China's annual aluminum output falls for first time in 10 years: statistics bureau

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:29
China's annual aluminum production fell for the first time in 10 years in 2019, official data showed on Friday, hit by softer demand amid the Sino-U.S. trade row and large-scale smelter outages.
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Alleged neo-Nazis caught with assault rifle charged ahead of Virginia gun rally

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 20:03
Three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group appeared in a Maryland court on Thursday to face federal charges after the FBI arrested them for carrying an assault rifle and planning to incite violence at a gun-rights rally in Virginia.
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Dollar gains, stocks scale fresh highs on data, trade deal

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:46
The dollar rose while key world and stock indexes on Wall Street scaled new records on Thursday as the U.S.-China trade deal, strong corporate earnings and encouraging U.S. economic data lifted equity markets.
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Trump impeachment: What happens next?

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:40
The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday.
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Judge in Weinstein rape trial says case not a 'referendum' on #MeToo movement

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
Three men and two women have been chosen as jurors in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein, as the judge cautioned against using the case to make a broader statement about the #MeToo movement.
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Harvey Weinstein jury selection: bias, big data and 'likes'

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
When lawyers in the Harvey Weinstein rape trial question potential jurors on Thursday, they may already know who has used the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter or criticized victims of sexual harassment in a Facebook discussion.
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Timeline: Key dates in the U.S.-China trade war

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He
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China, U.S. sign initial trade pact but doubts and tariffs linger

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
China will boost purchases of U.S. goods and services by $200 billion over two years in exchange for the rolling back of some tariffs under an initial trade deal signed by the world's two largest economies, defusing an 18-month row that has hit global growth.
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Factbox: Foreign investment banks with majority stakes in China units

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
The world's biggest investment banks will be able to wholly own their China securities businesses from April 1 as the U.S.- China Phase 1 trade deal accelerates a previous deadline for removing foreign ownership caps by nine months.
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In U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal, enforcement may end in 'We quit'

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
The Trump administration is touting the U.S.-China Phase 1 trade deal's dispute settlement and enforcement mechanism as the major difference between the 86-page agreement unveiled on Tuesday and past pledges by Beijing to change its trade practices.
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With a mixture of fanfare and grievance, Trump signs U.S.-China trade deal

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
He listed familiar grievances, praised and criticized his guests, and seemed to blow off some steam.
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Trump takes time in China deal signing to lament his Fed chair pick, again

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
A funny thing happened on the way to the U.S.-China trade deal signing: President Donald Trump may have tipped his next pick for head of the Federal Reserve -- if he gets the chance.
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Instant View: Signed U.S.-China trade deal removes one risk factor for markets

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
U.S. stocks pared early gains but closed at record highs on Wednesday after the United States and China signed a Phase 1 trade deal that ended 18 months of uncertainty and will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of U.S. goods and services.
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Factbox: Key U.S. senators in battle over Trump impeachment trial testimony

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
The U.S. Senate is poised to hear charges that President Donald Trump abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.
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Pelosi says Trump administration broke law in withholding Ukraine aid

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:37
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, seizing on a report from a nonpartisan congressional watchdog, accused the Trump administration of breaking the law in withholding aid for Ukraine that Congress had approved.
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Three alleged neo-Nazis caught with machine gun ahead of Virginia gun rally: FBI

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:36
Three suspected members of a neo-Nazi group were in court on Thursday after the FBI arrested them for possessing a machine gun and planning to incite violence at a gun-rights rally in Virginia on Monday which is expected to draw thousands.
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Who is U.S. neo-Nazi group 'The Base'?

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:36
The FBI has arrested three suspected members of an armed neo-Nazi group known as The Base that hopes to start a race war in the United States, officials said on Thursday.
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Trade deal no panacea for rocky U.S. relations with China

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:32
From Huawei to the South China Sea, deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist, despite a trade relations breakthrough, as the United States pushes back against an increasingly powerful and assertive China.
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Mounties, maple syrup, and... Meghan and Harry? Royal move could boost Canada brand

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:30
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's decision to step back from royal duties and split their time between Britain and Canada is expected to boost Canada's brand abroad and benefit tourism, although marketing consultants say the effect will be limited.
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U.S. Senate passes North America trade deal, Canada still to approve

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 16:29
The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade flows largely unchanged.
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