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China's exports fall by the most in two years, stokes fears of slumping global demand

Data showed China posted its biggest trade surplus with the United States on record in 2018, which could prompt President Donald Trump to turn up the heat on Beijing.

It’s payday for many US federal workers. One problem: There’s no paycheck

While some government employees earn six-figure annual salaries, an average employee’s weekly take-home pay is about $500, according to the American Federation of Government Employees, a labour union that represents about 700,000 workers.

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Afghan Taliban cancel peace talks with US citing 'agenda disagreement'

Reports last month about US President Trump's plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan triggered uncertainty in Kabul, which depends on the United States and other foreign powers for military support and training.

US economy flashes warning signs of impending slowdown: Kemp

Oil prices and calendar spreads have been falling since October, as traders anticipate weaker consumption growth in 2019.

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

Sponsors of the bill alleged that when it comes to Tibet, China does not reciprocate. Although Chinese citizens travel freely throughout the US, Chinese authorities severely restrict Americans' ability to access Tibet.

Looking forward to continuing to engage with Lankan PM Wickremesinghe: US

Sirisena had to reinstate Wickremesinghe after the Supreme Court ruled that his action violated the constitution and the legislature voted confidence in Wickremesinghe.

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Turkey seeks extradition of exiled cleric from US

The Trump administration earlier this month re-imposed all sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the terms of the nuclear deal that the president withdrew from in May.

US moving to stop refueling of Saudi aircraft in Yemen war

The US has provided the Saudis and their UAE coalition partners with intelligence, aerial refueling and military advice, but U.S. forces are not directly involved in the airstrikes or other aspects of the fighting.

How a Democratic US House could alter foreign policy

Democrats say they are determined to obtain more information about meetings by Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, worried that Trump is so eager to make a "great deal" that he will give Kim too much.

US 2018 midterm results: Democrats capture control of House; Republicans hold Senate

The Democrats’ extensive gains in the House, and their capture of several powerful governorships, in many cases represented a vindication of the party’s more moderate wing.

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Trump move to pull US troops from Syria opens way to turmoil

Trump's declaration of victory was far from unanimous, and officials said U.S. defense and military leaders were trying to dissuade him from ordering the withdrawal right up until the last minute.

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

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A day in the life of a migrant caravan in Mexico

Trump, who campaigned against illegal immigration to win the 2016 US presidential vote, has seized on this caravan in the run-up to the Nov. 6 mid-term congressional elections, firing up support for his Republican Party.

9/11 terror attack: US remembers victims on 17th anniversary

Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others expected at Tuesday's anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center.

Nikki Haley visits Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

The US envoy Nikki Haley on Thursday morning visited Gauri Shankar Mandir, Jama Masjid, Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Central Baptist Church in Delhi.

US observes 14th anniversary of 9/11 attack; President Obama pays homage to victims

Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and others observed a moment of silence to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday (September 11).

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Fire the gun or film the ultrasound? How women running for office define toughness

The 2018 election cycle in the US has been called “the year of the woman,” but Republican and Democratic female candidates have starkly different takes on what that means.

The day the first and the only time atomic bombs were unleashed on Hiroshima, Japan

It was a day like no other. The day the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on Japan, during World War II.

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Man killed by unidentified persons in U.S.

Gujarat, Jan 13 (ANI): An Indian was allegedly shot dead by unidentified men near a school in Virginia in the United States. The victim, Harshad Patel, belonged to Anand district of Gujarat.The family members were in shock after hearing the news of Harshad’s death. He was living in the U.S. for 21 years. Harshad was shot at when he was closing his convenience store. He was immediately taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The family members sought strict action from the government. Harshad is survived by his wife and two daughters. The United States police is investigating the matter.

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Students deported from US 'held' at Hyderabad airport for eight hours: Mahmood Ali

Hyderabad, Jan 11 (ANI): Deputy chief minister Mahmood Ali on Monday said the students deported from the United States were held at the Hyderabad airport for eight hours due to some paperwork. Ali said the immigration officials informed him that the students had sought admissions to alleged blacklisted universities and hence were deported. He further stated that he instructed the airport authorities to free the students, saying they had already faced a lot of humiliation in the US.

US charges three in massive hack attack

Three men, including two Israelis, have been charged in the US with offences linked to a computer hacking and fraud scheme dating back to 2007.

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