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  • US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with espionage

    The US Justice Department unveils 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.

  • Sea dragons captivate visitors at California aquarium

    At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale.

  • US eases tone on Iran

    President Donald Trump’s administration charged Tuesday it was “quite possible” Iran was responsible for the sabotage of Gulf oil interests but said its robust response had stopped potential attacks on Americans.

  • US calls for dismantling UN Palestinian agency

    The United States yesterday called for dismantling the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, weeks before unveiling the

  • Trump lashes out of Pelosi accusation

    President Donald Trump yesterday fired back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up, saying at a

  • US firms rethink China presence because of trade war: Survey

    Most US businesses in China are hurting from the tariffs war between the two countries, forcing some companies to relocate abroad or refocus their business, a survey shows.

  • Democrats seek action against Trump

    More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.

  • US must ensure access to safe abortions: UN rights office

    The United Nations human rights office calls on US authorities to ensure that women have access to safe abortions, saying bans lead to risky underground abortions that can endanger a woman's life.

  • US to encourage investment in West Bank, Gaza Strip

    The White House will unveil the first part of President Donald Trump’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan when it holds an international conference in Bahrain in late June to encourage investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, senior US officials said on Sunday.

  • US Navy warship sails in disputed South China Sea

    The US military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, angering Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.

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    Trump: if Tehran attacks, it will be 'official end of Iran'

    President Donald Trump issues an ominous warning to Iran, suggesting that if the Islamic republic attacks American interests, it will be destroyed.

  • Missouri, latest US state to restrict abortion

    The Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, making it the latest

  • US to sell missiles to S Korea, Japan

    The United States said Friday it had approved more than $600 million in sales of air defense missiles to South Korea and Japan as tensions return with North Korea.

  • Ex-CIA agent gets 20-year sentence for spying for China

    An ex-CIA officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison for spying for China in a case called part of an "alarming trend" in the US intelligence community.

  • US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

    US diplomats have warned that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

  • Trump to visit South Korea for talks on North’s nukes

    President Donald Trump will visit South Korea in June to meet with his counterpart Moon Jae-in over their efforts to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons arsenal, the White House said Wednesday.

  • NY Mayor de Blasio joins 2020 US race

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday said he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite a panning by US media and polls which suggest he faces a tough fight.

  • China slams US blacklisting of Huawei as trade tensions rise

    China slams a decision by the US government to put telecom equipment giant Huawei on a blacklist and says it will take steps to protect its companies, in a further test of ties as the economic heavyweights clash over trade.

  • Border security, green card changes drive new Trump proposal

    After years of setbacks and stalemates, US President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation’s legal immigration system should be overhauled.

  • Trump Jr agrees to testify in Senate

    President Donald Trump’s son Donald Jr has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian election

  • Alabama passes bill banning abortion

    Alabama's state Senate passes a bill to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother's health, as part of a multistate effort to have the US Supreme Court reconsider a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

  • NY mayor takes climate protest to Trump Tower

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, seen as a potential Democratic presidential hopeful in 2020, on Monday organised a protest inside Trump

  • WhatsApp urges users to upgrade app after attack

    WhatsApp yesterday encouraged its users to upgrade the app to plug a security breach that allowed sophisticated attackers to sneak spyware into phones, in the latest trouble for its parent Facebook.

  • US President Donald Trump

    US farmers to get $15b in aid amid China trade war: Trump

    US President Donald Trump says that his administration was planning to provide about $15 billion in aid to help US farmers whose products may be targeted with tariffs by China in a deepening trade war.

  • Trump, Xi may meet next month on trade

    US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping could meet next month on the sidelines of the G20 summit to hash out their

  • Mueller won’t testify next week: Democrats

    Robert Mueller, the US special counsel whose report on Russian election interference has shaken a divided Washington, will not testify

  • Pentagon assigns another $1.5b for border wall

    The Pentagon said Friday it was diverting another $1.5 billion for new barriers to stop illegal immigrants on the US-Mexico border,

  • Democrats subpoena Trump’s tax returns

    US House Democrats issued subpoenas Friday against top government officials demanding President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the latest twist in the sharpening battle between the White House and opponents in Congress.

  • Missile tests not ‘breach of trust’

    North Korean missile launches over the past week have not affected Donald Trump’s relationship with Kim Jong Un, the US president said Friday, in a change of course after initially expressing his dissatisfaction. Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles Thursday following an earlier drill the previous Saturday -- the first in 18 months.

  • Fraudster who used ice cream to lure seniors is sentenced

    A New Jersey man who defrauded Medicare by using the promise of ice cream to lure senior citizens into genetic testing is sentenced to more than four years in prison.