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Russia bats for G20 after US President Trump's invitation to attend for G7

The idea of an expanded G7 summit is, in general, a step in the right direction but doesn't mean a true representation as it's hardly possible to implement serious global initiatives without China…

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UK to change immigration rules if China imposes new security law on Hong Kong

China's parliament last week approved a decision to create laws for Hong Kong to curb sedition, secession, terrorism and foreign interference. Mainland security and intelligence agents may be…

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Tensions simmer in Hong Kong as controversial anthem law back up for debate

An annual vigil to mark the June 4, 1989, anniversary of Chinese troops opening fire on pro-democracy students in and around Tiananmen Square has been cancelled for the first time ever due to the…

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Google accused of illegally invading privacy, faces $5 billion lawsuit in US

The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing Google of surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they browse, despite the Incognito mode.

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Iran's Khamenei calls US blacklisting of Guards a 'vicious move'

'They wish to plot against our Sepah (the Guards) ... it is in the frontline of confronting enemies of our (1979 Islamic) revolution and has always defended the country ... America has failed to…

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Algeria MPs name speaker Abdelkader Bensalah as interim president: Report

Algeria's ex-president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on March 2 amid the protests.

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French MPs approve digital tax, defying US ire

The United States has urged its NATO ally to drop the plan, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning last week that it would hurt both the American firms and the French citizens who use the…

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey paid $1.40 in 2018

Dorsey had declined all direct compensation and benefits for three years in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Twitter limits bulk following to thwart spammers

The total number of accounts that can be added to a user's list was cut to 400 from 1,000, the San Francisco-based internet firm said.

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UK takes aim at social networks that fail to quash 'hateful' content

The long-delayed and eagerly anticipated proposals lay the groundwork for legislation that could be passed in the coming months.

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Putin and Erdogan discuss S-400 missile deal

The two sides must 'strengthen cooperation in the military-technical sphere,' Putin told Erdogan as they met in the Kremlin.

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Conspiracy and backstabbing against me: Carlos Ghosn

The video was the latest twist in a rollercoaster case that has defied expectations since the shock arrest of the 65-year-old last November.

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Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev calls snap polls in June

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called for snap elections on June 9

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US threatens new tariffs on EU products over Airbus subsidies

The US imposes the tariff on a host of European products as European subsidies to Airbus have caused adverse effects to the United States.  

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