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China Faces US Pressure to Contain Deadly Fentanyl Exports

After meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 meeting earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump praised China for considering imposing the death penalty on illicit producers of fentanyl – an opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine with a lethal dose of just two milligrams in most people. When fentanyl, which is used ...

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Paris Riots Show Difficulty of Fighting Warming With Taxes

The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to ...

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Microsoft Surpasses Apple as Most Valuable Public Company

Microsoft's big bet on cloud computing is paying off as the company has surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable publicly traded ...

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Volvo Cars has no current plans for stockmarket listing: CEO

Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely, has no current plans to go for a stockmarket listing, its chief executive said, more than two months after the ...

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Trump Talks of Pardon for Manafort and Escalates Attacks on Russia Inquiry

“Why would I take it off the table?” the president said of a pardon for Paul Manafort, who he said had been treated poorly by prosecutors for the ...

Canada's embassies and diplomats poorly protected despite warnings, auditor says

Canada is not properly protecting diplomats and staff who face security threats at Canadian ...

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On Pro Basketball: Carmelo Anthony: The Square-Peg Superstar

Another N.B.A. chapter ends poorly for Anthony, who always seems to be unable, or unwilling, to fit in.

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