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Xinhua world news summary at 0145 GMT, Aug. 13

XinHua2017-08-13

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. administration said here on Saturday that President Donald Trump will direct on Monday the U.S. trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices, triggering concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-U.S. trade and economic ties. The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act, senior administration officials said, but they declined to say when the USTR's decision would be made. (US-China-Trade) - - - - CARACAS -- Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Saturday slammed the "warmongering" declarations of U.S. President Donald Trump as "threats to peace." In a statement, Arreaza said that Trump's statement about not to "rule out" a military option in Venezuela was a "violation" of UN and international laws. (Venezuela-Trump-Military) - - - - WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump condemned "all that hate stands for" after the state of Virginia declared emergency on Saturday as a big white nationalist rally turned violent in the historic college town of Charlottesville in Virginia. "We ALL must be united and condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America," Trump wrote on Twitter. (US-Demonstrations-Trump) - - - - ISLAMABAD -- At least 12 people were killed and 20 others injured when a blast hit an army truck in capital city Quetta of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Saturday night, local Urdu media reported. The 92 News said that the army truck was passing by Pishin Stop area of the city when it was targeted by the explosion. Nature of the blast has not been determined, and no group has claimed the attack yet. (Pakistan-Blast) Enditem

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. administration said here on Saturday that President Donald Trump will direct on Monday the U.S. trade representative (USTR) to determine whether to investigate China's trade practices, triggering concerns that Washington may take unilateral moves harming China-U.S. trade and economic ties.
The USTR Robert Lighthizer would consider whether to probe China's trade practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act, senior administration officials said, but they declined to say when the USTR's decision would be made. (US-China-Trade)
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CARACAS -- Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Saturday slammed the "warmongering" declarations of U.S. President Donald Trump as "threats to peace."
In a statement, Arreaza said that Trump's statement about not to "rule out" a military option in Venezuela was a "violation" of UN and international laws. (Venezuela-Trump-Military)
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump condemned "all that hate stands for" after the state of Virginia declared emergency on Saturday as a big white nationalist rally turned violent in the historic college town of Charlottesville in Virginia.
"We ALL must be united and condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America," Trump wrote on Twitter. (US-Demonstrations-Trump)
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ISLAMABAD -- At least 12 people were killed and 20 others injured when a blast hit an army truck in capital city Quetta of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Saturday night, local Urdu media reported.
The 92 News said that the army truck was passing by Pishin Stop area of the city when it was targeted by the explosion. Nature of the blast has not been determined, and no group has claimed the attack yet. (Pakistan-Blast) Enditem

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