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Trump nixes idea of renaming US bases honoring Confederate heroes

Washington, United States | AFP |  US military bases honoring Civil War Confederate leaders will not be renamed, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, pushing back on pressure to rid public places of monuments glorifying the once pro-slavery South. “These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American …

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EU backs Twitter in Trump fact-check row

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Brussels waded into the dispute between President Donald Trump and Twitter on Wednesday, backing the US social media giant’s decision to fact-check two tweets by the US leader. The European Commission’s top official on countering disinformation praised Twitter for tagging two claims made by Trump last …

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US and Russia to resume nuclear talks, but China casts cloud

Washington, United States | AFP |  Russia called Tuesday on the United States to make a “positive” proposal as the powers open talks on a major disarmament treaty, warning that US insistence on including China could scuttle efforts. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov will meet in Vienna on June 22 with …

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Trump calls police injury to elderly protester a ‘set up’

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an elderly man seen bleeding from the head after he was pushed to the ground by US riot police was faking. “I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?” Trump asked on his massively followed …

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Trump drifts from constitution, former military chief warns

Washington, United States | AFP | Colin Powell, who served as America’s top military officer and top diplomat under Republican presidents, said Sunday he will vote for Democrat Joe Biden, accusing Donald Trump of drifting from the US constitution and Republicans of failing to hold him accountable. In a scathing indictment …

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Trump plan to slash US troops sparks concern in Germany

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP |  Germany on Sunday voiced concern at reports that President Donald Trump plans to cut the number of US troops stationed in Germany, amid fears it could weaken a key pillar of NATO defence in the region. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said both countries …

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Pandemic, dire economy, unrest upend US presidential race

Washington, United States | AFP |  Three concurrent crises scarring the United States — a deadly health pandemic, economic despair and widespread social unrest — have reframed this year’s presidential contest and prompted national reflection over racial inequality in America. Is the country on the cusp of a transformation, or will systemic …

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Brazil threatens to quit WHO, Trump says US beating pandemic

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has threatened to pull out of the WHO over “ideological bias,” as his counterpart Donald Trump said the US economy was recovering from the coronavirus pandemic while Europe slowly reopens its borders. From Africa to Europe to Asia, governments are …

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Trump sparks controversy saying ‘great day’ for George Floyd

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump sparked controversy Friday, calling it a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose death in custody last week unleashed nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans. “We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen,” Trump said …

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US shows surprising jobs recovery in May amid pandemic

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States regained 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped as coronavirus pandemic shutdowns began to ease, raising hopes the economy could recover from the crisis sooner than expected. The Labor Department report released Friday, which showed the jobless rate fall …

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