China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms over Taiwan arms sales

China will impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Raytheon and other U.S. companies it says are involved in Washington’s arms sales to Taiwan, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Zhao…

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the office of Japan prime minister in Tokyo, Japan October 6, 2020. REUTERS

China urges U.S. to drop ‘Cold War’ mentality

China said on Wednesday that the United States should stop its unprovoked attacks and accusations against China, accusing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of maliciously creating political confrontation and…

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China says US ordered closure of Houston consulate

The United States has ordered China to close its Houston consulate, Beijing said Wednesday, marking a dramatic escalation in diplomatic tensions between the feuding superpowers. The move comes as the…

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The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz receives fuel from the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe during an underway replenishment in the South China Sea July 7, 2020.

U.S. rejects China’s claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions

WASHINGTON, The United States on Monday rejected China’s disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, a move that Beijing criticised as inciting tensions in the…

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US withdrawal from WHO to take effect July, 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States will leave the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021, the United Nations said on Tuesday, after receiving notification of the decision…

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters hold placards as they rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo

America’s rivals return fire on human rights after U.S. protests

U.S. unrest over the death of a black man in police custody has reversed the usual tide of diplomacy over human rights, as nations stung by American criticism over the…

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wears a mask as she steps away from the podium at the conclusion of a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democrats push new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday, an election-year measure designed to brace a U.S. economy in free fall and…

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FILE PHOTO: The skyline of the Beijing’s Central Business District rises behind people crossing a street during evening rush hour as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in China, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

US tightens visa rules for Chinese journalists amid coronavirus tensions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States issued a new rule on Friday tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists, saying it was in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in…

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Trump says up to 100,000 Americans may die from coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he now believes as many as 100,000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic, after the death toll passed his…

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference at the State Department, in Washington, U.S., April 29, 2020. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Pompeo says ‘significant’ evidence that new coronavirus emerged from Chinese lab

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there was “a significant amount of evidence” that the new coronavirus emerged from a Chinese laboratory, but did not…

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Ambulances park toward the Manhattan skyline during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Coronavirus came to New York from Europe, not China, governor says

(Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday pointed to research showing that strains of the novel coronavirus entered his state from Europe, not China, and said that travel…

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This photo from KTVF-TV sows a couple picking out their wedding bands at Bishops Jewelry Gallery in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Friday, April 22, 2020. Alaska businesses slowly began reopening Friday in an effort to restart the state’s economy. The state’s largest city, Anchorage, will allow businesses to reopen beginning Monday. (Sara Tewksbury/KTVF-TV via AP)

3 states partly reopen, despite health officials’ warnings

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Even as the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus soared past 50,000, Georgia, Oklahoma and Alaska began loosening lockdown orders Friday on their pandemic-wounded businesses,…

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US has potential to become new Covid-19 epicenter — WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic due to a “very large acceleration” in infections there, the World Health…

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Trump says US on top as outbreak shuts largest cities

New York and Illinois followed California Friday in locking down to stem the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump declared the United States was already “winning” the war despite a…

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WHO says world in uncharted territory as US virus toll rises

The world has entered uncharted territory in its battle against the deadly coronavirus, the UN health agency warned, as new infections dropped dramatically in China on Tuesday but surged abroad…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition demonstrators run from tear gas after a march of to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu/File)

China tells U.S. to remove ‘black hands’ from Hong Kong

BEIJING (Reuters) – China accused U.S. officials on Tuesday of being behind violent protests in Hong Kong and advised them to remove their “black hands” from the territory. Foreign ministry…

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(Photo) Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing/AFP

US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the “ethnic cleaning” of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability…

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(Photo) US rejoices after women’s football World Cup win/AFP

US rejoices after women’s football World Cup win

(AFP, France) – Politicians, athletes and even an astronaut celebrated the US victory in the women’s World Cup on Sunday, and the mayor of New York announced a ticker tape…

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A 3-D printed Android logo is seen in front of a displayed Huawei logo in this illustration picture May 20, 2019./ REUTERS

Huawei will continue security support for Android smartphones

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei said on Monday it would continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets after being barred from Google updates to its Android…

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(AFP) Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is showing ‘maximum restraint’ despite the US withdrawal from their nuclear deal

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave ‘blessing’ for tanker attacks

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday’s…

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Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. The U.S. State…

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As trade war bites, China’s Xi preaches openness

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has a glorious history of being open to the world and it will only be more open, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, in his first…

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U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving…

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Trump and Xi to meet after defiant China hits U.S. with new tariffs

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified,…

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AFP/File / Jim WATSON US President Donald Trump (R) during a trade meeting with China’s Vice Premier Liu He (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on April 4, 2019.

China defiant toward U.S. on trade, Kudlow urges strong enforcement steps

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said…

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Economist says Thai exports could be affected by US trade slam on China

The latest round of US trade salvo against Chinese goods could dampen the prospect of Thai exports as Thailand’s outbound shipment can contract this year, said Thanawat Polwichai, Director of…

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Pentagon says China military ‘likely training for strikes’ on US targets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — China’s military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies, a Pentagon report released on…

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