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US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone mass deportation raids for two weeks as he seeks compromise with Democratic leaders on immigration issues.
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WASHINGTON, June 23 — President Donald Trump’s renewed focus on what he calls “unfair” exchange rates could presage a new global battlefield that has the potential to do great damage to the wo...
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MEXICO CITY, June 20 — Mexico yesterday became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreed late last year to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
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A leading US House lawmaker on June 18 called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security.
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US President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb, but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies tha...
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WASHINGTON, June 18 — US Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation yesterday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in US patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that ...
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White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, a fierce loyalist of President Donald Trump who channelled his combativeness toward the news media, will leave her job at month’s end for a possible political ...
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Bipartisan US efforts to give news outlets new tools to collectively negotiate with large tech firms collecting the bulk online advertising revenue won support on June 11 at a US House Committee hearing on the fate of local journalism.
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The Trump administration is pressing Saudi Arabia to show “tangible progress” toward holding to account those behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants them to do so before ...
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — US President Donald Trump yesterday defended the use of tariffs as part of his trade strategy while China vowed a tough response if the United States insists on escalating trad...
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On May 2, the Trump administration decided to enforce Title 111 of the Helms-Burton Act.
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WASHINGTON, June 6 — A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced a bill yesterday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providi...
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WASHINGTON: A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday to force Chinese companies listed on American stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, including providing access to audits and other steps now restricted by Chinese law.
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NEW YORK: Major world stock markets rose and short-dated U.S. Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as investors bet that the U.S. Federal Reserve would cut interest rates and help boost a sluggish global economy.
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NEW YORK, June 6 — Wall Street’s major indexes rose yesterday as investors bet on a Federal Reserve interest rate cut after weak private sector jobs data and hopes grew that the United States and ...
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WASHINGTON, June 4 — Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the US government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and ot...
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Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook denied that the company is a monopoly as the US government gears up for a potentially unprecedented probe into whether the iPhone maker and other technology giants are misusing their massive market power.
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WASHINGTON: The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world's largest companies.
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WASHINGTON, June 4 ― The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters yesterday, setting up what coul...
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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended US President Donald Trump's plan to impose tariffs on all goods from Mexico over concerns of illegal immigration, despite wide-rangin...
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Facebook has long resisted making declarations about the truthfulness of posts that could open it up to charges of censorship or political bias.
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WASHINGTON: Politically appointed U.S. environmental officials last year overruled concerns of career scientists about air pollution in a Wisconsin county where U.S. President Donald Trump has pushed for a factory to be built by Foxconn Technology Co, newly released internal emails show.
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OTTAWA, May 28 ― Canada took a first step toward ratifying a new North American trade agreement yesterday just three days ahead of US Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Ottawa to discuss passage of...
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US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un agree on their assessment of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday, aligning t...
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Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp will not have to immediately hand over the financial records of US President Donald Trump, three of his children and the Trump Organization, according t...
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WASHINGTON: Automakers would be required to install technology on new vehicles that alerts exiting parents to check for children in the back seat under legislation introduced in Congress in response t...
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Videogame makers including Activision Blizzard Inc and Electronic Arts Inc might have to block young players from buying some features or else face bans under a bipartisan measure proposed by Republican Josh Hawley.
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House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she wished President Donald Trump’s family or staff would conduct an “intervention” with him for the good of the United States afte...
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President Donald Trump abruptly cut short a White House meeting with Democratic lawmakers yesterday on infrastructure, then ripped into them over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is eng...
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NEW YORK, May 22 — The US administration is considering limits to Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision’s ability to buy US technology, the New York Times reported yesterday, deepening worries...
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A Republican senator plans to propose a bill that would let consumers block all websites from collecting unnecessary data, a measure that would likely hurt the data-powered advertising businesses of Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, and others.
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Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at the first Republican congressman to call the US president’s behaviour impeachable, while Democrats warned Trump’s stonewalling of congressional probes is stren...
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US Representative Justin Amash, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say the president has engaged in impeachable behaviour.
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Seeking to build on early momentum in his 2020 presidential bid, former US vice-president Joe Biden on Saturday condemned “anger” within his own Democratic Party and pledged to work to unify the c...
