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    • Beijing 'offers to cut auto tariffs, buy soy'

      Dec 12, 2018 | 15:27 pm

      WASHINGTON: China has agreed to cut tariffs on autos imported from the United States, and resume soybean purchases, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday, confirming the reports that delighted investors.

    • Trump ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to 3 years

      Dec 12, 2018 | 14:11 pm

      NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his former boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for multiple crimes.

    • 'Distressed' elephant photo spurs zoo probe

      Dec 12, 2018 | 12:33 pm

      SAMUT PRAKAN: Livestock and wildlife protection authorities inspected the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo Wednesday following the release of images showing a grossly underweight elephant being made to perform tricks during a show.

    • May battles confidence vote

      Dec 12, 2018 | 11:24 am

      LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, saying her ouster would jeopardise Britain's divorce from the European Union.

    • Chinese protester arrested after lighting fire at Japan shrine

      Dec 12, 2018 | 08:30 am

      TOKYO: A Chinese man from Hong Kong set on fire a makeshift memorial tablet in an act of protest on Wednesday morning at the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo and was arrested by police for trespassing, according to police and an activist group.

    • Miss Universe's first transgender contestant revels in being role model

      Dec 12, 2018 | 07:12 am

      Like many other contestants at the Miss Universe beauty pageant, Angela Ponce grew up watching the glitzy spectacle on television, dreaming of representing her country one day.