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Chinese ambassador to US says Beijing doesn't know who to deal with

The Chinese ambassador to the United States said diplomats are confused over who is the "final decision maker" in the Trump administration, complicating future negotiations amid the escalating US China trade war.

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Melania Trump : 'Smoke-filled' plane forced to land

Passengers on board were handed wet towels as the smoke-filled aircraft was forced to turn around.

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Smoke Forces Melania Trump's Plane Back to Military Base

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily ...

China admits locking up Uyghurs, defends crackdown as necessary

China has fiercely defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of ...

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China disappearances show Beijing sets its own rules

Beijing's crackdown on a film star and the Interpol chief highlights its use of secret detentions.

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump ...

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China admits to locking up Uyghurs but defends Xinjiang crackdown

China has defended an escalating crackdown in the far western province of Xinjiang as necessary for security, claiming inmates of "re-education camps" are happier following their imprisonment.

'Crazy Rich Asians' finally lands a release date in China

"Crazy Rich Asians" is scheduled to hit theaters in China on Nov. 30. The date is more than two months after its release in some East Asian territories.

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Navy F-35 jet trials 'rolling' landing on aircraft carrier

The UK is the only nation currently planning to use the landing manoeuvre on its aircraft carriers.

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Yang Kaili: China live-streamer detained for 'insulting' national anthem

Yang Kaili, who has millions of followers in China, apologised for not singing the anthem "seriously".

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Chinese Envoy Says US Charge of Election Interference 'Groundless'

China's ambassador to the U.S. says many accusations the Trump administration has made against Beijing are "groundless", including election ...

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Snake drops into Chinese bank meeting

Python drops in on a staff meeting at a bank in Nanning, southern China.

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IMF Urges US and China to De-escalate Tariff Wars

President Donald Trump says the U.S. economy is the strongest it has ever been, because of his economic and trade policies. But the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are urging the U.S. and China to de-escalate their tariff wars, saying the standoff could hurt global economic growth. White House Correspondent Patsy Widakuswara ...

Air India plane hits wall on takeoff

An Air India Boeing 737 aircraft was damaged after hitting an airport wall during takeoff on a flight from Trichy to Dubai on Friday.

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US Arms Makers Express Concern to Trump Administration Over Saudi Deals

Major U.S. defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey will block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia, a senior U.S. official told Reuters on ...

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The world's longest non-stop flight arrives in New York

The Singapore Airlines aircraft flew 15,000km over almost 18 hours from Singapore to New York.

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China Says in 'Communication' Amid Report of Trump-Xi Meet

China said Friday it is in contact with the United States amid reports of a planned meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump ...

China's paranoia and oppression in Xinjiang has a long history

China finally admitted this week what had been widely reported: that it is interning thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of people in "re-education camps" in the far-western region of Xinjiang.

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Pence Promises US Backing for Central America if Borders Strengthened

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Central American countries on Thursday the United States was willing to help with economic development and investment if they did more to tackle mass migration, corruption and gang violence. Speaking at a meeting with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and El Salvador ...

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China’s Exports, Imports Grow, as Does Trade Surplus With US

China’s September exports rose a solid 14.5 percent from a year earlier, well above expectations despite wider application of U.S. tariffs and signs of shrinking export orders for Chinese companies. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast shipments from the world’s largest exporter would rise 8.9 percent in September from a year earlier, slowing ...

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The world's longest non-stop flight takes off from Singapore

The Singapore Airlines aircraft has begun its near 19-hour, 15,000km flight to New York.

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China Says Accusations Against Alleged Spy 'Out of Thin Air'

China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace ...

Sierra Leone cancels $300 million airport deal with China

Sierra Leone has nixed plans to build a controversial, $318 million airport outside the capital of Freetown with a Chinese company and funded by ...

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BMW to take control of China venture Brilliance Automotive

The carmaker will take control of Brilliance Automotive and invest more to expand output in China.

China legalizes Xinjiang 're-education camps'

Authorities in China's far-western Xinjiang region appear to have officially legalized so-called re-education camps for people accused of religious extremism a little more than a month after denying such centers exist.

Taiwan's president calls on Beijing to not be a 'source of conflict' worldwide

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China to be a "responsible" country on the world stage rather than provoking unnecessary conflict, amid worsening relations between Beijing and the island it considers a renegade province.

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China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises 'reeducation' camps

The move comes amid growing international concern over mass disappearances in western Xinjiang.

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