1 August 2019 News

United States, China, Britain, Diplomacy, Donald Trump were the most important topics in the news of the Thursday 1 August 2019, but also: Conflict, Australia, North Korea, Military, South Korea.

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Trump has ‘no problem’ with latest North Korean missile tests

US President Donald Trump said Thursday he had "no problem" with North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests amid an outcry from Washington's...

US to slap 10% tariff on $300 bn more in Chinese goods : Trump

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will hit China with punitive tariffs on another $300 billion in goods, escalating his trade war...

Syria regime agrees to Idlib truce if buffer zone implemented

The Syrian government has agreed to a truce in the war-torn northwestern region of Idlib on condition a Turkish-Russian buffer-zone deal is implemented,...

US to slap 10% tariff on $300 bn more in Chinese goods : Trump

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will hit China with punitive tariffs on another $300 billion in goods, escalating the trade war...

Biden survives, Warren shines : Takeaways from the Democratic debates

At this week's Democratic presidential debates, Joe Biden withstood a barrage to maintain his frontrunner status, Elizabeth Warren captured the...

US scientists announce 3D heart printing breakthrough

US scientists have successfully built functional heart parts out of collagen using a 3D bioprinter, a breakthrough they say could one day create...

Potentially habitable planet found in new solar system

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new solar system with a planet that could be habitable, a Spanish astrophysicist who led...

UK PM boosts no-deal Brexit spending ahead of local election test

Britain's Boris Johnson faces his first test at the ballot box Thursday in a by-election that could reduce his parliamentary majority to just...

Broad at the double as England rock Australia in Ashes opener

Stuart Broad removed Australia openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft cheaply as England piled on the pressure on the first morning of the...

Rwanda shuts DR Congo border after Ebola cases in frontier city

Rwanda has shuttered its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after a third case of the deadly virus was detected in the border...

Iran says sanctions show US ‘afraid’ of top diplomat

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday mocked a US decision to impose sanctions on his top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif, saying it showed...

LSE shoots for global finance data league with Refinitiv takeover

London Stock Exchange unveiled Thursday a $27 billion takeover of US financial data provider Refinitiv that would create a market information...

Australia win toss and bat against England in 1st Ashes Test

Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and decided to bat in the first Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston on Thursday.Ashes-holders Australia...

US rapper A$AP Rocky takes stand in Sweden assault trial

US rapper A$AP Rocky was set to appear in a Swedish court Thursday to give his account of a street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred...

Japan approves growing human organs in animals for first time

Scientists in Japan will begin trying to grow human organs in animals after receiving government permission for the first study of its kind in...

Twin attacks kill 20 police in Yemen’s Aden : sources

Two separate attacks killed at least 20 police in Yemen's government-held second city Aden Thursday, one by Shiite rebels and the other by jihadists,...

Profits jump at British bank Barclays

Net profits nearly quadrupled at British bank Barclays in the first half of the year on reduced litigation costs, helping compensate for difficult...

Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden killed : US media

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed, US media reported Wednesday citing American officials.NBC...

Uighurs challenge China to prove missing relatives are free

China's claim that "most" inmates have been released from re-education camps in its Xinjiang region has been met with anger and scepticism by...

Lawmakers with serious disabilities take seats in Japan parliament

Two lawmakers with serious paralysis took their seats in Japan's upper house on Thursday to cheers from supporters, marking the first time people...

US-South Korea drills still on despite Pyongyang warnings : US

The US and South Korea will press ahead with joint military exercises, a Pentagon official said, defying demands from a furious Pyongyang for...

Andy Murray reunites with brother Jamie for doubles win

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray moved closer to a singles comeback six months after hip surgery, joining brother Jamie for a doubles...

Can diet help cancer treatment? Study in mice offers clues

Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could...

Asia markets down after mixed messages from Fed

Asian markets fell on Thursday, tracking losses on Wall Street, after the US Federal Reserve cut rates for the first time in more than a decade...

Liverpool teen Elliott ‘truly sorry’ over video mocking Kane

Liverpool teenager Harvey Elliott apologised on Thursday after a video emerged of him appearing to mock Tottenham striker Harry Kane.The Snapchat...

Flagging patience : colonial emblems divide opinion at Hong Kong protests

British and colonial-era flags being waved at Hong Kong's anti-government rallies are a vivid rebuke to China's rule but they have also stirred...

Johnson faces UK election test as Brexit battle looms

Britain's Boris Johnson faces his first test at the ballot box Thursday in a by-election that could reduce his parliamentary majority to one,...

US rapper A$AP Rocky takes the stand in Sweden assault trial

US rapper A$AP Rocky will appear in a Stockholm court on Thursday to give his account of a June street brawl, in an assault case that has stirred...

US poised to formally abandon INF missile treaty

The United States will officially withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty on Friday, clearing the way for a new arms...

Bielsa’s Leeds target Premier League push as Championship starts

Marcelo Bielsa has another chance to deliver Premier League football to the success-starved fans of Leeds United after falling agonisingly short...

England seek a ‘double’ as Australia eye Ashes history

England return to 'Fortress Edgbaston' for the first Test against Australia on Thursday looking to round off an already memorable season by completing...

Verstappen looms large in Hamilton’s rear view mirror

After two stunning wins in three races, the force in Formula One is with Max Verstappen who will this weekend bid for another victory at the...

N. Korean man crosses DMZ into South : military

A North Korean man has crossed the demilitarised zone into South Korea and was in Seoul's custody early Thursday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.There...