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China Halts U.S. Agriculture Purchases as Trade War Heats Up

China Halts U.S. Agriculture Purchases as Trade War Heats Up

China is stepping away from further U.S. farm imports and said it doesn’t rule out more tariffs after President Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions with its biggest agricultural trading partner last
Hong Kong's Economic Pain Set to Deepen as Protests Intensify

Hong Kong's Economic Pain Set to Deepen as Protests Intensify

The earliest indicator of Hong Kong’s economy for the second half of 2019 signals that conditions are set to deteriorate in the city as protests disrupt local businesses.
Mexico Says Texas Shooting Was ‘Act of Terrorism’ Against Mexicans

Mexico Says Texas Shooting Was ‘Act of Terrorism’ Against Mexicans

Mexico's government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left seven of its citizens dead an "act of terrorism" against Mexicans and hopes it will lead to
Australia Won’t Consider Hosting U.S. Missiles, PM Morrison Says

Australia Won’t Consider Hosting U.S. Missiles, PM Morrison Says

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out hosting U.S. missile bases in Australia, and said no such request was made during key diplomatic talks between the two allies over the weekend.
Beijing Is Definitely Waiting This Movement Out, Says Lowy Institute’s Bland

Beijing Is Definitely Waiting This Movement Out, Says Lowy Institute’s Bland

Ben Bland, director of Southeast Asia project at Lowy Institute, discusses the protests in Hong Kong and where he sees the protests heading. He speaks on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.” (Source:
Man Claiming to Be Puerto Rico’s Governor Will Let Courts Decide

Man Claiming to Be Puerto Rico’s Governor Will Let Courts Decide

Pedro Pierluisi, the man sworn in as Puerto Rico’s governor in a constitutionally fuzzy secret ceremony, said Sunday that the island’s court system should decide if he’s the rightful leader of the
Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact

Malaysia Voices Trust in South China Sea Pact

Malaysia is confident it can reach an agreement with China to settle tensions in the South China Sea after its neighbors warned that incidents in the disputed waters had “eroded trust.”
Philippines ‘Iron Lady’ Leads Push for Fair Alcohol Taxes

Philippines ‘Iron Lady’ Leads Push for Fair Alcohol Taxes

Olivia Limpe-Aw is leading a group of Philippine liquor billionaires in asking President Rodrigo Duterte for equitable treatment in his plan to raise liquor taxes.
Senate GOP Leader McConnell Suffers Fractured Shoulder in Fall

Senate GOP Leader McConnell Suffers Fractured Shoulder in Fall

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suffered a fractured shoulder on Sunday after tripping on an outside patio at his home in Kentucky, according to a statement from his office.
Hong Kong Leader Warns of ‘Ruin’ as Strike Snarls City, Airport

Hong Kong Leader Warns of ‘Ruin’ as Strike Snarls City, Airport

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned of a “very dangerous situation” as protesters moved to shut down the Asian financial hub with a general strike on Monday after a ninth straight weekend of unrest in
Ebrard Calls Shootings ‘Terrorism’ Against Mexicans in U.S.

Ebrard Calls Shootings ‘Terrorism’ Against Mexicans in U.S.

The mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, which left seven Mexicans dead, is being considered an act of terrorism against the country’s community in the U.S., Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.
Democrats Criticize Trump’s Rhetoric After Shootings in Texas and Ohio

Democrats Criticize Trump’s Rhetoric After Shootings in Texas and Ohio

Gun control, a sleeper issue so far in the race to replace Donald Trump, rose to the forefront after a pair of mass shootings, fueling fresh criticism from 2020 candidates over Trump’s rhetoric and
Trump Says ‘Hate Has No Place’ in U.S. After Two Mass Killings

Trump Says ‘Hate Has No Place’ in U.S. After Two Mass Killings

Two mass shootings within 24 hours put the nation’s focus back onto gun control and, given the alleged anti-immigrant views of a shooter in Texas, elevate the issue of the dangers of hate speech.
Johnson’s Spending Puts U.K. Parties on Alert for Snap Election

Johnson’s Spending Puts U.K. Parties on Alert for Snap Election

Boris Johnson has dramatically boosted public spending since taking office, fueling speculation the U.K. prime minister is preparing not only for Brexit by Oct. 31, but a general election as well. The
10 Dead in Ohio, Including Gunman, in Second U.S. Mass Shooting in 24 Hours

10 Dead in Ohio, Including Gunman, in Second U.S. Mass Shooting in 24 Hours

Dayton, Ohio (AP) -- Nineteen hours after a masked gunman opened fire on revelers enjoying summer nightlife, the blood had been scrubbed from the sidewalk and the crime-scene tape torn down as a
Zimbabwe Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ as Inflation Blacked Out

Zimbabwe Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ as Inflation Blacked Out

Zimbabwe’s finance minister responded to the country’s worsening economic crisis last week by blacking out inflation statistics for the next six months, boosting the price of the little power that’s
For Ireland Plc, Pain of No-Deal Brexit Is Starting to Hit Home

For Ireland Plc, Pain of No-Deal Brexit Is Starting to Hit Home

Ireland’s biggest companies are getting a taste of the pain that could come from the U.K. crashing out of the European Union without a deal.
Executives Abandon South African State Companies Over Indecision

Executives Abandon South African State Companies Over Indecision

Top South African businessmen called upon to help save ailing state-owned companies are abandoning their posts, frustrated by indecision and political interference.
Drought-Hit Kenya Sees 2 Million People Needing Food Aid in July

Drought-Hit Kenya Sees 2 Million People Needing Food Aid in July

The number of people facing a food crisis in Kenya could reach 2 million in July as the effects of a drought that hit food production and caused prices to soar continue to bite.
Biden's Chance to Prove Why He's Leader of the Pack

Biden's Chance to Prove Why He's Leader of the Pack

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