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US likely to impose more tariffs on China if new trade deal isn't reached

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the U.S. is ready to place more tariffs on China if it can't agree to a new trade deal.“The economic trade relationship with China has been unbalanced and grossly unfair to American workers, farmers,…... Read More

US Navy hospital ship begins deployment to help Venezuela refugees

(MIAMI) -- The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is beginning a five-month humanitarian mission to the Caribbean, Central and South America to support medical systems, strained in part, by an increase in Venezuela refugees. It's the ship's second deployment of this kind in the last year. Vice President Mike…... Read More

Iranians navigate turbulent currency market, uncertain future

(NEW YORK) -- Standing in the line at a currency exchange shop on a warm afternoon near Ferdowsi Square in Tehran, Nafas Anvari, 26, waited for her turn to change all her savings into U.S. dollars before the value of the Iranian rial dropped even more. “It was the first…... Read More

Pentagon releases new photos as proof Iran was behind tanker attacks

(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon has released new color photos as proof that Iran was behind last week's attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.The release is part of an ongoing effort by the Trump administration to declassify U.S. intelligence gathered on Thursday when two tankers suffered damage…... Read More

US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate with Iran

(WASHINGTON) -- The United States is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The decision follows last week's attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the U.S. blamed on Tehran, with the Pentagon releasing new images on Monday…... Read More

US blasts Iran's 'nuclear extortion,' Pompeo plans to meet American military leaders

(WASHINGTON) -- Hours after Iran threatened to increase its enrichment levels, the Trump administration called on Tehran not to break its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, despite the U.S. withdrawal from the accord.Iran's threat comes after mounting economic pressure from the U.S. and heightened tensions between the two countries.Secretary…... Read More

Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi dies

(CAIRO) -- Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi died on Monday after collapsing during a court hearing, Egyptian state television reported.Morsi was an Islamist who became Egypt’s first democratically-elected president in 2012. The country’s military ousted him in 2013.Morsi, 67, was being tried on espionage charges in Egypt.He addressed the court…... Read More

Indian magician feared drowned after stunt attempt

(NEW DELHI) — An Indian magician is feared dead after an attempt at a magic stunt in a river went awry, according to authorities in the city of Kolkata.Chanchal Lahiri, also known by his stage name Mandrake, went missing on Sunday, according to police.Lahiri was performing an underwater escape act…... Read More

South Korea tackles hidden camera epidemic with spy cam inspection team

(SEOUL, South Korea) -- Three times a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., women in navy blue vests with hidden camera detectors in their hands inspect public restrooms around Seoul. They are South Korea’s first spy cam inspection team.The city’s program started in August 2016 with 50 women. Now,…... Read More

Meghan, Prince Harry share new photo of baby Archie for Father's Day

(LONDON) -- The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a new photo of their son Archie on Father's Day.The sepia-tinted photo is the first picture of the baby with his eyes open. The last time the public saw him was when Harry and Meghan introduced him to the world…... Read More

Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill indefinitely following protests

(HONG KONG) -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam acquiesced, at least in part, to massive protests in the city this week as she announced Saturday the controversial extradition bill will be suspended indefinitely. "The original urgency to pass the bill in this legislative year is perhaps no longer there,”…... Read More