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Tens of thousands rally in Hong Kong as China condemns U.S. lawmakers' support

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The large turnout suggested the movement retains widespread support after recent protests were marked by violent clashes with police that have garnered increasing global attention.
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AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

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AP Exclusive: A senior administration official says the U.S. has opened up secret communications with Venezuela's socialist party boss
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'The suffering will continue': Groom mourns 63 killed at Afghan wedding as U.S. withdrawal looms

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The deadliest attack to hit Kabul this year comes as the Trump administration appears to be on the verge of signing a deal to end its involvement in the 18-year conflict.
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Trump Trade Adviser Claims China Tariffs 'Not Hurting Anybody' In U.S

Trump Trade Adviser Claims China Tariffs 'Not Hurting Anybody' In U.S

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Peter Navarro's assertion came just days after the administration announced that it would delay its latest round of tariffs to avoid impacting holiday shoppers.
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Who's in, who's out: Presidents Cup qualifying comes to close at BMW

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Automatic qualifying for the Presidents Cup came to a close Sunday at the BMW Championship. There were no changes to the U.S. or International teams top eight qualifiers.
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Trump 'not ready' for China trade deal, dismisses recession fears

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U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.
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Trump affirms that Mike Pence will be 2020 running mate

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.
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U.S. President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China's Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.
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Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has spoken with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .
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Trade war's losers could include microchips, energy, banks

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NEW YORK - Looking across the stock market, it's hard to find a company that isn't vulnerable in some degree to the U.S.-China trade war.
Stocks of companies that do lots of business with China, such as chipmakers and other technology companies, are obvious candidates for investors to sell when trade worries rise. They have fallen more than the rest of the market whenever President Donald Trump sends out a tweet or speaks about tariffs.
But investors are also looking beyond these first-order effects as they pick out which stocks look susceptible to the trade war. Those picks now include...
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Trump's economic advisers go on charm offensive amid recession fears

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The trade war with China, stock market volatility and ominous signs from the U.S. bond market have experts worried that the U.S. is ripe for a recession. A Bloomberg survey of economists recently placed the likelihood of recession within the next 12 months at 35%. But the Trump administration deployed...
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Trump says he will likely release Mideast peace plan after Israel elections

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WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would likely wait until after Israel's Sept. 17 elections to release a peace plan for the region that was designed by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.
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Trump economic adviser dismisses fears of looming recession

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser is playing down fears of a looming recession after last week's sharp drop in the financial markets and predicting the economy will perform well in the second half of 2019.
Larry Kudlow said in Sunday television interviews that consumers are seeing higher wages and are able to spend and save more.
“No, I don't see a recession,” Kudlow said. “We're doing pretty darn well in my judgment. Let's not be afraid of optimism.”
A strong economy is key to Trump's reelection prospects. Consumer confidence has dropped 6.4% since...
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Center for Data Innovation: U.S. leads AI race, with China closing fast and EU lagging

Center for Data Innovation: U.S. leads AI race, with China closing fast and EU lagging

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While the U.S. currently has a comfortable edge in the race to develop artificial intelligence, China is rapidly gaining ground as Europe falls behind.
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Danish PM says Trump's idea of selling Greenland to U.S. is absurd

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COPENHAGEN - Greenland is not for sale and the idea of selling it to the United States is absurd, Denmark's prime minister said on Sunday after an economic adviser to President Donald Trump confirmed the U.S. interest in buying the world's largest island.
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President Trump Says U.S. Is ‘Doing Very Well With China' Amid Continuing Trade Talks

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President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “doing very well with China, and talking!” in a Twitter message sent hours after his top economic adviser laid out a potential timeline for the resumption of substantive trade talks with Beijing.
We are doing very well with China, and talking!
- Donald J. Trump August 18, 2019
Trump, who's expected to return to Washington later on Sunday from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, later vowed that the U.S. was “poised for big growth” after trade deals are inked.
Larry Kudlow earlier said recent phone calls between U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators...
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Trump says he has 'a lot of options' to punish Iran if it was behind the...

Trump says he has 'a lot of options' to punish Iran if it was behind the Saudi oil attacks. He doesn't

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Russia & Iran to switch to SWIFT-free banking system

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to repeat her own insurgent victory by...

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Google Fi gets $70 unlimited mobile plan plus free Google One membership

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Trump Froze Aid To Guatemala. Now Programs Are Shutting Down

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In April, the president put $450 million on hold for Guatemala as well as Honduras and El Salvador over what he described as the failure of their governments to stem the flow... Read more ...

Ex-King developers raise $1.5 million and launch Starform studio to make...

Ex-King developers raise $1.5 million and launch Starform studio to make online games

Starform, a new Seattle-based game studio formed by King and Z2Live veterans, has raised $1.25 million and announced plans to make online games. Read more ...

Riot Games says 10-year-old League of Legends hits 8 million concurrent...

Riot Games says 10-year-old League of Legends hits 8 million concurrent players daily

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Iowa State fan's 'GameDay' plea for beer money nets $5,700 charity windfall

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Carson King, 24, asked "GameDay" viewers to Venmo him beer money. He ended up with $5,700 that he'll donate to a children's hospital. Read more ...

Trump Goes 'Behind Enemy Lines' To Raise Money In SF Bay Area

Trump Goes 'Behind Enemy Lines' To Raise Money In SF Bay Area

The president will be attending private fundraisers near Silicon Valley and Beverly Hills. It is his first visit to the San Francisco Bay Area since his election, when he lost... Read more ...

Apple invests a further $250m in Corning

Apple invests a further $250m in Corning

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