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US says landmark deal with Taliban entering second phase

07 July, 2020 2:09 pm 2:09 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US has said that its landmark deal with the Taliban is entering its second phase, urging militants to stop violence so that the Afghan peace talks can be held. The two sides signed an agreement in February that saw Washington pledge to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the middle of … Read More

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US rejects China’s claims in South China Sea, adding to tensions

07 July, 2020 12:10 pm 12:10 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Monday rejected China’s disputed claims to offshore resources in most of the South China Sea, a move that Beijing criticized as inciting tensions in the region and which highlighted an increasingly testy relationship. China has offered no coherent legal basis for its ambitions in the South China Sea … Read More

US, sets record, new COVID cases, third day, nearly 69,000

US sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at nearly 69,000

07 July, 2020 8:21 am 8:21 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New cases of COVID-19 rose by nearly 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co. stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in hard-hit Florida. A total of eight U.S. states – Alaska, … Read More

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US Supreme Court rejects Trump’s presidential immunity argument

07 July, 2020 10:40 am 10:40 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court (SC) rebuffed President Trump’s arguments of sweeping presidential immunity, ruling that a New York prosecutor can obtain his financial records as the public had a right to every man’s evidence. However, the order prevented – at least for now – Democratic-led House of Representatives committees from getting … Read More

US seized Iranian weapons on way to Houthi rebels in Yemen: Pompeo

07 July, 2020 11:15 pm 11:15 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that US and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen as he renewed his call for the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran. “The Security Council must extend the arms embargo … Read More

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US tops 3 million known infections as coronavirus surges

07 July, 2020 9:25 am 9:25 am

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The US coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds. Authorities have reported alarming upswings of daily caseloads in roughly two dozen states over the … Read More

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US looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok: Pompeo

07 July, 2020 10:31 am 10:31 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want to get out in front of the President (Donald Trump), but it’s something we’re looking at,” Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. … Read More

North Korea says no need to sit down with US for talks

07 July, 2020 2:39 pm 2:39 pm

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than “a political tool” for Washington, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday, ahead of a US envoy’s visit to South Korea. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said negotiations would not … Read More

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US sees 51,000 new COVID-19 cases, infection rising in 37 states

07 July, 2020 9:03 am 9:03 am

(Reuters) – More than three dozen US states were seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, according to a Reuters tally and the nation set a new record with more than 51,000 infections in a single day as a fresh wave of the pandemic spread across the nation. A total of nine states posted new record … Read More

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Reopenings stall as US records nearly 50,000 cases of COVID-19 in single da...

07 July, 2020 1:15 pm 1:15 pm

(Reuters) – Governors of US states hit hardest by the resurgent coronavirus halted or reversed steps to reopen their economies, led by California, the nation’s most populous state and a new epicenter of the pandemic. New cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, shot up by nearly 50,000 on Wednesday, according to a … Read More

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Facebook bans accounts linked to anti-government US ‘boogaloo’ ...

07 July, 2020 9:35 am 9:35 am

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc stepped up the battle against the amorphous anti-government “boogaloo” movement, banning accounts of adherents who encouraged violence during recent anti-racism protests across the US. The social media company for the first time designated a subset of boogaloo followers as a dangerous organization, marking them for the same sanctions Facebook applies to … Read More

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US coronavirus cases rise by 47,000, biggest one-day spike of pandemic

07 July, 2020 9:15 am 9:15 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New US COVID-19 cases rose by more than 47,000 according to a Reuters tally, the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, as the government’s top infectious disease expert warned that number could soon double. California, Texas and Arizona have emerged as new US epicenters of the pandemic, reporting record … Read More

US, coronavirus cases, hit 45,242, biggest, one-day increase, pandemic

New US coronavirus cases hit 45,242 for biggest one-day increase of pandemi...

06 June, 2020 10:47 am 10:47 am

LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) – The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have tested positive to at least 2.48 million. The new record for positive COVID-19 tests comes as several states at the … Read More

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US sets one-day record for COVID-19 cases, Texas pauses reopening

06 June, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

LUBBOCK, Texas (Reuters) – The governor of Texas temporarily halted the state’s reopening on Thursday as COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations surged and the country set a new record for a one-day increase in cases. Texas, which has been at the forefront of efforts to reopen devastated economies shut down in the face of the coronavirus … Read More

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Global coronavirus cases top 9 million as outbreak surges in Brazil, India

06 June, 2020 8:52 am 8:52 am

(Reuters) – Global cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 9 million on Monday, as Brazil and India grappled with a surge in infections, and the US, China and other hard-hit countries reported new outbreaks, according to a Reuters tally. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took until mid-May to … Read More