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WASHINGTON: China's CRRC, the world's top passenger train maker, was slammed by U.S. lawmakers during a hearing on Thursday to limit the world's top passenger train maker's access to U.S. projects amid security fears.
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WASHINGTON, May 16 — Senior officials from Boeing Co and a US aerospace trade group yesterday urged the US government to narrowly tailor any tariffs imposed on the European Union over illegal aircra...
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co.
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WASHINGTON: The United States faces stiff challenges as it moves to create its own electric vehicle supply chain, industry analysts say, with the extent of the country’s metal reserves largely unkno...
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It looks like Facebook could be looking at a long period of scrutinization over its privacy policies and business practices by the US government’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 20 years of scrutin...
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The social media giant Facebook Inc is headed toward an agreement with the US government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions.
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Democrats are reluctant to impeach US President Donald Trump, but he may provoke such a move by continuing to obstruct Congress’ efforts to oversee his administration, a senior Democratic lawmaker s...
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Facebook Inc quickly rejected a call from co-founder Chris Hughes on May 9 to split the world's largest social media company in three, while lawmakers urged the US Justice Department to launch an antitrust investigation.
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WASHINGTON, May 9 — Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes called for the break-up of the world’s largest social media network in an opinion piece in the New York...
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Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users’ privacy.
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With a multibillion-dollar settlement looming for Facebook over user privacy violations, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg met with US lawmakers on Capitol Hill on May 7 to discuss legislation to protect users of the social network, officials said.
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Two US senators on May 6 criticised reported plans for a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Facebook Inc for misuse of consumers' personal data, saying that top officials, potentially including founder Mark Zuckerberg, must be held personally responsible.
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2 — Conservative commentator Stephen Moore's sexist comments about women have put in jeopardy his path to the Federal Reserve, with the No. 2 Republican in the Senate saying yeste...
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Defying the US Congress, Attorney General William Barr will not attend today's House Judiciary Committee hearing on his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report, said p...
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Two people were killed and four others wounded, two with life-threatening injuries, in a shooting on Tuesday at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, area emergency management officials said.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate Democrat who has made his appeal to the disaffected working-class voters who deserted the party in 2016 a key part of his political identity, is set to laun...
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US president Donald Trump met with Twitter Inc chief executive Jack Dorsey and spent a significant time questioning him about why he had lost some Twitter followers.
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WASHINGTON, April 24 — The head of the largest US labour union said yesterday he opposes ratification of the new North American free trade pact, because he doubts Mexico will enforce labour reforms ...
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US President Donald Trump met with Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday and spent a significant time questioning him about why he had lost some Twitter followers, a person briefed on the...
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WASHINGTON, April 23 — Herman Cain, facing resistance from his own political party as US President Donald Trump's pick to fill a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, withdrew yesterday from considerat...
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US House Democrats are divided over whether to proceed directly to impeach President Donald Trump after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, but they can still hold Trump accountable without...
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Congressional Democrats on Friday took legal action to get hold of all of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s evidence from his inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as the probe’s f...
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 US election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how President Donald Trump tried to impede th...
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WASHINGTON, April 15 — On the campaign trail and in Congress, Democrats are challenging the titans of Wall Street, proclaiming a "new day" as they seek to channel the anger of their party and voters...
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WASHINGTON, April 12 — US President Donald Trump's expected nomination of former pizza chain executive Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve appeared in jeopardy yesterday after a fourth Republican sen...
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US Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the “black box“ of tech companies’ artificial intelligence much the same way the federal government checks under car hoods and audits banks.
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Republican senators on April 10 said Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech, suggesting anti-trust action could be a solution.
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Two US senators introduced a bill on April 9 to ban online social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data.
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Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google unit on April 9 defended their efforts to remove hate speech from social media sites amid questions from lawmakers in an appearance before the US House Judiciary Committee.
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WASHINGTON, April 10 — Newly-installed World Bank President David Malpass spent his first day at the global lender yesterday hammering home the message that the most urgent issue facing the bank is ...
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Two US senators introduced a bill on Tuesday to ban online social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data.
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US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who became best known for defending President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents, said on Sunday she was leaving...
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Facebook Inc is much better than it was in 2016 at tackling election interference but cannot guarantee the site will not be used to undermine European Parliament elections in May, chief executive offi...
