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China Increases Tariffs on US Products, Effective Immediately

China Increases Tariffs on US Products, Effective Immediately

Beijing released a list of $3-billion worth of USA goods that will be hit with tariffs. US President Donald Trump is separately preparing to impose tariffs of more than $50bn on Chinese goods meant to punish Beijing over US accusations that China systematically misappropriated American intellectual property - allegations Beijing denies.


Putin To Meet Erdogan In First Foreign Trip Since Election Win

Putin To Meet Erdogan In First Foreign Trip Since Election Win

Russian President Vladimir Putin , on his first foreign visit since being re-elected on March 18, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan remotely gave the go-ahead for the construction of the Russian-built nuclear plant on the Mediterranean coast at Akkuyu.


Boat carrying Rohingya stops off Koh Lanta

Boat carrying Rohingya stops off Koh Lanta

The Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State was set up by Myanmar previous year to advise on ways of adopting the findings of an earlier commission headed by former U.N. Most Rohingya prefer to head to Malaysia, whose dominant Malay Muslim population makes it a more sympathetic destination. Bangladeshi economic migrants have also taken the boat routes south.


Chemical arms watchdog OPCW to meet over UK-Russia spy poison case

Chemical arms watchdog OPCW to meet over UK-Russia spy poison case

Britain suspended high-level diplomatic contact with Moscow and said it would not send any members of its royal family to the football World Cup Russia is hosting in June. Washington has, however, said Russian Federation was free to apply to accredit more diplomats to replace those expelled. "If there were any gripes against the man, he wouldn't have been swapped", Mr Lavrov said.


State Media Show Kim Jong-un with K-Pop Stars

State Media Show Kim Jong-un with K-Pop Stars

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju popped into a Pyongyang gig by visiting K-pop stars, and apparently enjoyed the performance. "Having invited South Korean journalists to the North, we have a duty to ensure that you can gather news freely and film comfortably", Kim was quoted as saying.