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Prodded by Trump, FBI to look into complaint about its 2016 tactics

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WASHINGTON The Justice Department agreed on Monday to investigate "any irregularities" in FBI tactics related to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after Trump questioned whether an FBI informant had been planted into his political organisation. | Video

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As U.S. shrinks refugee operations, new arrivals in Kansas town lose a lifeline 12:48pm BST

GARDEN CITY, Kansas In his first whirlwind weeks in the United States, Wimber Htoo, 23, racked up a list of accomplishments. He learned to use the bus, applied for a social security card and obtained a state ID, all new experiences for Htoo, a member of the Karen minority who fled Myanmar as a teenager for a refugee camp in Thailand.

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China, U.S. near deal on ZTE reprieve; Beijing cuts auto tariffs 12:19pm BST

BEIJING Washington neared a deal to lift its ban on U.S. firms supplying Chinese telecoms gear maker ZTE Corp, sources said on Tuesday, and Beijing announced tariff cuts on car imports, further easing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.

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Russia and Japan warn U.S. of $1 billion in tariff retaliation 11:48am BST

GENEVA Russia and Japan have warned they could retaliate against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium by imposing sanctions worth almost $1 billion (743 million pounds) combined, filings published by the World Trade Organization showed on Tuesday.

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Trump wants more from EU to lift tariffs - EU trade chief 11:14am BST

BRUSSELS Europe's proposals to open its markets wider to U.S. products including cars appear not to have persuaded Washington to lift the threat of import tariffs on EU steel and aluminium, the bloc's trade chief said on Tuesday.

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U.S. Treasury says updates Trump on Chinese investment concerns 21 May 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has given President Donald Trump an update on Treasury's efforts to address concerns about Chinese investments in the United States, a Treasury spokeswoman said on Monday.

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Explainer - U.S. commodity exports to China to rise amid trade talks, but volumes are capped 21 May 2018

SINGAPORE/BEIJING China has pledged to buy more U.S. goods to reduce America's huge trade deficit and help avoid exacerbating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies, with energy and commodities high on Washington's list of products for sale.

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Companies win big at U.S. top court on worker class-action curbs 21 May 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees.

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U.S.'s Pompeo pledges support for Georgia, calls for Russia troop pullout 21 May 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday pledged deeper security and economic support for Georgia and called on Russia to withdraw its forces from the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia under a 2008 ceasefire agreement.

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Trump says China to buy more U.S. farm products, offers no details 21 May 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said China had pledged to buy "massive amounts" of American agricultural products but gave no other details about planned commitments from Beijing following U.S.-China trade talks last week.