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Under the Obama administration, the United States complained to the World Trade Organisation about aluminium subsidies in China. Wang said the anti-subsidy duties ranging from 17.16 percent to 80.97 percent were also groundless. Commerce set countervailing subsidy margins of 19.98% on Dingsheng Aluminum Industries (HK) Trading Co., 17.14% on Jiangsu Zhongji Laminiation Materials Co., 80.97% on Manakin Industries and Loften Aluminum (Hong Kong) Co.
  • IOC returns Russia's Olympic membership after negative doping tests

    IOC returns Russia's Olympic membership after negative doping tests

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    Russian athletes, however, competed under the aegis of Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR) at Pyeongchang. The decision had been announced earlier in comments by ROC president Alexander Zhukov on state television. Curler Aleksandr Krushelnitckii, who won bronze in mixed curling, was banned from the Games and forced to return his bronze medal. The doping scheme has now overshadowed no fewer than three Olympic Games.
  • Trump loses his

    Trump loses his "most trusted aide" as Hope Hicks quits

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    The Florida Republican added that when pressed, Hicks said she never lied about anything substantive, like the Russian Federation investigation. Aside from the President's children, the 29-year-old Hicks has been one of the only aides to remain by Trump's side through the entire duration of his political career, since he first announced he was running for President almost 3 years ago.
  • Quake 7.5 magnitude Shakes Papua New Guinea

    Quake 7.5 magnitude Shakes Papua New Guinea

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    Chris McKee, the acting director of geohazards management for the Papua New Guinea government, says tens of thousands of people live in the forested highlands region affected by the quake, which struck about 89 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Porgera in the Pacific Island nation.
  • Good friend Salman Khan mourns the untimely demise of Sridevi

    Good friend Salman Khan mourns the untimely demise of Sridevi

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    When she did not come out for a while, Boney Kapoor knocked on the door, and then forced it open to see her "lying motionless in a bathtub full of water". The body of the 54-year-old, who died in Dubai on Saturday, was taken in a hearse that was covered with white flowers. Jaya Prada, Hema Malini along with her daughter Esha Deol, Arbaaz Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Manish Paul, Tabu, Subhash Ghai, Neelima Azmi, Sushmita Sen, politician Sanjay Nirupam also turned up to pay their respects.
  • Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Congress maintains lead in both Assembly seats

    Madhya Pradesh bypolls: Congress maintains lead in both Assembly seats

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    The Congress candidate got 82, 515 votes, the BJP got 74,432 votes. The Congress won Kolaras , in Shivpuri district, by 8,083 votes - down from 24,953 in 2013. In Mungaoli, counting of votes began in the morning with the BJP leading in the first round. The two assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh fell vacant following the death of sitting Congress MLAs Mahendra Singh Kalukheda (Mungaoli) and Ram Singh Yadav (Kolaras).
  • Body of missing Middlesex woman found; man charged with first-degree murder

    Body of missing Middlesex woman found; man charged with first-degree murder

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    Family members tell the station they believe St. John went to her auto and was confronted by someone who she struggled with. Deputies searched the property and discovered St. John never showed up for work, they went to her home and discovered the children home alone with the door open. Relatives told the station that they accept there were indications of an aggravation in her front yard.
  • Europe to tech giants: Remove 'illegal content' within one hour

    Europe to tech giants: Remove 'illegal content' within one hour

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    The commission has been wrangling with Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook , Google and Twitter since 2016 on how best to combat illegal online content like terror threats, child pornography and hate speech. 'Proactive measures coupled with good consumer information is the only way to effectively deal with illegal content online, ' said Toni Belloni, group managing director of LVMH.
  • Kurdish Syrian ex-leader arrested in Prague

    Kurdish Syrian ex-leader arrested in Prague

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    The Turkish foreign ministry said in a separate statement that Nauert's comments were "devoid of any basis", insisting that the Afrin campaign was a fight against "terrorists" and a matter of self defence for Turkey. "The extradition proceedings have not been concluded by this court decision". Following decision, Turkey's ambassador to Prague , Ahmet Necati Bigali, said: "We are not happy with this verdict".
  • Court Rules In Favor of Ukraine's Naftogaz In Gazprom Dispute

    Court Rules In Favor of Ukraine's Naftogaz In Gazprom Dispute

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    The decision brings an end to a long legal battle between the two companies over the cost of gas to Ukraine. However, Gazprom does not agree with the decision of the Stockholm Arbitration to pay compensation to Naftogaz. "Taking into account the results of the two proceedings regarding the relationship between Gazprom and Naftogaz for supplies and transit, there was a significant imbalance that violated the basic principles of Swedish law, which regulated the contract".
  • South Africa Votes To Seize White-Owned Land Without Compensation

    South Africa Votes To Seize White-Owned Land Without Compensation

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    The ad hoc committee should‚ according to the EFF ‚ comprise 11 members; six from the ANC‚ two from the DA‚ one from the EFF and two from other parties. The motion was passed with an overwhelming majority in Parliament (241 votes supporting), after the ANC and the EFF joined forces on the matter. "People were dispossessed of their land and their dignity by the discriminatory laws of the past, the painful past that can never be forgotten".
  • World braces for blowback from Xi Jinping lifetime power play in China

    World braces for blowback from Xi Jinping lifetime power play in China

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    No specific announcements were made. Xi has already shown he's prepared to rely on the ministry as he consolidates power even further, and now, its stock will continue to rise. In a lengthy commentary, the People's Daily said the idea was an "important move" to cement the party's leadership in every aspect. At the meeting, lawmakers are also expected to appoint Xi to a second term as president and amend the constitution to insert Xi's name and political philosophy alongside Mao's and Deng's.
  • North Pole Temperature Surges in Middle of Winter

    North Pole Temperature Surges in Middle of Winter

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    And while temperatures there are expected to rise to nearly 4 C on Thursday, they'll drop to -4 C in Berlin. "These (winter warming) events are not unusual, but they are happening more frequently and with longer durations", said Robert Graham , a climate scientist at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromso, Norway, according to the American Geophysical Union (AGU).
  • Jerusalem's Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens after Israel backtracks on tax plan

    Jerusalem's Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens after Israel backtracks on tax plan

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    In 1990, Christian sites including the Holy Sepulchre were closed for a day to protest the installation of Jewish settlers near the church. In addition to the change in the municipal tax code, the church closure was also done to protest legislation initiated by MK (Member of the Knesset) Rachel Azaria (Kulanu Party) that would allow the state to expropriate land in Jerusalem sold by churches to private real estate firms in recent years.