Tuesday, June 18, 2019

World News Briefs -- June 18, 2019

Reuters: Trump says U.S., Chinese teams to restart trade talks ahead of G20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders’ teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.

The United States and China are in the middle of a costly trade war that has pressured financial markets and damaged the world economy. Talks between the two sides to reach a broad deal broke down last month and interaction since then has been limited.

Trump has made no secret that, despite his threat to escalate the dispute with more U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods, he would like to meet with Xi at the Group of 20 meeting in Japan next week.

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Syria says it doesn't want to fight with Turkey.

UN says Yemen conflict is worsening.

Iran, Russia accuse U.S. of bullying, pushing war.

China asks US to 'alter its extreme pressure methods' on Iran.

US Senators to get new round of closed-door Iran briefings amid growing tensions.

Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks.

Turkey: Erdogan slams Egypt's 'tyrants' as thousands mourn Morsi.

Turkey orders arrest of 128 military personnel over suspected Gulen links: Anadolu.


Xi Jinping's North Korea visit aims to solve 'problems,' Beijing says.

The Trump summit in Hanoi broke down, but Xi’s Pyongyang visit is set to give Kim political capital – and tonnes of food.

Chinese state media accuses US of ‘manufacturing’ idea it poses a strategic threat.

Indian soldier, army major killed in 2 days of clashes with militants in Kashmir.

South Korean officials see momentum in stalled nuclear talks.

New hiking trails in Korean DMZ offer rare access to forbidden areas.

Duterte calls for calm after Philippine boat sinking.

China's Muslim minority seek sanctuary in Kazakhstan.

Man who shared video of New Zealand attacks jailed for 21 months.


Nigeria villagers in Borno mourn the dead, lament state failures.

Hundreds of thousands flee violence in northeast DR Congo: UN.

Sudan protesters urge night rallies amid impasse with military.

EU: Sudan military responsible for deaths, violence committed against the public.

Those who oppose military are 'enemies of Algeria': army head.

DR Congo's army moves in to dislodge illegal miners.

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi has been swiftly and secretly buried amid high security — less than 24 hours after his shock death in the middle of an espionage trial.


Merkel backs Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Russia dispute.

Greece and Cyprus call on EU to punish Turkey in drilling dispute. Cyprus expects 'stronger' EU stand on Turkey's drilling.

US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks'.

West trying to hamper Russian cooperation via hybrid war means — Russian intel chief.

Tory leadership: Counting starts after second Tory leadership ballot closes – live news.

MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges.

Macron’s government unveils ‘tough’ reform of unemployment benefits.


Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants.

Trump says attacks on oil tankers 'very minor''.

Trump promises 'wild' campaign launch rally.

Venezuelan President Maduro 'no longer feels safe' and is looking for a safe exit before his army turns on him, Colombian leader claims.

Colombia deports undocumented Venezuelans entering Cucuta.

Quebec bans some public servants from wearing religious clothing, symbols.

Ninth American tourist dies in Dominican Republic.


rump says ‘I think I know’ who was behind 9/11 attacks.

Suspected jihadists raid Nigeria military base, town.

Strait of Hormuz: imbalance of forces and guerilla warfare.


Trump accuses Europe of deliberately weakening the euro against the dollar to hurt the U.S. economy and turns up heat on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates.

Paris Air Show: Airbus secures over 100 new plane orders, Boeing records zero.

Facebook to launch global ‘Libra’ cryptocurrency.

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