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Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

Taliban aim to sign deal with US by end of month: report

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to ‘scale down’ military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.

Disney drops 'Fox' name from 20th Century film studio: reports

Disney drops 'Fox' name from 20th Century film studio: reports

Disney will rename 20th Century Fox to distance its legendary film studio from the assets of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, US media reported Friday.

China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

China hosted the leaders of squabbling neighbours South Korea and Japan for their first meeting in over a year on Tuesday, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America's two key military allies in Asia ...

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility Monday for an attack on an American convoy that killed one US soldier and, according to the insurgents, wounded several more.

Stalled talks with US not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

Stalled talks with US not good for North Korea, South Korea tells China

Stalled denuclearisation talks and a recent flare-up in tension between the United States and North Korea are not beneficial for Pyongyang ...

Trump has one of best weeks - apart from impeachment

Trump has one of best weeks - apart from impeachment

Donald Trump kicked off Christmas vacation on Friday after a series of legislative victories gave him one of his best weeks in office -- apart from becoming only the third US president ever impeached.

Sanctions-hit Huawei plans components plant in Europe

Sanctions-hit Huawei plans components plant in Europe

Chinese telecommunications group Huawei is working on a plan to build its own components at a site in Europe, its chairman told AFP, as the 5G leader strives to overcome US sanctions.

Trump unveils plan to import cheaper foreign drugs

Trump unveils plan to import cheaper foreign drugs

Donald Trump's administration unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow for importation of lower-price prescriptions from Canada and other countries, a cost-saving goal championed by both the US president ...

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Amazon, Apple and Google announced plans Wednesday to develop a common technology standard for smart home products, in a move aimed at enabling more connected devices to speak to each other.

Trump says Greta Thunberg should 'chill,' go to movies

Trump says Greta Thunberg should 'chill,' go to movies

US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Time magazine's naming of Greta Thunberg as 2019 Person of the Year, saying the Swedish teen climate activist should ‘chill’ and go see a movie.

Trump pays $2 mn in damages to charities after court ruling

Trump pays $2 mn in damages to charities after court ruling

Donald Trump on Tuesday paid $2 million in damages as part of a settlement over use of his former charity to further his political and business interests -- the latest item on the US president's list of legal woes.

US re-imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

US re-imposes steel, aluminum tariffs on Brazil, Argentina

President Donald Trump struck back Monday at what he called unfair policies by Brazil and Argentina, saying he is reinstating tariffs on steel and aluminum on those countries.