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Germany ousts spymaster over far-right violence row

Germany's government said on Tuesday it would replace the head of its domestic intelligence agency who has faced accusations of harboring far-right sympathies, putting an end to a row that exposed divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.

China casts shadow over new U.S. LNG terminals with tariff

China set a tariff on U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG), casting a shadow over U.S. plans for new export terminals that were expected to turn the United States into the world's second largest LNG seller.

China to penalize $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move

China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances.

Trump says U.S. may make a trade deal with China at some point

President Donald Trump on Tuesday left the door open for China to negotiate an end to the current trade war between the United States and the Asian nation, a day after slapping new tariffs on nearly $200 billion Chinese imports and threatening to add taxes to $267 billion more goods.

Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against Kavanaugh

The FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, adding that he wanted his nominee to be confirmed quickly.

Travel snarled by flooding as Carolinas size up Florence's damage

Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.

Russia tells Israel it will take all steps to protect its personnel in Syria: ministry

Russia has told Israel it will take all necessary measures to protect its military personnel in Syria, the foreign ministry in Moscow said.

Netanyahu tells Putin Syria is to blame for downing of Russian plane, offers help with inquiry

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that Syrian forces were to blame for the downing of a Russian military jet off Syria's coast but he offered "all necessary information" to investigate the incident.

Wall Street rises as blow from new tariffs less than feared

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, led by gains in Apple and Amazon, as investors judged the latest tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China as less damaging than expected.

Pompeo says downing of Russian plane an 'unfortunate incident'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the shooting down of a Russian military plane by Syrian anti-aircraft fire was an "unfortunate" incident and a reminder that a political resolution to the conflict was needed.

Che Guevara poster artist looks back on 50 revolutionary years

Fifty years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its ubiquity, but concerned at its exploitation for commercial gain.

Porn star Daniels' tell-all Trump book full of salacious details: newspaper

Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who claims U.S. President Donald Trump paid her off to keep their tryst a secret, goes into uncomplimentary detail about their alleged sexual encounter in a new memoir, according to the Guardian newspaper.

EU proposes to sanction countries breaching WTO rules

By Jorge Valero

The European Commission on Tuesday (18 September) proposed sanctions on countries that commit “willful and repeated” obfuscation of their trade policies, as part of an effort to modernise the World Trade Organisation.

Trump court nominee's accuser has not agreed to testify: senator

A Republican U.S. Senate committee chairman said on Tuesday the woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to appear at a public hearing planned for Monday.

Stocks rise as no harm seen in trade row, dollar steady

Global equity markets gained on Tuesday as the latest tit-for-tat U.S.-Chinese trade dispute was seen as barely denting world growth, while U.S. Treasury yields rose in anticipation the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this year and next.

Netanyahu tells Putin Syria is to blame for downing of plane

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, the Israeli leader's office said, following the downing of a Russian plane off the Syrian coast.

Apple's new iPhones a slight notch above the X: reviewers

The absence of a striking new feature left major tech blogs and newspapers lukewarm on the new XS range of Apple Inc's iPhones in the first batch of reviews on Tuesday, although most praised the improvements to a wide range of standard features.

Wall Street higher after latest tariff moves

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday led by the technology and consumer sectors, as investors judged the latest exchange of blows in a trade war with China less damaging than first feared.

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