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Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told China's President Xi Jinping that President Donald Trump looks forward to visiting his country, and to enhancing understanding between the states. Mr Tillerson met the Chinese leader in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, as his East Asian tour comes to an end. Mr Xi said he was glad to see good progress from Mr Tillerson's meetings. "You said that C...
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Trump issues revised travel ban for six majority-Muslim countries Trump issues revised travel ban for six majority-Muslim countries
President Trump took a second swing at his temporary travel ban Monday, this time targeting travelers from six majority Muslim countries and crafting his executive order in ways intended to survive challenges in U.S. courts. The new ban, which goes into effect March 16, no longer restricts travel from Iraq, one of seven listed in the original order. The 90-day ban now is limited to Iran, Libya,...
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US launches airstrikes in Yemen US launches airstrikes in Yemen
The United States conducted 20 airstrikes against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen overnight, the Pentagon said Thursday. Multiple locations were struck with the US military targeting militants, equipment, infrastructure, heavy weapons systems and fighting positions in the Abyan, Shabwa and Baydha regions. Two US officials told that manned and unmanned aircraft were used and that the...
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Venturing beyond the Beltway, Trump visits Boeing in South Carolina Venturing beyond the Beltway, Trump visits Boeing in South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Conducting his first visit beyond the Beltway since his inauguration four weeks ago, President Trump on Friday stressed his "America First" trade and economic policies during a campaign-like visit to an airplane plant operated by Boeing — a company he has criticized in the past. "We are going to fight for every last American job," Trump told employees at Boeing as the c...
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White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies
WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the president’s worldview. The possible role for Stephen A. Feinberg, a co-founder of Cer...
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Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser
Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned on Monday Night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Mr. Flynn, who served in the job for less than a month, said he had given “incomplete information” regarding a telephone call he had with the am...
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Obama huddles with Democrats on protecting his signature health care law
President Obama met behind closed doors Wednesday morning with congressional Democrats to map out a strategy to defend the Affordable Care Act and other health-care policies — the very day Republicans are beginning debate on how to get rid of the sweeping 2010 health-care law. Obama’s rare visit to Capitol Hill, less than three weeks before Donald Trump assumes the presidency, is part of his ad...
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Home News World China agrees to return captured Navy drone to U.S.
Washington and Beijing have agreed to terms to return a Navy drone captured in the disputed waters of the South China Sea to the U.S., the Pentagon announced Saturday. The Chinese navy’s seizure of the underwater drone — known as an “ocean glider” — in international waters 50 nautical miles northwest of Subic Bay off the Philippine coast was the latest diplomatic row in America’s increasingly t...
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Fidel Castro's ashes buried in Santiago de Cuba
Fidel Castro's ashes have been laid to rest in the Cuban city of Santiago, nine days after his death at 90. Crowds lined the streets to see the cortege heading to the Santa Ifigenia cemetery for a private ceremony. "There were no speeches. It was very simple," France's representative, Environment Minister Segolene Royal, said afterwards. On Saturday Fidel's brother, Cuban President Raul Castro,...
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General Tso's Chicken creator dies in Taiwan aged 98
The chef who created the much-loved Chinese dish General Tso's Chicken has died at the age of 98. Peng Chang-kuei succumbed to pneumonia in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Mr Peng's demise comes in the same week as that of Michael "Jim" Delligatti, father of the McDonald's Big Mac, who was also 98. He leaves the world his sweet-but-spicy chicken recipe - named after a 19th Century military leade...
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