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Trump to request possible probe of China trade practices

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Bedminster, Aug 13 (AP) - Even as he seeks Beijing's help on North Korea, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order asking his trade office to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property, an administration official said Saturday.
That step is expected Monday but won't come as a surprise to the Beijing government. There is no deadline for deciding if any investigation is necessary. Such an investigation easily could last a...
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North Korea still mastering how to deliver a nuke to US

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Washington, Aug 13 (AP) - U.S. intelligence officials are pretty sure North Korea can put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental missile that could reach the United States. But experts aren't convinced the bomb could make it all that way intact.
They cite lingering questions about North Korean...
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Qatar crisis redraws red lines and frays age-old Gulf ties

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It's early morning at a fishing port in Dubai. A group of mostly retired fishermen are playing cards, eating dates and drinking coffee at the port's majlis, a traditional meeting space.
Here, the Emirati fisherman say they aren't too worried about the political fallout with Qatar that's gripped...
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Wenger relieved Giroud stayed, produced opening-day victory

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London, Aug 12 (AP)- Arsene Wenger is relieved Olivier Giroud didn't take him up on the offer to leave Arse-nal.
Ever since France striker Alexandre Lacazette joined in July for a club-record 60 million euros ($68 million), the future of compatriot Giroud has been in doubt.
But after deciding to...
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Train collision in Egypt kills 43; 122 injured

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Alexandria, Aug 12 (AP)- Two passenger trains collided on Friday just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing 43 people, according to authorities, the country's deadliest rail accident in more than a decade.
Magdy Hegazy, a top health official in Alexandria, said that along...
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