Monday, May 13, 2019

World News Briefs -- September 13, 2019 (Evening Edition)

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Reuters: Trump to meet Xi after defiant China slaps U.S. with new tariffs

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping next month and that he expected their discussions would be “very fruitful,” as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified.

Earlier, China announced it would impose higher tariffs on a range of U.S. goods including frozen vegetables and liquefied natural gas, a move that followed Washington’s decision last week to hike its own levies on $200 billion in Chinese imports.

Trump had warned Beijing not to retaliate.

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MIDDLE EAST

Pompeo shares details on 'escalating' Iran threats in Brussels: U.S. State Department.

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

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

Students clash over hijab at Tehran University.

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

UK, France and Germany say gravely concerned at escalation in Syrian fighting.

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.

Erdogan tells Putin: Syria targeting Turkish-Russian ties by ceasefire violations in Idlib.

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

Turkish election body will not rerun Istanbul district polls.

U.S. asks Turkey delay taking delivery of Russian missile; Ankara unlikely to back down.

ASIA

China warns WTO facing 'existential crisis' amid US trade moves.

China ‘has no interest’ in joining US-Russia nuclear deal.

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's anti-Muslim riots claim first death.

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

Small lead for Australian opposition as election nears: poll.

AFRICA

UN chief worried by arms flows to Libya.

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

Brexit talks between UK government and Labour to resume on Monday.

UK PM May's party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go.

Albania protesters hurl firebombs after calls for restraint.

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.

Trump praises Hungary's Orban for keeping country 'safe'.

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

Violence, poverty reign in Honduran city where caravans form.

Argentine military scrambles after bomb threat against presidential palace.

Maduro’s foes fill embassies in Venezuela as crisis deepens.

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

Iraq hunts IS remnants spreading fear in former ‘caliphate’.

Iraq hunts IS remnants spreading fear in former ‘caliphate’.

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

Escalating US-China trade war sends stocks plunging.

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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