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Former Kavanaugh classmate denies knowledge of sexual assault - CNN

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WASHINGTON Another former classmate of Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh denies he attended a high school party where a California professor says the nominee sexually assaulted her three decades ago, CNN reported on Wednesday.

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China says won't weaken currency to boost exports, as U.S. tariffs mount 1:38pm BST

TIANJIN, China China will not stoop to competitive devaluation of its currency, Premier Li Keqiang stressed, hours after China hit back, with a softer punch than the one landed by the United States, in an escalating tariff war between the world's largest economies. | Video

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Tightening Texas race boosts Democrats’ hopes of taking U.S. Senate - Reuters poll 11:54am BST

NEW YORK The Democratic congressman aiming to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in Texas has pulled even in the race, a Reuters poll found, a spark of hope for a party seeking a Senate majority to curb President Donald Trump's agenda.

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Some gun-toting Texans embrace Democrat’s call for tougher firearm laws 11:54am BST

CARRIZO SPRINGS/KATY, Texas Texas cattle rancher Bill Martin is a lifelong Republican who owns more than 20 firearms and has been shooting guns since the age of 6. | Video

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China to penalise $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move 11:40am BST

WASHINGTON/BEIJING China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion (46 billion pounds) of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. | Video

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China trade official sees shake-up of WTO developing country rules 11:30am BST

GENEVA The World Trade Organization should bring in a new system to determine which countries are classed as "developing", based on the size but also the structure of the economy, a senior official from China's Commerce Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify 9:52am BST

WASHINGTON A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday. | Video

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China, asked about U.S. election interference, says does not interfere in other countries' affairs 8:52am BST

BEIJING China' foreign ministry said on Wednesday China does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet accusing China of trying to sway the U.S. election.

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Inside China's strategy in the soybean trade war 6:40am BST

BEIJING/CHICAGO The executive from one of China's biggest soybean crushers sat on a panel at a Kansas City agricultural exports conference, listening to an expert beside him explain why China would remain dependent on U.S. soybeans to feed its massive hog herds.

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China's Premier Li says unilateral trade actions will not resolve problems 4:16am BST

TIANJIN, China China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that multi-lateralism should be upheld, and that unilateral trade actions will not solve any problems.