1997 court settlement known as the Flores agreement has generally been interpreted to require the Department of Homeland Security to release…

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US’s Haley tells India to ‘rethink’ Iran ties

The US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Thursday urged India to reconsider its ties to Iran, one of its key energy suppliers, as fresh US sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil loom. Washington has stepped up pressure on major Iranian customers to stop importing its oil, warning no trading partner will be exempt…

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US tells India to cut Iranian oil use

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday it was important India cut Iranian oil use, but said the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port as corridor to Afghanistan. “Sanctions are coming (on Iran) and we’re going forward on that, and…

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Jonathan Rea wins World Superbike opening race

Jonathan Rea won the World Superbike race at Laguna Seca in California while Chaz Davies of Great Britain came second and Netherlands’ Michael van der Mark took the third position. Many racers also crashed during the race.

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Prisoners are dealt with according to the law, says US on Aafia Siddiqui

The state department of the United States has stated that it deals with prisoners according to international law. Heather Nauert, spokesperson of the US state department, said that the Pakistan foreign office contacted them over treatment of Dr Aafia Siddiqui in prison. “We have received Pakistan’s message regarding treatment of Dr Siddiqui in jail,” the…

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Prisoners are dealt with in line with law, US on Aafia Siddiqui

The United States said that Pakistan’s Foreign Office contacted them over reported misbehavior with Pakistani convicted scientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui. According to the State Department, prisoners in America are dealt with according to the law. Pakistan’s Foreign Office had demanded investigations into a report submitted by Pakistan’s consul-general in Houston, Aisha Farooqui, which spoke of…

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Trump threatens China with new tariffs on $200 billion in goods

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting a swift warning from Beijing of retaliation, as the trade conflict between the world’s two biggest economies quickly escalated. In a statement, Trump said he had asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to identify the…

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Trump orders creation of space-focused U.S. military branch

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force. “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,” Trump said before a…

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Syria state media says US-led coalition hit regime position in east

Syrian state media said overnight Sunday to Monday that US-led coalition aircraft had carried out a deadly strike on a regime position in the country’s east near the Iraqi border. Both US-backed Kurdish-led fighters and Russia-supported regime forces are separately fighting the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor. “Aircraft of…

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Trump ignites trade war with China, triggering swift retaliation

US President Donald Trump on Friday ignited his trade war with China, slapping tariffs on tens of billions in Chinese imports and sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing. The moves brought the world’s two largest economies to the verge of an all-out confrontation long feared by markets and industry. And the China trade offensive is only…

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Trump threatened to send 25 million Mexicans to Japan: report

Donald Trump threatened Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would ship 25 million Mexicans to his country, one of a series of bizarre missives that jarred fellow leaders at last week’s acrimonious G7 meet, according to a report on Friday. The Group of Seven summit gathering of top industrialized democracies finished in disarray after the…

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France draw against United States in friendly

Paul Pogba put in an improved performance but France looked flat in a 1-1 World Cup warm-up draw against the United States in Lyon on Saturday. Julian Green gave the US, who failed to make it to Russia, the lead on the stroke of half-time but teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe equalised for the hosts. Pogba…

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Xi, Putin meet as US tensions bring them closer

Chinese President Xi Jinping treated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to a state visit on Friday as the neighbouring giants forge closer ties in the face of diplomatic and economic challenges with the US. Putin, re-elected to his fourth Kremlin term in March, arrived at the grandiose Great Hall of the People in Beijing for talks…

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