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Xinhua world news summary at 1600 GMT, June 15

16 Jun 2021, 02:44 GMT+10

CHICAGO -- Four people were killed and four others injured at a gathering inside a home on the South Side of Chicago Tuesday morning.

Chicago police responded to a call after 5:30 a.m. (1030 GMT) following an argument at a gathering inside a residence, where shots were fired, local media quoted Chicago police.

Four people were pronounced dead at the scene. Four others were wounded and taken to hospital, with two in critical condition, according to police. (US-Chicago-Shooting)

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BRUSSELS -- The European Union (EU) and the United States have agreed on a truce in their long-standing conflict over aircraft subsidies, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said here Tuesday.

"Today we move from litigation to cooperation," she tweeted.

The dispute over subsidies for U.S. planemaker Boeing and its European rival Airbus has resulted in parallel cases filed at the World Trade Organization (WTO) since 2004. (EU-US-Dispute over Aircraft Subsidies)

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LONDON -- Britain has secured a free trade deal with Australia -- the first major trade agreement negotiated from scratch since the former left the European Union (EU), the British government announced Tuesday.

According to the tariff-free pact, British cars, Scotch whisky and confectionery would be cheaper to sell to Australia, which would boost industries that employ 3.5 million people across the country, said the Department for International Trade in a statement. (Britain-Australia-Trade Deal)

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