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Turkey confirms reciprocal tariffs cut on U.S. goods - WTO filing

GENEVA, May 24 Turkey has told the World Trade Organization that it is cutting tariffs on certain U.S. goods after the United States halved its tariff on Turkish steel to 25%, a Turkish filing published by the WTO showed on Friday.

11:26am BST

UPDATE 2-May's widely expected resignation barely moves UK stocks but Brexit risk lurks

* Mothercare jumps after FY results (Updates after PM May resignation)

11:19am BST

Europeans and Egypt send air support as Israel battles wildfires

JERUSALEM, May 24 Four European countries and Egypt sent aircraft to help Israel battle wildfires that have forced the evacuation of some small towns, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday, as a record heatwave looked set to worsen conditions.

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UPDATE 3-China denounces U.S. "rumours" and "lies" about Huawei ties to Beijing

BEIJING, May 24 China on Friday denounced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for fabricating rumours after he said the chief executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was lying about his company's ties to the Beijing government.

10:52am BST

N.Korea blames U.S. for failed summit, urges 'new calculation'

SEOUL, May 24 North Korea said on Friday an "arbitrary and dishonest" U.S. position had resulted in the failure to reach a deal during a second North Korea-U.S. summit, warning the nuclear issue would never be resolved without a new approach.

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