India, China troops clash at Himalayan border, 'casualties on both sides'

World News - Wed, 2020-06-17 01:50
India's army said on Tuesday 20 of its soldiers had been killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff between the two Asian giants in the western Himalayas.
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Asia stocks turn cautious on virus surge, geopolitics

World News - Wed, 2020-06-17 01:24
Asian share markets took a cautious turn on Wednesday as a resurgence of global coronavirus cases challenged market confidence in a rapid economic recovery, even as the rebound in U.S. retail sales in May broke all records.
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Japanese researchers confirm coronavirus testing in sewers as possible outbreak warning system

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 22:59
Japanese researchers confirmed the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater plants, a finding that could serve as a signal for future outbreaks.
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South Korea says will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by North Korea

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 22:20
South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Wednesday that recent North Korean criticism of President Moon Jae-in was senseless and that it will no longer accept unreasonable behavior by the North.
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U.S. sues ex-Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 21:10
The United States on Tuesday sued former national security adviser John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified information and would compromise national security.
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U.S. posts rule allowing U.S. companies to work with Huawei on 5G and other standards

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 20:59
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday posted a new rule that allows U.S. companies to work with China's Huawei to develop standards for 5G and other cutting-edge technologies, despite restrictions on doing business with the telecommunications equipment maker.
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U.S. calls bid by men to avoid extradition over ex-Nissan boss Ghosn's escape 'flawed'

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 20:58
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday said a former Green Beret and his son, wanted by Japan for helping former Nissan Motor Co boss Carlos Ghosn flee the country, were advancing a "flawed" interpretation of Japanese law to fight their extradition.
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PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in California wildfire

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 20:56
Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire in Northern California touched off by the utility company's power lines.
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Asian stocks set to rise as drug trials, data push Wall Street higher

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 20:00
Asian stocks were set to climb on Wednesday after another late Wall Street surge in response to upbeat trial results for a COVID-19 treatment and data showing U.S. consumers spent big in May.
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Trump signs order on police reform after weeks of protests about racial injustice

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 19:55
President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday that he said would reform police practices even as he pressed for "law and order" nationwide.
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Wall Street closes higher on signs of economic recovery

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 19:16
Wall Street advanced on Tuesday as the prospect of additional stimulus and a record jump in retail sales suggested the U.S. economy could bounce back sooner than expected, five months into its pandemic-inflicted recession.
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Steroid drug hailed as 'breakthrough' for seriously ill COVID-19 patients

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 18:17
A cheap and widely used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save the lives of COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a "major breakthrough" in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Explainer: The coronavirus risks of everyday activities as economies reopen

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 17:56
Americans have started returning to more normal lifestyles with the end of coronavirus lockdowns. But what activities are safe?
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U.S. sues former Trump adviser Bolton to block book publication

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 17:36
The United States on Tuesday sued former national security advisor John Bolton, seeking to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House that it said contained classified information and would compromise national security.
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Why some black-owned U.S. businesses are hardest hit by coronavirus shutdowns

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 17:08
After 15 years working as a hair stylist in other people's salons, Gary Connell opened his "Healthy Hair" studio in Montgomery County, Maryland in early March, sinking his savings into a two-chair shop in a busy mall.
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Stocks and dollar gain on U.S. retail sales, drug trial

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 16:49
Risk appetite found new life on Tuesday on a record rebound in U.S. retail sales, fresh support from the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan, and upbeat trial results for a COVID-19 treatment, driving global equity markets higher and boosting the dollar.
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U.S. wants face-to-face meeting with Iran on prisoners

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 16:19
The United States would like a face-to-face meeting with Iran to discuss prisoner releases and it wants the U.N. Security Council to impose an indefinite arms embargo on the Islamic Republic, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday.
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U.S. thinks any extension of Iran arms embargo should be open-ended: U.S. envoy for Iran

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 16:19
The United States believes an extension of an arms embargo on Iran, currently due to expire in October under a 2015 nuclear deal, should be done so indefinitely without a fixed date, a top U.S. official overseeing diplomacy with Tehran said on Tuesday.
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Timeline: From historic summit to building destruction, North Korea unsettles U.S.

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 15:40
North Korea on Tuesday blew up a building set up in 2018 in a border town as a joint liaison office to foster better ties with South Korea, the latest in a series of actions by Pyongyang that have increased concerns in Washington.
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Did elite David Boies law firm get a pandemic bailout? It's a secret

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 15:11
When the U.S. government announced a multibillion-dollar bailout of struggling small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic, one of the top U.S. law firms sensed an opportunity.
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