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US senator Kamala Harris announces 2020 presidential bid

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Kamala Harris, the second black female senator in US history, has entered the 2020 presidential race, joining an already crowded Democrat field. Ms Harris, 54, told ABC’s Good Morning America: “I love my country. This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best Read More

Eve-of-Davos survey shows people place trust in companies over governments

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DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – People around the world place much more trust in their companies than their political leaders, according to a major survey that suggests a mood of uncertainty and pessimism on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. A person passes by a World Economic Forum logo in Davos, Switzerland, January Read More

Turkey ready to move into Kurdish-controlled Manbij 'without delay' – Erdogan to Trump

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Turkey is ready to take over Manbij, a Kurdish-controlled town in Syria, “without delay,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the US leader, denouncing a suicide blast that had killed four US Americans as a provocation. In a phone call late Sunday, Erdogan told President Donald Trump that the Turkish forces are poised to assume Read More

Economic boom for whom? Keiser Report examines America’s disappearing middle class

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The US economy is booming – but fewer and fewer are reaping the benefits. The Keiser Report crunched the numbers behind America’s dwindling middle class, and warned that the country’s young are in for a rough, debt-ridden future. As Democrats and Republicans squabble over who deserves credit for the thriving stock market, the sobering reality Read More

'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

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Donald Trump has offered to extend temporary protection for people brought to the US illegally as children in a bid to end the government shutdown. The US president said he wanted to “break the logjam” but stuck to his demand for $5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund his proposed wall on the US-Mexico border. He offered to Read More

Explainer: How U.S.-China talks differ from any other trade deal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The trade deal that U.S. negotiators are seeking with China may have more in common with a sanctions-monitoring regime than a traditional trade pact. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a bench painted in the colours of the U.S. flag outside a clothing store in Beijing, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Read More

U.S. judge blocks Atlantic seismic oil permitting during shutdown

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal court judge on Friday ruled that the federal government cannot process seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling during the ongoing government shutdown, dealing a blow Trump administration’s energy agenda. Judge Richard Gergel of the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued the decision in response to a motion filed Read More

Second summit: Trump and Kim set to meet in February

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are planning to meet for a second summit at the end of February, the White House says. The location of the meeting between the US and North Korea leaders is due to be announced at a later date. The White House said Mr Trump was “looking forward to a Read More

Trump-Deutsche Bank links in sights of U.S. House investigators

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are working out which House panels will take the lead in investigating President Donald Trump’s business ties to Deutsche Bank, lawmakers and aides familiar with the plans told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Deutsche Bank sign is seen on the floor of the Read More

DOJ to question Ecuadorian Embassy staff following Guardian Manafort story – WikiLeaks

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The US Department of Justice is to question six staff from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London following the Guardian’s controversial article alleging Paul Manafort visited Julian Assange, according to WikiLeaks. The DOJ issued formal requests on January 7 to “interrogate six former diplomats & staff at Ecuador’s London embassy following Guardian’s fabricated story of Assange-Manafort Read More