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US tariff hike on $300 billion China goods to go ahead

The USTR said in an official notice that on 1 September, US Customs and Border Protection agency will begin collecting a 15 per cent tariff on a portion of the list that contains over $US125 billion of targeted goods from China, including smartwatches, Bluetooth headphones, flat-panel televisi...



Many people want to set aside half of Earth as nature

Jonathan Baillie, executive vice president and chief scientist of National Geographic Society, notes that this Half-Earth plan is necessary to meet the Paris climate target of limiting global warming to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degree Celsius) and achieve the United Nations’ sustainable dev...

The Taiwanese sending 2,000 gas masks to Hong Kong

While Hong Kong is a former British colony that reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, Taiwan has been ruled separately since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949. But Beijing sees the island as a province to be reunified with China one day - by force if necessary.

While there's ...

PM's bid for 15 October election fails

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US pastor Andrew Brunson freed by Turkish court

Aliaga, Turkey (CNN)A Turkish court has freed US pastor Andrew Brunson two years after he was detained, charged with helping to plot a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The case had soured relations between Turkey and the United States, heightened by President Donald Trump's...