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The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Fed’s rate-setting body,

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“Through the course of the year, weak global growth, trade policy uncertai

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After a spectacular average gain of 140 percent on Monday and a retreat on Tuesday, t

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China will never seek hegemony, expansion or spheres of influence, and the People’s Libera

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ational interests and world peace, a defense white paper published on Wednesday said.

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In June, five entities were added to the list: Chinese supercomputer manufacturers and institutions including Sug

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Facing mounting US pressure, Zarif, in response to the new sanctions, tweeted th

at the hawkish senior US officials close to Trump “despise diplomacy, and thirst for war.”

“Nobody in a clear mind can accept to have a dialogue with somebody that is threaten

ing you with more sanctions,” Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi told reporters on Monday.

Ties between the United States and Iran have deteriorated after Washing

ton walked away from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018 and rei

mposed energy and financial sanctions, which had been removed under the deal, on Iran.

Iran has suspended parts of its commitments subject to the nuclear deal and have threatened to go further.

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nisms were triggered after the crash in Germany’s Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state, the defense minister reported.

“One pilot was recovered alive, but the second pilot was dead

when he was found,” said von der Leyen. “We share in the grief of the relatives.”

Eyewitness videos showed the burning planes falling from the sky and later, two plumes of smoke rising from the ground.

Firefighters were deployed to extinguish fires from the wr

eckage. Police warned the public not to approach potentially dangerous debris at the site.

The Eurofighter Typhoon was jointly developed by Britain, G

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ng signal to busin亚博88娱乐场乌托邦女神会所esses, 24 of the EU leaders chose instead to reflect supp

ort for the mid-century goal as a footnote in their final statement:

“For a large majority of member states, climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050.”

Time is running out

Since French President Emmanuel Macron in March launched the

push for the EU to absorb as much as it emits by 2050, along with three other nations, supp

ort had snowballed, showing the growing political prominence of the fight against global warming.

Addressing the holdouts during the summit, German Chancellor A

ngela Merkel pointed to months of climate protests by youths that helped propel Gre

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AI can tutor and test students on general and relatively simple

knowledge so teachers can play a more advanced educational role.

“This will require teachers to have greater mastery of their subject,” Zhang said.

Li Linxuan, a 16-year-old high school student who uses Zhangmen, said when she first used the platfo

rm, the teacher conducted an initial evaluation and then gave her five questions.

“I was so surprised, because I just didn’t know how to answer them,” she said, adding that the teac

her said the questions had been chosen specifically to highlight her weaker knowledge points.

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Students to be vital cogs in travel sectordents born betwe

College students born between 1995 and 2000 are becoming a vital new part of the dynamic travel market in China, with most of th

e young students making their first summer trips after enrolling in colleges, a new study said.

Though the motivation for making tours is relatively high among college students, their choices are

limited due to economic constraints with price being the major criteria for booking flight tickets, said the stud

y conducted by Qunar, an online travel firm owned by Ctrip, China’s largest online travel agency.

During summer vacations, students tend to choose flights that depart b

tween midnight and 2 am, as well as between 5 am and 9 am. The number of bookings of red-e

ye and budget flights is nearly three times higher than other regular flights, the Qunar study said.

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