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China says it will slap tariffs on 128 US products, including steel. The move comes after President Donald Trump announced some AED 220 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods. The White House says the move is an effort to tackle Chinese intellectual property theft. Markets have plunged in response to the tit-for-tat, but US […]

An explosion at an illegal fireworks unit in India’s Bihar state has killed at least 5 people and injured 18 others. The incident occurred at a facility located in a crowded residential neighbourhood in Nalanda district. The victims reportedly include the children and other family members of the man who operated the unit without a […]

The European Union is recalling its ambassador to Moscow over the nerve agent attack in the UK. EU leaders have agreed there is ‘no credible alternative explanation’ for the incident other than Russian involvement. Moscow denies responsibility for the poisoning in Salisbury of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. It is reported a number of […]

Syrian opposition fighters and civilians have been evacuated from the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta. Aid agencies helped to bus out some 600 fighters and thousands of civilians. The United Nations has welcomed the news, but is urging the Syrian government to allow the complete evacuation of the Damascus suburb. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said […]

US President Donald Trump has named former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton as his new National Security Advisor. He will replace HR McMaster who will retire from the Army and leave public service. Rumours of McMaster’s departure were dismissed by the White House as recently as last week. US correspondent Steve Mort says […]

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