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China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials for violating ‘sovereignty’

BEIJING: China said Wednesday it was sanctioning more than two dozen members and ex-officials in former president Donald Trump‘s government, including his secretary of state Mike Pompeo, for violating the country’s “sovereignty” by making “crazy” policy moves. The move came as US President Joe Biden took the oath of office in Washington, ushering in a […]

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A year after the U.S. recorded its first virus case, the outbreak has ravaged the nation and deaths remain high.

One year ago today, health officials told Americans about a traveler who had just come home from Wuhan, China, sought treatment at an urgent-care clinic north of Seattle after falling ill — and set off alarm bells. The man had the first confirmed coronavirus case in the United States. In announcing the news, the officials […]

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US President Joe Biden Proposes Five-Year Extension Of New START Treaty With Russia

The United States intends to seek a five-year extension of New START: White House press secretary Washington: New US President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed a five-year extension with Russia of New START, the last remaining nuclear reduction treaty between the powers, but vowed to pressure Moscow on other fronts. The treaty, which has limited […]

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New unemployment claims remain high in the latest weekly report.

Fresh evidence of the job market’s fragility emerged Thursday, underscoring the economic challenges for the Biden administration and heightening the pressure for a fresh wave of stimulus from Washington. The Labor Department said 961,000 workers filed initial claims for state unemployment benefits last week. On a seasonally adjusted basis, new claims totaled 900,000. The figures […]