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We’re in for the darkest chapter of US-China relations, says Eurasia Group
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We’re in for the darkest chapter of US-China relations, says Eurasia Group

US-based political risk consulting firm Eurasia said recently that the relations between China and the US could worsen further as both countries are ready to fight each other on different fronts. “There’s a lot of room for escalation here. I think that it’s, by now, quite clear that we’re in for the darkest chapter yet of U.S.-China relations,” Todd Mariano, director for the U.S. at Eurasia Group said

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23 minutes ago - CNBC
US President Donald Trump targeted CNN over newly released TV ratings in the US
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Donald Trump targets CNN, again

US President Donald Trump targeted CNN over newly released TV ratings in the US. “Can’t believe how badly @CNN has done in the newly released TV ratings. They are so far below @FoxNews (thank you President Trump!) that you can barely find them. Fredo should be given a big pay cut! MSDNC also did poorly. As I have long said, Fake News does not pay” Trump said

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Wed Jul 01 - Twitter
Russian President Vladimir Putin lost support in his former stronghold city of Nizhny Tagil
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Putin losing support in “Putingrad”

Russian President Vladimir Putin lost support in his former stronghold city of Nizhny Tagil. In 2011, the industrial city of Nizhny Tagil was dubbed "Putingrad" for its residents' fervent support for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nine years later, it appears the city no longer lives up to that nickname. Workers are speaking out against the constitutional changes that would allow Putin to stay in office until 2036 amid growing frustration

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Tue Jun 30 - VOA
Former French PM jailed along with wife over Fake Jobs
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Former French PM jailed along with wife over Fake Jobs

French ex-Prime Minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife have received jail sentences in a "fake jobs" case. Each was also fined €375,000. They appealed to block immediate detention. Fillon was found to have paid his wife €831,400. The scandal torpedoed Fillon's 2017 bid to become president. "The payment was disproportionate to the work done," the chief judge said. "Mrs. Fillon was hired for a position that was without use."

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Mon Jun 29 - BBC
“India planning to topple my Government”, says Nepal PM
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“India planning to topple my Government”, says Nepal PM

Prime Minister of Nepal K.P Sharma Oli said that meetings are being held in neighboring country India to topple his government after the controversial Nepali map that includes Indian territories. The lower house of Nepal’s parliament unanimously passed the Second Constitution Amendment on June 13, which gave constitutional status to the new map of the country

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Mon Jun 29 - TheHindu
Donald Trump retweets video of a supporter shouting “White Power”
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Donald Trump retweets video of a supporter shouting “White Power”

US President Donald Trump recently retweeted a video of one of his supporters loudly shouting "white power". The supporter was among a group of senior citizens taking part in a pro-Trump rally at a retirement complex in Florida. The footage showed supporters and opponents of the president hurling abuse and swearing at one another

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Sun Jun 28 - BBC
Malawi’s opposition leader wins the Presidential race
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Malawi’s opposition leader wins the Presidential race

According to the officially declared results, Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has won the country's rerun presidential vote. He defeated incumbent Peter Mutharika with 58.57% of the vote in Tuesday's poll, the electoral commission announced late on Saturday. In February, Malawi's constitutional court annulled Mr. Mutharika's victory in the May 2019 election, citing vote tampering

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Sun Jun 28 - BBC
China opens an embassy in Kiribati to grow influence in the pacific
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China opens an embassy in Kiribati to grow influence in the pacific

China opened an embassy on a tiny, remote Pacific island called Kiribati to grow influence in the pacific region,The total population of the island nation is 116,000. Just three other countries have embassies in the island state: Australia, New Zealand, and Cuba. Kiribati is the latest example of Beijing's growing influence in the Pacific, which consists of a string of resource-rich islands that control vital waterways between Asia and America

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Sat Jun 27 - CNN
Danish PM postpones her wedding to attend coronavirus meeting
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Danish PM postpones her wedding to attend coronavirus meeting

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said in an Instagram post that she has postponed her wedding to attend the European Council meeting on COVID-19 next month. EU leaders are scheduled to meet face-to-face on July 17 for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic to discuss the European budget and the plans for recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

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Fri Jun 26 - CNN
Trump’s team members tested positive after the election rally in Tulsa
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Trump’s team members tested positive after the election rally in Tulsa

According to the media reports, dozens of US secret service personnel have been told to self-isolate after two who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19. The Washington Post reported that the six advance team members who tested positive before Saturday's rally included two Secret Service personnel. They both attended a planning meeting on Friday

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Thu Jun 25 - BBC
Trump’s approval rating is down
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Trump’s approval rating is down

A new national Gallup poll finds that 39% of Americans approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, while 57% disapprove. That poll is in line with the average poll that shows Trump's approval rating is in the low 40s among all adults as well as voters specifically. Five months until the general election, which, in theory, is plenty of time for the race for president to change

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Sun Jun 14 - CNN
Trump to restart election rallies
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Trump to restart election rallies

US President Donald Trump plans to hold his first re-election campaign rally for several months in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the date that African Americans celebrate the end of slavery. The rally will take place on 19 June. In 1921 the city of Tulsa was the site of one of the worst massacres of black people in US history. He faces re-election in November but is lagging Joe Biden in polls

