China’s largest independent oil refining company says it has stopped buying crude from the United States and has already turned to Iranian imports amid growing trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.
China’s largest refining company halts purchasing US crude, turns to Iranian oil
Beijing has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the new US-proposed tariffs on Chinese goods, reacting to American unilateralism in a move that could further deepen rift with Washington over a protracted trade dispute.
China files complaint with World Trade Organization against US proposed tariff plan
EU-China statement:
Lebanon president: US pullout to undermine Mideast stability
JCPOA key element of global non-proliferation architecture
Militants have launched a fresh attack on civilians and security forces in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul with police reporting multiple casualties.
New militant attack in Kabul leaves 10 killed or injured
US and North Korean military officials met on the inter-Korean border on Sunday to discuss the return of the remains of US soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, the first time in nine years that generals from the two sides have held talks, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.
US, North Korea in rare talks over remains of war soldiers
A total of 17.58 million babies were born in Chinese hospitals in 2017, according to figures released by the China’s National Health Commission.
China records 17.6m newborns in 2017
Japan’s Education Ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses for credit, with the aim of developing human resources ahead of the advances expected in artificial intelligence.
Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in high schools
South Korea is ahead of leading economies in terms of the percentage of people putting in more than 49 hours per week at offices or factories, a report by the country’s central bank showed Sunday.
Report: South Korea leads world for high working hours
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned US President Donald Trump against making any unilateral deals with Russia that come with a cost for the United States’ Western allies.
German FM warns Trump against unilateral deals with Putin
The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death.
Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record high: UN

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