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Trump hits China with tariffs, heightening concerns of global trade war

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump launched the next salvo in his widening war on Chinese trade abuses, this time taking aim at China’s unfair seizure of US intellectual property. Trump on Thursday directed the US trade representative to level tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese imports following a seven-month investigation into the intellectual property […]

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Snapchat stock loses $800 million after Rihanna responds to offensive ad

Rihanna is the latest celebrity to send Snap’s stock sliding. The singer tore into the app on Thursday for allowing an offensive ad to appear on its platform. Her remark sent Snap (SNAP)’s stock down nearly 4%, erasing nearly $800 million from its market value. Snap’s stock closed down 1% on Friday.  The ad in question was for the […]

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Engineer warned of cracking on bridge two days before collapse

(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 9:05 p.m. ET] Construction crews were working on diagonal components on the north end of a future pedestrian bridge when the structure collapsed, National Transportation Safety Board investigator in charge Robert Accetta said Friday night. Accetta said the crews were applying post-tensioning force to strengthen diagonal members. Also Friday night, […]

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ICC: Probe of Duterte et al to continue despite withdrawal

The International Criminal Court’s proceedings on President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged crimes against humanity will continue despite his administration’s decision to withdraw the Philippines from the tribunal. Citing the case of Burundi, the court said it would retain jurisdiction over crimes it could prosecute “even after the withdrawal becomes effective.” “Thus, in the event of a […]

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Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist, dies at 76

(CNN)Stephen Hawking, the brilliant British theoretical physicist who overcame a debilitating disease to publish wildly popular books probing the mysteries of the universe, has died, according to a family spokesman. He was 76. Considered by many to be the world’s greatest living scientist, Hawking was also a cosmologist, astronomer, mathematician and author of numerous books […]

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Gov’t rescues five minors from child porn hub in Barangay Anilao, Malolos City

Government operatives have rescued five minors from a reported child pornography distributor during a raid of a safehouse in Barangay Anilao, Malolos City, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Friday. The alleged distributor, identified as Anselmo Ico Jr., aka “Jaja Jhoncel,” was also arrested in a joint operation conducted by different government and foreign […]