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Experts say TikTok ban could isolate U.S.

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Washington's ban on TikTok and a related series of lawsuits are pushing the United States down the road of isolation, experts have said. ...

5 more U.S. soldiers in South Korea test positive for COVID-19

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Five more U.S. soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread here, the U.S....
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Governor of U.S. state of Virginia tests positive for COVID-19

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Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia Ralph Northam and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement on Friday. ...
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U.S. jobless claims increase slightly to 870,000 amid bumpy recovery

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The number of initial jobless claims in the United States increased slightly to 870,000 last week, indicating a bumpy road to the recovery...
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Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial starts in U.S.

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A fourth Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine has begun enrolling adult volunteers, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced...
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U.S. state of California to ban sales of new gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035

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California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday to ban the sale of new gasoline-fueled cars and passenger trucks in the most populous state in...
China’s national flag and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong Photo by Qian Weixin/People's Daily Online

China rejects U.S. groundless accusations, says China’s UN envoy

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China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations by the United States during the General Debate of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, and...
Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. House Democrats introduce legislation to keep federal gov’t open until Dec. 11

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Democratic lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday introduced a stopgap funding bill, known as the continuing resolution legislation, to keep the...
Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said Monday he had authorised US$1 billion to build part of the wall sought by President Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border. PHOTO: AFP

Canada, U.S. agree to extend cross-border closure to Oct. 21

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Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the cross-border closure to non-essential travels for another month until Oct. 21 to slow the...
?Climate change is increasing the vulnerability of forests to wildfires ?

U.S. firefighter dies while battling Southern California wildfire

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A firefighter died Thursday while battling a massive wildfire that was sparked by a gender reveal party two weeks ago in Southern California, bringing...
Passengers wait to depart at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the United States, March 13, 2020. The United States implemented the restrictions which suspend all travel from European countries except Britain for 30 days in a measure faced with further spread of the COVID-19 Friday at midnight. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. travel restrictions with Canada, Mexico extended through Oct. 21

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U.S. non-essential travel restrictions across its borders with Canada and Mexico will be extended for another month due to COVID-19, U.S. Acting Homeland...
CULVER CITY (U.S.), Aug. 23, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Aug. 21, 2020 shows a logo of the video-sharing social networking company TikTok's Los Angeles Office in Culver City, Los Angeles County, the United States. TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order banning any U.S. transactions with its parent company ByteDance. (Xinhua)

TikTok says disappointed with latest decision from U.S. Commerce Department

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Video-sharing social networking platform TikTok said Friday that it felt disappointed with the decision announced by the the U.S. Commerce Department blocking the...
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In-person early voting for U.S. president begins in state of Virginia

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In-person early voting for the U.S. president kicked off Friday in the U.S. state of Virginia and will run through Oct. 31. ...
Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. current account deficit widens sharply in second quarter

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The U.S. current account deficit widened sharply in the second quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on U.S. exports, the Commerce Department reported...
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Smoke from record U.S. West fires seen across globe

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by Peter Mertz "Hazy conditions across Colorado are due to the ongoing blaze (Middle Fork Fire), along with the wildfires burning along...
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U.S. jobless claims fall to 860,000 as labor market continues to recover

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The number of initial jobless claims in the United States declined to 860,000 last week, indicating a continued recovery in the labor market ravaged...
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Teddy to become major hurricane as weakened Sally continues to slash U.S. southeast

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Hurricane Teddy, now located in the Atlantic Ocean, became a Category 2 hurricane early Thursday and is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane...
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Russian fighter escorts U.S. bombers over Bering Sea

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A Russian MiG-31 fighter escorted two U.S. strategic bombers over the Bering Sea on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry has said. On...
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 3, 2020 shows flags on the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States. The U.S. Federal Reserve lowered the target range for the federal funds rate by 50 basis points to a range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent, as the novel coronavirus disease poses "evolving risks" to economic activity, the central bank announced Tuesday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. homebuilder confidence hits all-time high in September

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U.S. homebuilder confidence hit an all-time high in September as historically low mortgage rates continue to boost the housing market, the National Association...
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U.S. threatens sanctions over arms trade with Iran

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The United States on Wednesday threatened to impose new sanctions to prevent foreign arms trade with Iran after the expiration of the UN arms...
?Climate change is increasing the vulnerability of forests to wildfires ?

U.S. Oregon governor to preserve funding for wildfire response

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Governor Kate Brown of the U.S. state of Oregon on Monday said she will veto several line-item appropriations in order to preserve funding for...
Alibaba’s CT image analytics technology is used in COVID-19 treatment. Photo courtesy of AilHealth.

U.S. to pay heavy price for tech bullying

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by Xinhua writer Zhang Xin TikTok said Monday that it has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Treasury Department about the...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, on Aug. 24, 2020 shows screens displaying U.S. President Donald Trump speaking during the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Trump was nominated for a second term on Monday at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, which has been scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Could mountains of mail-in ballots spark U.S. election chaos?

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by Matthew Rusling This election year could well see the largest number of mail-in ballots in recent memory, and...
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TikTok confirms submitting proposal to U.S. authority

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Video-sharing social networking company TikTok said on Monday that it had submitted a proposal to the U.S. administration to resolve its "security concerns." ...
UNITED NATIONS, July 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths (on the screen) briefs the Security Council on the situation in Yemen at the UN headquarters in New York, on July 28, 2020. The prolonged UN-brokered peace talks between the Yemeni government and the Houthi rebels might fail, UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths warned on Tuesday. (Eskinder Debebe/UN Photo/Handout via Xinhua)

Pakistani army chief, U.S. special envoy hold talks on Afghan peace process

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Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with visiting U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Rawalpindi on...
Photo taken on July 11, 2015 shows greenhouses broken by heavy wind in Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

Tropical Storm Sally poised to land as hurricane, evacuation ordered in U.S. state of...

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Tropical Storm Sally is expected to hit the U.S. state of Louisiana early Tuesday as a Category 2 hurricane while mandatory evacuation was ordered...
China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun (C, Front) addresses a Security Council open debate on upholding the UN Charter at the UN headquarters in New York, on Jan. 9, 2020. Zhang Jun on Thursday reaffirmed China's commitment to upholding multilateralism as well as the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

Zimbabwe’s FM, U.S. envoy meet to thaw frosty relations

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Zimbabwe foreign minister Sibusiso Moyo and United States ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols met on Friday to warm frosty relations between the two countries,...
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Iran denies meddling in U.S. presidential campaigns

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Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday denied that the Islamic republic is meddling in the U.S. upcoming presidential election. "The United States is...
Photo taken at China’s Antarctic research station, the Great Wall station, on Nov.24, 2019, shows a Chinese national flag fluttering in the wind.Photo by Sun Jianxin/People’s Daily Online

China imposes reciprocal restrictions on U.S. embassy and consulates

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China has issued a diplomatic note announcing reciprocal restrictions on the activities of the U.S. embassy and consulates in China, including the U.S. consulate-general...
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U.S. Senate fails to advance Republican COVID-19 relief bill

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U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to advance a slimmed-down Republican COVID-19 relief proposal, as lawmakers remain deadlocked over the size and scope of the...