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China to roll out more support measures as economy faces pressure: statistics head

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:24
China will maintain a proactive fiscal policy and a prudent monetary policy in 2020 and roll out more support measures this year as the economy faces downward pressure, the chief of the country's statistics bureau said on Friday.
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China's 2019 property investment solid, but first sales drop in 5 years dents outlook

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:20
China's property investment hit a two-year low in December even as it grew at a solid pace in 2019, adding to recent signs of a slackening in the sector and suggested Beijing might need to offer more stimulus to stabilize a cooling economy.
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China's 2019 and December crude oil runs hit record highs

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 22:05
China's crude oil throughput rose to a record high in 2019 following the start-up of two mega-refineries, official data showed on Friday, with December posting the highest daily run-rate on record.
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Pentagon gets request to build roughly 270 miles of Trump border wall

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:46
The Pentagon has received a request from within the Trump administration to build roughly 270 miles (435 km) of wall on the border with Mexico and is evaluating its cost and viability, a senior Defense Department official said on Thursday.
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Special Report: How secrecy in U.S. courts hobbles regulators

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:46
Something wasn’t right with the Rhino.
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Trump might raise Burisma hacking with Putin: White House

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:45
U.S. President Donald Trump may discuss the reported hacking of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma the next time he talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House on Thursday.
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Ukraine asks FBI to help probe suspected Russian hack of Burisma

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:45
Ukraine has asked the FBI in the United States for help investigating a suspected cyberattack by Russian military hackers on Burisma, an energy company caught up in the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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China's 2019 birth rate slowest in 70 years: stats bureau

World News - Thu, 2020-01-16 21:41
China's birth rate fell to its lowest last year since the founding of the People's Republic of China 70 years ago, posing a long-term challenge for its government.
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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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