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uscanadamexicodeal-jan17.jpg The Senate overwhelmingly passed with bi-partisan support a new North American trade deal in what is seen as a major victory for President Donald Trump, who made replacing NAFTA one of his key campaign promises. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or the USMCA, was passed in the Upper House by a vote of 89-10 Thursday. The deal was passed by the House Of Representatives last month by a 38

spying-jan16.jpg Two Iranians who were charged with collecting information on U.S. citizens and opponents of the Iranian regime have been sentenced to jail. Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen, was sentenced to prison for 38 months and a fine of $14,153. Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, was jailed for 30 months. Both of them were convicted after pleading

trump-signing-011520.jpg After months of negotiations, the U.S. and China officially signed an historic phase one trade deal on Wednesday in an effort to defuse the bitter trade dispute between the two economic superpowers. President Donald Trump signed the agreement along with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Beijing's chief trade negotiator, in a ceremony at the White House.

trumpapple1-jan15.jpg President Donald Trump has urged Apple to help unlock iPhones used by the attackers for a fatal shooting at U.S. naval base last month. "We are helping Apple all of the time on TRADE and so many other issues, and yet they refuse to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "They will have to step up to the plate and help our great Co

corybooker-jan14.jpg New Jersey senator Cory Booker has pulled out of the race for Democratic party nomination to fight Donald Trump in the presidential election after struggling to raise money and garner enough support in polls. The 50-year-old African-American lawmaker announced the end of his campaign in a video uploaded on Twitter. "It's with a full heart that I share this news—I'm suspending my campaign for pre

killingofgen-jan13.jpg U.S. Defense Secretary reiterated on two Sunday morning talk shows that the elimination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force, in an air strike helped prevent a bigger attack on U.S. targets that would have led to more dangerous, open conflict between the two rival nations. "We had information that there was going to be an attack within a

trump-jan13.jpg More than half of Americans disapprove of how President Donald Trump is handling the current situation with Iran, a new ABC opinion Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs KnowledgePanel shows. 56 percent of the survey's respondents are of this opinion. Respondents also were asked about the fallout of the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite

nancypelositrump-jan10.jpg The US House of Representatives has passed a non-binding resolution that limits President Donald Trump's ability to engage in war with Iran. The measure, approved by a 224-194 vote in the House where the Democrats have majority, includes a provision that forbids the President from declaring war against another country without congressional mandate. Eight Democratic centrists opposed the resolution

kellycraft-jan09.jpg The United States offered to negotiate with Iran to de-escalate tensions between the two nations. The United States is "ready to engage without preconditions in serious negotiations with Iran, with the goal of preventing further endangerment of international peace and security or escalation by the Iranian regime," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said in a letter to the U.N. Secu

markamilley-jan09.jpg Although Iranian missiles damaged equipment and infrastructure at U.S. and ally-occupied military installations in Iraq Tuesday, training and defensive readiness paid off in avoiding casualties, according to U.S. Military chief Gen. Mark A. Milley. In the early hours of Wednesday, Iran had attacked two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and international coalition forces in retaliation f

donaldtrump-010820.jpg President Donald Trump initially threatened Iran with a military response to any attack on U.S. assets, but his actual reaction to last night's missile strikes was considerably more muted. Trump revealed in an address to the nation on Wednesday that his administration will impose additional economic sanctions on Iran after the Islamic republic launched an attack on Iraqi military bases housing

iranrocketattacks-jan08.jpg In the early hours of Wednesday, Iran carried out multiple ballistic missile attacks on two air bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops in retaliation for last week's drone attack that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force. Iraq was hit by 22 missiles between 01:45 and 02:15 local time on Wednesday, a statement issued by the Iraqi milita

juliancastroelizabethwarren-jan07.jpg A few days after suspending his own campaign for a Democratic ticket to fight Donald Trump in the presidential election, Julian Castro rallied behind another presidential aspirant Elizabeth Warren. He endorsed the Massachusetts senator by saying that she is "the most qualified, best-equipped candidate to win the nomination." "There's one candidate I see who's unafraid to fight like hell to make

alikhameneitrump-jan07.jpg Global rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has said that the ongoing escalation of tensions in the Middle East in the wake of the killing of the top Iranian military commander will not lead to a full-blown war between the United States and Iran. Iran has vowed to avenge the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force, who was assassinated

markesper-jan07.jpg Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made it clear that the United States remain prepared for any contingency with regard to Iran, and that no decision has been made for the U.S. forces to leave Iraq. The United States continues to deploy and reposition troops throughout the region of Iraq and Iran to bolster U.S. security and force protection and to be prepared for any contingency, Esper said at an

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