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China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

CARACAS/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is likely to extend an agreement proving crisis-stricken Venezuela with favorable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to sources in Caracas and Beijing f


China's new vice president is the country's best hope for avoiding a trade war

China's new vice president, Wang Qishan, will be crucial to trade talks between the US and China.  While China's vice president has historically been a symbolic role, Wang will likely have a very hands-on approach domestically and internationally. Wa


The Next Frontier For Billionaire Investor Jim Breyer: China And Blockchain

Famed venture capitalist Jim Breyer is going East, where he is looking at opportunities in blockchain, fintech and healthcare.


China expanded its controversial anti-corruption probe to focus on every official in the country

FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images China has created a new anti-corruption agency that can investigate any government employee in the country, including managers who work in schools, hospitals, universities, and state-run companies. The National Supervision Co


Asian business sentiment edges up to hit seven-year high: Thomson Reuters/INSEAD

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Business confidence among Asian companies rose in the first quarter to the highest level in seven years, a Thomson Reuters/INSEAD survey showed, as a fresh surge by the Chinese economy offset concerns about rising trade barriers.


China sends carrier through Taiwan Strait after Xi warning: report

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China has sent its sole operational aircraft carrier the Liaoning through the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates China from the self-ruled island, Taiwan's defense minister said on Wednesday, according to local media.


What does the future hold for humanoid robots?

Machines that can fully mimic natural body movements are still a long way off, says Will Jackson.


China trials unmanned tanks in latest modernization push

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is testing unmanned tanks which could be equipped with artificial intelligence, a state-run newspaper said on Wednesday, as the country continues with its military modernization program.

United States

Stoneman Douglas students arrested for knives, deputy suspended for sleeping on job

Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas students were arrested for knives, another student made online threats and a Broward County sheriff's deputy was suspended Tuesday at the Parkland, Florida, high school where 17 people were killed just over a month ago.


Oil prices rise on Middle East tensions, healthy demand

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by tensions in the Middle East and healthy global demand.


China may have just signaled the US product it will retaliate against

U.S. subsidies for its soybean farmers gave them an unfair competitive advantage in selling to China, said Global Times.


Thousands in Rio demand answers about murder of councilwoman

Thousands of Brazilians are demanding answers about the assassination of a black councilwoman in Rio de Janeiro.


Poorest 'suffer most' from easy local access to alcohol

Researchers have found those on the lowest incomes are more likely to drink too much if availability is high.

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