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China, US officials hold meeting trade issues

BEIJING China and the U.S. held a virtual meeting on Saturday regarding the two countries’ fraught trade relationship, after a lengthy break in negotiations. China’s top trade negotiator Liu He referred to as U.S. Trade Representative…

5 things Biden heads to the UN

President Biden will address the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for the primary time as president as world leaders take in new York City in the week . The meeting comes as Biden faces outrage from France over a replacement…

Merkel ‘sad and furious’ over riots in US

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed regret that US President Donald Trump “did not admit his election defeat” and caused further tensions in his country. Speaking at a party meeting on Thursday, Merkel said she was…

Melania to divorce Donald Trump?

WASHINGTON Melania Trump is "counting every minute" to divorce her husband, American president Donald Trump, following his defeat in the US Election 2020, according to a report in Daily Mail, which cited a former aide to the First Lady.…

Claims from Trump and Biden’s first debate

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden sparred Tuesday in their first of three debates, hoping to sway undecided voters planning to cast ballots by mail and in person in the final weeks leading up to the Nov. 3…

A more measured Trump doesn’t mean accurate

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump in recent days suddenly acknowledged the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic and edged away from some of his most audacious falsehoods about it. That’s not to say he gave the public an honest accounting.…

US envoy calls for Iran arms embargo renewal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates An expiring United Nations weapons embargo on Iran must remain in place to prevent it from “becoming the arms dealer of choice for rogue regimes and terrorist organizations around the world,” the U.S. special…

Trump at rally falsely cites a Biden apology

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump falsely told supporters Saturday night that Democratic rival Joe Biden apologized for opposing his restrictions on travel from China early in the coronavirus pandemic. On multiple fronts, the revival of…

Trump on an AIDS vaccine that doesn’t exist

WASHINGTON Seizing on a medical milestone that doesn’t exist, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he thinks the same scientific expertise that produced a vaccine for AIDS can deliver one soon for COVID-19, too. There is no vaccine for…

Trump’s false security on kids and COVID-19

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may be giving parents a false sense of security when it comes to kids and COVID-19. In remarks Monday, Trump expressed a desire to have K-12 schools reopen in the fall in “full blast” while minimizing the…

Trump’s alternate reality in time of anguish

WASHINGTON “Vicious dogs.” “Ominous weapons.” Injured police. Gagging protesters. Shattered storefronts. Armed personnel at centers of power and landmarks. Anguish and arson. Taking the measure of these days in the nation’s capital,…

Trump skews history by saying he fired Mattis

WASHINGTON When Jim Mattis announced his resignation as defense secretary, President Donald Trump thanked him for “tremendous progress” in helping to rebuild the military and for “retiring with distinction.” Times changed and so did…

Trump denies tear gas use despite evidence

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and some of his supporters are claiming authorities did not use tear gas against people in a crackdown outside the White House this week. There’s evidence they did. Law enforcement officials shy away from…

Trump fuels new tensions in moment of crisis

WASHINGTON Over 48 hours in America, the official death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 100,000, the number of people who filed for unemployment during the crisis soared past 40 million, and the streets of a major city erupted in…

Veterans Affairs chief plugs unproven drug

WASHINGTON Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie is taking advocacy of an unproven drug for the coronavirus even farther than President Donald Trump, claiming without evidence that it’s safe and that it has been effective for young and…

Trump falsely blames governors for virus test

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is wrongly casting blame on governors and the Obama administration for shortages in coronavirus testing and declaring victory over what he calls relatively low death rates in the U.S. That’s too soon to…

Trump pitches unapproved drug for coronavirus

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is pitching an unapproved medicine for COVID-19 sufferers that science has not concluded is effective or safe. “Take it,” he said of the drug. For people sick with the coronavirus, he said Sunday, “It can…

Trump’s misfires on virus death rates, tests

WASHINGTON Facing a grim reality of surging coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is making premature assertions about relatively low death rates in the U.S. and revising history about how seriously he viewed the threat, including the…

Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus

WASHINGTON Groundless assurances keep coming from President Donald Trump, a rosy outlier on the science of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been that way since before the virus spread widely in the United States, when he supposed that the…

Trump, American exceptionalism and the virus

WASHINGTON Americans normally hear from President Donald Trump when he is opining on Twitter, riffing from a rally stage or otherwise improvising. This past week was different as he sat in the Oval Office with a script laid out for him to…

Trump, wife Melania land in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) India US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump landed in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Monday, shortly before 12 pm. The US President will participate in the 'Namaste Trump' event at Motera Stadium in a short…

Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial

President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US. The Senate, run by the president’s fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges…

What’s in Trump’s Middle East plan

More than two years after he first proposed a plan to revive the long-moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, US President Donald Trump released details on Tuesday of his proposal to solve a conflict that has frustrated peacemakers for…

Standoff in the Middle East

Cynics expressed that the latest salvo from President Trump that led to stealth assassination of an Iranian military leader in Baghdad was designed to divert attention from his impending impeachment trial in the US Senate. This usually is…

Asian stocks rise ahead of US-China trade pact

BEIJING Asian stock markets rose Monday ahead of the signing of a U.S.-Chinese trade pact as investors shrugged off weaker-than-expected American jobs data. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea advanced. Japanese markets were…

Trump backs Iranian anti-government protestors

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threw his support Saturday behind Iranian anti-government protestors after Tehran's unintentional downing of a Ukraine plane. "To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I've stood with you since…