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    US unveils tariffs on France over tech tax but delays collection

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:14pm on July 11, 2020

    The United States on Friday unveiled heavy import duties on France in retaliation for the country’s tax on American tech giants, but will hold off...

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    Dutch ‘golden age’ statue stirs ghosts of colonial past

    Agence France-Presse . Hoorn | Updated at 11:11pm on July 11, 2020

    The statue of a Dutch 17th century colonialist has become a flashpoint for the debate in the Netherlands on its past of slavery and colonisation...

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    Japan to limit financing of overseas coal power plants

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 11:10pm on July 11, 2020

    Japan said on Thursday that it would tighten rules for investment in foreign coal-fired power stations on environmental grounds, but stopped short of ending government...

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    Amazon tells workers to take TikTok app off phones: report

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:09pm on July 11, 2020

    Amazon workers were given a Friday deadline to dump the TikTok mobile application because of unspecified security concerns, according to a Wall Street Journal report...

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    Christie’s online sale fetches $421 mn

    Agence France-Presse .  New York | Updated at 11:09pm on July 11, 2020

    Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Nude with Joyous Painting’ was the big seller as a Christie’s hybrid sale fetched an impressive $421 million Friday, signaling the art market...

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    PC sales climb as pandemic keeps consumers at home

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:08pm on July 11, 2020

    PCs, somewhat left behind in the mobile internet age, are making a comeback as people stuck at home due to the coronavirus rely on them...

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    Singapore ruling party retain power in pandemic poll

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 10:49pm on July 11, 2020

    Singapore's long-ruling party retained power Saturday but its support fell sharply, while the opposition made gains, in a general election held under the shadow of...

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    United’s plans for next season ‘up in the air’

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:09pm on July 11, 2020

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United’s plans for next season are ‘up in the air’ due to the uncertainty over the calendar for the 2020-21...

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    Bolt open to comeback -- if coach asks

    Agence France-Presse . Kingston | Updated at 06:25pm on July 11, 2020

    Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirment if former coach Glen Mills asked him. The world 100m and...

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    Real Madrid in sight of title after beating Alaves

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 04:07pm on July 11, 2020

    Real Madrid could win La Liga on Monday after a routine 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday put them within touching distance of the title....