“Escalate” in the news

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Japan Today
· U.S. will allow limited flights by Chinese airlines, not a ban  
The air-service spat escalated against a backdrop of a long-running trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
· Iran FM throws ball back in Trump's court on nuclear deal  
Tensions between Tehran and Washington escalated in 2018 after Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the agreement and reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran.
· US considers blacklisting more oil tankers over Venezuela trade, official says  
Earlier this week the US Treasury said it had imposed sanctions on four shipping firms for transporting Venezuelan oil, escalating the political standoff by curbing the OPEC nation's crude exports.
The New York Times
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Additional video and audio from the body cameras of the key officers would reveal more about why the struggle began and how it escalated.
· Twitter took down a Trump campaign video over copyright concerns  
Twitter disabled a video this week on a post by the Trump campaign in a move that could escalate its tensions with the president, whose tweets have recently been subject to warning labels from the company.
The Guardian
· Timo Werner's transfer U-turn in keeping with his bumpy rise to top  
The attacks on Leipzig – banners, chants, thrown paint and bull heads – widened to incorporate very personal attacks on Werner, which escalated after he took a dive in a win over Schalke in December 2016.
· #Babygate trends after Trump surrounds the White House with fencing  
Protests in D.C. have particularly escalated, however, and last Friday night Trump — along with Melania and their son Barron — were reportedly taken to the underground presidential bunker for safety.
The Independent
· George Floyd protests: MPs launch UK police racism inquiry as officers warn against joining weekend demonstrations  
Mr Floyd died after a white officer held him down by pressing a knee into his neck in Minneapolis on 25 May, sparking days of protest in the US that escalated into riots and looting in some cities.
The China Post
· Minneapolis to ban police chokeholds in wake of Floyd death  
Hall told “Good Morning America” that the situation escalated quickly and police grabbed Floyd, put him in a squad car, dragged him back out and then “jumped on the back of the neck.” He said Floyd was put in an ambulance and that he didn’t know his friend had died until the next day, when he saw the widely viewed bystander video on Facebook.
The Guardian
· Seth Meyers: 'The map is finally all red, but not for the reason Trump wants'  
Meanwhile, tensions have been escalated by police enforcing curfews in cities across the nation, from New York to Los Angeles.