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Huawei exec says goal to be world’s top phone maker some time off

China’s Huawei Technologies will need more time to become the world’s largest smartphone maker, a goal it originally aimed to achieve in the fourth quarter of this year, a senior executive said on Tuesday (June 11).

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‘We lack the rules’: Why more climbers are dying on Everest

Scaling Mount Everest was a dream few realised before Nepal opened its side of the mountain to commercial climbing a half-century ago. This year the government issued a record number of permits, leading to traffic jams on the world’s highest peak that likely contributed to the greatest death toll in four years.

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Will Turkey choose S-400s or lose Idlib?

On March 11 of this year, I penned a column entitled “The more the U.S. threatens, the more Erdoğan pushes back” for Daily Sabah.

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Four killed in attack on US convoy in Afghanistan

Three US soldiers and a military contractor were killed in a roadside explosion on Monday in the deadliest attack on American troops this year.

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Qatar Airways is offering flights to Iran for half price right now

There are some great deals available from some US cities to Tehran, Iran, right now. If you’ve been thinking about traveling to Iran this year, these are probably the best prices you’re going to see! Book quickly, though — we don’t expect this flight deal to last more than 24 hours, if that.

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China adds stimulus as it cuts growth target to 6%-6.5% range

With economic momentum continuing to slow from a crackdown on financial leverage and the trade conflict with the U.S., China has set its growth target for this year at a range of 6% to 6.5%.

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China will tackle US trade dispute in 2019, says Commerce Minister Zhong Shan

China will work to straighten out trade frictions with the US this year, the country’s commerce minister told state media, following talks with US negotiators last week.

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What did not happen in 2018?

۲۰۱۸ will go down as the year NASA successfully landed a probe on Mars, Norway won a record of 39 medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the EU raised the possibility of harmonising summertime and wintertime.

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N.Korea ‘Could Acquire 100 Nuclear Warheads by 2020’

North Korea could acquire up to 100 warheads by 2020 despite stopping nuclear and missile tests this year, NBC quoted an expert as speculating Friday.

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Death toll in Kabul attack rises to 43: health ministry

An hours-long gun and suicide attack on a Kabul government compound killed at least 43 people, the health ministry said Tuesday, making it one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan capital this year.

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Western Nations Are Repeating the Mistakes of 1914

This year saw the centennial anniversary of the end of the World War I, in which some sixteen million Europeans died, two great European countries were destroyed, and other countries were crippled. This year may also be seen by future historians as the last year of the period between the cold wars, when after twenty-nine years of relative quiet, the world’s major powers once again moved into positions of deep and structural mutual hostility.

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South China Sea and Taiwan among flashpoints for armed conflict in 2019, survey warns US policymakers

Armed conflict over territorial disputes in the South China Sea could be one of the major crises for US President Donald Trump’s administration in 2019, according to an annual survey that identifies top flashpoints for US policymakers to watch in the year to come.

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Trump’s revolving door: Zinke is latest senior White House departure

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving by the end of the year, US President Donald Trump announced Saturday.

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Candidates emerge in race to become Trump’s new chief of staff

President Donald Trump’s top pick to be his next chief of staff, Nick Ayers, will not take the job and instead leave the White House at the end of the year, reopening negotiations over who will succeed the departing John Kelly.

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۵ factors that will make or break the COP24 climate summit

If the 2015 Paris Agreement was about making new resolutions in the fight against climate change, this year’s gathering in Katowice, Poland, is about making sure they stick.

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Israel’s Netanyahu cops another blow

This is the third time this year that police have urged that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu face criminal prosecution.

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