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Some Sino-U.S. relations damage 'beyond repair', Chinese state media warns

(Reuters) - Chinese state media warned that some damage to Sino-U.S. ties are "beyond repair" amid a new wave of counter-China measures by the Trump administration, with an ugly Twitter spat between a U.S. senator and Chinese reporter underlining the rising rancour. Learn More


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Iran likely to hold off on retaliation over scientist's killing, U.S. envoy says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran is unlikely to retaliate over the assassination of a prominent nuclear scientist before the inauguration of Joe Biden in case it jeopardizes any future sanctions relief, the top U.S. envoy on Iran told Reuters on Thursday. More »


Special Report: Burner phones and banking apps: Meet the Chinese 'brokers' laundering Mexican drug money

GUADALAJARA (Reuters) - Early next year, a Chinese businessman named Gan Xianbing will be sentenced in a Chicago courtroom for laundering just over $530,000 in Mexican cartel drug money. More »


Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10,000 dying each day

(Reuters) - Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average, as vaccinations are set to begin in December in a handful of developed nations. More »


Opposition candidates suspected of ties to Venezuela's ruling party defy call for vote boycott

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan politician Henry Gomez is running for parliament as part of an alliance that has promised to confront President Nicolas Maduro and the ruling Socialist Party, but he has an unusual profile for an opposition candidate. More »


More than 1,600 Rohingya head for remote Bangladesh island, navy official says

DHAKA (Reuters) - More than 1,600 Rohingya refugees sailed on Friday from Bangladesh's southern port of Chittagong for the remote island of Bhasan Char in the Bay of Bengal, a naval official said. More »


EU-UK trade deal hangs in the balance with four weeks to go

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain talked into late on Thursday to try to secure a Brexit trade deal, with an EU official saying an agreement was closer than ever but a UK government source warning chances for a breakthrough were receding. More »


Iran ready to show goodwill if U.S., Europe abide by nuclear deal: Zarif

ROME (Reuters) - Iran will fully comply with a 2015 deal aimed at preventing it from developing nuclear weapons if both the United States and Europe honour their original commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. More »


Tokyo prosecutors consider summary indictment of ex-PM Abe officials: Asahi

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo prosecutors are considering a summary indictment of two officials in former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office for alleged violation of political funding laws, the daily Asahi reported on Friday. More »


To save money, Mexican president says won't replace chief-of-staff

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he would not replace his outgoing chief-of-staff Alfonso Romo and will close down his office in order to save money. More »


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