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Thu Jun 11 - BBC
Joe Biden spends $5.2 million on Facebook Ads in 7 days
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Joe Biden spends $5.2 million on Facebook Ads in 7 days

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has sharply increased spending on Facebook ads, splashing out $5.2 million over the last seven days, while Trump has spent $1.25 million, according to the Facebook Ad Library. The 2020 presidential campaign takes a turn with Biden pulling ahead in national polls. Since May 2018, Biden has spent $20.5 million while Trump has spent nearly $42.6 million on Facebook ads

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Wed Jun 10 - Forbes
Israelis protest against Netanyahu's plan to annex West Bank
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Israelis protest against Netanyahu

Several thousand Israelis demonstrated on Saturday in Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex the Jordan Valley and illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Authority wants an independent state in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, territories Israel captured in a 1967 war. Netanyahu wants to annex parts of Jordan Valley and illegal settlements in the West Bank.

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Mon Jun 08 - Aljazeera
Trump plans to send in the Army to end unrest
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Trump plans to send in the Army to end unrest

US President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and "defend their residents" he would deploy the army and "quickly solve the problem for them". Protests over the death of George Floyd have escalated over the past week

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Tue Jun 02 - BBC
Trump asks for an aggressive approach on protesters
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Trump asks for an aggressive approach on protesters

US President Donald Trump told the nation's governors in a video teleconference Monday to aggressively target violent protesters. "You have to dominate or you'll look like a bunch of jerks, you have to arrest and try people," the President told the governors in a call from the basement White House Situation Room. Trump suggested to governors it was their responsibility, not his, to tamp down harshly on the continued unrest

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Mon Jun 01 - CNN
“Race and Racism is a harsh reality,” says Michelle Obama
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“Race and Racism is a harsh reality,” says Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama expressed her grief over the death of George Floyd and said that it’s up to everyone in this country to help root out racism. "It just goes on, and on, and on. Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with" she wrote. "It's up to all of us, Black, white, everyone, to help root out racism," she added

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Sun May 31 - CNN
Trump plans to invite Putin in the postponed G-7 summit
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Trump plans to invite Putin in the postponed G-7 summit

US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he is postponing the G-7 summit until the fall and plans to invite four additional non-member nations, including Russia. New countries include Australia, India, Russia, and South Korea. "I don’t feel that as a G-7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world, “We want Australia, we want India, we want South Korea and Russia," Trump said

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Sun May 31 - Politico
Trump plans to cut ties with the World Health Organization
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Trump plans to cut ties with the World Health Organization

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the US will cut all ties with the World Health Organization after a dispute of handling the coronavirus crisis and favoring China. “China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said during a White House news conference

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Sat May 30 - CNBC
Shinzo Abe will suspend Japan’s state of emergency tonight
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Shinzo Abe will suspend Japan’s state of emergency tonight

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will end the state of emergency across the whole country tonight, he said in a briefing on Monday. Much of Japan entered the state of emergency on April 7, as the country tried to rein in the coronavirus pandemic. We were able to end the outbreak in about one month and a half with Japan’s own way," Abe said on Monday

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Mon May 25 - CNN
Thousands gathered in Spain to protest against Government
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Thousands gathered in Spain to protest against Government

Protests erupted in Madrid as thousands of people in Spain are protesting against the government's handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The far-right Vox party urged supporters to drive through major cities without leaving their vehicles in order to maintain social distancing. Protesters called for socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to resign after mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic in the country

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Sat May 23 - BBC
China set to present a controversial Hong Kong security law
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China set to present a controversial Hong Kong security law

Beijing Government is set to present a controversial Hong Kong security law at its congress. This could be the biggest blow to the city's autonomy and civil liberties since its handover to Chinese rule in 1997. The law, which is expected to ban sedition, secession, and subversion of the central government in Beijing, will be introduced through a rarely used constitutional method that could effectively bypass Hong Kong's legislature

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Fri May 22 - CNN
Beijing accuses Washington of blackmailing Hong Kong government
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Beijing accuses Washington of blackmailing Hong Kong government

The Chinese government has accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of "blackmailing" the Hong Kong government with the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. Chinese remarks came after Pompeo said on Wednesday the recent treatment of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong made it harder to assess whether the territory remains highly autonomous from China, a requirement for the special treatment afforded to the city under American law

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Thu May 21 - AlJazeera
Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli criticized India
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Nepal blames India over coronavirus outbreak

Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli criticized India over the coronavirus outbreak in the country. "Those who are coming from India through illegal channels are spreading the virus in the country and some local representatives and party leaders are responsible for bringing in people from India without proper testing," Mr. Oli said

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Wed May 20 - NDTV
China supports coronavirus investigation, says President Xi
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China supports coronavirus investigation, says President Xi

Speaking at the World Health Assembly, Chinese President Xi said that the country backs a detailed coronavirus investigation but the world must wait until the pandemic is contained. The president defended his country at the annual meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO), saying Beijing had acted transparently about the origins of the virus, which was first detected late last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan

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Tue May 19 - 9news