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US sees 'hard deadline' for China trade negotiations

US sees 'hard deadline' for China trade negotiationsThe US negotiator in charge of trade talks with China said Sunday he considers March 1 to be a “hard deadline” for reaching an agreement that would avert an intensifying trade war. Lighthizer also said that he did not expect the arrest in Canada of a top Chinese executive, Meng Wanzhou of telecom giant Huawei, to interfere with the trade talks. China has strongly protested the arrest and the US demand that Meng be extradited over allegations that Huawei has violated US sanctions against Iran.



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Trump sees Calif. wildfire devastation up close

Trump sees Calif. wildfire devastation up closePresident Donald Trump says he traveled to the heart of California's killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the devastation wrought on the landscape (Nov. 17)



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UK's May sees 'no alternative' to her Brexit plan

UK's May sees 'no alternative' to her Brexit planBritish Prime Minister Theresa May says she sees no alternative to the Brexit deal she presented earlier this week, amid reports that some of her senior ministers want her to renegotiate the draft agreement before meeting EU leaders next weekend. Just hours after announcing on Wednesday that her senior ministers had collectively backed her divorce deal, May was thrust into her premiership’s most perilous crisis when Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned on Thursday to oppose the agreement. Brexit supporters say the transitional deal risks leaving Britain subject to EU rules for an indefinite period.



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Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq expanding trade despite U.S. sanctions

Rouhani sees Iran, Iraq expanding trade despite U.S. sanctionsIran and Iraq could raise their annual bilateral trade to $ 20 billion from the current $ 12 billion, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, despite concerns over the impact of renewed U.S. sanctions. Rouhani’s remarks, after a meeting with visiting Iraqi President Barham Salih, came two weeks after the United States restored sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry as well as its banking and transportation sectors. “… through bilateral efforts, we can raise this figure (for bilateral trade) to $ 20 billion in the near future,” Rouhani said in comments broadcast live on state television.



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France says it could help North Korea denuclearize if it sees real commitment

France says it could help North Korea denuclearize if it sees real commitmentFrance, a nuclear power and permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, is not directly involved in talks between North Korea, South Korea and the United States to work toward the region’s denuclearization. “We are waiting for precise commitments from Pyongyang to demonstrate its real desire to engage in a dismantlement of its nuclear and ballistic programs,” Macron told a news conference alongside his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in. “We are ready to put forward our expertise and play an active role if a negotiation process is started.” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump pledged at a landmark summit in Singapore in June to work toward denuclearization.



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NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signals

NASA sees its stalled Martian robot, but still no signalsScientists can now see their probe that was lost in a Martian dust storm more than 100 days ago — but the vintage robot hasn’t shown any signs of life.



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Germany's Merkel sees a lot of work to do on Brexit by October

Germany's Merkel sees a lot of work to do on Brexit by OctoberSubstantial progress must be made on Brexit by October if a deal is to be struck in November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after leaders discussed a possible final Brexit summit for November. Merkel said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s so-called Chequers plan, hashed out at her country home in July, offered a good basis for negotiations but there was still a lot of work to do on the issue of future EU trade relations with Britain. “It was clear today that we need substantial progress by October and that we then aim to finalise everything in November,” Merkel told reporters at an informal European Union summit.



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Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coastThe ministry said that while Syrian anti-aircraft had mistakenly shot down the plane of a close ally, Israeli jets flying nearby had put the Russian jet in the path of danger, and it threatened to retaliate over what it called a hostile act. “As for retaliatory measures, they will be aimed first and foremost at further ensuring the safety of our military personnel and facilities in Syria.



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Russia sees no proof of Moscow being involved in Salisbury attack

Russia sees no proof of Moscow being involved in Salisbury attackMoscow has nothing to do with the nerve agent attack in Salisbury – Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday (September 7), adding that the UK has not provided solid evidence of Moscow's involvement. Rough cut (no reporter narration).



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U.S. sees assault on Idlib as escalation of Syria conflict: Pompeo

U.S. sees assault on Idlib as escalation of Syria conflict: PompeoU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States views the Syrian government military assault on rebel-held Idlib as an escalation of the Syrian conflict, as the State Department warned that Washington would respond to any chemical attack by Damascus. The Syrian province of Idlib and surrounding areas are the last major enclave held by rebels opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a close Russian ally.



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