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US athletes cautioned on team gear outside Olympic venues 

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The US Olympic Committee has advised athletes taking part in the upcoming Sochi Games to avoid wearing their uniforms or ...

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Canada, Hungary sign US anti-tax evasion pacts 

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The United States signed anti- tax fraud pacts with Canada and Hungary this week, expanding its drive to combat offshore ...

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India warns US of consequences on visa reform 

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India has warned the United States of consequences for its companies if lawmakers tighten visa rules on high-tech firms as ...

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Billie Jean King headed to Olympics closing  

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Openly gay tennis legend Billie Jean King will attend the Winter Olympics' closing ceremony on February 23 as part of ...

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US bans bidis made by Indian tobacco company 

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US regulators Friday banned four types of small cigarettes known as bidis made by an Indian company, marking the Food ...

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Gates reclaims title as world's richest 

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The surging price of Microsoft shares returned US tech tycoon Bill Gates back to the top of Forbes's world's billionaires ...

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Pressure mounts on IMF to help Ukraine 

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Can the International Monetary Fund say "no" to Ukraine?
Called to the rescue by Kiev, the global crisis lender is under ...

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Messi advocates for fight against Chagas disease  

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Barcelona's four-time world player of the year Lionel Messi is a leading supporter of the fight against the spread of ...

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More red ink for US newspapers in latest survey 

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US newspapers suffered further revenue declines in 2013, seeing only mixed success in a transition to digital, according to industry ...

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EU, US in cautious lockstep on Russia sanctions 

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The United States has been moving cautiously in slapping sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, keen to keep its ...

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Klinsmann boosts US hope for World Cup  

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Jurgen Klinsmann has not hesitated to take unpopular decisions in his mission to toughen up the United States team going ...

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Fabregas focused on Cup, not Chelsea : Pedro  

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A transfer of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona to English club Chelsea will be "a pity" for his current club, his ...

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Spain expecting to feel the heat in Brazil  

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Spain are expecting to feel the heat in their World Cup title defense, and not just from their rivals. Barcelona ...

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Capitals ink trail-blazing Aussie Walker  

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Nathan Walker, who last month became the first Australian drafted into the NHL, has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with ...

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Raonic, Nishikori win, Isner out at Washington 

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Canadian second seed Milos Raonic and Japan's fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced while US fifth seed John Isner lost Wednesday in ...

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Raonic, Gasquet advance to Washington semis  

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Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic and 2013 US Open semi-finalist Richard Gasquet advanced to the last four of the ATP and ...

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Raonic, Pospisil book first ATP all Canada final  

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Milos Raonic, coming off his first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon, and double-duty winner Vasek Pospisil will meet Sunday in ...

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US, Iran deny military coordination plans over IS 

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The United States and Iran have denied plans for any military coordination in the fight against Islamic State militants operating ...

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FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus 

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The FBI and US Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing ...

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US issues global travel warning after Paris terror attacks 

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The United States has issued a global travel warning after recent terror attacks in France, Australia and Canada. (French End ...

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US jobless rate falls to 5.6pc in best year since 1999 

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The US unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in December, the lowest level in six and a half years, as ...

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World Cup tune-up bid spices US-Mexico match 

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Mexico's Gold Cup triumph will not be complete without a victory over the United States in an October playoff for ...

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Nishikori battles back to advance at Washington 

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Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori rallied to defeat Australian James Duckworth 6-7 (8/10), 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday and reach the third round ...

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Nishikori, Cilic book US Open finals rematch 

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Japan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori and Croatia's eighth-ranked Marin Cilic will meet in a rematch of last year's US Open final ...

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Asians abusing US birthright citizenship: Jeb Bush 

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Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush on Monday accused Asians of abusing rules allowing infants born in the United States ...

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US to welcome 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016 

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The United States expects to accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, officials said Monday.
State Department spokesman John ...

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Obama calls Libya his ‘worst mistake’ 

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President Barack Obama says the biggest mistake of his presidency was a lack of planning for the aftermath of the ...

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Companies working with WB in Africa use tax havens: Report  

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The vast majority of companies that received money from the World Bank's private lending arm last year to finance investment ...

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Putin attempting to undermine European unity: Obama 

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US President Barack Obama said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine European unity, which he sees as ...

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US quashed prosecution of HSBC for laundering: Lawmakers  

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The US attorney general quashed staff proposals to prosecute banking giant HSBC over money laundering in 2012 because of worries ...

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'Cooler' Querrey wins  

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Sam Querrey made a triumphant start to his first event since stunning top-ranked Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, rallying Tuesday to ...

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Hillary regains firm lead on Trump after convention: Polls 

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Hillary Clinton got a support bounce of four to seven percentage points after the Democratic National Convention and now holds ...

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Trump under fire for suggesting violence against Hillary 

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White House hopeful Donald Trump, already deserted by some fellow Republicans, came under sharp scrutiny Tuesday over controversial comments that ...

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Trump demands closure of ‘corrupt’ Clinton Foundation 

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Donald Trump has demanded that Hillary Clinton shut down the charitable foundation founded by her husband, former US president Bill ...

