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EU strikes free trade deal with Japan amid rising US protectionism

Top officials from Brussels have come to Tokyo to sign the world’s biggest single market trade deal with Japan. The move will strengthen global trade cooperation that has been recently shattered by the current US administration. The agreement was signed during the meeting of EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ...

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‘Israeli strikes’ target Syrian army positions near Golan Heights – state media

Published time: 11 Jul, 2018 21:50 Edited time: 11 Jul, 2018 21:58 Several missiles, allegedly launched by ‘Israeli aircraft’ have struck Syrian army positions in the Quneitra Governorate near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state media SANA reports, citing a military source. The attack caused “limited damage” at some of the army positions in the vicinity of the towns of Hader ...

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‘Arbitrary and capricious’: Judge strikes down Medicaid work requirement in Kentucky

A federal judge has ruled against Kentucky’s policy that would impose a work requirement on Medicaid recipients, temporarily halting the efforts to roll back the program’s expansion under Obamacare. When the Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary approved Kentucky’s request, he had not considered the effect it would have on medical coverage, US District Judge James Boasberg ruled on Friday. ...

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9yo girl, elderly man killed as 6.1 quake strikes Japan

At least three people have been confirmed killed and more casualties are feared, after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit north of Osaka Prefecture in western Japan, local media report. An 80-year-old man and a young 9yo girl were killed in Japan, crushed by collapsing walls, public broadcaster NHK reported. Several others are reported in a state of “cardiopulmonary arrest,” a condition ...

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US-led coalition strikes Syrian army positions in Deir ez-Zor province – SANA

Published time: 17 Jun, 2018 22:39 Edited time: 17 Jun, 2018 22:41 US-led coalition aircraft have reportedly bombed Syrian military positions in the Al Bukamal area of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source. The strike, according to the military source, allegedly targeted a Syrian “military position” in al-Harra, southeast of Al ...

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China strikes back: Beijing sets 25% tariff on $50 bln worth US products

Responding to US President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on $ 50 billion worth of Chinese imports, Beijing has adopted a 25 percent tariff on 659 American products worth the same amount. US agricultural products, fish and automobiles worth some $ 34 billion worth of US goods will kick in on July 6, with another $ 16 billion worth ...

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Deadly brain-eating parasite strikes Louisiana water supply

A brain-eating amoeba has been detected in the Louisiana water system – the third time the potentially deadly organism has been found in the same district since 2015. Naegleria fowleri, a parasite which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, was identified in Terrebonne water. All freshwater sources in the parish have been affected, including drinking water, water in the ...

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Saudi-led coalition strikes newly built Doctors Without Borders facility in Yemen

A newly built cholera care center, run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the town of Abs, has been hit by Saudi-led coalition planes in yet another airstrike on the medical charity’s facilities in war-ravaged Yemen. The attack has rendered the center “non-functional,” MSF said in a statement, with photos from the scene showing that the building’s roof and some ...

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'No leader is forever': Macron strikes hostile tone against Trump, says US can be kicked out of G7

If Donald Trump doesn’t care about “being isolated,” then G7 may be better being G6, says Emmanuel Macron. The French president slammed US counterpart for “unproductive” tariffs and preventing other nations from dealing with Iran. When reporters asked Macron on Thursday if the problem with Trump was that he “didn’t care” about being isolated, Macron struck a hostile tone, reminding ...

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Israel strikes ‘10 terror sites’ in retaliation against rocket fire from Gaza

Israeli Air Force jets have launched a series of strikes on Gaza, allegedly destroying several of Hamas’ arms depots and manufacturing facilities, in response to projectiles fired against Israel and other “terrorist activities.” “Moments ago, IAF fighter jets targeted 10 terror sites in three military compounds belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in ...

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