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US to start building 57 miles of 18ft-high fences along Mexican border

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Army engineers have received permission to start planning and building 57 miles of 5.5m (18ft) high fencing along the US border with Mexico. The Pentagon is diverting $1bn (£758m) of funding to support the project, which acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan says is designed to block “drug-smuggling corridors”. The fencing Read More

Venezuela regime-change champion John Bolton says US won’t tolerate foreign meddling in the country

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Washington abhors the thought of foreign actors intervening in the Western hemisphere, and calls on the Venezuelan military to support the US-backed opposition leader in Caracas, John Bolton has thoughtfully tweeted. Come again? “The United States will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers meddling with the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the Read More

Israel continues hitting Gaza targets after rocket attack

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Israeli forces have continued to hit targets across the Gaza Strip, just hours after a ceasefire was reported to have taken effect. The ceasefire was brokered by Egypt on Monday but shortly afterwards there were air raid sirens heard in southern Israel and rocket fire reported from Gaza. At least 30 rockets were fired into Read More

Asian shares edge up as U.S. bond yields come off late-2017 lows

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares bounced back on Tuesday after two days of losses as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields edged higher, but the outlook remained murky as investors weighed the odds of whether the U.S. economy is in danger of slipping into recession. FILE PHOTO: A man is seen in front of an electronic board Read More

Asian shares shaky as U.S. bond yields hit lowest since late 2017

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares were shaky on Tuesday after U.S. Treasury yields sank to their lowest since late 2017, further below short-term interest rates and adding to fears of a U.S. recession. FILE PHOTO: A man is seen in front of an electronic board showing stock information on the first day of trading in Read More

Stalled US talks ‘not linked’ to Kim’s planned Russian trip – but finding way around sanctions is

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un won’t use his expected Russian visit as leverage in nuclear talks with the US. Boosting economic ties with Moscow while circumventing sanctions is equally important for Pyongyang, analysts told RT. Kim may arrive in Russia “in spring or summer of this year,” Russian Senator Aleksandr Bashkin said Monday, adding that Read More

Putin ready to improve US ties after Trump cleared of collusion

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By David Mercer, news reporter Vladimir Putin is ready to improve ties with the US after Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia, the Kremlin has said. Russia’s foreign ministry has called on the US to formally recognise the findings of the long-awaited Mueller investigation after Mr Trump said he had Read More

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket attack

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Israel has begun striking Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack that injured a British-Israeli family. The military confirmed it had started a bombardment of the territory after an overnight blast in the Mishmeret farming community, north of the city of Kfar Saba, which left seven people wounded. An Israeli Read More