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Harvey turns deadly, lashing Texas with torrential rain

Harvey turns deadly, lashing Texas with torrential rain Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey lashed central Texas with torrential rains on Sunday, unleashing "catastrophic" floods after the megastorm -- the most powerful to hit the United States since 2005 -- left a deadly trail of devastation along the Gulf Coast.
North Korea delays Guam missile firing, U.S. says dialogue up to Kim

North Korea delays Guam missile firing, U.S. says dialogue up to Kim Tue, 15 Aug, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles toward Guam while he waits to see what the United States does, the North's state media reported on Tuesday as the United States said any dialogue was up to Kim.
Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat

Maduro orders Venezuela military drill after Trump threat Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered his armed forces to carry out a national exercise next week in reaction to a threat of possible US military action voiced by President Donald Trump.
Dozens rally in Guam for peace amid North Korea threats

Dozens rally in Guam for peace amid North Korea threats Mon, 14 Aug, 2017

Dozens held signs and waved Guam's flag during a rally for peace in the U.S. territory. Monday's demonstration came days after North Korea threatened to fire four intermediate-range missiles into the ocean near Guam. The protest also followed a week of heated exchanges between Pyongyang and Washington.
US warns NKorea that nuclear drive could spell end of regime

US warns NKorea that nuclear drive could spell end of regime Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

The United States on Wednesday warned North Korea that the pursuit of its nuclear drive could lead to the collapse of Kim Jong-Un's regime, as President Donald Trump brandished America's nuclear might as a powerful deterrent.
U.S. says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana

U.S. says two Cuban diplomats expelled after 'incidents' in Havana Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

 The United States in May expelled two Cuban diplomats based in Washington after unspecified "incidents" caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, the State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia

Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia Sun, 30 Jul, 2017

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although not for now.
Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Russia orders US to cut diplomats in response to sanctions Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Moscow on Friday ordered the US to slash its number of diplomats in Russia and froze two embassy compounds in a pre-emptive strike against tough new sanctions being readied in Washington.
Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy

Three US senators balk at health bill, putting reform in jeopardy Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

US Republican efforts to reform health care hit a roadblock Thursday when three senators threatened to oppose a partial repeal of Obamacare unless House leaders pledged to negotiate further -- but that demand later appeared to be met.
Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military

Trump says transgender personnel barred from US military Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama's administration and drawing swift condemnation.
Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia

Western Canada wildfires prompt evacuations of thousands in British Colombia Sat, 08 Jul, 2017

Thousands of residents in the interior of Western Canada's British Columbia province have evacuated their homes because of two rapidly spreading wildfires as high temperatures, heavy winds and dry conditions made it tough for authorities to control the blazes.
Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit

Trump, Putin hold first meeting at protest-marred G20 summit Fri, 07 Jul, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face meeting Friday at a G20 summit marred by violent protests and a rift between America and its Western allies over climate change and trade.
Trump, Putin in first showdown at fractious G20

Trump, Putin in first showdown at fractious G20 Fri, 07 Jul, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin shook hands as they met for the first time Friday at a G20 summit marred by violent protests and a rift between America and its Western allies over climate change and trade.
Trump blasts Russia, warns future of the West at stake

Trump blasts Russia, warns future of the West at stake Thu, 06 Jul, 2017

US President Donald Trump warned that the future of the West was at risk and lashed out at Russia and North Korea on Thursday at the start of a high-stakes trip to Europe.
US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar

US fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar Thu, 15 Jun, 2017

A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit to Doha by two American warships on Thursday showed the vital military links Washington maintains with a country now in a dispute with several other Arab nations.
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