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DUBLIN, April 3 — Facebook Inc is much better than it was in 2016 at tackling election interference but cannot guarantee the site will not be used to undermine European Parliament elections in May, ...
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NEW YORK, March 27 — US labour officials yesterday pressed lawmakers to strengthen enforcement of the provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intended to protect workers, the...
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US President Donald Trump on Monday recognised Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights in an election boost for visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, prompting a sharp response f...
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US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert Mue...
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Here are five takeaways from the 22-month Trump-Russia investigation by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller that concluded with a summary submitted to Congress on Sunday by Attorney General William Barr...
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US Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia, and did not present enough evidence to warrant charging Trump with obstructi...
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US Attorney General William Barr pored over a special counsel report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow, and was due to ...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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WASHINGTON, March 21 — A conservative group has sued the US government for access to a report on whether auto imports pose a big enough security risk to justify hefty tariffs on the sector, part of ...
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Former premier Najib Abdul Razak had purportedly engaged the services of a top Republican communications specialist last year, claimed a watchdog on the influence of money in US politics.
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A US Senate panel plans a hearing on March 27 on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a future hearing with Boeing and other ...
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WASHINGTON, March 20 — The White House yesterday predicted brisk US growth of about three per cent would continue for more than a decade if Congress enacts President Donald Trump’s economic agenda...
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In most parts of the world, being called a “socialist” neither upsets politicians nor riles voters.
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The US Federal Trade Commission has failed to protect consumers in its policing of companies such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, Republican Senator Josh Hawley told the agency’s chief.
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NEW YORK, March 12 — The New York attorney general's office is looking into ties between Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank and several Trump Organisation projects, the New York Times reported late ye...
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WASHINGTON, March 12 — President Donald Trump's 2020 budget yesterday proposed a 15 per cent cut for the US Department of Agriculture, calling its subsidies to farmers “overly generous” at a tim...
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WASHINGTON, March 9 — When President Donald Trump proposes his 2020 federal budget on Monday, official Washington will likely have a quick look, shrug and move on, marking another stage in the quiet...
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FERGUSON, March 8 — In 2009, the chief executive of Emerson Electric Co bluntly told investors at a Chicago conference what many of his counterparts at other manufacturing firms would only say priva...
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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairperson Paul Manafort (photo, above) was sentenced on Thursday by a US judge to less than four years in prison - far shy of federal sentencing guidelines -...
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ALEXANDRIA, Va.: President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Thursday by a U.S. judge to less than four years in prison - far shy of federal sentencing guidelines - for financial crimes uncovered during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election.
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The Democratic National Committee on Wednesday said it will not allow Fox News to host any of its candidates’ political debates through 2020, citing a report this week about the conservative channel...
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President Donald Trump on Saturday attacked US special counsel Robert Mueller ahead of his report on alleged Russia collusion by the Trump campaign in 2016 and said his political opponents were "tryin...
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US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen accused him of breaking the law while in office and said for the first time that Trump knew in advance about a WikiLeaks dump of stol...
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Michael Cohen, the former "fixer" and personal lawyer for US President Donald Trump, plans to testify on Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time about a leak of emails that would hurt his Democratic ...
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The US House of Representatives yesterday voted to block the national emergency declared by US President Donald Trump regarding border security.
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NEW YORK, Feb 27 — Wall Street's three major indexes fell slightly after a choppy session yesterday as investors eyed mixed US economic data and corporate news and waited for clarity on issues such ...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 26 — President Donald Trump’s decision to delay a steep tariff hike on Chinese goods as he touted progress in weekend trade talks was greeted with a mixture of relief and dread amo...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 23 ― President Donald Trump said yesterday there was “a very good chance” the United States would strike a deal with China to end their trade war and that he was inclined to exte...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 22 — US officials yesterday ratcheted up pressure on the European Union to address longstanding agricultural issues between the two regions, the latest effort by the United States to...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 21 — The Federal Reserve believes US growth will “step down” this year from last year’s rapid pace amid rising global risks, including from tense trade relations, according to ...
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US Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he will again seek the Democratic P...
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President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the US-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a vi...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 14 — US businesses paid an additional US$2.7 billion (RM10.9 billion) in tariffs in November 2018, according to data from a coalition of US business groups fighting President Donald ...