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US to End Sanctions Waivers for Iranian Oil Importers

<p>WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce Monday the Trump administration is ending sanctions waivers for those importing Iranian oil.</p><p>President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran last year after he abandoned the 2015 international agreement …</p>
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USAID Launches Latest Cleanup of Agent Orange Site

<p>The U.S. launched on Saturday a $183 million cleanup at a former Vietnam storage site for Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant used in the nations' bitter war, which years later is still blamed for severe birth defects, cancers and disabilities. …</p>
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China’s Political System Helps Advance Its Artificial Intelligence

<p>Recent technological advances demonstrated by China have started an intense debate on whether it is set to take a lead in the field of artificial intelligence, or AI, which has extensive business and military applications.</p><p>U.S. concerns about China's ...
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President Tsai inspects front-line air force base in Penghu

<p>President Tsai Ing-wen said April 17 during a visit to a front-line air force base in Taiwan's outlying Penghu County that the government and people are deeply grateful for the sacrifices of the nation's fighting men and women.</p><p> </p><p>Increasing acti...
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Sources: Amazon to Close Its Domestic Marketplace in China

<p>SAN FRANCISCO/SHANGHAI Amazon.com Inc. plans to close its domestic marketplace in China by mid-July, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, focusing efforts on more lucrative businesses selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most po...
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Study: Natural Disasters Double Likelihood of Child Poverty

<p>LONDON Children in some disaster-prone regions are twice as likely to be living in chronic poverty, according to new research.</p><p>A report from the London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) looks at the impact of natural disasters across differe...
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Tsai reiterates Taiwan’s commitment to free, open Indo-Pacific

<p>President Tsai Ing-wen said April 16 that Taiwan is ready, willing and able to work with the U.S. and other like-minded partners in promoting a free, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific.</p><p> </p><p>As the two sides mark the 40th anniversary of the …<...
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Iran’s Oil Exports Hit 2019 Low in April

<p>LONDON Iran's crude oil exports have dropped in April to their lowest daily level this year, tanker datashowed and industry sources said, suggesting buyers are curbing purchases before Washington clamps down further on Iranian shipments as expected next mo...
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Tsai Says Chinese Drills Threaten Taiwan but is Not Intimidated

<p>TAIPEI Taiwan is not intimidated by China's military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday, after the latest Chinese military maneuvers were denounced by a senior U.S. official as "coercion" and a threat to stability in the region.&helli...
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