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China says will hit back after U.S. proposes fresh tariffs on $200 billion in goods

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:35am
China accused the United States of bullying and warned it would hit back after the Trump administration raised the stakes in their trade dispute, threatening 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods.

Ticket offers, tributes as world soccer toasts Thai cave boys' rescue

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 3:10am
With victory dedications, soccer shirts and offers of tours and match tickets, some of soccer's biggest names are cheering the rescue of 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave, a drama as gripping as the World Cup now at the semi-final stage.

China says it stands on the right side of history in protecting multilateralism

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:34am
China stands on the right side of history in defending multilateralism, its foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration threatened 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

After Tesla deal, Shanghai to speed up cancellation of foreign ownership limits

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 1:03am
Shanghai will accelerate efforts to cancel restrictions on foreign investment in the auto manufacturing sector, a government official said on Wednesday, a day after Tesla said it would build a wholly owned auto plant in the city.

Thai rescue of boys from cave is a drama fit for Hollywood

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:31am
The nail-biting rescue of a Thai boys soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave complex transfixed news viewers around the world, and the story could be headed for a retelling by Hollywood.

Uber executive Hornsey resigns in email to staff following discrimination probe

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:09am
Uber Technologies Inc's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned in an email to staff on Tuesday, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the ride-hailing firm.

China says plans by U.S. for additional tariffs completely unacceptable

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:38pm
China's commerce ministry said on Wednesday the proposed U.S. tariffs on an extra $200 billion of Chinese goods is completely unacceptable, adding that Beijing will have to respond to the latest moves by Washington.

Thailand's cave boys are generally well, no sign of stress: health official

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:15pm
Most of the boys rescued from inside a Thai cave this week lost an average of 2 kg (4 pounds) during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showing no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

U.S. says to slap tariffs on extra $200 billion of Chinese imports

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 9:27pm
The Trump administration raised the stakes in its trade war with China on Tuesday, saying it would slap 10 percent tariffs on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

China commerce ministry official says new U.S. tariff plan harms WTO system, globalization

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 9:26pm
China's assistant commerce minister said on Wednesday that the latest proposed tariffs from the United States harms the World Trade Organization system and hurts globalization.

'Imagine the joy:' Father, four-year-old son reunite in U.S. immigration crisis

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 8:57pm
With tears and smiles, Salvadoran asylum seeker Walter Armando Jimenez Melendez reunited with his 4-year-old son Jeremy on Tuesday after six weeks of anguished separation.

NFL players union challenges policy to stop anthem protests

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:22pm
The NFL players union filed a grievance on Tuesday over the league's new requirement that players stand for the national anthem or wait in their dressing rooms, a policy that followed President Donald Trump's denunciation of pregame protests.

Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:18pm
Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday.

Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:18pm
A wave of euphoria swept across France on Tuesday and a nation of ardent soccer fans began dreaming of World Cup glory after Les Bleus defeated Belgium 1-0 to reach the final.

France's lost Euro 2016 final a driving force for coach Deschamps

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:11pm
France coach Didier Deschamps heaped praise on his players after they reached the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday, saying the lost final at Euro 2016 was still on his mind.

S&P 500 posts highest close since February 1; PepsiCo a boost

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:11pm
The S&P 500 rose for a fourth session on Tuesday to post its highest close since Feb. 1, the day before the market began a sharp extended selloff, as strong results from PepsiCo boosted optimism about the earnings season.

Judge says U.S. must reunite migrant families or face penalties

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 4:02pm
The U.S. government must reunite 63 children under the age of five who were separated by immigration officials after crossing into the United States from Mexico as soon as Tuesday or face penalties, a federal judge said.

U.S. stocks rise on earnings optimism; dollar gains

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:56pm
The S&P 500 stock index closed at a more than five-month high on Tuesday, boosted by expectations for strong earnings, while the U.S. dollar rose against the safe-haven Japanese yen as waning trade war fears drove a bid for riskier assets.

Exclusive: After discouraging year, U.S. officials expect review of Afghan strategy

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:55pm
The United States is preparing to undertake a review of its strategy in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told Reuters, a year after President Donald Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend America's involvement in the 17-year-old war.

'Nobody thought we could do it': rescue of Thai boys accomplished

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 3:44pm
Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that gripped the world for more than two weeks.