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Obama heads to flood-hit Louisiana 

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Fresh from a two-week vacation, President Barack Obama visits flood-hit Louisiana on Tuesday, hoping to offer support to devastated communities ...

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Sponsors drop Lochte after Rio scandal 

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Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte lost four sponsorship deals Monday -- a major financial hit for the embattled gold medalist stemming ...

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Trump is `unfit`, `beyond repair`: Ex-Pentagon chief 

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Former US defense secretary Robert Gates issued a sharp critique of both presidential candidates in the Wall Street Journal, but ...

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US states, businesses sue to block Obama overtime rules 

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A broad coalition of US states and powerful business federations went to court Tuesday to block the Obama administration's move ...

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Hundreds of scientists blast Trump`s stance on climate 

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Nearly 400 global scientists have signed an open letter slamming Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for vowing to withdraw from ...

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World Bank arm for poorest enters capital markets 

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The arm of the World Bank serving the poorest countries has received its first-ever public credit ratings, allowing it to ...

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US Federal Reserve keeps key interest rate on hold 

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The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for the sixth straight meeting Wednesday, saying it needs to see ...

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Obama vetoes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia 

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President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed a bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia, risking fierce public backlash and ...

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Moody's cuts Turkey debt rating to 'junk' level 

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Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign debt rating by one notch to the speculative or "junk" level of "Ba1" Friday, saying the ...

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Oxfam urges caution as WB arm enters capital markets 

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Oxfam International on Friday called for prudence following the World Bank's announcement that it would tap capital markets for funds ...

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US-EU economic relations in for stormy weather 

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With spats over Apple and Deutsche Bank and squabbles about Airbus and Boeing, approaching elections on both sides of the ...

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Trump faces uphill battle in 2nd debate 

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White House candidate Donald Trump desperately needs a strong debate performance against Hillary Clinton Sunday, with stakes sky-high following intense ...

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Trump a 'wake-up call,' Europe's Moscovici says  

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Donald Trump's capture of the White House  should serve as warning to policymakers responding to similar populism in Europe, European ...

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IMF boosts US growth estimate on expected stimulus 

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The International Monetary Fund on Monday boosted its estimates for US growth on expected stimulus spending by the incoming Trump ...

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Walmart to create 10,000 jobs, invest $6.8b in US 

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Walmart announced on Tuesday it will invest $6.8 billion in the United States and create 10,000 jobs in stores and ...

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US announces $5.3b settlement with Credit Suisse 

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US authorities on Wednesday announced a $5.28 billion settlement with the European banking giant Credit Suisse, adding to the list ...

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Pentagon chief vows 'unshakeable commitment' to NATO 

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 US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured NATO allies that Washington had an "unshakeable commitment" to the military alliance, despite ...

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Trump to use all options for travel ban 

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The White House confirmed on Sunday it is considering issuing a new order on immigration now that President Donald ...

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Trump, Trudeau fail to end differences on refugees, trade 

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US President Donald Trump and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to paper over differences on the treatment of refugees ...

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Trump says US 'will be tweaking' trade ties with Canada 

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US President Donald Trump on Monday called for "reciprocal" trade with Canada and to build bridges of commerce across the ...

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All eyes on Trump for landmark address to Congress 

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Donald Trump will have a chance to breathe new momentum into his month-old presidency in an address to Congress Tuesday ...

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Trump supporters rally across country 

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From Colorado's state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied ...

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US warns Israel against annexing West Bank: Lieberman 

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Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that the United States has warned that annexing the West Bank would ...

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Family of Trump son-in-law in $4b deal with Chinese company 

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A company owned by the family of President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is set to receive more than $400 ...

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World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects 

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World Bank investments in commercial financial institutions is indirectly allowing land-grabs, evictions and pollution in Southeast Asia, a watchdog group ...

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Tensions show as Trump ignores Merkel's handshake offer in first meeting 

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Stark differences between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on everything from trade to immigration were in full ...

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World Bank announces $57b in financing for Africa 

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The World Bank on Sunday announced $57 billion in financing for sub-Saharan Africa over the next three fiscal years.
Of that ...

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US new home sales highest in 7 months 

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Sales of new US homes rose sharply in February, to their highest level in seven months, while the average price ...

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IMF to announce new date for Ukraine loan approval 'soon' 

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The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it will "soon" announce a new date to approve the next $1 billion loan ...

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Melania's new portrait divides public opinion 

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The White House released the official portrait of First Lady Melania Trump, with the photograph of the former model dividing ...

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US lawmaker pledges to defend rights of Muslim Americans 

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A US lawmaker pledged his support for Pakistani Americans and said he will work to ensure civil liberties of all ...

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Samsung, Apple keep top spots in smartphone market 

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Samsung and Apple maintained their leadership in the smartphone market in early 2017 while Chinese-based Huawei's strong growth cemented its ...

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China `putting pressure` on North Korea: Trump 

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Donald Trump thinks Chinese President Xi Jinping is "putting pressure" on North Korea, the US president said in an interview ...

