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Trump says Iran 'made very big mistake' after downing of US drone

Iranian forces downed US drone, raising fears of major military confrontation between Tehran and Washington in the Gulf.

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Germany welcomed refugees. Now it's reaping the economic benefits

Germany welcomed refugees. Now it's reaping the economic benefits

German companies need more skilled workers. Refugees are helping to fill the gap.

Can India kick its imported oil habit?

Can India kick its imported oil habit?

US sanctions against Iran mean India is losing out on a key source of cheap oil, likely hurting government finances.

Oil prices surge after Iran shoots down US drone

Oil prices surge after Iran shoots down US drone

Thursday's incident marks the first direct Iranian-claimed attack on US assets amid the escalating crisis.

China to stand firm as trade talks with US restart: Chinese media

China to stand firm as trade talks with US restart: Chinese media

The US and China are 'in the mood for serious dialogue', says an editorial in the official China Daily newspaper.