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China 'shocked' by US actions in trade dispute

Image copyright Getty Images China said it is “shocked” after the US announced plans for fresh tariffs, escalating a trade war between the two countries. The US listed $200bn (£150bn) worth of additional products it intends to place tariffs on as soon as September. The move comes just days after the two countries imposed tit-for-tat […]

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Deadly heat wave kills 33 across southern Quebec

Image copyright AFP Image caption Montreal children cool off at a water fountain in the midst of a deadly heat wave Thirty-three people have died in a heat wave that has baked the southern part of the Canadian province of Quebec, officials say. The sweltering weather began last Friday with temperatures hitting 35C (95F) and […]

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Montreal jazz festival cancels Slav production over criticism

Image copyright WireImage Image caption Singer Betty Bonifassi agreed to cancel the remaining Slav performances The Montreal International Jazz Festival has cancelled performances of a controversial show heavily featuring African-American slave songs. The festival announced cancellation of the show Slav on Wednesday over criticism of cultural appropriation. The show features a white lead artist and […]

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Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

Image copyright Europol Image caption Thousands of illegally excavated artefacts were recovered in the police raids A huge sting operation targeting a criminal gang and carried out by police in Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK has recovered 25,000 archaeological items worth €40m ($47m; £35m), Europol says. The European Law Enforcement Agency said that 43 […]

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Malawi's President Mutharika and the police food scandal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika initially called the claims “fake news” There have been mounting calls for the resignation of Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika after a leaked report by the country’s anti-graft agency accused him of receiving a kickback from a 2.8bn kwacha ($3.9m; £2.8m) contract to supply food to […]

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Barcelona deny organ-trafficking claim

Eric Abidal won four league titles and two Champions Leagues during his time at the Nou Camp Barcelona have denied that former president Sandro Rosell illegally bought a liver for ex-France defender Eric Abidal. Abidal, 38, who is now the club’s technical secretary, had a transplant in 2012 after a tumour was found in his […]