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US charges ex-ambassador with spying for Cuba over decades

Washington – The United States on Monday charged a former ambassador to Bolivia with spying for Cuba for over 40 years, in what the Justice Department described as one of…

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Google apologizes for sending drivers on road to nowhere

Google has issued an apology after sending some drivers using Google Maps to travel between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on dangerous desert road detours, at least one of which…

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Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, as seen from southern Israel, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, November 18.//Reuters

US, Israel and Hamas reach tentative deal to pause conflict and free dozens of hostages

Israel, the United States and Hamas have reached a tentative agreement to free dozens of women and children held hostage in Gaza in exchange for a five-day pause in fighting,…

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US President Joe Biden (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together after a meeting during the APEC) Leaders’ week in Woodside, California on November 15.//AFP

Biden, Xi compete for Asia-Pacific allies at summit

San Francisco, United States – – US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping made rival bids to win over Asia-Pacific allies at a summit in San Francisco Thursday, just…

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A student carries her baby at Lincoln Park High School, a school for pregnant students and young mothers, in Brownsville, Texas, on November 1.//AFP

A Texas school where students bring their babies along

Brownsville, United States – Seventeen-year-old Yavezi Alvarado wakes up early to get her backpack ready for school — but she also has to prepare bottles for her one-year-old daughter, Kamila, who…

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Patrick Damsey

Patrick Dempsey named People magazine’s ‘sexiest man alive’

“Grey’s Anatomy” actor Patrick Dempsey was named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” for 2023 on Tuesday, taking over the title from 2022 honoree and Marvel star Chris Evans. Dempsey, 57, said he was…

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A man plays Nintendo’s game “Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” inside a store at the Causeway Bay district in Hong Kong on May 19.//AFP, 2023, as the company announced its latest game in the Zelda series has sold more than 10 million copies in just three days. (Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP)

Nintendo announces new live-action ‘Zelda’ movie

Los Angeles, United States – Nintendo is developing a film based on its hugely popular “The Legend of Zelda” franchise, the Japanese gaming giant announced, as it bids to capitalize on…

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Robert Card

Maine mass killing suspect has been found dead, ending search that put entire state on edge

LEWISTON, Maine — The Army reservist who opened fire in a bowling alley and then at a bar in Lewiston, Maine, killing 18 people, was found dead Friday from a…

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Law enforcement are seen outside the home of suspect Robert Card’s father and brother in Bowdoin, Maine on October 26, 2023, in the aftermath of a mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine.//AFP

‘Armed and dangerous’ Army reservist still at large after US mass shooting

Lewiston, United States – An urgent police dragnet entered its second day late Thursday for a man accused of gunning down 18 people at a bowling alley and a bar in…

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In this image taken from video released by the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified gunman points a gun while entering Sparetime Recreation in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. / AP

At least 22 dead in Maine shootings, gunman at large

At least 22 people were killed and “many, many more” were injured in shootings in the city of Lewiston, Maine Wednesday evening, local officials reported, with police saying that the…

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Former US President Donald Trump//AFP

Trump fined $5,000 by New York judge for violating gag order

New York, United States – The New York judge presiding over Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial fined the former US president $5,000 on Friday for not complying with a partial gag order…

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US President Joe Biden (L) listens on, as Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during their meeting in Tel Aviv on October 18.//AFP

Latest: Biden backs Israel account of Gaza hospital strike, denounces Hamas

US President Joe Biden on a solidarity visit to Israel Wednesday backed the ally’s account that Palestinian militants caused a devastating hospital strike in Gaza, adding Hamas had brought “only suffering.” “I was…

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A stoplight is seen in front of the dome of the US Capitol as a government shut down looms in Washington, DC, on September 28, 2023. The US government has begun to inform workers of an impending shutdown that could see millions of federal employees and military personnel sent home or working without pay, unless Congress reaches a last-ditch deal. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Last-gasp deal averts US government shutdown

Washington, United States – The US Congress passed an 11th-hour funding bill Saturday to keep federal agencies running for another 45 days and avert a costly government shutdown — although the…

