China files complaint against US over trade dispute

China has filed a trade complaint with the World Trade Organization against the US. At issue is US President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would impose new tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that his government would “significantly lower” tariffs on vehicle imports this year as part of efforts to further […]

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North Korea from up close: The self-reliance philosophy

Al Jazeera’s diplomatic editor given access to Pyongyang, from where he reports on isolated nation’s governing ideology. Pyongyang, North Korea – This is certainly the cleanest, the most orderly and probably the most controlled place I have ever visited. During rush hour here, traffic is light and the roads are quiet, although all of them a little bumpy. Pyongyang’s portraits […]

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Banned Australian cricket trio apologise for cheating scandal

A trio of disgraced Australian cricketers has returned from South Africa. The three cricketers made emotional apologies after being banned from both the Australian team and the Indian Premier League, following a ball-tampering scandal. Australia’s former cricket captain Steve Smith told reporters that he was devastated by the tampering scandal, and batsman Cameron Bancroft repeatedly apologised for cheating by rubbing […]

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Special ASEAN summit held in Sydney

Although not part of ASEAN, Australia has important trade and security relationships with its countries. It is hosting the summit to build on those for future cooperation. Security and trade will be top of the agenda as Australia hosts ASEAN leaders. Countering cyber-crime and tackling money-laundering and “terrorism” are at the heart on the agenda for the special summit. The […]

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Philippines Muslim leaders 'tired of waiting' for Bangsamoro law

Ghazali Jaafar calls for quick passage of autonomy law in Mindanao as fresh government offensive kill 44 armed fighters. Leaders of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group have warned of a growing frustration in the southern island of Mindanao over the delay in the implementation of a 2014 peace agreement it signed with the government. Ghazali Jaafar, vice chairman of […]

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Banned Australian cricket trio apologise for cheating scandal

A trio of disgraced Australian cricketers has returned from South Africa. The three cricketers made emotional apologies after being banned from both the Australian team and the Indian Premier League, following a ball-tampering scandal. Australia’s former cricket captain Steve Smith told reporters that he was devastated by the tampering scandal, and batsman Cameron Bancroft repeatedly apologised for cheating by rubbing […]

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