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US Student Is Freed After Week Held in China in Taxi Dispute

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Jennifer McLean shows her son, University of Montana student Guthrie McLean, on the Great Wall of China. Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines says police in central China freed 25-year-old Guthrie McLean early Monday, July 24, 2017, local time, after he was arrested in China a week earlier after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother in a fare dispute. Jennifer McLean told The Associated Press her son's actions were justified because the taxi driver was hurting her.

Deal Reached to End Berlin Airport Ground Staff Dispute

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The ver.di union said the three-year deal reached Tuesday foresees wages being raised significantly in four stages through 2019. It said that 2,000 employees of five companies that offer ground services at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports will benefit.

Driver Stabbed in Thanksgiving Day Road-Rage Dispute

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Anne Arundel County police say that officers were called to Route 214 at Muddy Creek Road in the Edgewater area on Thursday morning for a report of a stabbing. When they arrived police say officers learned that the stabbing victim had been involved in a road-rage dispute.

Dish and Sling TV lose Univision channels in price dispute


It just became a bit harder to watch Spanish-language TV in the US, whether or not it's online. Dish and Sling TV have lost a trio of Univision stations (including its main channel, UniMás and Galavisión) after the two failed to end a carriage pricing dispute before a contract ended. As always in these TV squabbles, the two have been hurling vicious accusations at each other in an attempt to win public sympathy. Dish insisted that Univision was "drastically" raising rates to make up for declining viewership, charging "almost double" for Dish and Sling customers as it was for Univision Now. It even took to offering free over-the-air antennas to viewers in some regions to win them over.

Duterte warns China over South China Sea dispute

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned of a "bloody" confrontation should China try to invade the country's territories in the disputed South China Sea. While insisting that he would first seek a peaceful resolution, Duterte told soldiers on Wednesday that they should be prepared to defend the country over the territorial dispute. "We do not want a quarrel," he said. "I would walk the extra mile to ask for peace for everybody. "But I am sure and I guarantee to them that if they invade us, it will be bloody and we will not give it to them easily," he added.