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China imposes retaliatory sanctions on U.S. officials

China announced Monday retaliatory sanctions against three senior Republican lawmakers and a U.S. envoy in a deepening row over Beijing's treatment of Uighur Muslims in the western Xinjiang region. Chinese foreign ministry …

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Facing Two Crises, Trump Goes AWOL

There are only two numbers from this week you need to know if you want to understand the presidential election: 1.3 million and 59,886. As Bloomberg …

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SpaceX postpones Starlink launch attempt

SpaceX was set to try to launch its next batch of Starlink satellites today with a couple of Earth observation satellites along for the ride, but pulled the plug about 90 minutes before the planned liftoff, Orlando Sentinel informs. …

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Oil prices down with rise in U.S. crude stocks

Oil prices were down on Thursday with a surprise increase in U.S. crude oil stocks, signaling that oil demand could remain weak in the world's largest oil-consuming nation. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at …

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Europeans dispute over China

Merkel is under pressure to cut Germany's ties with China as the Hong Kong crisis triggers a European backlash against Beijing

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U.S. notifies UN of withdrawing from WHO

The United States has notified the United Nations about its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) from July 6, 2021, spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said. "On 6 July 2020, the United …

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U.S. holds talks with Russia to restore G8

The United States is working with Russia on the details of its possible participation in the expanded G7 summit after U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation, U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan said in an interview with RBC. …

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Poll: Biden leads Trump by 12 points nationally

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads U.S. President Donald Trump by 12 points in a new national poll. The latest Monmouth University survey finds Biden at 53%, compared to Trump at 41%, The Hill reported. …

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