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China’s largesse in Tonga threatens future of Pacific nation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains. Snuffling pigs roam dusty roads that wind through villages dotted with churches. Yet even in this far-flung island kingdom there are signs that a battle for power and influence is heating up among much larger nations — and Tonga may end up paying the price. In the capital, Nuku’alofa, government…

Heatwave in Central Europe breaks temperature records for June

Thursday, June 27, 2019

With heat rising this week in Central Europe, the June heat records have been broken in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic as with more records forecast to come in the coming days. British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Wednesday, June 26, Coschen in Brandenburg peaked at 38.6C, which is a new German record for June. Radzyn in Poland and Doksany in the Czech Republic also recorded new national…

China blames US for trade dispute, but doesn’t escalate

Monday, June 3, 2019

China fired back at the U.S. Sunday over the two nations’ trade dispute, issuing a report that blamed the conflict on the Trump administration but refrained from escalating the trade war. The report from the Cabinet spokesman’s office said China won’t back down on “major issues of principle,” but offered no sense of whether or how the world’s second largest economy might retaliate against U.S. tariffs on goods manufactured in…