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US president Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The United States and China sought to ease trade war tensions on Monday, with Beijing calling for calm and US president Donald Trump predicting a deal(...)

Plastic bags of fentanyl at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Photograph: Reuters/ Joshua Lott

China announced on Monday that it would treat all variants of the powerful opioid fentanyl as controlled substances, making good on a pledge the count(...)

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross (left)  shakes hands with Chinese vice-remier Liu He. Photograph: AP

China warned the United States on Sunday that any agreements reached on trade and business between the two countries will be void if Washington implem(...)

The ECB overbought Irish bonds to the tune of around €400 million in November. Photograph: iStock

The largest overbuying of government bonds in November by the European Central Bank (ECB) was on Irish bonds, data released by the bank shows. While (...)

Liu Xia: wife of veteran Chinese pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo remains under house arrest. Photograph:  Reuters/David Gray

International pressure is growing to allow Liu Xia, the wife of the late Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo, to leave the country if she wants to go (...)

A handout photo provided by the Shenyang Municipal Information Office shows late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s wife Liu Xia (right) praying as they bury Liu’s ashes at sea. Photograph: AFP

There was controversy over the funeral of the late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, whose ashes were scattered in the sea af(...)

An impromptu shrine to late Nobel laureate and pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo outside China’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China, July 13th, 2017. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

China’s best-known democracy activist, the jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, has died aged 61 in hospital after a battle with liver cancer. Mr (...)

A photo provided by the Syrian civil defence group known as the White Helmets, shows members of inspecting damaged buildings after airstrikes hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Medical supplies were running out in the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo, with victims pouring into barely functioning hospitals as an all-out R(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping has initiated a moral crusade that has seen TV items involving LGBT content taken off the air. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

A labour arbitration board in southern China will hear what is being described as the country’s first transgender job discrimination case after a man (...)

The files link nine of the country’s most prominent families, including a relative of president Xi Jinping,  to secret offshore companies, mostly based in the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

The Chinese government remained silent on Friday on revelations from the Panama Papers that the families of three of the seven people on the Standing (...)

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