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Australia to urge China to treat detained writer fairly

Jan 24, 2019

Australia's defense minister says he will press Chinese officials to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and release all information about his case, days after the man was detained in his homeland

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Showdown in Venezuela as US backs Maduro rival's power claim

Jan 24, 2019

Venezuelans are heading into uncharted political waters, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and the socialist leader Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration

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Japan whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1

Jan 24, 2019

Japanese whalers are discussing plans ahead of their July 1 resumption of commercial hunting along Japan's northeastern coasts for the first time in three decades

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Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

Jan 24, 2019

Huawei plans 5G smartphone based on own technology, stepping up development in face of U.S. security warnings

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Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

Jan 24, 2019

As shutdown drags on, government closure poses increasing risk to wider US economy

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Venezuela's Guaido leaps from back-bench to center stage

Jan 24, 2019

The rise of Juan Guaido from back-bench obscurity to the self-declared interim presidency of Venezuela with international backing in just three weeks has been meteoric - and by his own recognition risky.

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Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

Jan 24, 2019

Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of today's work

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Renault board meeting to replace boss Ghosn, jailed in Japan

Jan 24, 2019

Renault board plans meeting to replace boss Ghosn, jailed in Japan

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Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail

Jan 24, 2019

Senate votes on competing bills to end shutdown seen as progress even if they fail as expected

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Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

Jan 24, 2019

Environmental research projects across the country are being delayed and disrupted by the monthlong partial federal government shutdown _ and not just those conducted by government agencies

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