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US President Joe Biden addresses a UAW picket line at a General Motors Service Parts Operations plant in Belleville, Michigan, on September 26, 2023. Some 5,600 members of the UAW walked out of 38 US parts and distribution centers at General Motors and Stellantis at noon September 22.//AFP

Biden makes history by joining US picket line

Joe Biden became the first sitting US president to stand on a picket line Tuesday, joining striking auto workers in Michigan in a bold pitch for blue collar votes against likely election…

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Photos shows US businessmen and sons of the US president Donald Jr (L) and Eric Trump.//AFP

Trump committed fraud by inflating value of assets: judge

Donald Trump and his sons Eric and Don Jr committed fraud by inflating the value of the real estate and financial assets of the Trump Organization for years, a New…

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Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (2R), US President Joe Biden and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) hold a meeting with CEOs at the Government Office in Hanoi on September 11, 2023. The United States and Vietnam warned against the “threat or use of force” in the disputed South China Sea, days after the latest clash involving Chinese vessels. SAUL LOEB / AFP

US, Vietnam warn against ‘threat or use of force’ in South China Sea

The United States and Vietnam warned on Monday against the “threat or use of force” in the disputed South China Sea, days after the latest clash involving Chinese vessels. President…

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US President Joe Biden attends the launch of the Global Biofuels Alliance at the G20 summit in New Delhi on September 9,.//AFP

US and Vietnam set to expand ties as China worries grow

US President Joe Biden arrives in Vietnam on Sunday set to deepen cooperation between the two nations, in the face of China’s growing ambitions in the region. Biden — who…

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File photo o: MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircrafts//AFP

Eight US marines in hospital after deadly Australia crash

Eight US marines were in hospital on Monday — one of them in intensive care — following a military aircraft crash in northern Australia that killed three of their comrades,…

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Photo : US Secretary of State Antony Blinken//AFP

US congratulates Thailand’s new PM

The United States has congratulated Srettha Thavisin on his appointment as the new prime minister of Thailand, saying it wants to strengthen the bilateral relationship further. “We look forward to…

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Fulton County Sheriffs stand guard outside the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 22.//AFP

Trump to be booked at infamous Atlanta jail

Unsafe. Unsanitary. Teeming with insects. When Donald Trump surrenders on Thursday to face charges he tried to overturn the 2020 election he is expected to do so at an Atlanta…

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Taiwan’s vice president, William Lai, transited in San Francisco on 16 August. Picture on the official website of Taiwan’s Central News Agency.

Taiwan VP in eye of the storm as China drills to protest US visit

Taiwan’s vice president and front-runner to be the island’s next president, William Lai, is in the eye of the storm after China launched widely expected drills near Taiwan in an…

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Biden to sign strategic partnership deal with Vietnam

U.S. President Joe Biden will sign a strategic partnership agreement with Vietnam during a state visit to the Southeast Asian country in mid-September, Politico reported on Friday, citing three people…

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Hun Manet (C), commander of the Royal Cambodian Army and eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, gestures after he casts his vote at a polling station in Phnom Penh on July 23, 2023. -STR / AFP

Cambodian king appoints Hun Sen’s son as new PM

Hun Manet was appointed Cambodia’s new leader by the king on Monday, after having effectively been given the post from his father who ruled for nearly four decades. Days after a landslide…

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A Taiwanese air force Mirage 2000 fighter jet lands at an air force base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan on April 9, 2023. (Jameson WU / AFP)

US announces $345 mn military aid package for Taiwan

The United States on Friday unveiled a $345 million military aid package for Taiwan designed to quickly bolster the island’s ability to deter a Chinese invasion. The package — which…

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Sweden orders four companies to stop using Google tool

Sweden on Monday ordered four companies to stop using a Google tool that measures and analyses web traffic as doing so transfers personal data to the United States, fining one company the equivalent of more than $1.1 million.  Sweden’s privacy…

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Debris from the Titan submersible, recovered from the ocean floor near the wreck of the Titanic, is unloaded from the ship Horizon Arctic at the Canadian Coast Guard pier in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Wednesday, June 28, 2023. (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP)

Human remains have likely been recovered from the Titan submersible wreckage, US Coast Guard says

Human remains have likely been recovered from the wreckage of the submersible that imploded during an underwater voyage to view the Titanic, the U.S. Coast Guard said Wednesday. The news…

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Wagner chief to leave Russia in deal to ease crisis

The chief of the rebel Wagner mercenary force will leave Russia and won’t face charges after calling off his troops’ advance on Saturday,  Moscow said, easing Russia’s most serious security crisis in decades….

