Trump administration considers blacklisting another major Chinese technology firm, further inflaming trade conflict

Trump administration considers blacklisting another major Chinese technology firm, further inflaming trade conflict

The Trump administration is considering blacklisting another major Chinese technology company in a move that would broaden a US campaign to sever China’s access to American know-how and inflame a deepening trade conflict, according to an individual familiar with the debate. Although no final decision has yet been reached, the administration is preparing to move against […]

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Did Ernest Hemingway copy his friend’s ideas for Cuban classics? | Books

One was a Cuban newspaper reporter working to support his family andwriting fiction in his spare time. The other was one of the world’s most famous novelists who came to Havana in search of inspiration. New research shows that the themes and style in the writing of Enrique Serpa, a little-known Cuban author, find an […]

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Venezuela: Russia urges US to abandon ‘irresponsible’ plan to topple Maduro | World news

Washington and Moscow traded barbs over Venezuela on Sunday, with Russia’s foreign minister urging the United States to abandon its “irresponsible” plan to depose Nicolás Maduro and his US counterpart slamming Russian meddling in the South American country. Sergei Lavrov made the comments during a visit to Moscow by Venezuela’s foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza – […]

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Russia denies US claim it told Maduro not to flee Venezuela | World news

Russian and Venezuelan officials have denied a US claim that Nicolás Maduro planned to flee his country during Tuesday’s failed coup attempt until the Kremlin told him to stay. The assertion by the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, was part of an “information war”, said Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry. […]

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Healthcare stocks take a beating as Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for all’ plan grows in popularity

Healthcare stocks take a beating as Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for all’ plan grows in popularity

UnitedHealth Group has been a stock market darling for much of the past decade, dependably churning out earnings increases and rewarding shareholders with staggering returns. Its latest quarterly report, issued Tuesday, was superb, as expected. Earnings per share jumped 24 per cent. Based on the news about the diversified health service company’s fundamental businesses, you […]

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Assange arrest: Trump claims to ‘know nothing about WikiLeaks’ despite past praise – as it happened | Media

1.26am BST01:26 Kate Lyons Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, has been asked by reporters about Julian Assange. She says that Assange, as an Australian citizen, will receive consular assistance, as any other citizen would if facing arrest in a foreign country and that consular representatives will meet with Assange today. Payne was asked whether the […]

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Under the bridge: migrants held in El Paso tell of dust, cold and hunger | US news

For three days and nights, Maria and her 14-year-old son were penned behind barbed wire, under a bridge in El Paso. Cold, hungry, surrounded by sick and crying babies and with only the stony ground for a bed, her first experience of America was not as she had imagined. “I came here to work and […]

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Russia acknowledges presence of troops in Venezuela | World news

Russia has troops on the ground in Venezuela, officials from both countries have confirmed publicly for the first time, saying the deployment was provided for military consultations and was not linked to the “possibility of military operations”. “Military experts are there; they are tasked with the practical implementation of provisions of military-technical cooperation agreements,” a […]

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Infant mortality in Venezuela has doubled during crisis, UN says | Global development

Infant mortality in Venezuela has soared by roughly 50% during the prolonged political crisis in the country. Briefing the UN security council, the UN’s political and peace building chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, depicted a devastating collapse in Venezuela’s health system. She warned that 40% of medical staff had left the country and said hospital stocks of […]

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16 US states sue over Trump border wall emergency declaration | US news

A coalition of 16 US states led by California has launched legal action against Donald Trump’s administration over his decision to declare a national emergency in order to fund a wall along the Mexico border. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in the US district court for the northern district of California after Trump invoked […]

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