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Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump denied stoking racial tensions Monday, insisting his charged comments that prompted a wave of symbolic protests by NFL players were about patriotism not race. After a volley of verbal attacks on black athletes led players across the country to kneel during …

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North Korea says Trump has declared war

New York, United States | AFP |  North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The White House dismissed the claim as “absurd”. The latest threats stoked a …

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US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip

Beijing, China | AFP | The visiting US commerce secretary told China’s premier on Monday that the warm reception he received in Beijing “augurs very well” for Donald Trump’s upcoming visit, amid tensions over trade and North Korea. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross met with Premier Li Keqiang at the headquarters of …

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US calls N. Korea nuclear bomb test threat ‘shocking’

New Delhi, India | AFP | US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday it would be “shocking” irresponsibility for North Korea to carry out its threat to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific. The new comments, made while Mattis headed for India, followed a shrill war of words between the …

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US Police say Samson Kidega was gunman in Nashville shooting

Kidega identified as gunman who killed one, wounds six outside Nashville  Washington, United States | AFP |  Police says that the masked gunman who opened fire Sunday at a church near Nashville, Tennessee, killing a woman and wounding six more people, is Sudan-born longtime US resident Emanuel Samson Kidega. The suspect, …

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Two more US Senators signal opposition to Obamacare overhaul

Washington, United States | AFP | Two Republican senators signalled strong opposition Sunday to their party’s latest bid to overhaul Obamacare, dealing a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump’s top legislative goals. Senator Susan Collins of Maine said she cannot “envision a scenario” in which she would back the …

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McCain torpedoes Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

Washington, United States | AFP | US Senator John McCain announced Friday his opposition to the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama’s signature health care law, likely dooming the repeal effort. It is the second time in two months that he has defied his party and President Donald Trump over …

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US bombers fly off east coast of North Korea: Pentagon

Washington, United States | AFP | US bombers flew off the east coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force designed to project American military power in the face of Pyongyang’s weapons programs, escalating already sky-high tensions. The flight came after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President …

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