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Trump delivers hard line on new China tariffs threat

PRESIDENT Donald Trump warned Monday he will slap huge new tariffs on China if his counterpart Xi Jinping doesn’t show up for a planned face-to-face meeting later this month and...

YouTube to ban ‘hateful,’ ‘supremacist’ videos

YOUTUBE announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school...

Press freedom in ‘downward spiral’ worldwide: watchdog

PRESS freedom is declining around the world, with democratic governments joining authoritarian regimes in seeking to suppress independent journalism, a human rights watchdog said Wednesday.

Trump says was ‘never a fan’ of Vietnam war

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he has no regrets about being able to avoid serving during the Vietnam war, because he was not a “fan” of the highly...