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China’s top steelmaking city Tangshan issues second-level smog alert from April 20

China’s top steelmaking city of Tangshan in Hebei province issued a second-level pollution alert on Friday in response to a wave of smog expected to blanket the region, the local government said in a statement via its social media account.


Carlos Ghosn to be indicted on additional charge as early as Monday: NHK

Tokyo prosecutors are likely to indict former Nissan Motor Co Ltd Chairman Carlos Ghosn on an additional charge of aggravated breach of trust as early as Monday when his current detention period expires, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.


Johansson’s 91 thunderbolt sets the standard


Climate change protesters block access to French multinationals

Climate activists blocked hundreds of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said.


Explainer: Five ways Trump’s moves to stem border surge have hit hurdles

Grappling with a ballooning number of migrants at the U.S. southern border, President Donald Trump has suggested increasingly bold steps to fulfill his signature campaign pledge to stem illegal immigration.


Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin investment project

Taiwan’s Foxconn said on Friday it remains committed to its contract to build a display plant and tech research facilities in Wisconsin, days after the U.S. state’s governor said he wanted to renegotiate the deal.


Russia shrugs off Mueller report: agencies

Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday dismissed the findings of the long-awaited report by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said it had failed to present any evidence of Russian meddling in U.S. elections, Russian news agencies reported.


Premium New Zealand honey producer admits adding chemicals: media

A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country.


MLB roundup: Mariners blow 8-run lead, win in 9th

Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Seattle Mariners ended a six-game losing streak with an 11-10 win against the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of the four-game series on Thursday in Anaheim, Calif.


Second wave of twisters in U.S. South turns deadly as storm pushes east

A second wave of tornadoes and thunderstorms to hit the U.S. South and Midwest this week turned deadly on Thursday with three people reported killed, as the storms pushed eastward on Friday, officials and media accounts said.