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Congress calls on Trump to resume aid to Yemen

US Congress on Wednesday sent a letter to the State Department calling for $73 million in aid to Yemen halted in March by President Donald Trump to be restored, Foreign Policy magazine reported. The letter was signed by more than 50 Democratic lawmakers led by Representative Ted Deutch


Trump suggests 2020 election result can never be accurate

 U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his unfounded attacks on mail-in voting on Thursday, suggesting the result of the 2020 presidential race could never be accurately determined in a Twitter post that would undermine any winner, including him  Trump, lagging his Democratic challenger


Senate Democrats to offer their own China plan

U.S. Senate Democrats announced their own program to counter China’s global influence on Thursday, unveiling sweeping legislation seeking to boost U.S. competitiveness and recast diplomacy with Beijing. Prospects for passing the legislation were not clear because President Donald Trump&rsqu


Democrat Biden to outline how he would oversee coronavirus vaccine

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will lay out on Wednesday how he plans if elected to develop and distribute a safe coronavirus vaccine, seeking to draw a contrast with President Donald Trump's approach to combating the pandemic. Biden will deliver remarks in his hometown of Wilmington


Trump Says Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Weeks Away

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said a vaccine against the deadly coronavirus could be three or four weeks away, despite cautionary notes sounded by some US public health officials about that accelerated timeline. Trump, speaking at a town hall hosted by ABC News in Philadelphia, defended hi


Biden visits Florida to shore up support among critical Hispanic voters

Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday will make his first campaign visit of the year to Florida, where opinion polls show a tight race against President Donald Trump amid signs of lagging support for Biden among the battleground state’s crucial Hispanic voters. With less than 50 days until the Nov.


Trump threatens '1,000 times greater' response to any Iran assassination plot

US President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude", after reports that Iran planned to avenge the killing of top Iranian General Qassem Suleimani in a drone strike last January. "According to press reports, Iran may be


'All gone:' Residents return to burned-out Oregon towns as many West Coast wildfires keep burning

 Search-and-rescue teams, with dogs in tow, were deployed across the blackened ruins of southern Oregon towns on Sunday as smoldering wildfires still ravaged U.S. Pacific Coast states after causing widespread destruction. A blitz of wildfires across Oregon, California and Washington has dest


Mexico's confirmed coronavirus deaths rise to 70,604

- Mexico reported 5,674 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 421 additional fatalities on Saturday, bringing its totals to 663,973 infections and 70,604 deaths, according to updated Health Ministry data. The government has said the real number of infected people is likely to be signif


Trump holds campaign rally indoors despite coronavirus concerns

HENDERSON, Nevada: President Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.Trump, a Republican, railed against his Democratic rival, former Vice President Jo


Search on for survivors as wildfires torch millions of acres in U.S. West

Crews were to resume searching for the dead on Sunday among blackened ruins left by massive wildfires raging in three western U.S. states, where millions of acres have burned in weeks and “mass fatality” incidents are feared in Oregon. A blitz of wildfires across Oregon, California an


Trump rallies supporters in Nevada, seeks to overcome Biden lead in the state

Republican President Donald Trump rallied his backers in Nevada on Saturday in a bid to drum up support in a state where polls show his Democratic rival Joe Biden is ahead. Going through a list of grievances about Democrats, the media, and mail-in voting, Trump spoke to a crowd of thousands at an


Nothing Is Normal: The Final Push to Election Day

cross-country travel that leaves little time for sleep. Big rallies of sweaty crowds interspersed with tony, high-dollar fundraisers at celebrity homes. Obsessive poll-tracking, September scares and October surprises. That's the typical post-Labor Day path for presidential candidates as the


Brazil extends tariff-free ethanol imports, opens trade talks with U.S.

 Brazil’s government will extend a tariff-free ethanol import program with the United States for 90 days starting Sept. 14, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday. During that time, the United States and Brazil will discuss ways in which they can open up their respective et


Oregon's wildfires force mass evacuations, but shifting weather offers some hope

Deadly wildfires raging across Oregon kept half a million people under evacuation alert on Friday even as weary firefighters took advantage of improved weather to go on the offensive against the blazes. The fires have destroyed thousands of homes in days, making Oregon the latest epicenter in a l


Microsoft: Foreign hackers are targeting Biden and Trump camps

Hackers linked to Russia, China, and Iran are trying to spy on people tied to both President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Microsoft Corp said Thursday, Reuters reports. The report follows a Reuters story revealing that one of Biden’s main campaign advisory fir


Twitter expands misinformation rules ahead of U.S. election

Twitter Inc said on Thursday it would label or remove misinformation aiming to undermine confidence in the U.S. election, including posts claiming victory before results have been certified or inciting unlawful conduct to prevent a peaceful transfer of power.  Twitter said in a blog post


New York City Restaurants Can Resume Indoor Dining on Sept. 30

New York City restaurants will be able to resume indoor dining at 25% capacity with some restrictions on Sept. 30, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday, relaxing one of last big lockdown limitations on life in the nation’s most populous city. Cuomo said the restrictions will inc



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