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Phuket’s bid to host Specialised Expo 2028 unsuccessful

Phuket has lost its bid to host the Specialised Expo 2028 to Belgrade in Serbia, which received the most votes from the 124 member countries in Paris yesterday (Wednesday). The…

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, June 19, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

Xi, Blinken agree to stabilize US-China relations in Beijing talks

China and the United States agreed on Monday to stabilize their intense rivalry so it does not veer into conflict, but failed to produce any major breakthrough during a rare visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary…

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G7 leaders’ statement: Ukraine has budget support for 2023 and early 2024

Group of Seven (G7) leaders on Friday said they had ensured that Ukraine had the budget support it needs for this year and early 2024 as they renewed their commitment to provide…

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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks on the government budget at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, 25 October 2022. JEON HEON-KYUN/Pool via REUTERS

South Korea’s Yoon says nuclear consultative group upgrades U.S. alliance

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Tuesday that a planned nuclear consultative group and new partnerships on supply chains and science and technologyare an “upgrade” to the country’s alliance with…

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AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews / TASS

Ukraine calls Russia UN presidency a ‘slap in the face’

Ukraine on Saturday branded Russia’s presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of April “a slap in the face”, joining a chorus of outrage from Western countries. Moscow…

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Students from the Covenant School hold hands after getting off a bus to meet their parents at the reunification site following a mass shooting at the school in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 27, 2023. Mark Zaleski/USA Today Network via REUTERS

Three children, 3 adults shot dead by ex-student at Tennessee Christian school

A heavily armed 28-year-old fatally shot three children and three adult staffers on Monday at a private Christian school the suspect once attended in Tennessee‘s capital city before police killed the assailant, authorities said. The motive was not immediately known,…

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with China’s Director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Wang Yi during a meeting in Moscow, Russia February 22, 2023. Sputnik/Anton Novoderezhkin/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. concerned by China-Russia ties as Putin signals Xi visit

The United States is concerned by greater alignment between China and Russia, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed “new frontiers” in ties with Beijing and signalled China’s Xi Jinping…

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This handout picture taken and released by Taiwan Presidential Office on February 21, 2023 shows Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (C) shaking hands with US Representative Ro Khanna at the Presidential Office in Taipei. Handout / TAIWAN PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE / AFP

Taiwan ‘to bolster’ military ties with United States

Taiwan will boost military exchanges with the United States to curb “authoritarian expansionism”, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday after meeting with visiting US lawmakers.  The five-day US congressional visit comes…

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Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang looks on during his meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Egypt, January 15, 2023. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

China says it is ‘deeply worried’ about escalation of Ukraine conflict

China is “deeply worried” about the escalation of the Ukraine conflict and the possibility of the situation spiralling out of control, China’s foreign minister Qin Gang said on Tuesday. Beijing,…

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FBI special agents assigned to the evidence response team process material recovered from the high altitude balloon recovered off the coast of South Carolina, Feb. 9, 2023, at the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. – AP

US ends search for downed Chinese balloon debris, other objects

The United States has ended its search for debris from an alleged Chinese surveillance balloon it shot down earlier this month as well as two other objects downed near Alaska…

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A photo taken in December 2022 and provided by the South Korean Defence Ministry shows a US Air Force F-22 fighter jet during a joint exercise © Handout / South Korean Defence Ministry/AFP/File

High-tech jets take on balloon, other objects in N.America skies

The stealthy, highly maneuverable F-22 fighter jet raced to 58,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and launched a missile at… a huge balloon. The balloon — allegedly sent by China to surveil secret…

