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World News Briefs -- September 13, 2019



BBC: China hits back in trade war with US

China has said it will impose tariffs on $60bn (£46bn) of US goods from 1 June, extending a bilateral trade war.

The move comes three days after the US more than doubled tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump denied that US consumers would pay for higher tariffs on Chinese imports and warned China not to follow suit.

But Beijing said it would not swallow any "bitter fruit" that harmed its interests.

China has raised tariffs on more than 5,000 US products, with the new rates ranging from 5% to 25%.

Items affected include beef, lamb and pork products, as well as various varieties of vegetables, fruit juice, cooking oil, tea and coffee.

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MIDDLE EAST

UAE says 4 ships targeted by ‘sabotage’ off its coast. Saudi Arabia: Oil tankers damaged in 'sabotage attack'.

Clashes in northwest Syria kill 35 fighters: monitor. Syrian army 'kills terrorists' in Idlib countryside.

Yemen war: Houthi withdrawal from Hudaydah as planned - UN.

Deadly cholera outbreak hits African migrants in Yemen.

Iran facing 'unprecedented' pressure from international sanctions, Rouhani says.

Iran insists on boosting oil sales to stay in nuclear pact.

U.N. agency: 1 million may starve in Gaza without urgent food money.

Turkish election body will not rerun Istanbul district polls.

ASIA

At least three dead as blasts rock eastern Afghan city.

China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi to visit Japan ahead of possible Xi Jinping trip.

N. Korean cargo ship seized by US arrives in American Samoa.

Polls close in Philippines vote seen as referendum on Duterte.

Pakistan to get $6bn IMF lifeline to ease economic crisis.

Sri Lanka bans social media for 3rd time since suicide attacks.

Small lead for Australian opposition as election nears: poll.

AFRICA

French army rescues four hostages in Sahel, two soldiers killed in operation.

Nigerian army says 54 people rescued from Boko Haram.

Sudan's talks deadlocked as military mulls early elections.

Omar al-Bashir charged over dead Sudan protesters.

At least 6 killed in church shooting Burkina Faso.

Haftar's Libya offensive threatens international peace: EU.

South Africa election: Cyril Ramaphosa vows to tackle ANC corruption.

EUROPE

EU backs Iran nuclear deal as US' Pompeo visits.

Russia accuses U.S. military of deploying 'threat to our country' ahead of Pompeo talks.

EU elections: Commissioner warns of Russian meddling.

Lithuania vote heads to runoff as defeated PM quits.

Two years into presidency, Macron refocusing economic reform drive.

UN court to deliver verdict in case of imprisoned Ukrainian sailors.

Julian Assange: Sweden reopens rape investigation.

AMERICAS

Chances ‘pretty good’ that Donald Trump and Xi Jinping will meet at G20 summit next month in Japan: White House aide.

Ignoring critics, Trump to welcome Hungary's Orban to White House.

Admission by Jerrold Nadler threatens Democrats' effort to drag William Barr before federal judge.

Venezuelan general tells military to ‘rise up’ against Maduro regime.

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido seeks cooperation with U.S. military.

Cuba to increase rationing amid shortages.

Remains of at least 35 people found in mass graves in Mexico.

Argentine lawmaker H├ęctor Olivares dies after being shot.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Five killed in attack on luxury Pakistan hotel, military says.

After Caliphate's fall, ISIS insurgents still spread fear.

Al Qaeda video emphasizes unity with Taliban’s Islamic emirate.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

US stock markets drop as China announces retaliatory tariffs on 5,000 products following Donald Trump’s trade war escalation.

Uber shares drop further as markets slide.

Top US court allows consumer lawsuit on Apple app store monopoly.

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