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Halep outlasts Svitolina in Doha thriller, faces Mertens in final

Top seed Simona Halep came back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the Qatar Open semi-final on Friday, marking her first victory over the Ukrainian in nearly two years.
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Halep outlasts Svitolina in Doha thriller, faces Mertens in final

Top seed Simona Halep came back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the Qatar Open semi-final on Friday, marking her first victory over the Ukrainian in nearly two years.

EU trade surplus with US reaches new record in 2018

The EU's trade surplus with the United States reached a record level in 2018, data showed on Friday (Feb 15), increasing the risk that US President Donald Trump's anger could reignite a trade war.
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EU trade surplus with US reaches new record in 2018

The EU's trade surplus with the United States reached a record level in 2018, data showed on Friday (Feb 15), increasing the risk that US President Donald Trump's anger could reignite a trade war.

Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.
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Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.

Pence visits Auschwitz after saying Iran plotting 'new Holocaust'

US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday paid homage to victims of the Holocaust at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, a day after he accused Iranian authorities of plotting a "new Holocaust".
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Pence visits Auschwitz after saying Iran plotting 'new Holocaust'

US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday paid homage to victims of the Holocaust at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, a day after he accused Iranian authorities of plotting a "new Holocaust".

Guardiola expects Man City to suffer in tricky trip to Newport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola predicts his side will "suffer" against fourth-tier Newport County in their FA Cup fifth round match on Saturday but has urged his players to adapt to a battered playing surface at Rodney Parade.
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Guardiola expects Man City to suffer in tricky trip to Newport

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola predicts his side will "suffer" against fourth-tier Newport County in their FA Cup fifth round match on Saturday but has urged his players to adapt to a battered playing surface at Rodney Parade.

UN seeks US$920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for US$920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
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UN seeks US$920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for US$920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Smith scores late try as 14-man Highlanders beat Chiefs

All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored a 76th minute try as the Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs 30-27, refusing to roll over despite being reduced to 14 men in the opening game of Super Rugby in Hamilton on Friday.
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Smith scores late try as 14-man Highlanders beat Chiefs

All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored a 76th minute try as the Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs 30-27, refusing to roll over despite being reduced to 14 men in the opening game of Super Rugby in Hamilton on Friday.

#FedValentines is back; roses, rates and job market slack

In January, the Federal Reserve delivered what investors took as a kind of love letter, a rate-hike pause that sent stock markets soaring. On Valentine's Day, U.S. central bankers offered tender missives of a different sort.
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#FedValentines is back; roses, rates and job market slack

In January, the Federal Reserve delivered what investors took as a kind of love letter, a rate-hike pause that sent stock markets soaring. On Valentine's Day, U.S. central bankers offered tender missives of a different sort.

Facebook removes pages, accounts targeting people in Moldova

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it has removed a number of pages and accounts that engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" targeting people in Moldova, where elections will be held later this month.
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Facebook removes pages, accounts targeting people in Moldova

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it has removed a number of pages and accounts that engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" targeting people in Moldova, where elections will be held later this month.

US group says Trump trade tariffs cost businesses US$2.7 billion in Nov.

U.S. businesses paid an additional US$2.7 billion in tariffs in November 2018, according to data from a coalition of U.S. business groups fighting President Donald Trump's trade tariffs.
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US group says Trump trade tariffs cost businesses US$2.7 billion in Nov.

U.S. businesses paid an additional US$2.7 billion in tariffs in November 2018, according to data from a coalition of U.S. business groups fighting President Donald Trump's trade tariffs.

Thai constitutional court accepts petition to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart party

Thailand’s constitutional court on Thursday (Feb 14) accepted a petition to dissolve the political party that nominated a princess for prime minister, a move that could spell the end for the Thai Raksa Chart Party.
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Thai constitutional court accepts petition to dissolve Thai Raksa Chart party

Thailand’s constitutional court on Thursday (Feb 14) accepted a petition to dissolve the political party that nominated a princess for prime minister, a move that could spell the end for the Thai Raksa Chart Party.

