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trump10-sept_11oct19.jpg Following two days of closely watched trade talks, President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that the U.S. and China have reached a "very substantial phase one deal." Trump said the deal includes up to $40 to $50 billion in Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural products as well as Chinese concessions on intellectual property and financial services.

gavinnewsom-101019.jpg California Governor signed 18 bills with a view to helping communities to get funding for affordable housing, easing development restrictions, and helping renters facing increasing costs. On Tuesday, Gavin Newsom began his statewide tour to sign a series of bills that build on his Administration's efforts to tackle the housing affordability crisis. They include the Housing Crisis Act of 2019, a

govtagencies-oct10.jpg Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed two Executive Orders aiming to improve the transparency and fairness of U.S. government agencies and to ensure that they are held accountable. The "Improved Agency Guidance Documents" Executive Order requires government agencies to publish their guidance documents on their websites to enable easy access to the public. "To ensure Americans have their voice

uighur-oct09.jpg US sanctions against 28 Chinese firms for targeting ethnic minorities met wth strong protest from Beijing. The Ministry of Commerce urged the U.S. Government to lift the sanctions as soon as possible, and warned that China will "resolutely safeguard" the country's interests. "We strongly urge the United States to immediately stop making irresponsible remarks on the issue of Xinjiang, stop interf

whitehousetrump-oct09.jpg The White House informed House Democrats that President Donald Trump will not co-operate with an impeachment inquiry against him saying that the move is "constitutionally invalid." In an 8-page letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairmen of House Committees on behalf of Trump, his lawyer Pat Cipollone argued that the impeachment proceedings amount to an illegitimate effort to ove

us-chinese-flags-080318_08oct19.jpg Accusing the Chinese government of instituting a highly repressive campaign against Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region, the U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist Party officials.

uighur-oct08.jpg 28 Chinese organizations that are accused of violating human rights and committing abuses, targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region have been blacklisted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Bureau of Industry and Security of the Commerce Department announced that the Chinese firms, which include governmental and commercial, were added to th

secondwhistlebloweremerges-oct07.jpg A second whistle-blower emerged in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, U.S. media reported quoting Mark Zaid, the lawyer representing the first one. This was first reported by ABC. "Attorney representing whistle-blower who sounded the alarm on Pres. Trump's dealings with Ukraine tells ABC News he is now representing a second whistle-blower who has first-hand knowledge of events",

chinesekitchencabinets-oct04.jpg The U.S. Department of Commerce decided to impose anti-dumping duties on wooden cabinets and vanities imported from China to level the playing field for American manufacturers. Announcing an affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation, the Commerce Department said it found that exporters from China have dumped wooden cabinets in the United States worth $4.4 billion

usimmigrantdna-oct03.jpg The U.S. Government plans to collect DNA samples from illegal migrants detained at the border, reports quoting administration officials said. "It does enhance our ability to further identify someone who has illegally entered the country," one of the Department of Homeland Security officials told reporters on condition of anonymity. The details of the plan, including its costs, privacy concerns

berniesanders-100219.jpg Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has canceled several upcoming campaign events after being hospitalized and undergoing an emergency heart procedure. Sanders' senior adviser Jeff Weaver revealed in a statement that the Democratic presidential candidate experienced some chest discomfort during a campaign event in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

trumprudygiuliani-oct01.jpg House Democratic leaders sent a letter conveying a subpoena to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani demanding key Ukraine-related documents as a part of an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

mohammedbinsalmanhassanrouhani-sept30.jpg Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has warned of the risk of oil prices shooting up to "unimaginably high numbers" unless Iran's aggressive actions are effectively restricted. The powerful prince of the oil rich country discussed the impact of a September attack on Saudi oil facilities in an interview to CBS News. Air raids using drones on September 14 set on fire the Abqaiq plant, the worl

uschinatrade-sept30.jpg Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will lead the Chinese delegation for the next round of China-U.S. trade talks in October. The 13th round of the China-U.S. high-level economic and trade consultations will be held in Washington in the week following China's National Day holiday, China's Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said at a news conference. Wang did not specify the date for the talks. China's

cubasraulcastro-09t2719.jpg The U.S. Government on Thursday barred Cuba's former President Raul Castro and his family members from entering the United States, accusing the Communist leader of violating human rights. The US State Department announced travel sanctions against Castro and his children, Alejandro Castro Espin, Deborah Castro Espin, Mariela Castro Espin, and Nilsa Castro Espin. Mariela, a known advocate for gay

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