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    Trump, Xi Agree to Trade War Pause, Talks

    Over steak dinner at the G-20 summit in Argentina Saturday, President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to delay new tariffs for 90 days. Putting off a 25 percent levy on $200 billion in Chinese goods, planned for Jan. 1, Trump said, would allow the nations to negotiate a long-term deal. China agreed to buy more U.S. goods and better regulate its fentanyl trade, which has fueled America’s opiate crisis. “Only with cooperation,” Xi said in an appearance with Trump, “can we serve the interest of world peace and prosperity.”

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