Belgian tax break for large companies is legal: EU court

A Belgian tax break which benefited about 35 large companies is legal, an EU court said on Thursday, giving a boost to Apple and other companies challenging similar findings by the European Commission.
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Belgian tax break for large companies is legal: EU court

A Belgian tax break which benefited about 35 large companies is legal, an EU court said on Thursday, giving a boost to Apple and other companies challenging similar findings by the European Commission.

I did it for my daughter, says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran

Azam Jangravi's heart was pounding when she climbed atop an electricity transformer box on Tehran's busy Revolution Street a year ago. She raised her headscarf in the air and waved it above her head.
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I did it for my daughter, says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran

Azam Jangravi's heart was pounding when she climbed atop an electricity transformer box on Tehran's busy Revolution Street a year ago. She raised her headscarf in the air and waved it above her head.

US Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump's request for US$5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown.
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US Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump's request for US$5.7 billion to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown.

Renault sales and profits fall on diesel, currency setbacks

Renault's revenue and profits fell in 2018, hit by collapsing diesel sales, exchange-rate setbacks and a withdrawal from the Iranian market, the French carmaker said.
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Renault sales and profits fall on diesel, currency setbacks

Renault's revenue and profits fell in 2018, hit by collapsing diesel sales, exchange-rate setbacks and a withdrawal from the Iranian market, the French carmaker said.

Renault Chairman: not time to discuss Nissan chairmanship - Jiji

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, arriving in Japan for a meeting with Nissan Motor, said it was not yet time to discuss whether he would assume the chairmanship of the Japanese automaker, Jiji news agency reported on Thursday.
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Renault Chairman: not time to discuss Nissan chairmanship - Jiji

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, arriving in Japan for a meeting with Nissan Motor, said it was not yet time to discuss whether he would assume the chairmanship of the Japanese automaker, Jiji news agency reported on Thursday.

From Singapore to Hanoi: The bumpy diplomatic road since Trump and Kim first met

It's been the better part of a year since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood face to face for the first time at their unprecedented summit in Singapore.
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From Singapore to Hanoi: The bumpy diplomatic road since Trump and Kim first met

It's been the better part of a year since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood face to face for the first time at their unprecedented summit in Singapore.

Papua New Guinea recovers 'APEC Maseratis', other cars still missing

Papua New Guinea has recovered 40 Maserati cars that vanished after being controversially purchased for a recent APEC summit in the impoverished nation, but other vehicles bought for the event remain missing.
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Papua New Guinea recovers 'APEC Maseratis', other cars still missing

Papua New Guinea has recovered 40 Maserati cars that vanished after being controversially purchased for a recent APEC summit in the impoverished nation, but other vehicles bought for the event remain missing.

Mnuchin says 'looking forward' to China trade talks as deadline looms

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday he was "looking forward" to trade talks with China, as the two sides began high-level discussions in Beijing aimed at resolving a tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal.
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Mnuchin says 'looking forward' to China trade talks as deadline looms

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday he was "looking forward" to trade talks with China, as the two sides began high-level discussions in Beijing aimed at resolving a tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal.

In Syria, families flee IS holdout to dust and desperation

The cry echoed across the chalk-dry Syrian plain: "Water!" Within seconds, the truck carrying a few dozen bottles was emptied by parched refugees who had spent the night out in the open.
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In Syria, families flee IS holdout to dust and desperation

The cry echoed across the chalk-dry Syrian plain: "Water!" Within seconds, the truck carrying a few dozen bottles was emptied by parched refugees who had spent the night out in the open.

US judge rules ex-Trump campaign chief breached plea deal

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office by lying to prosecutors, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
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US judge rules ex-Trump campaign chief breached plea deal

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office by lying to prosecutors, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

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