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Exclusive: Biden, if elected, would consult allies on future of U.S. tariffs on China - advisers

30 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Democrat Joe Biden would immediately consult with America’s main allies before deciding on the future of U.S. tariffs on China, seeking “collective leverage” to strengthen his hand against Beijing if he is elected president, Biden top advisers said on Wednesday.

Sudan becomes third Arab state to set aside hostilities with Israel this year

24 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States, making Khartoum the third Arab government to set aside hostilities with Israel in the last two months.

U.S. envoy secretly met associate of Venezuela's Maduro on peaceful exit but no deal: sources

22 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A senior Trump administration envoy met secretly with a representative of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro last month to try to work out Maduro's peaceful exit from power, but no agreement was reached, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

U.S. has begun process of removing Sudan from state terrorism list - Pompeo

21 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has begun the process of removing Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism while also working to get Khartoum to recognize Israel, which it hopes will happen quickly, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

Trump: U.S. to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after payment to victims

20 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/DUBAI/KHARTOUM President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as Khartoum sets aside the $335 million it has agreed to pay to American victims of militant attacks and their families.

U.S. State Department issues sanctions warning to banks over Hong Kong crackdown

15 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Wednesday warned international financial institutions doing business with individuals deemed responsible for China's crackdown in Hong Kong that they could soon face tough sanctions.

White House NSC tells staff wear masks in common areas; avoid West Wing

03 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The White House National Security Council on Friday ordered all staff to begin wearing masks in White House common areas and to “avoid unnecessary visits” to the West Wing, according to an internal email. | Video

White House NSC tells staff wear masks in common areas; avoid West Wing

03 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The White House National Security Council on Friday ordered all staff to begin wearing masks in White House common areas and to “avoid unnecessary visits” to the West Wing, according to an internal email.

White House NSC tells staff wear masks in common areas; avoid West Wing

03 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The White House National Security Council on Friday ordered all staff to begin wearing masks in White House common areas and to “avoid unnecessary visits” to the West Wing, according to an internal email.

U.S. slaps sanctions on eight Belarus officials

02 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on the interior minister of Belarus and seven other officials of the former Soviet republic, taking action after an August election that the West says was rigged.

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