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Copper is technically in a bear market with the price plunging more than 20% since peaking in June 2018 over fears of the impact of the trade dispute between China and the US. The slowing growth prompted Premier Li Keqiang last week to vow the government would not let the economy "fall off a cliff". As many as 17.86 million children were born in 2016, followed by 17.23 million the next year and 15.23 million in 2018.
  • Federal judge denies request to pay federal workers during shutdown

    Federal judge denies request to pay federal workers during shutdown

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    More than 2,700 federal workers living in OR have filed for unemployment benefits through the state since the partial government shutdown began. Attorney O'Duden says he hopes the next court hearing will make progress in releasing 400,000 excepted federal employees from their obligations to work without pay.
  • Trump misspells hamburger; Burger King gives him hell

    Trump misspells hamburger; Burger King gives him hell

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    Trump said he paid for more than 1,000 "hamberders", and within one hour, they were all gone. "The Mueller investigation's closing in, and the shutdown is tanking Trump's poll numbers". " We have some very large people that like eating , so I think we're gonna have a little fun". "I believe-I don't know if the weather changes things-but the Clemson championship team, the national championship team, will be coming tonight", Trump said.
  • Huawei reportedly under investigation by U.S. for stealing trade secrets

    Huawei reportedly under investigation by U.S. for stealing trade secrets

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    Amid global concerns the Chinese company is breaching national security measures, The U.K.'s Oxford University has halted donations and research grants from Huawei Technologies. laws, represent a significant risk to American national security interests and need to be held accountable". Many within the Trump administration have attempted to expose China's intellectual property theft of US businesses, and have called on the president to apply harsher duties on Chinese imports.
  • UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

    UK PM May reaches out to rivals in Brexit deadlock

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    Over the past eight weeks, we have seen May's government defeated nine times. "That's why... I have chose to trigger the plan for a no-deal Brexit", said Philippe . Under EU rules for a member state leaving the bloc "we will leave the EU without a deal on March 29 unless parliament either agrees a deal with the EU or the United Kingdom revokes Article 50 and chooses to stay in the EU permanently", she wrote.
  • Pelosi asks Trump to move State of the Union address

    Pelosi asks Trump to move State of the Union address

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    It was announced on Wednesday that the Trump administration is calling almost 50,000 staff back to work, unpaid, in a bid to minimise the shutdown's impact. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., said Republicans were divided over a proposal by Sens. Democrats remain opposed to Trump's demand for $5.7 billion. Trump is particularly incensed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's public position that she will not compromise in any way with the administration over funding.
  • Chinese military rapidly closing gap, Pentagon report says

    Chinese military rapidly closing gap, Pentagon report says

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    USA defense officials wrote China is building its force to ensure its regional prowess and work toward its No. 1 goal - the reunification of mainland China and Taiwan . "Now that [ China has] built out this infrastructure down there, they're able to be present in a more persistent manner than they might have been before if they had to come all the way down from the mainland ...
  • USA will reach trade deal with China

    USA will reach trade deal with China

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    China will work to straighten out trade frictions with the U.S. this year, the country's commerce minister told state media on Friday. ING said a fall in electronic shipments could be related to foreign companies avoiding using China-made electronic components, adding that exports and imports of electronic parts and goods will likely shrink this year.
  • Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza for Unpaid American Counterparts

    Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza for Unpaid American Counterparts

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    Pointed out by the news outlet, a notice was posted up in the hallway of the centre heralding the arrival of 32 pies courtesy of the Canadian Air Traffic Controller Association (CATCA). President Trump is refusing to approve a budget unless it includes funds for a wall along the Mexican border. About 800,000 federal workers missed paychecks on Friday amid the partial shutdown.
  • Huawei is reportedly under federal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department

    Huawei is reportedly under federal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department

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    During that time, three Huawei employees are said to have taken unsolicited photos of a T-Mobile robot (nicknamed "Tappy") that was used for quality control tests on smartphones . In August, Donald Trump signed legislation banning government agencies from using services from Huawei and ZTE, among other Chinese entities. A bipartisan group of USA lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of United States chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, ZTE ...
  • Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

    Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

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    The paper quotes Ren as saying that Huawei has never been asked to provide improper information to any government. Ren said he loved his country and was a member of the communist party. "He dares to massively cut tax, which will benefit. business", he added . Huawei's 74-year-old founder also praised President Trump as a "great president" - despite being blocked from selling its equipment to the USA for many years.
  • May day! British MPs overwhelmingly reject Brexit deal

    May day! British MPs overwhelmingly reject Brexit deal

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    He said: "EU staff make up just five per cent of the total NHS workforce, but the proportion is much higher in my constituency: as many as 12.8 per cent of employees at the Royal Berkshire Hospital are from the European Union ". If the United Kingdom applied to rejoin after the Article 50 deadline has passed, it would have to go through a lengthy accession process which would nearly certainly involve giving up the rebate negotiated by Margaret Thatcher, as well as opt-outs in areas such as ...
  • Cadillac Releases a Teaser of Its First Full Electric Vehicle

    Cadillac Releases a Teaser of Its First Full Electric Vehicle

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    With five-inch diameter exhaust pipes and a 700-horsepower engine, the vehicle runs counter to the forward-thinking image of electric cars and low emissions that Ford attempts to convey. Overall, Cadillac will introduce new models at the rate of roughly one every six months through 2021. But, other body styles will follow this crossover, and in short succession too - aforementioned flexibility means each future EV will have a short design and development time.
  • USA brands China’s death sentence against Canadian ‘politically motivated’

    USA brands China’s death sentence against Canadian ‘politically motivated’

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    Ottawa has asked Beijing to spare the life of its citizen, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, who was sentenced to death by a Chinese court for smuggling a large volume of drugs into the country. The dispute between China and Canada has rattled the foreign diplomatic community in Beijing, particularly United States allies, which see their citizens could be put in a similar position in the future.
  • May's government survives no confidence vote

    May's government survives no confidence vote

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    Giving her reaction to the result, Mrs May told MPs she would "continue to work to deliver on the solemn promise to the people of this country to deliver on the result of the referendum and leave the European Union ". "If we can't secure that in parliament, Jeremy will make the call not if we have a no confidence vote in the government, but when". "The responsibility of each and every one of us at this moment is profound, for this is a historic decision that will set the future of our ...
  • VW, Ford announce global alliance for pickups, electric exploration

    VW, Ford announce global alliance for pickups, electric exploration

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    The alliance would be the largest of its kind in the industry and comes as both companies have struggled. The first project that the Ford and Volkswagen alliance will yield is a medium-sized pickup truck. Although not releasing any numbers, Volkswagen predicts this market will grow significantly over the next five years. VW, based in Wolfsburg, Germany, said on Monday it will spend spend US$800 million to expand its only USA vehicle assembly site in Tennessee to produce ...
  • Mitch McConnell Blocks Government Spending Bill And Blames Democrats for the Shutdown

    Mitch McConnell Blocks Government Spending Bill And Blames Democrats for the Shutdown

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    Baker said there are 47,000 federal workers who live in MA and thousands more federal contractors who are going without pay because politicians in Washington can't reach a government funding agreement. Fifty-three percent in a January 8 to 11 ABC News-Washington Post poll found Trump and Republicans are largely responsible for the shutdown. "Unfortunately, no Democrats will attend", Sanders said in the release.