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Cold war-like tensions escalate as world power take sides in Venezuela

E mbattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he was willing to negotiate on Wednesday in an interview with a Russian television program. Maduro said on RIA Novosti, "so we can talk for the good of Venezuela, for peace and its future." His words, however, were not all forward-looking and optimistic. Indeed, in the same interview, he accused President Trump of …

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Asian equities are fragile as US-China trade tensions escalate | news

Monday, October 29, 2018 8:37 pm CDT By Tomo Uetake TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian equities came under pressure on Tuesday as Chinese markets and the yuan fell. They were hurt by new concerns about the intensified Sino-US trade war and the losses in the Wall Street indices. MSCI's broadest index for Asia-Pacific equities outside Japan fell 0.3 percent. The index …

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Prince and President escalate battle over Khashoggi killing

ISTANBUL – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stormed into the wood-paneled parliament of Ankara Tuesday to plan his most direct attack on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and accused his government of "brutal murder" and mutilation of the country dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi. Hours later, Prince Mohammed jumped into the gilded conference room of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh …

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US, China escalate trade war, impose more tariffs

PEKING / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and China escalated their fierce trade war on Thursday, introducing punitive tariffs of 16 percent on goods worth 16 percent each. FILE PHOTO: In a harbor in Shanghai, China, 10 July 2018 shipping containers are seen. REUTERS / Aly Song / File Photo The final round has since brought the value of …

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Russia is spinning, crying after US sanctions escalate

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia condemned a new round of US sanctions on Thursday as draconian after news of the measures plunged the ruble to two-year lows and triggered another sell-off of assets over fears that Moscow was in a sealed-up area stuck spiral of never-ending sanctions. FILE PHOTO: National Flags of Russia and USA fly at Vnukovo International Airport in …

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Saudis escalate siege of the port in Yemen, alarming aid groups

AL HUDAYDAH, Yemen's Saudi coalition fighters fired more than two dozen rockets into this Yemeni port city on Thursday, which stood at the fish market, the entrance to the main hospital and a security center in an assault. The missiles struck, escalating the conflict After a week of tensions in which Saudi Arabia accused its Yemeni opponents, the Houthi rebels …

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Mexican presidential candidate AMLO does not want to escalate the drug war

MEXICO CITY – Mexico comes from its deadliest year in recent history. Record levels of opioids and cocaine are confiscated en route to the United States. Mexico's army is patrolling cities across much of the country, with its navy busting doors in raids on drug cartel bosses. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the front runner-up to Sunday's presidential election, announces a …

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The US ban on China's ZTE opens new frontlines as tensions escalate

LONDON / NEW YORK / HONG KONG (Reuters) – The US has been preventing US companies from selling parts to China's ZTE Corp for seven years, which could potentially devastate telecommunications outfitters and exacerbate tensions between the two largest economies , The action, first reported by Reuters, comes at a time when the two countries have been threatening tens of …

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China moves closer to Japan as US tensions escalate

TOKYO – China's ongoing economic talks with Japan appear to leverage the US as tensions fuel trade and Washington overtakes North Korea's diplomatic leadership. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Japan on Sunday, and he will hold a high-level economic dialogue with Japanese officials on Monday – the first between countries in eight years. Until recently, the prospects for …

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China vows to fight back when US forces escalate

PEKING (Reuters) – China's Commerce Department said on Thursday that trade negotiations with the United States are impossible, as Washington's dialogue attempts are not sincere and promised to avenge itself if US President Donald Trump escalates the current tensions. China's President Xi Jinping vowed on Tuesday to further open the Chinese economy and reduce import tariffs on goods such as …

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