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Trump likely to visit China during November Asia trip - U.S. official

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WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to make a stop in China in November during his first official visit to Asia, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a trip that will come amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear tests.

BRICS summit expected to oppose trade protectionism, China says

XIAMEN, China A meeting of the BRICS group of emerging economies is expected to rally against trade protectionism, China's vice trade minister said on Sunday, the first day of the summit in southeastern China.

Business, 03 Sep 2017

Moody's says G20 GDP growth to exceed three percent, warns of geopolitical risks

HONG KONG Moody's Investors Service kept its forecast for G20 economic growth at just over 3 percent for this year and next, but warned of geopolitical risks, U.S. protectionism and spillovers from global monetary tightening and China's deleveraging measures.

Business, 30 Aug 2017

Merkel assuming leadership role in world of erratic strongmen

BERLIN Alarmed by the rise of unpredictable strongmen around the world, Angela Merkel feels she must do more to defend the Western order on which Germany depends.

World, 23 Aug 2017

German minister calls for tough response to soccer violence

BERLIN Germany's interior minister called for tough measures to crack down on soccer fans who commit violent acts, including stadium bans, after fireworks and fires disrupted a match in the Baltic city of Rostock on Monday.

Sport, World, 16 Aug 2017

Graphics - Ten-years from global financial crisis: a decade in charts

LONDON Ten years ago on Wednesday marked the start for many observers of the global financial crisis - a series of rolling credit shocks and bank crashes that led to the deepest world recession for a generation and a decade of slow growth and painful repair.

Germany accuses Vietnam of Cold War-style kidnapping of businessman

WOLFSBURG, Germany Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday Germany was considering measures against Vietnam for kidnapping a former oil executive and described the abduction, denied by Hanoi, as reminiscent of Cold War spy movies.

World, 04 Aug 2017

Berlin relives Cold War era with kidnap of Vietnamese fugitive

BERLIN The mysterious abduction of a Vietnamese former oil executive in broad daylight from a leafy district of Berlin is reminiscent of Cold War disappearances in the then divided German capital.

World, 03 Aug 2017

Germany accuses Vietnam of kidnapping asylum seeker in Berlin

BERLIN Germany accused Vietnam on Wednesday of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who was seeking asylum in Berlin and taking him home to face accusations of corruption.

World, 02 Aug 2017

Trump to sign Russia sanctions, Moscow retaliates

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

World, 29 Jul 2017