Explainer: What can Beijing do if China-US trade row worsens?

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war. FILE PHOTO: Staff members set up Chinese and U.S. flags for a meeting between ...

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Dozens Missing After Indonesian Ferry Sinks

Distraught relatives of the missing have gathered at major ferry docks around Lake Toba to wait for news after Monday’s sinking. Photo: stringer/Reuters By Associated Press June 19, 2018 7:13 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba have found bags, jackets, an identification card and other items ...

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Dozens missing after ferry sinks at Indonesia's Lake Toba

Associated Press Published 10:41 p.m. UTC Jun 19, 2018 JAKARTA, Indonesia – Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba have found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month. Police ...

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Chinese Stocks Approach Bear Market as Fears Over Trade Rattle Investors

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index plunged 3.8%. Here, the city’s stock exchange. Photo: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News By Shen Hong Shen Hong The Wall Street Journal Biography @shenhongdjn June 19, 2018 6:19 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS SHANGHAI—Chinese shares fell to their lowest level in nearly two years, as investors nervous about the prospect of an escalating trade war between the U.S. ...

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Trump, US Republicans to meet amid furor over immigrant children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, facing a blast of criticism for the detention of children separated from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, was slated to meet with Republican lawmakers on Tuesday ahead of votes on immigration legislation. A U.S. border fence between Mexico and the United States ends in the back yard of homes in Juarez, Mexico ...

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Russia welcomes suspension of US-South Korean military drills: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian foreign ministry welcomed on Tuesday a decision by the United States and South Korea to suspend a major joint military exercise, Interfax news agency reported. South Korea and the Pentagon announced they would halt the annual Freedom Guardian military drill scheduled for August. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Writing by Kevin O’Flynn; Editing by Catherine Evans) ...

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Pentagon Calls Off Major Annual Military Exercise With South Korea

A week after President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement about ending “war games” on the Korean Peninsula, the Pentagon and South Korea confirmed Monday that they had called off a major annual military exercise slated to take place in August. “All plans” for Operation Ulchi Freedom Guardian have been suspended, the defense ministries of both nations said. The drill’s cancellation follows ...

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Explainer: What can Beijing do if China-US trade row worsens?

BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States sank into a deepening trade conflict that roiled financial markets Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion of Chinese products, prompting Beijing to accuse Washington of starting a trade war. FILE PHOTO: Staff members set up Chinese and U.S. flags for a meeting between ...

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Major study on Mediterranean Diet was retracted, but this cardiologist recommends this way of eating

As a cardiologist, I recommend that many of my patients follow a Mediterranean diet.  This diet, rich in the more healthy fats like olive oil and nuts, is easy to follow.  It is nutritious, and avoids processed food and the kinds of processed carbs that make you gain weight.  Perhaps most importantly, there was a tremendous amount of research to suggest that ...

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