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Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller, who served on Trump's transition team, traveled to China to assist in the trade negotiations. " Xi Jinping has made a decision to compromise, in order to stop things from going further", Ivan Kapustiansky, an analyst with Forex Optimum, told the Russian newspaper Vzglyad .
  • Spurs salute their heroes in White Hart Lane goodbye

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    Spurs will play next season's home games at Wembley while their new stadium is completed. Arsenal's late surge had put Juergen Klopp's side under vast pressure but they responded in style and will definitely finish in the top-four if they beat relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield on the final day of the season.
  • EIA lowers forecasts for oil prices

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    As a result, global benchmark Brent crude was up $1.24, or 2.5% at $49.97 USA a barrel mid-morning Wednesday. US commercial crude inventories fell by 5.2 million barrels, versus estimates for a 1.8 million barrel decline. Oil prices have been under pressure of late, amid investor concerns the global supply glut is not receding as fast as expected. Chief among oil market's worries is that the renewed rise in US oil production is reducing the speed at which the supply surplus is being eroded.
  • Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack

    Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack

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    Ransomware attacks are not uncommon, but the latest one hit computers across the world, and Renault is a company that confirmed it was affected, France24 notes. "We can confirm that on Friday, May 12, some problems occurred on certain parts of Revoz's information system that led to the halting of production during the night", said the spokeswoman.
  • "Nothing Further to Add": Spicer Shuts Down Questions on Trump's Tapes Tweet

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    Comey's allies also quickly made clear they would defend him against attacks from Trump, including disputing the president's assertion that Comey told Trump he was not personally under investigation. Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders repeated Wednesday that there was "no request" by Trump to have an internal review at the Justice Department.
  • Donald Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican this month

    Donald Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican this month

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    Along with a bilateral meeting, Trump will attend a Gulf Cooperation Council summit while in Saudi Arabia. This stop comes after months of public back-and-forth on immigration with Pope Francis, who once said of candidate Trump, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian".
  • Australia has mooning moment at Eurovision

    Australia has mooning moment at Eurovision

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    The singer became Portugal's official entry after entering a national competition to become the artist that would represent the country in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. This year, Ukraine has used the contest to take tentative steps to soften the climate of homophobia prevalent in the ex-Soviet Union. The Moscow-Kiev split was a headache for Eurovision's producer, the European Broadcasting Union, which strives to keep pop and politics separate.
  • India skips China's OBOR summit in Beijing

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    China will also provide relevant global organizations with 1 billion USA dollars to implement cooperation projects that will benefit the countries along the Belt and Road . A US delegation was attending the meeting, led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to Trump and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council.
  • Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

    Trump calls for tougher sanctions after North Korea missile

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    This two-stage, liquid-fueled missile may have been the type test-launched by North Korea on Sunday, experts say. The foreign ministry said Seoul's chief negotiator on the North Korean nuclear issue also had phone talks with his U.S. Security Council resolutions barring North Korea's missile and nuclear technology more thoroughly. South Korean and USA military officials said the February launch was a significant development as it successfully tested a solid-fuel engine from a mobile ...
  • Finance ministers seek ways to make growth help more people

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    United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, is flanked by Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, following their bilateral talks, at the G7 of Ministers of finance, in Bari , southern Italy, Friday, May 12, 2017. Shelving differing views on protectionism, the G-7 finance chiefs showed unity on the fight against inequality, which - together with populist anger at trade, globalization and manufacturing job losses - fueled Trump's ascent to the US presidency, played a role in Britain's ...
  • Hamilton resists Vettel to claim Spanish GP pole

    Hamilton resists Vettel to claim Spanish GP pole

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    As Vettel got the jump on polesitter Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes made light contact with the right-rear wheel of Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari in Turn 1. Lewis has won 1 out of 4 and placed second in two of the races. Despite an engine change just prior to the start of qualifying, Vettel missed out on pole due to a lock-up on turn two at the Circuit de Catalunya and was left ruing a driving error which extended his record of never starting the race at the head of the ...