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Mexico and US plan to reduce illegal arms and drug trade

Mexico and the US have agreed on a plan to combat illicit trafficking of arms, drugs and money, the Mexican government said yesterday, following meetings between US Attorney General William Barr and top Mexican officials. The two neighbouring countries also

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China posts weakest growth in 29 years as trade war bites

China’s economic growth slowed to its weakest in nearly 30 years in 2019 amid a bruising trade war with the United States and sputtering investment, and more stimulus steps are expected this year to help avert a sharper slowdown. But

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Trump impeachment: Trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine

The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove US President Donald Trump from office formally began yesterday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by withholding security aid for Ukraine approved by Congress. The

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Oil prices rise as China agrees to more US energy purchases

Oil prices rose today, propelled higher by the long-anticipated signing of an initial trade deal between Washington and Beijing that sets the stage for a potentially huge increase in energy supplies from the US to China. Brent LCOc1 was 33

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US and China tiptoe around holes in the new trade agreement

The United States and China signed an initial trade deal yesterday that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of US products, defusing an 18-month row between the world’s two largest economies but leaving a number of sore

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Sanders, Warren voice out about chances of a woman defeating Trump

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders disagreed in a Democratic presidential debate yesterday over whether he once told her a woman could not win the White House in 2020, underlining an emerging rift between the progressive allies as the first voting

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Trump ex-adviser Flynn seeks to withdraw guilty plea

Lawyers for Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, yesterday said in a court filing that he would seek to withdraw his guilty plea in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the

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Iran has made arrests over plane disaster as protests rage on

Iran said today it had arrested an undisclosed number of suspects accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner, as anti-government demonstrations triggered by the disaster entered the fourth day. Wednesday’s shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight

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Oil dips on easing US-Iran tensions, eyes on China trade deal

Oil prices edged down today as fears of conflict between the US and Iran eased, although the decline was checked by the planned signing of an initial US-China trade deal this week, which could boost demand. Brent crude LCOc1 was

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Canadian PM tells Iran crash vigil he will pursue justice

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his voice sometimes breaking, yesterday told a vigil for some of those killed in an Iranian plane disaster that he would “pursue justice and accountability” for what happened. Iran says it mistakenly shot down a

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