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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

  • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • US sending more Patriot missiles to Middle East

    Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East, a US official tells Reuters, in the latest US response to what Washington sees as a growing threat from Iran.

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    Facebook sues South Korea data analytics firm

    Facebook is suing South Korean data analytics firm Rankwave to make sure it isn't breaking the leading social network's rules, the US company says.

  • China, US to hold more trade talks

    China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He says, as US President Donald Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China.

  • US in ‘constitutional crisis’

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the US is in a “constitutional crisis” triggered by President Donald Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional inquiries into his actions, mainly in connection with the Russian election interference probe.

  • ‘We do not seek war’

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday the Trump administration doesn’t want war with Iran, but he warned Tehran of a “swift and decisive” US response to any attack.

  • Trump says no hurry to sign China deal

    US President Donald Trump says he is in no hurry to sign a trade deal with China as Washington imposes a new set of tariffs on Chinese goods and negotiators enter a second day of last-ditch talks to try to salvage an agreement.

  • US seizes N Korean ship for ‘violating sanctions’

    The United States has for the first time seized a North Korean cargo ship it accused of illicit coal shipments in violation of US and United Nations sanctions, the US Justice Department announced yesterday.

  • Trump slaps new US sanctions on Iran's metals industry

    President Donald Trump orders new sanctions on Iran, this time targeting the Islamic Republic's export revenues from its industrial metals sector, and vows to keep squeezing Tehran unless it "fundamentally alters" its policies.

  • White House rejects Congress demand for full Russia report

    The White House defiantly asserted executive privilege and refused to comply with “unlawful and reckless” demands by congressional Democrats to turn over an unredacted version of the special counsel’s Russia report.

  • Trump taxes show losses of $1.17b

    President Donald Trump’s taxes show that he lost $1.17 billion over a decade starting in the mid-1980s, The New York Times reported Tuesday.