Stock markets rise on hopes for easing of US-China trade dispute

Stock markets rise on hopes for easing of US-China trade disputeStock markets mostly across the world rose on Monday as investors on optimism that China and the United States will start working to resolve their trade dispute. Wall Street ended last week with gains following a report that top officials from the world’s two biggest economies would hold talks to resolve a crisis that has seen them hit each other with tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods, and with more in the pipeline. The report in the Wall Street Journal said the talks were aimed at easing the trade dispute before US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a summit in November.


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Stock markets rise on hopes for easing of US-China trade dispute

Stock markets rise on hopes for easing of US-China trade disputeStock markets mostly across the world rose on Monday as investors on optimism that China and the United States will start working to resolve their trade dispute. Wall Street ended last week with gains following a report that top officials from the world’s two biggest economies would hold talks to resolve a crisis that has seen them hit each other with tariffs on billions of dollars worth of goods, and with more in the pipeline. The report in the Wall Street Journal said the talks were aimed at easing the trade dispute before US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping hold a summit in November.


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Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calm

Israel says Gaza truce talks focus on easing closure in return for calmBy Maayan Lubell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Israel set out limited goals for Gaza truce talks on Sunday, saying the focus was on a proposal to ease its blockade of the Islamist Hamas-controlled territory in return for the Palestinians calming their side of the frontier. The Israeli statement came hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security cabinet to discuss, and possibly approve U.N.- and Egyptian-brokered ideas for preventing another threatened Gaza war. Gaza, under years of grinding Israeli and Egyptian sanctions aimed at isolating Hamas, has seen a surge in tensions since Palestinians launched weekly border protests on March 30, drawing Israeli army fire that has killed at least 157 people.


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Generals from the rival Koreas discuss easing military confrontation

  1. Generals from the rival Koreas discuss easing military confrontation  Chicago Tribune
  2. Two Koreas discuss reducing military tension amid reports of North Korea missile activity  swissinfo.ch
  3. Commentary: Any peace treaty on the Korean Peninsula first needs an honest reckoning with history  Channel NewsAsia
  4. At South Korean beaches and swimming pools, a war against tiny spy cameras  Washington Post
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Fed Backs Easing Volcker Rule Restrictions on Big Banks' Trading

  1. Fed Backs Easing Volcker Rule Restrictions on Big Banks’ Trading  Wall Street Journal
  2. Wall Street Gets Win as Fed Set to Ease Volcker Trade Limits  Bloomberg
  3. The Federal Reserve just rolled out major changes to a key post-financial crisis Wall Street regulation  Business Insider
  4. Big Banks to Get Reprieve from Volcker Rule  New York Times
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Science in North Korea: how easing the nuclear stand-off might bolster research

Science in North Korea: how easing the nuclear stand-off might bolster research

Science in North Korea: how easing the nuclear stand-off might bolster research, Published online: 30 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05027-x

The isolated nation publishes less than 100 scholarly articles a year — but as political tensions ease, researchers hope for greater collaboration.
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Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike deals

Qualcomm easing licensing terms in bid to strike dealsQualcomm Inc’s earnings call on Wednesday showed just how far the company is willing to go to preserve one of its core business practices of taking a cut of the selling price of phones. Qualcomm gave two indications on Wednesday it was prepared to accept lower revenue in exchange for maintaining the business structure and avoiding future customer disputes. On Wednesday, Qualcomm said it would cap the phone price that is the basis of the revenue calculation at $400.


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DACA deportation deadline arrives, but with an easing sense of urgency

  1. DACA deportation deadline arrives, but with an easing sense of urgency  CNBC
  2. With no permanent immigration fix by DACA deadline, Dreamers amp political mobilization  NBCNews.com
  3. DACA Lives, but for How Long?  Inside Higher Ed
  4. Out of the shadows: A young Dreamer has a political awakening in the midst of the midterms  ABC News
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Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre Reopens, Easing Tensions

  1. Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre Reopens, Easing Tensions  Wall Street Journal
  2. Sacred Jerusalem church to reopen after Israel backtracks on taxing properties  Washington Post
  3. Jerusalem: Christianity’s ‘holiest site’ Holy Sepulchre reopens after protest  BBC News
  4. Move against church part of Judaisation agenda  gulfnews.com
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