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U.S. Blocks a Chinese Deal Amid Rising Tensions Over Technology

Advertisement HONG KONG — United States officials have torpedoed a Chinese state-backed group’s plan to buy an American electronics company, signaling the Trump administration’s continuing skepticism toward Chinese investment deals, particularly those that involve transferring technological know-how. Xcerra, a Massachusetts-based ...

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Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has proposed holding a “mega-election” after the opposition coalition said it would boycott a planned presidential poll in April. Mr Maduro said he wanted to add legislative, state and municipal votes to provide “democratic renewal”. Opposition ...

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Thailand decorates Myanmar's army chief amid Rohingya crisis

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand awarded Myanmar’s army chief a royal decoration on Friday amid allegations of crimes by Myanmar security forces against Rohingya Muslims that have prompted international condemnation. Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state and crossed into ...

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Resigns Amid Political Turmoil

Advertisement NAIROBI — The prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, resigned on Thursday, state media reported, after deadly unrest pushed the government to release several high-profile political prisoners. The announcement followed the release this week of Eskinder Nega and Woubshet ...

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