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Trump agrees to respond promptly to Huawei sales requests

US firms have been banned from selling components to Chinese telecoms giant without special permission.

Trump agrees to respond promptly to Huawei sales requests

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China needs 'arduous efforts' to meet 2019 industrial output goal

Trade protectionism and the need to relocate supply chains are weighing on China's economy, says government official.

China needs 'arduous efforts' to meet 2019 industrial output goal

North Korea

Kim inspects new submarine as talks with US stall

The inspection comes a week after the North warned looming military drills in the South could derail talks with the US.

North Korean leader inspects new submarine as talks with US stall

Asia

US envoy to return to Afghanistan, Qatar for peace talks

Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Afghanistan next week and then Qatar to resume negotiations aimed at ending war.

US envoy to return to Afghanistan, Qatar for peace talks

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US government shutdown averted? Legislators agree on debt limit

US President Donald Trump announced Republicans and Democrats struck a deal to halt the government's borrowing.

US government shutdown averted? Legislators agree on debt limit

Puerto Rico

Tens of thousands demand Puerto Rico's governor resign

Puerto Ricans take to the streets for 10th consecutive day as calls for Governor Rossello's resignation grow.

Tens of thousands demand Puerto Rico's governor resign

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Equifax will pay up to $700m to settle data breach case

In the 2017 data breach, roughly 147 million people had Social Security numbers and driver's license data compromised.

Equifax will pay up to $700m to settle data breach case

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US sanctions Chinese oil trader over alleged Iran violations

With tension rising between Tehran and the West, Washington's new punitive measures could worsen trade instability.

US sanctions Chinese oil trader over alleged Iran violations

Migrants

Rights groups vow to sue over Trump plan to speed up deportations

Trump administration announces plan to expand authority of immigration officers to deport of undocumented migrants.

Rights groups vow to sue over Trump plan to speed up deportations

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Turkey warns US it will retaliate over threat of sanctions

Ankara took its first delivery of Russia's S-400 missile defence system this month. The move may trigger US sanctions.

Turkey warns US it will retaliate over threat of sanctions

Kashmir

Trump says Modi asked for US mediation on Kashmir, India denies

The US president, in meeting with Pakistan PM Imran Khan, says Narendra Modi asked for mediation, a claim India rejects.

Trump says Modi asked for US mediation on Kashmir, India denies

Imran Khan

Analysis: Can Trump-Khan talks improve US-Pakistan ties?

Donald Trump and Imran Khan discuss counterterrorism, energy, and trade.

United States

Trump says it is getting harder to want to negotiate with Iran

Trump has previously said he is open to talks, but Tehran has said it will not negotiate while sanctions are in place.

Trump says it is getting harder to want to negotiate with Iran

Racism

US Republican group apologises for racist 'Jihad Squad' post

The post attacking four minority congresswomen was removed and condemned by Illinois Republican leadership as 'bigoted'.

US Republican group apologises for racist 'Jihad Squad' post

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Huawei secretly helped North Korea build wireless network: report

Chinese telecom giant supported Pyongyang's 3G mobile phone system, along with Egyptian company Orascom, reports WaPo.

Huawei secretly helped North Korea build wireless network: report