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U.S. carrier group patrols in tense South China Sea

A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway and concerns it could become a flashpoint under the new U.S. administration. China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty in …

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Trump sons open Dubai golf course, praise U.S. ally

U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honor at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father’s inauguration. Speaking on a stage in front of the clubhouse at the Trump …

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Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 – sources

General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker’s plans said this week. It is expected to be the largest such test of fully autonomous vehicles by any major …

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McCain says Flynn affair shows Trump administration in ‘disarray’

U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that the resignation of President’s security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with the Russian ambassador in Washington showed that Trump’s administration was in “disarray”. “I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is …

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North Korea says will reject Malaysian post-mortem of Kim Jong Nam

North Korea said it would “categorically reject” Malaysia’s autopsy report on the death of the man identified by Malaysian authorities as the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Nam died in Kuala Lumpur this week after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with what …

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Kraft Heinz bids $143 billion for Unilever in global brand grab

U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co made a surprise $143 billion offer for Unilever Plc in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant, although it was flatly rejected on Friday by the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap. A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history …

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Facebook CEO warns against reversal of global thinking

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg laid out a vision on Thursday of his company serving as a bulwark against rising isolationism, writing in a letter to users that the company’s platform could be the “social infrastructure” for the globe. In a 5,700-word manifesto, Zuckerberg, founder of the world’s largest …

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Trump’s pick for national security adviser turns down offer: White House official

President Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser, retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, a senior White House official said on Thursday. Harward was offered the job after Michael Flynn was fired by Trump on Monday for misleading Vice President Mike Pence over his conversations with …

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