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A driver makes their way through a flooded street at high tide during a winter storm in Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S., December 23, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Arctic blast, blizzards disrupt U.S. travel ahead of holidays

Arctic cold extended its grip over much of the United States on Friday, combining with snow, ice and howling winds from a deadly winter storm roaring out of the Midwest to disrupt…

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In this file photo, a person places flowers and a US flag on the 9/11 Memorial on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in Manhattan, New York/ AFP

World remembers it, reflects on it, and probably more

It’s “that month” again, arguably the most significant period of the year when many in America are concerned. But September has never been the same for a lot of other…

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A local resident stands next to debris of an open market destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Sievierodonetsk, Luhansk region, Ukraine April 16, 2022 / REUTERS

U.S. agrees to send advanced rockets to Ukraine

KYIV (Reuters) – Russian troops fought to take complete control of the eastern industrial city of Sievierodonetsk on Wednesday as the United States said it will provide Ukraine with advanced rockets to help…

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(L-R) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Top US officials to meet Zelensky on first wartime visit to Kyiv

The United States’ top diplomat and defence chief were Sunday set to make their first wartime visits to Kyiv since Russia invaded Ukraine two months ago, with fierce battles raging in the…

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Dr. Suriya Chindawongse, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations

At UN, Thailand votes to condemn Russia’s aggression in Ukraine

During the 11th Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Thailand has joined 140 countries voting in favour of the resolution to condemn Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, while…

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People wait outside a community center as long lines continue for individuals trying to be tested for COVID-19 during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in San Diego, California, U.S., January 10, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake

U.S. reports 1.35 million COVID-19 cases in a day, shattering global record

Jan 11 (Reuters) – The United States reported 1.35 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest daily total for any country in the world…

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The U.S. Capitol is seen through razor wire in Washington, U.S., March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Riot shields and metal detectors are a reminder of deadly U.S. Capitol assault

WASHINGTON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – A year after then-President Donald Trump’s supporters launched a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, signs of heightened security are visible everywhere, from police riot shields…

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Opinion : US-Russia tussle; mutual security or mutual destruction?

It was clear from the 50-minute conversation between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that their countries will be able to survive only through future…

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Nearly 90 countries join pact to slash planet-warming methane emissions

GLASGOW, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Nearly 90 countries have joined a U.S.- and EU-led effort to slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels,…

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‘Mass casualty’ shooting in US city of Indianapolis, gunman dead: police

Multiple people were shot in an incident Thursday in the US city of Indianapolis, according to police, although the severity of the victims’ injuries was not immediately clear. Police spokeswoman…

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Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of migrants near downtown El Paso, Texas on Monday / AFP

Biden tells migrants ‘don’t come’ as criticism grows

US President Joe Biden urged migrants not to come to the United States on Tuesday, as criticism mounted over a surge in people arriving at the southern border with Mexico…

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File photo / AFP

US adds 1 million Covid cases in less than a week

The US surpassed 11 million coronavirus cases Sunday, adding one million new cases in less than a week, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The dizzying rise came…

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File photo / AP

US hits record COVID-19 hospitalizations amid virus surge

The U.S. hit a record number of coronavirus hospitalizations Tuesday and surpassed 1 million new confirmed cases in just the first 10 days of November amid a nationwide surge of…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, greet prior to their meeting at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, ahead of the four Indo-Pacific nations’ foreign ministers meeting. (Charly Triballeau/Pool Photo via AP)

US, Australia, India, Japan discuss China’s growing power

Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday at a meeting with the U.S. and other diplomats that their “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” initiative, a concept to counter China’s growing…

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© Reuters/UNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly

U.S.-China tensions take center stage at U.N. as Trump accuses Beijing of unleashing ‘plague’

U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him…

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China says US cabinet visit to Taiwan ‘endangering peace’

China said Wednesday a visit by a top US cabinet member to Taiwan was endangering peace and stability in the region, with relations between the two powers at historic lows….

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