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China Demands Compensation For U.S. Solar Tariffs: WTO Filings Reveal

Reuters reported China has demanded talks on compensation from the United States for steep tariffs imposed on imported solar panels and washing machines, filing to the World Trade Organization showed on Tuesday. The Chinese say they are asserting their right as a major exporter to demand compensation, the report said. The US measures broke numerous WTO rules, the report said. ...

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Paris Attacks Suspect Saleh Abdeslam Refuses To Attend Trial Thursday

After a brief court appearance in Belgium Monday, the man accused in the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris is now refusing to attend the trial’s next phase on Thursday, Politico reported Tuesday. Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the attacks, appeared in court under tight security both inside and outside the Palais de Justice, as well as across the ...

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U.S. Could Lift Aid Suspension If Pakistan Takes Steps To Rein Militants In

Reuters reports The United States could reexamine ending a suspension of security assistance to Pakistan, if the southeast Asian nation takes “decisive and sustained” actions against militant groups in the country, the Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told a Senate committee Tuesday. Speaking before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sullivan said: “We may consider lifting the suspension when we ...

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Hong Kong democracy activists walk free in appeal victory

HONG KONG: Joshua Wong and two other leading Hong Kong democracy activists won an appeal against their jail terms at the city’s highest court today in a case seen as a test of the independence of the city’s judiciary, which some fear is under pressure from Beijing. But the trio warned it was not a time for celebration because the ...

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China confirms Swedish citizen and HK bookseller in detention

BEIJING: China confirmed on Tuesday that it had detained Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai, after his daughter said Chinese police had seized him from a train last month. Gui was abducted in Thailand while on holiday in 2015, one of five Hong Kong booksellers who went missing that year and later appeared in mainland Chinese custody. The ...

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We are 95 pct of the way to a coalition deal, German SPD says

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, Feb 6 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are around 95 percent of the way to reaching a coalition deal, an SPD negotiator said on Tuesday, adding, however, the deal would not be a “masterpiece”. Negotiators from both blocs agreed late on Monday that more time was needed to ...

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US, Russia clash over Syria’s continued use of chemical weapons

WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Despite repeated US warnings to the Syrian regime against using chemical weapons against its own people, Damascus was reported to have used chlorine gas in Idlib province, one of the few remaining areas in the country under rebel control. The US responded, once again, by denouncing the Syrian regime while calling on Russia ...

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