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Germany’s Merkel defends Iran deal during China visit

If European companies pull out or shrink operations in Iran fearing US sanctions, it would “create an opportunity for businesses in other countries to step in and play a greater role”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns during a joint press conference with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Chinese PM in Beijing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed to China by Premier Li Keqiang. Merkel is seeking to close ranks with the world’s biggest exporting nation as US President Donald Trump shakes up issues ranging from trade to Iran’s nuclear deal.

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Runners take on the Great Wall of China marathon

Marathon enthusiasts across the world participate in a race held on the Great Wall in China, running, walking and almost crawling to complete the 5,164 steps.

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China Compromises Seen in US Trade Talks

China is sending conciliatory signals as U.S. and Chinese negotiators try to head off a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. (May 18)

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Here’s the latest for Thursday, May 17th: Robert Mueller is one year into the Russia probe; President Donald Trump is casting doubt on trade agreement with China; Congo’s Ebola outbreak is spreading; Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted from summit. (May 19)

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China Sending Muslims to Internment Camps

Chinese authorities in the heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang have ensnared tens, possibly hundreds of thousands of Muslim Chinese _ even foreign citizens _ in mass internment camps. The program aims to rewire the political thinking of detainees. (May 17)

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