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Pentagon chief speaks over phone with Turkish defense minister over Syria, Libya

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke by phone on Thursday with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar over Syria and Libya, said the Pentagon in...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt committed to Nile dam talks in Washington despite Ethiopia’s retreat

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Egypt is committed to the course of negotiations sponsored by the United States and the World Bank regarding on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...
Table Tennis

Playing table tennis may relieve Parkinson’s symptoms

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Playing Pingpong may benefit people with Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings released on Tuesday. The researchers from Fukuoka University found that...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. current monetary policy appropriate despite COVID-19 threat

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While the COVID-19 outbreak poses a threat to the U.S. economic growth, the current stance of monetary policy likely will remain appropriate, U.S. Federal...
Coronavirus

U.S. health officials heighten alert against potential COVID-19 outbreak

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U.S. health officials have heightened their alert against COVID-19 outbreak, calling on Americans to brace for an inevitable community spread in the country. "It's not...
debt

U.S. voters highly concerned about growing national debt

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American voters are highly concerned about the rise in national debt as the 2020 presidential campaign gets underway, according to a survey released by...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egyptian FM heads to Washington for meetings on Nile dam

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry travelled to Washington on Tuesday to participate in meetings with Ethiopia and Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...
Even before the impact studies have been started, officials say 50 percent of the dam's construction has been completed [Reuters]

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia to hold ministerial meeting on Nile dam in Washington

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The Egyptian government announced on Monday that a meeting of foreign and water ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia on the disputed Grand Ethiopian...
Pak Taliban Says No Less Than Sharia Law

Trump’s national security adviser cautions Taliban against breaking violence reduction deal

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U.S. President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said on Sunday that the United States would be unlikely to sign an agreement with...
earth poles

Earth’s precursor may form within 5 million years, much faster than previously thought

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Danish scientists found that the precursor of the Earth formed within a time span of approximately 5 million years, much faster than previously thought. ...

Sanders projected to win Nevada Democratic caucuses

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With votes still being counted, Bernie Sanders, U.S. senator from the state of Vermont and a Democratic presidential candidate, obtained 47.1 percent of the...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump’s national security adviser denies evidence of Russia helping Trump reelected

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U.S. President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said that he had not seen any evidence that Russia will help Trump get reelected,...
Bitcoin

Market speculators hold net short positon of bitcoin futures

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Market speculators still held net short position of Bitcoin futures for the week ending Feb. 18, according to a report from U.S. Commodity Futures...
China economy

U.S. businesses, economists highlight China’s key role in supply chain amid coronavirus outbreak

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by Xiong Maoling As the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China has sparked concerns for supply chain disruption, U.S. businesses and economists...
novel coronavirus

U.S. researchers map 3D structure of novel coronavirus’ key protein

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U.S. researchers mapped the first 3D atomic-scale structure of a key 2019 novel coronavirus protein, making a breakthrough toward developing vaccines, therapeutic antibodies and...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump and Macron discuss NATO, counter terrorism on phone

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke over phone with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on topics surrounding NATO and counterterrorism, said the White...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. Fed sees interest rates appropriate, global economy stable

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The minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed)'s January policy meeting released on Wednesday showed most central bank officials believed that interest rates are...
President Trump: I commend the policemen who prevented this incident from becoming a disaster

Trump formally names Richard Grenell as acting intelligence chief

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday formally designated Richard Grenell, U.S. ambassador to Germany, as acting director of national intelligence, according to a White...
Prison

Trump’s confidant Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

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Roger Stone, U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime confidant, was sentenced on Thursday to 40 months in prison for lying to Congress and witness tampering...
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), delivers a speech in Washington D.C., the United States, Oct. 8, 2019. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

IMF chief urges G20 economies to take further actions on trade, climate, inequality

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday urged the Group of 20 (G20) economies to take further actions to reduce uncertainties. ...
Mortgage

Mortgage applications drop in U.S. housing market

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Mortgage applications decreased in the United States as mortgage rates move higher, according to a report from U.S. Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) on Wednesday. ...
Pentagon

Pentagon’s policy chief resigns at Trump’s request

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U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood will be leaving office by the end of this month due to President Donald Trump's request,...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump voices opposition to proposed export controls

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday voiced his opposition to proposed export-restricting measures, saying that such measures would cause U.S. companies to lose orders...
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slammed Donald Trump

U.S. blacklists Russian entity to further pressure Maduro government

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U.S. government announced on Tuesday that it had imposed sanctions against a subsidiary of Russian oil producer Rosneft and the subsidiary's president due to...
agricultural productivity

U.S. congressional watchdog launches probe into subsidy to farmers amid trade war

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), known as the congressional watchdog, is opening an investigation into the integrity of the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
H7N9 avian flu

For Americans, flu far greater a threat than novel coronavirus

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For Americans, the flu is a far graver health threat than novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, despite all the anxieties and media hype on the...
Accra floods

4 injured, dozens of homes damaged in river flooding in U.S. state Mississippi

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Four people have been injured and dozens of homes damaged in 14 counties in southern U.S. state Mississippi as flooding from the Pearl River...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump, Erdogan discuss Syria, Libya on phone

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U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday to discuss issues concerning Syria and Libya, said...
U.S. astronauts Jessica Meir (L) and Christina Koch pose in the International Space Station in a photo released October 17, 2019. NASA/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

U.S. rocket launched to bring NASA cargo to International Space Station

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A U.S. rocket was launched on Saturday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore, carrying cargo with the space agency's resupply mission...
U.S. President Donald Trump

U.S. Senate passes resolution limiting Trump’s power to launch military operations against Iran

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U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution curbing the U.S. president's ability to use military forces against Iran without congressional approval. The Republican-controlled Senate voted...