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Day: August 24, 2019

Macron warns ‘trade tensions are bad for everyone’

Biarritz (France), Aug 24: French President Emmanuel Macron warned Saturday that “trade tensions are bad for everyone,” after US President Donald Trump imposed fresh tariffs on China and warned again that French wines could be targeted. In a televised address to the nation as G7 leaders gathered for their […]

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Aim of becoming USD 5-trillion economy possible: Pranab

Kolkata, Aug 24: Former president Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the government’s ambitious target of becoming a USD 5-trillion economy by 2024-25 is possible through prudent fiscal management. Mukherjee also said the GST needs more clarity and that some signs of a slowdown in the economy were visible since […]

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed Saturday, amid growing international pressure on President Jair Bolsonaro to control the worst blazes in years. Multiple fires were seen across a vast area of the northwestern state of Rondonia on Friday […]

Hong Kong police and protesters clash, ending violence lull

HONG KONG — Hong Kong protesters threw bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests on Saturday for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats […]

G-7 summit in France a test of unity among world leaders

BIARRITZ, France — Efforts to salvage consensus among the G-7 rich democracies frayed Saturday in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s unpredictable America-first approach even before the official start of the summit in southern France. European Council President Donald Tusk said the three-day summit in the seaside resort of […]

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

BIARRITZ, France — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit […]

Hong Kong protests met with tear gas; China frees UK mission staffer

HONG KONG – Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas to break up anti-government protests in a gritty industrial suburb on Saturday after activists threw petrol bombs and bricks, as China freed a British consulate worker whose detention had fuelled tensions. Four MTR subway stations were closed […]

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