World News Briefs — September 12, 2019 (Evening Edition)

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Reuters: Trump favors ‘whole deal’ with China, two sides prepare for trade talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday he preferred a comprehensive trade deal with China but did not rule out the possibility of an interim pact, even as he said an “easy” agreement would not be possible.

“I’d rather get the whole deal done,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I see a lot of analysts are saying an interim deal, meaning we’ll do pieces of it, the easy ones first. But there’s no easy or hard. There’s a deal or there’s not a deal. But it’s something we would consider, I guess.”

The president’s remarks came as the world’s two largest economies prepare for new rounds of talks aimed at curbing a more-than-year-long trade war that has hurt global economic growth and rattled financial markets.

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MIDDLE EAST

IDF attacks Gaza, terrorists try and down military aircraft. Israel answers rocket attack by striking Hamas targets.

Netanyahu: We will have no choice but start military campaign in Gaza.

Security, terrorism & Iran: What Netanyahu talked to Putin about, days ahead of Israeli election.

Israel accused of planting spying devices near White House.

Netanyahu denies Politico report Israel spying on the White House.

‘We’ll see what happens,’ Trump says about possible easing of Iran sanctions.

Mnuchin: No meeting planned between Trump and Iran’s Rouhani.

Australian and British bloggers held in Iran named.

U.S. says it has evidence Adrian Darya 1 oil transferred to Syria.

Trump pledges to hit Taliban ‘harder’ as peace talks ‘dead’.

Taliban suicide attack in Kabul kills Afghan troops.

China urges U.S. to take steps to ensure North Korea talks resume.

In rebuke to China, Taiwan calls for closer ties with U.S., allies.

US Senate passes Uygur Human Rights Policy Act calling for sanctions on Chinese officials over Xinjiang camps.

Chinese suppliers ready to provide tear gas to Hong Kong as other sources dry up.

Hong Kong protests: pro-Beijing and anti-government camps attempt to outsing each other at IFC Mall in Central.

Pakistan ‘unfairly’ blamed for Washington’s failures in Afghanistan, PM Khan tells RT.

22,000 Nigerians missing since Boko Haram crisis began: Red Cross.

Ten dead, dozens wounded in Mozambique election rally stampede.

Sudan crisis: Thousands demand justice over protester killings.

Sudan PM Hamdok arrives in Juba on first official trip.

Robert Mugabe’s family snubs Harare’s offer for state interment, opting for private burial.

Dozens feared dead after train derails in DR Congo.

South Africa crime: Police figures show rising murder and sexual offences.

Paris braces for Friday’s massive public transit strike.

ECB injects fresh stimulus in bid to inspire sluggish eurozone.

US presents new effort to counter Kremlin influence.

Russia: Police raid offices, homes tied to Navalny, protests.

Russia asks Interpol for help over alleged CIA mole’s whereabouts.

Boris Johnson denies lying to the Queen as Northern Ireland’s top court rejects no-deal challenge.

Germany pressures Greece to step up migrant deportations to Turkey.

Spain’s king to meet political leaders about forming a govt.

US House panel subpoenas Trump’s Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.

House Democrats step up Trump impeachment inquiry.

Trump says Pompeo not under consideration to replace Bolton.

Eyes on Biden as Democrats face off in third 2020 debate.

US budget deficit for 11 months up $169 billion over 2018.

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect.

Mexico slams US Supreme Court order on asylum restrictions.

Under US pressure Mexico shifts immigration policy.

Hurricane Dorian: Number of missing drops to 1,300.

Twitter blocks accounts of Raúl Castro and Cuban state-run media outlets.

Argentina’s food crisis worsens.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Justice Department to declassify name of suspect accused of aiding 9/11 hijackers.

Taliban video highlights recent raids in Zabul.

At Pentagon 9/11 ceremony, Trump says he’s hitting the Taliban ‘harder than ever before’.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Stocks rise on fresh optimism ahead of US-China trade talks.

BA cancels 27 Sept flights ahead of next pilot strike.

Google to pay €1bn to end French tax probe.

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