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Trade meetings with China still on despite tariff threat

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/07/19, 10:28 am

Chinese envoys are still planning to fly to Washington this week to continue trade talks with the United States despite President Donald Trump saying he would raise tariffs on Chinese goods this Friday. The talks are expected to resume on Thursday. Trump announced over the weekend that he would raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent, accusing Beijing of reneging on commitments made in earlier discussions. Many analysts saw that warning as an effort to ramp up pressure on Beijing to strike a trade deal.

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Hamas strikes

International | Plus, other Notre Dame fires and it’s a boy for the royals
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/06/19, 05:52 pm

ISRAEL: Israel’s military is investigating why Route 34 north of Gaza and near an Israeli kibbutz was left open after 68-year-old Moshe Feder was killed driving along the road, one of four Israeli civilians killed in a barrage of missiles launched from Gaza over the weekend.

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A (May) day to remember

China | This year marks the 100th anniversary of a momentous student protest in Beijing.
by June Cheng
Posted 5/03/19, 10:54 am

A century ago, on May 4, 1919, thousands of Chinese students gathered in front of Beijing’s Tiananmen, the “Gate of Heavenly Peace,” to protest Western imperialism. They urged China to strengthen and modernize by embracing “Mr. Science” and “Mr. Democracy.” 

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