RPT-Hollywood's China dreams get tangled in trade talks

(Repeats story that ran Sunday) By Pei Li and Michael Martina BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s push for greater access to China’s booming film market – delayed since last year – has become tangled in broader trade talks between Washington and Beijing, a potentially thorny position amid whipsawing trade relations. Negotiations to raise a Chinese quota on imported films ...

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China is winning Trump's trade war

It was easy to miss the U.S.-China trade statement that the White House released Saturday, right in the midst of royal wedding mania. But it’s hard to hide that China looks as if it’s winning President Trump’s trade skirmish — so far. The statement said that, after several days of talks, the Chinese agreed to “substantially” reduce the United States’ $375 billion trade deficit ...

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US, China talks focus on cutting trade gap, $200 billion target disputed

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo More By Steve Holland and Michael Martina WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China is “meeting many” Trump administration demands to cut its trade surplus with the United States, but ...

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Tinder: Know why most of men and women use it for

Women on dating apps like Tinder are more often looking for confirmation of being attractive, whereas men desire for casual sex and short-term relationships, a study has found. “Women use dating apps to feel better about themselves more than men do,” Mons Bendixen, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Being perceived as a potential partner ...

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Quick Weight-Loss Diet Plan To Lose Weight Fast With The 2 Week Diet By Brian Flatt

BOISE, Idaho, May 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Brain Flatt author of The 2 Week Diet Plan explains why fruitless diet programs are often a psychological—not physiological—problem. Many diet programs are potentially effective but fail to produce immediate results, causing disheartened dieters to abandon an otherwise rewarding path. Substitute quick, robust losses, and dieters experience optimism rather than demotivation and ...

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Treasury, USTR Send Mixed Messages Over Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin earlier this month. Photo: andrew caballero-reynolds/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images By Josh Zumbrun Josh Zumbrun The Wall Street Journal Biography @JoshZumbrun josh.zumbrun@wsj.com Updated May 20, 2018 4:53 p.m. ET 108 COMMENTS Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer made conflicting statements on Sunday over whether the Trump administration plans to move forward with tariffs on ...

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Venezuelans urged to vote as many polling sites stay empty

CARACAS, Venezuela — Voting centers across Venezuela’s capital appeared largely empty for Sunday’s presidential election despite assurances from government officials that millions had turned out to vote by midmorning. Opposition leaders said the lifeless voting centers were evidence that Venezuelans were heeding their call to abstain from voting in an election they contended was certain to be rigged in favor ...

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The high price of feminism in the 'new' Saudi Arabia

It was just days before Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s March visit to the United States when Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most high-profile feminists, was stopped by security officers as she drove on a highway near her university in Abu Dhabi.  The 28-year-old was taken from her vehicle and spirited away to her home country on a ...

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