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US imposes new tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rice is among the items targeted in the latest round of US tariffs The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn (£150bn) worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. The higher import taxes will apply to almost 6,000 items, ...

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Ex-UBS trader gets last-minute reprieve from deportation

Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been temporarily saved from deportation to Ghana, where he was born. Adoboli was expected to be put on a charter flight late on Tuesday, but a judge has awarded a last-minute judicial review of his case. The reprieve will last ...

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Brett Kavanaugh: Calls mount for Supreme Court vote delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegation Lawmakers from both sides of the US political divide have called for a delay in the vote on the nominee for the powerful Supreme Court. It follows an allegation of sexual assault in the 1980s against President Donald Trump’s pick, ...

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Brexit: PM says ‘it’s either my deal or no deal’

Image copyright BBC/PA Image caption The PM says her Chequers plan is the viable option for a deal – Boris Johnson sees it as a “constitutional abomination” Theresa May has told the BBC that MPs will have a choice between her proposed deal with the EU – or no deal ...

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Typhoon Mangkhut: South China battered by deadly storm

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong A powerful storm which killed dozens of people in the Philippines is now making its way across southern China. Typhoon Mangkhut is one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in ...

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon lands in south China

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTyphoon Mangkhut moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong Typhoon Mangkhut is lashing China’s most populous province, bringing winds of up to 100 mph (162 kph). Guangdong is on its highest alert for the storm, which also hit Hong Kong, where it ...

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Ruth Davidson: ‘I value mental health over being PM’

Image copyright Getty Images Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has said she never wants to be prime minister because she values her “mental health too much”. In an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine, she revealed her struggles with self-harm, suicidal thoughts and depression as a teenager. The MSP, who ...

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