Trump orders review of China’s trade practices

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Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump has asked his country’s top trade official to review China’s practices regarding intellectual property. The move was incremental, but could eventually lead to the US imposing trade sanctions. Mr Trump is trying to balance working with China on relations with North Korea, with his “America-first” trade views. Beijing […]

Deadly attack targets UN mission in Timbuktu, Mali

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Image copyright Minusma/Marco Dormino Image caption UN troops have been trying to stabilise Mali since 2013 Gunmen have attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali, killing seven people. Five of those who died were Malian security guards. The Malian military said the assault had been repulsed and four […]

Gun rampage at Burkina Faso cafe kills 18

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Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. At least eight foreigners and seven locals were among those killed in Sunday’s evening attack on the Aziz […]