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Turn in your smartphones: How Mueller kept a lid on Trump-Russia probe

Turn in your smartphones: How Mueller kept a lid on Trump-Russia probe

In a city known for its leaks, Mueller pulled off a rare feat. He has kept a tight lid on both his office and the evidence he was amassing in his highly sensitive investigation.

  • by Karen Freifeld and Nathan Layne

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New 'Cold war' could claim Chinese students, says Japanese lecturer
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New 'Cold war' could claim Chinese students, says Japanese lecturer

The tussle between China and the US over Huawei is the start of a rivalry that will reshape the world, a security expert says.

  • by Chris Zappone
Australian coal a better deal for China than Trump’s, says expert
China

Australian coal a better deal for China than Trump’s, says expert

A US energy security expert has said that a long-term coal supply deal between China and the US wouldn't represent good value for Chinese companies buying the US coal.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes
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Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

Cesar Sayoc sent 16 rudimentary bombs – none of which detonated – to targets including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and actor Robert De Niro, as well as CNN offices in New York and Atlanta.

Trump endorses Israeli control of the Golan Heights
Israel

Trump endorses Israeli control of the Golan Heights

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pressed the US to formally recognise Israel's annexation of the land and Trump responded on Twitter.

  • by Anne Gearan
Doomed jets lacked two key safety features that Boeing sold as extras
Ethiopian airlines crash

Doomed jets lacked two key safety features that Boeing sold as extras

As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control their planes, they lacked two notable safety features in their cockpits.

  • by Hiroko Tabuchi and David Gelles
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The sudden shift that should have all of us worried about the global economy
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The sudden shift that should have all of us worried about the global economy

Donald Trump, and the rest of the world, ought to be concerned about the message the Fed has just sent.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Fresh water trucked in, crops destroyed as floodwaters swamp US midwest
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Fresh water trucked in, crops destroyed as floodwaters swamp US midwest

In all, Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson estimated $565 million of crop losses from fields left unplanted or planted late and up to $706 million in livestock losses due to the flooding.

  • by Margery Beck
Markets are on edge as US trade talks with China hit a rough patch
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Markets are on edge as US trade talks with China hit a rough patch

The US market had largely priced in a successful outcome from the trade negotiations between the US and China. Now it's not so sure.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'
Brazil

Trump buddies up with Bolsonaro, the 'Trump of the Tropics'

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ran an unabashedly pro-Trump, pro-US campaign last year. It seems to have paid off on his first official trip to Washington.

  • by Peter Prengaman
Facebook agrees to overhaul of paid advertising in United States
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Facebook agrees to overhaul of paid advertising in United States

Complaints over ads-based discrimination have dogged the social-media company since 2016, but Facebook has now agreed to change its paid-advertising platform.

  • by Katie Paul