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Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

The family of a USA student who died shortly after being freed from North Korea have declined a post-mortem examination, according to a United States coroner. This story has been corrected to show the coroner's last name is Sammarco, not Sammaraco. China said on Wednesday it has made "unremitting" efforts to ease tensions with North Korea after US President Donald Trump tweeted that Beijing had not succeeded in helping.


China's dog meat festival opens despite rumours of a ban

China's dog meat festival opens despite rumours of a ban

In an email statement to Breitbart News, the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation , which organizes initiatives to save dogs destined for meat trafficking in Asia, says celebrities who had previously aided greatly in promoting awareness of the horrors of the event have gone silent, having heard of the alleged ban.


Trump, Saudi crown prince, vow to stifle terror financing

Trump, Saudi crown prince, vow to stifle terror financing

Newly named Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the country Saudi Arabia is unlikely to make changes to the oil production policy, but his more aggressive foreign policy could at some point put a political risk premium back in the price of oil, according to RBC's Helima Croft.


Russian diplomat says nothing to report on IS leader al-Baghdadi's fate

Russian diplomat says nothing to report on IS leader al-Baghdadi's fate

He wouldn't offer details. The death of the terrorist group leader would likely lead to disorganization of the extremists, Syromolotov said and added that efforts aimed at inflicting ultimate defeat on Islamic State should be continued. Over the years, several reports claiming to have captured, wounded or killed Baghdadi have surfaced, ultimately proving to be untrue. The U.S. State Department announced in December a bounty of $25 million on his head for information leading to his death or ...


Opec, non-Opec exceed targeted oil output cuts, says Kuwait

Opec, non-Opec exceed targeted oil output cuts, says Kuwait

Oil traders have chosen to ignore bullish news for prices - including a long-awaited decline in US oil stocks on Wednesday - and focused instead on negative factors such as a stubborn global glut. The drop was largely spurred by OPEC's decision to bolster its oil output in an effort to stifle higher-cost fracking operations in North America and elsewhere.


Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

National Weather Service forecasters estimated it had dumped anywhere from 2 to 10 inches (50 to 250 millimeters) of rain on various spots along the Gulf Coast from south Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle as of Wednesday. Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches. Police say flooding already is being reported on Dauphin Island south of Mobile, Alabama.