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What happend on August 2nd 2019

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N Korea conducts third weapons test in eight days

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 3:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United States United States

The test, the third in eight days, is seen as a reaction to planned US-South Korean military exercises.
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Trump escalates trade war with more China tariffs

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 4:00
related countries: United States United States, China China

The US president announces fresh tariffs of 10% on another $300bn of Chinese products from 1 September.
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French drug smuggler's death sentence in Indonesia 'commuted to 19 years'

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 6:16
related countries: France France, Indonesia Indonesia

An Indonesian court instead jails Félix Dorfin for 19 years, his lawyer and media say.
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Japan to strike South Korea off trusted export list as rift deepens

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 7:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea, Japan Japan

South Korea is fiercely opposed to the move, which Japan says is due to national security concerns.
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Saudi Arabia allows women to travel independently

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 10:26
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Women over 21 can now apply for a passport without a male guardian, but other restrictions remain.
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INF nuclear treaty: US pulls out of Cold War-era pact with Russia

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 10:48
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The US withdrawal from a Cold War intermediate nuclear missile pact raises fears of a new arms race.
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INF nuclear treaty: Nato 'to avoid arms race' after US-Russia pact ends

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 11:45
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Friday

Nato blames Russia after a key Cold War nuclear missile pact with the US broke down on Friday.
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Libya to close 'inhuman' migrant detention centres after outcry

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 12:55
related countries: Libya Libya

One of the three centres to close was bombed last month amid fighting between rival Libyan forces.
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Baltimore - A city criticised by Trump hits back

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 13:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Trump

Reuters photographer Stephanie Keith documents a community working for change in the city criticised by the US President.
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Stock markets drop on new Trump China tariffs

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 14:05
related countries: China China, United States United States

US and European indexes fall after the President announces taxes on $300bn of Chinese goods.
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Cocaine worth €1bn seized in Germany's largest haul

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 14:41
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Hamburg, Over

Over four tonnes of the drug were discovered in a shipping container at the port of Hamburg.
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Ronald Reagan: No defence for 'monkeys' remark, says daughter

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

There is no excuse for comments made by the late former US president in 1971, his daughter writes.
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Indonesia earthquake: Jakarta residents rattled

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 15:12
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The magnitude 6.9 tremor off the island of Java jangles nerves in the capital Jakarta.
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Skripal case: US slaps new sanctions on Russia

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Moscow is accused of being behind the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy and his daughter in the UK.
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Singapore government accuses YouTuber Preetipls of 'blatant racism' over rap

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 16:30
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

The row was sparked by a rap video, made in response to an ad showing a Chinese man in "brownface".
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Farmer promotes suicide prevention message in corn maze

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 16:32
related countries: United States United States

The US farmer who wants you to know that "your life matters".
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Uganda's Stella Nyanzi bares breasts in protest at jail sentence

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 16:47
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Rights campaigners say Stella Nyanzi's 18-month sentence for criticising Uganda's president is "outrageous".
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Brazil deforestation row: Space research head Galvão out

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 18:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The head of Brazil's space research institute had accused President Jair Bolsonaro of "cowardice".
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Eric Garner: Chokehold cop 'should be fired', says US judge

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 18:32
related countries: United States United States

Terminating Officer Pantaleo has become a rallying cry in the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
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ASAP Rocky trial: Swedish judge temporarily releases rapper

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 19:59
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

The US rapper is awaiting the verdict regarding the alleged assault of a 19-year-old man.
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John Ratcliffe: Trump withdraws pick for US intelligence director

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 20:43
related countries: United States United States

John Ratcliffe's name was withdrawn after criticism from both parties that he was under-qualified.
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Half of Ebola cases in DR Congo 'unidentified'

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 22:32
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The country's Ebola response co-ordinator warns the deadly outbreak could last up to three years.
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Lionel Messi: Argentina forward banned from international football for three months

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 22:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina captain Lionel Messi is banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was "corrupt".
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China tariffs devastating, says soybean farmer

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 22:40
related countries: United States United States, China China

The trade war between the US and China has escalated, and US farmer John Boyd Jr says he is feeling the pain.
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INF nuclear treaty: Trump says new pact should include China

Friday 2nd of August 2019, 23:12
related countries: United States United States, Russia Russia, China China
related places: Trump

US President Donald Trump says China and Russia have both been "excited" by talks over a new treaty.
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