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trumpobama-sept19.jpg President Donald Trump's average job approval rating across major polls in the United States this week has surpassed what his predecessor Barack Obama received in the corresponding period eight years ago.

foreignpopulations-sept19.jpg Home to 51 million migrants, the United States is hosting the largest number of international migrant populations in the world, a new UN report says. It is also one of the top three countries towards which most migrant journeys are taking place. The other top migrant destinations are Germany and Saudi Arabia. The latest data on the world's migrant population were released by the United Nation's

usappleimportduty-sept19.jpg In the wake of India's steep hike in import duty of U.S. apples hitting the farmers hard, a top Republican Congressman has appealed to the Trump administration to press the Indian government to reduce the tariff to the "pre-retaliatory rates." In a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Rep Dan Newhouse sought to elevate Washington apple access in India by decreasing the tari

trump9-sept_18sep19.jpg Claiming the move will lead to safer and less expensive cars, President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he is revoking California's authority to set its own vehicle emission standards. Trump revealed the news in a series of posts on Twitter, saying he is eliminating California's waiver under the Clean Air Act that allowed the state to set tighter emissions standards.

robertobrien-091819.jpg President Donald Trump has named Robert O'Brien, a hostage Negotiator, as the new National Security Adviser. The President made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday. "I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O'Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor". Trump tweeted t

trump3-102518_18sep19.jpg President Donald Trump revealed in a post on Twitter on Wednesday that he has ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to impose additional sanctions on Iran. The announcement follows the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities over the weekend, with the U.S. pointing the finger at Iran.

edwardsnowden-sept18.jpg On Tuesday, when Edward Snowden published his memoir, the U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit against the former CIA employee who leaked the country's top secret intelligence data, saying he violated the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA. The lawsuit alleges that Snowden published his book, titled "Permanent Record", without submitting it to the national security and int

americanvoters-sept18.jpg Climate Change will be one of the factors that decide who will win the next U.S. presidential election, according to a poll conducted by CBS among a cross section of American voters. The issue is influencing Democrats more than Republicans. It is the most pressing issue for Democrats after health care, the poll shows. 72 percent of Democrats who took part in the poll say climate change is very i

bentapley1-sept17.jpg South China giant salamander has been identified by researchers as possibly the largest amphibian ever lived. Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers from Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and London's Natural History Museum identified two new species of giant salamander - one of which they suspect is the biggest of around 8000 amphibians alive in the wor

trumpjusticekavanaugh-sept17.jpg President Donald Trump made a scathing attack of the New York Times over its reporting on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing a fresh allegation of sexual misconduct. In an essay published in last weekend's Sunday Review, the Times had quoted Max Stier, who was Kavanaugh's classmate at Yale University, as saying that he had seen Kavanaugh exposing himself to a female student. Ka

usjapantradeagreement-sept17.jpg President Donald Trump said his Administration has reached an initial trade agreement on tariff barriers and digital trade with Japan. The agreement will be signed in the coming weeks. The White House said in a statement that Trump notified the Congress about his plan to initiate trade negotiations on a United States-Japan Trade Agreement. The trade talks with Japan will be held in stages. "My

markherring-sept16.jpg Couples seeking a marriage license in Virginia have been allowed not to disclose their race. As per Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's order, the Division of Vital Records has made changes to the marriage certificate in which it was not made mandatory on the applicants to answer the question about their race. In the guidance emailed to legal clerks and the media on Friday, Herring said,

us-japancars-091319.jpg The United States will make a commitment not to hike tariffs on Japanese cars or introduce quotas to the number of cars imported to the country, the Tokyo Shimbun newspaper reported. This will be the highlight of a joint statement that the leaders of the two allied countries are expected to issue after their meeting in New York next week, according to the Japanese newspaper. Japanese Prime Ministe

adastra-sept16.jpg Brad Pitt, who plays the lead role of an astronaut in science fiction adventure film Ad Astra, will have the opportunity to discuss what it's like to live and work in space with a NASA crew member aboard the International Space Station. Pitt's Earth-to-space call will be broadcast live at 11:35 a.m. EDT Monday on NASA Television, the U.S. space agency said. It will also be streamed live on NASA w

aramcooilattack-sept16.jpg The U.S. Government blamed Iran for attacks on two Saudi Arabian oil plants, with President Donald Trump hinting at the possibility of a military strike on the Islamic nation. However, the Iranian foreign ministry dismissed the allegations. "Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting

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