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US’ll no longer tolerate trade abuses – Trump

President Donald Trump has said the US will no longer tolerate "chronic trade abuses", in a defiant address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Vietnam. He said he would always put US interests first and Apec nations should "abide by fair reciprocal trade". In stark contrast, China's Xi Jinping said globalisation was irreversible and voiced support for multilateralism. Mr Trump has vi ...

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Trump strikes warm relations with China president

US President Donald Trump has lavished praise on Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a marked contrast to his previous criticism of China on the flashpoint issues of North Korea and trade. But he also urged Mr Xi to "work very hard" on persuading North Korea to denuclearise. On China's trade surplus, Mr Trump surprised many when he said he did "not blame China" for "taking advantage". The US president was speaking i ...

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Trump visits China amid N Korea tensions

US President Donald Trump has arrived in China for a visit likely to focus heavily on trade and tensions with North Korea. He has landed in Beijing where Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping has a lavish reception planned for him. Earlier, in a speech to the South Korean parliament, Mr Trump urged China to sever ties with North Korea. Mr Trump is in China as part of a five-nation tour of Asia. He has also visited ...

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Burundi orders unmarried couples to wed by end of 2017

Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, the Burundi government said Friday, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country. The order follows the launch of a campaign this month by President Pierre Nkurunziza "to moralise society" in the tiny nation which for two years has been in the grip of sometimes violent political upheaval. Interior ministry spokesman Te ...

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Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen's private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump's commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US. The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finan ...

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Brothers given life sentences for raping 10-yr-old niece

A fast-track court in India has sentenced two men to life in prison for the rape and impregnation of their 10-year old niece, in the northern city of Chandigarh, police confirmed Thursday. The victim gave birth to a baby girl via caesarian section in August. The brothers, 38 and 44, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were also fined 305,000 rupees each ($4,800) according to Senior Superintendent of Chan ...

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Prof Francis Allotey has died at 85

Renowned Mathematician, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, 85, is reported to have passed away Thursday night after complaining of discomfort. A family member, Sarah Ofei, told Peace FM,  the professor passed at about 10 pm after he was rushed to the hospital. "Around 10 am Thursday morning he complained he did not feel well so we sent him to the hospital," she said. The Nuclear Physicist was discharg ...

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Syrian army ‘takes last IS stronghold’

The Syrian army has retaken Deir al-Zour, the last major stronghold of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, state TV says. "The city is completely liberated from terrorism," the state TV report said. Other reports said the Syrian army and its allies were clearing the last pockets of resistance from IS. IS had held most of the city since 2014. It was of strategic importance to IS because of its proximity t ...

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5 Argentine friends killed in New York attack

Five friends from Argentina were among those killed in a truck attack in New York on Tuesday. Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. A 29-year-old man, reported to be an Uzbek immigrant, was shot and injured by police as he left the vehicle. US President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to "step up" vett ...

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Ayisi-Boateng meets Ghanaian community in Cape Town

Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, George Ayisi-Boateng has met with the Ghanaian community in Cape Town in Khayelitsha on Friday 22nd September, 2017 as part of the Missions engagement with the Ghanaian community. Attended by over 200 compatriots, the High Commissioner was ushered into the meeting grounds in a cacophony of noise by a visibly enthused community most of whom were seeing the Head of M ...

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