News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Aug 11, 2019, 09.20 AM(IST)

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Read the five big stories of the day.

China 'badly' wants to make deal with US and may want a Democrat to beat me: Donald Trump

After the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report of China's economic slowdown due to trade tariff imposed by the Trump administration, US President Donald Trump on Saturday took a swipe at China saying it wants to "badly" chalk out an agreement with his country.

Trump retweets conspiracy theory about Bill Clinton, amid outcry on Jeffrey Epstein's death

US financier Jeffrey Epstein, awaiting trial on charges he trafficked underage girls for sex, was found dead in jail Saturday of an apparent suicide, triggering outcry over how the high-profile detainee could die in custody.

If it comes to hard Brexit, British would be the big losers: European Union's Jean-Claude Juncker tells UK

A no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government pretends otherwise, outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in remarks published on Saturday.

Clashes kill 70 combatants in northwest Syria: Report

Clashes between regime loyalists and insurgents in northwest Syria killed 70 combatants on Saturday, as government forces continued to nibble away at territory held by its opponents, a war monitor said.  

Huawei launches first product with own operating system

Chinese telecom giant Huawei, which has been caught in the crossfires of the Washington-Beijing trade war, on Saturday unveiled a new smart television, the first product to use its own operating system.