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afghanistan-feb14.jpg The United States and the Taliban have agreed to a proposal for reduction in violence in Afghanistan for seven days.The Defense Department is working with allies on the path forward, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at a news conference after his meeting with NATO defense ministers in Brussels. "The best, if not only solution forward is a political agreement," he told reporters. Separately, S

coronavirus-feb14.jpg Coronavirus cases are not increasing significantly outside China despite a quick rise in the number of deaths and infections in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Hubei Province, the center of the deadly virus, reported 242 new deaths on Wednesday, which was more than double the figures of the previous highest death toll in a day. This increase is largely down to a change

dojhuawei-feb14.jpg The Department of Justice has charged Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei and its American subsidiaries with racketeering conspiracy and a decades-long plan to steal trade secrets and other sophisticated technology from U.S. firms. A 16-count superseding indictment filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charges Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and U.S. subsidiaries with conspiracy to violat

coronavirus-feb13.jpg China Thursday reported an alarming rise in the number of deaths and infections due to novel coronavirus. Hubei Province, the center of the deadly virus, reported 242 new deaths on Wednesday, which is the highest number of casualties triggered by COVID-19 in a day since the outbreak in December. This is more than double the previous highest death toll in a day. The Hubei Provincial Health Commissi

jewishsettlements-feb13.jpg The UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday released a long-awaited report that names 112 business enterprises involved in Jewish settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Out of it, 94 companies are based in Israel and 18 in six other countries - the United States, France, the Netherlands,...

whiskey1-feb13.jpg The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) expressed concern over drastic fall in American whiskey exports to the European Union as a result of retaliatory tariffs imposed by the 28-nation bloc. American whiskey exports to the European Union, which is the largest foreign market of U.S. spirit, decreased by 27 percent in 2019, DISCUS revealed in its annual economic report. This i

bernie-sanders-021220.jpg Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., narrowly won the New Hampshire Democratic primary on Tuesday, multiple media sources have projected, with the Independent Senator edging out former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. With approximately 98 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders received 25.7 percent of the vote compared to 24.4 percent for Buttigieg.

nasa-feb12.jpg NASA has invited applications to recruit the next generation of U.S. astronauts. As part of the Artemis Generation, NASA will train astronauts bound for multiple destinations, including the Moon, Mars and the International Space Station. 2020 is the year NASA and its partners will launch American astronauts on new rockets built in the United States from American soil to reach the International S

michael-bennet-andrew-yang-021220.jpg Two more presidential aspirants - Senator Michael Bennet and Andrew Yang - have pulled out of the race for Democratic nomination to fight Donald Trump in the 2020 election after disappointing performances in the New Hampshire primary. Addressing his supporters in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Bennet said, "I think it's fitting for us to end the campaign tonight."

coronavirus1-feb12.jpg The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially named the deadly coronavirus as "COVID-19". "We now have a name for the disease and it's 'COVID-19'," WHO Secretary General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday. "CO" stands for "corona", "VI" for "virus" and "D" for "disease", while "19" represents the year the outbreak was first reported, he told reporters.

trump-india-021120.jpg President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24 and 25. This will be Trump's first state visit to India. During their two-day visit, the President and The First Lady will travel to capital New Delhi and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, which is the home state of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Gujarat and played such an important role in Mahatma Gandhi's life and

privatedetentionfacilities-feb11.jpg The U.S. Department of Justice has moved the court challenging California state law A.B. 32, which prohibits operating private detention facilities in the state. DOJ filed law suit in the District Court in Southern District of California against California Governor Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier...

usdefense-feb11.jpg In his election year budget, President Donald Trump proposed a 3 percent pay rise for service members across the board, along with increases in the allowances for housing and subsistence. The Department of Defense is also seeking $8 billion for a range of programs to support military families. They include professional development and education opportunities for service members and their spouses,

spacecraft1-feb11.jpg A NASA-European Space Agency collaborative solar mission to study from close quarters how the Sun creates the heliosphere, the vast bubble surrounding the solar system, was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Airbus-built sun explorer spacecraft named Solar Orbiter was launched at 11:03 p.m. EST Sunday on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape

coronavirus-feb10.jpg Coronavirus death toll in China has crossed 900, with the number of confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV rising to more than 40,000. China reported 97 deaths on Sunday, the highest number of casualties triggered by the deadly virus in a day since the outbreak in December. However, the good news is that the number of newly infected people per day has stabilized, and the proportion of patients cured from

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