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US hits China with huge tariffs

President Trump, emboldened by America's economic strength and China's economic slowdown, escalated his trade war with Beijing on Monday, saying the US would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods and was prepared to tax all imports.
Jim Tankersley and Keith Bradsher Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

UN for action on Myanmar

Catching up with villagers from Min Gyi who had escaped the Myanmar Army's assault on their homes, the soldiers first killed all the men, shooting them and then methodically slitting the throats of those who lingered. Then they turned on the women and children.
Nick Cumming-Bruce Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Peace cry as Moon visits Pyongyang

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea was greeted by throngs of North Koreans shouting "Reunification of the fatherland!" as he arrived in the North on Tuesday on a high-stakes mission to persuade its leader, Kim Jong-un, to commit to start dismantling his nuclear weapons programme.
Choe Sang-Hun Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Israeli 'air strikes put Russia jet in danger'

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a chain of tragic and chance circumstances.
Sep 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Trump imposes $200bn of new import tariffs on China

US President Donald Trump escalated his trade war with Beijing, imposing 10 per cent tariffs on about $200 billion worth of imports in a move one senior Chinese regulator said “poisoned” the atmosphere for negotiations.
Sep 18, 2018 11:22 IST

Syrian missile brought down aircraft over Mediterranean, says Russia

Russia's military said on Tuesday that one of its aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared over Syria's Mediterranean Sea coast.
Sep 18, 2018 11:33 IST

Flooding looms for Carolinas after Florence

Deeper flooding loomed in the hours and days ahead from rivers in the Carolinas swollen by tropical depression Florence, which has killed 23 people, even if rain-weary residents got a brief glimpse of sunshine on Monday.
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Russia cheating on ban: US

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley accused Russia on Monday of "cheating" on UN sanctions on North Korea and said Washington has "evidence of consistent and wide-ranging Russian violations".
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Woman accuses judge of misconduct

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct decades ago is willing to publicly testify before a Senate panel set to vote this week on his nomination, her lawyer said on Monday.
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Pak begins auction

Pakistan's new government on Monday began auctioning off about 100 government-owned vehicles as part of new Prime Minister Imran Khan's highly publicised cost-cutting drive, which has drawn mixed reviews.
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Nepal jet keeps flying after bird hit

A private Nepali airline's plane was hit by a bird shortly after take-off from Tribhuvan International Airport here on Monday, but the pilot continued to fly, risking the life of 52 persons on board.
Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

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