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N Korea link emerges in global cyberattacks 

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Security researchers on Monday reported signs of a potential North Korea link to the massive cyberattack campaign that sparked havoc ...

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Trump, Erdogan seek to mend ties at White House meeting 

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Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, hoping to repair ties frayed ...

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US launches NAFTA renegotiation countdown 

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US President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday launched the 90-day countdown to renegotiating the three-nation North American Free Trade Agreement.
US ...

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Trump dismisses 'fabricated' report of son-in-law's outreach to Russia 

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A White House in crisis scrambled to allay public concern over reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications ...

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Leaked intel report shows Russian hackers probed US voting systems 

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A top secret US report showing that hackers from Russian military intelligence tried repeatedly to break into US voting systems ...

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US Pentagon chief 'shocked' by US military readiness, warns on North Korea 

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US Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told lawmakers Monday he was "shocked" by the state of the US military's readiness, blaming ...

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Mattis 'shocked' by US military readiness, warns on N. Korea 

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Pentagon chief Jim Mattis told lawmakers Monday he was "shocked" by the state of the US military's readiness, blaming legal ...

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Trump to speak with China, Japan leaders on N Korea 

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President Donald Trump will speak by telephone with the leaders of China and Japan on Sunday, in talks likely to ...

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Fed chair Yellen released form hospital in London 

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was hospitalized over the weekend in London but released on Monday, the Fed said.
Yellen was ...

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IMF warns G20 to address risks to economic recovery 

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The global economy is strengthening but the International Monetary Fund warned on Wednesday that leaders of the Group of 20 ...

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US Olympic gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to child porn charges  

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A former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor accused of molesting more than 100 female athletes pleaded guilty Tuesday to three ...

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Isner beats Aussie Ebden for ATP Newport title  

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US top seed John Isner blasted 17 aces Sunday in defeating Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to win ...

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Neymar staying at Barcelona, says teammate Pique  

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Brazilian superstar striker Neymar will stay with Barcelona, according to teammate Gerard Pique, who posted a Twitter message on the ...

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Neymar scores as Barca beat Man Utd 1-0 

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Neymar, serene amid a frenzy of transfer speculation, scored the first-half goal that gave Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Manchester ...

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Man City beat Tottenham 3-0 in ICC friendly  

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Manchester City posted a convincing 3-0 win over English Premiership rivals Tottenham on Saturday in an International Champions Cup friendly ...

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Isner downs Harrison for fourth ATP Atlanta title  

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 John Isner claimed his fourth ATP Atlanta title on Sunday, saving a set-point in both sets en route to a ...

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Nishikori escapes upset bid, faces Zverev in semi-final 

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Top-10 rivals Kei Nishikori and Alexander Zverev advanced to a semi-final showdown at the ATP and WTA City Open on ...

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Video review makes impact in MLS debut  

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The debut of video review in Major League Soccer on Saturday saw FC Dallas become the league's first club to ...

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Sizzling Zverev takes fourth title of the year 

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Alexander Zverev issued a warning to top ATP rivals Sunday after winning the Citi Open for his fourth title of ...

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US military vows to protect Guam, says Trump 

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President Donald Trump on Saturday reassured Guam it was secure amid mounting regional tensions, vowing that American military forces "stand ...

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Kasparov notches first win in brief return to chess  

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Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov finally claimed his first victory Wednesday during his much-watched comeback tournament in Missouri following 12 ...

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Kasparov shows flashes of past glory but comeback no dazzler  

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Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov concluded his keenly awaited comeback Friday, ending a week of games in which he showed ...

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‘Kushner registered to vote as a woman’ 

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Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide, Jared Kushner, has been registered to vote as a woman for eight years, US ...

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Most US voters think Trump not fit to be President: Poll 

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A majority of US voters believe Donald Trump is not fit to be president and only 36 percent approve of ...

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Trump`s govt to repeal Obama-era climate plan: EPA chief 

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The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration will move to repeal ...

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US 'not taking sides' between Iraqi forces, Kurds: Trump 

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Washington is "not taking sides" following clashes between Iraqi forces and the country's Kurds, US President Donald Trump said Monday, ...

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Warning for China as US hails India 'partnership' 

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The United States vowed Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a ...

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US to resume accepting refugees from 11 blocked countries 

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The United States will resume accepting refugees after a 120-day ban, but arrivals from 11 "high-risk" countries, most of them ...

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Trump appoints new head of financial watchdog 

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US President Donald Trump on Friday appointed White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to head a financial watchdog that the ...

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US new home sales rise to 10-year high 

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US sales of new single-family homes quickened for the second straight month in October, rising to the highest level since ...

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Trump faces fraught end to tempestuous year 

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President Donald Trump returned to work at a festively decorated White House this week, facing a formidable to-do list that ...

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Int'l warnings as Trump delays Jerusalem decision 

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International leaders warned US President Donald Trump on Tuesday that he risked outraging Muslims and jeopardising Middle East peace efforts ...

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On eve of climate summit, Macron reminds Trump of `responsibility to history` 

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday reminded his US counterpart Donald Trump of his responsibility to history over his decision ...

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