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cruisemissile-aug20.jpg The United States successfully tested a medium-range cruise missile after pulling out of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. The cold war era treaty was a deterrent among the world's two super powers from proliferating such nuclear-capable weapons. The Trump administration withdrew from the treaty on August 2 accusing Russia of violating it. But Russia denied the charge.

whitehouse-aug19.jpg White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow dismissed concerns about a possible recession in the wake of volatile global bond markets last week, which is seen as a predecessor of recessions. "There is no recession in sight. Consumers are working. Their wages are rising. They are spending and they are saving," Kudlow said in a television talk show, "Fox News Sunday". Citing data showing 0.7 per cent

omarilhan-aug16.jpg Israel barred two Democratic Muslim women members of the U.S. House of Representatives from visiting the country apparently under pressure from the leader of its biggest ally. Reps Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who are known critics of Israel and President Donald Trump, had scheduled to visit Jerusalem and Palestinian cities of Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah this weekend. The lawmakers' trip was

airdefense-aug15.jpg A top U.S. defense official said rival countries are developing hypersonic weapons that are capable of breaking through its missile defense system. "They are quite capable," U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael D. Griffin said during a discussion at the Hudson Institute in Washington Tuesday, apparently referring to Russia, China and Iran. "The advantage offered by

wto-aug14.jpg President Donald Trump has threatened that the United States will pull out of the World Trade Organization if the global trade body does not stop taking advantage of the country, and end its unfair treatment. "We will leave if we have to," he said while addressing workers at Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaco, Pennsylvania. "We know that they have been screwing us for years and i

tulsi-aug13.jpg Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced that she is taking a two-week break from campaign to go on active duty in Indonesia. In an interview broadcast on Monday, the 38-year old military combat veteran said, "I'm stepping off of the campaign trail for a couple of weeks and putting on my army uniform to go on a joint training exercise mission in Indonesia." Gabbard is a mem

robortlighthizer-081319.jpg With President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China raising concerns about the global economic outlook, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer offered a temporary reprieve on Tuesday by announcing a delay in imposing new tariffs on certain Chinese products.

mississippiraid-aug12.jpg Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan admitted that the timing of a sweeping raid targeting illegal immigrants in Mississippi last week was unfortunate. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had arrested nearly 700 mostly Latino immigrants in large scale raids on food processing facilities across Mississippi on August 7. Responding to a question on

universalcancels-aug12.jpg Universal Pictures will not release violent satire "The Hunt" after the movie evoked the ire of President Donald Trump. The dual mass shootings also apparently prompted the distributor to cancel the movie, which tells the story of liberals hunting Trump supporters for sport, "While universal pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for the hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the stud

mitchmconnell2-080919.jpg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has rejected a call by more than 200 mayors to expedite moves to pass long-pending gun control legislation in the wake of last weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. The House passed a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases in February, but McConnell has thus far refused to take action on the legislation.

gun.jpg National Rifle Association President Wayne LaPierre rejected calls for tougher restrictions on firearms, saying they would not have stopped the weekend dual massacres. The head of America's powerful gun lobby made a statement on Thursday after reportedly speaking to President Donald Trump in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 31 people. "I'm not inclined to discuss

venezuelabacks-aug08.jpg Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has canceled a Norway-brokered negotiation with the opposition this week in protest against a set of sweeping U.S. sanctions targeting his government. The two-day talks with representatives of Opposition leader Juan Guaido, aimed at resolving the country's political crisis, was scheduled to begin Thursday in Barbados. Maduro has decided to not send the Venezu

assaultweapons-aug08.jpg President Donald Trump said there is "no political appetite" for legislation banning assault-style weapons.Trump made this observation while talking to reporters before boarding Marine One to visit the sites of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas Wednesday. "I can tell you that there is no political appetite for that at this moment, probably, from the standpoint of legislature," he said in reply

trump11-sept_07aug19.jpg On the heels of interest rate cuts by central banks in India, New Zealand and Thailand, President Donald Trump continued to urge the Federal Reserve to lower rates more aggressively in a series of posts on Twitter on Wednesday. Trump accused the Fed of incompetence, claiming the U.S. central bank refuses to admit its mistake of raising rates too fast.

videogames-aug07.jpg The U.S. video game industry rejected President Donald Trump's suggestion that video games are among the factors driving people to commit mass shooting in the country. Trump had made the comment during a public address Monday in the wake of mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, at the weekend, which killed 31 people. "We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. Thi

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