Trump says U.S. to pull some troops from Germany over NATO spending feud

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 03:35
President Donald Trump said on Monday he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany to 25,000, faulting the close U.S. ally for failing to meet NATO's defense spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade.
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North Korea appears to have blown up inter-Korean liaison office: Yonhap

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 03:28
North Korea appears to have blown up an inter-Korean liaison office located in its city of Kaesong, Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday, citing a South Korean military source.
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China says it hopes for peace and stability on Korean peninsula

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 03:28
China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Beijing hopes for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, amid escalating tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang.
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U.S. companies can work with Huawei on 5G, other standards: Commerce Department

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 02:49
The United States on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that it will amend its prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business with China's Huawei to allow them to work together on setting standards for next-generation 5G networks.
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Supreme Court rejects cases over 'qualified immunity' for police

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 01:40
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear eight cases involving a legal defense called qualified immunity that can be used to shield government officials from lawsuits, including seven involving police accused of excessive force or other misconduct.
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U.S. expected to report record rise in monthly retail sales

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 01:17
U.S. retail sales likely experienced a record rise in May as 2.5 million Americans went back to work, although any rebound will retrace only a fraction of the historic drops in March and April amid the coronavirus lockdowns.
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Trump says ex-adviser Bolton will break the law if he publishes book

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 19:34
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law and face criminal liability if a book he has written about his time in the White House is published.
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U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security, German ambassador says

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 19:28
U.S. troops are in Europe to defend transatlantic security and to help project U.S. power further afield, German Ambassador Emily Haber said on Monday after President Donald Trump announced plans to cut U.S. troop levels there to 25,000.
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Trump critical of FDA decision to revoke emergency use of drug he has promoted for COVID-19

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 19:18
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, but quickly came under fire from President Donald Trump, who said only U.S. agencies have failed to grasp its benefit in fighting the coronavirus.
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New York City police disband rough street unit amid pressure for reform

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 19:14
The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit, a move aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies, part of a nationwide push for policing reforms following the killing of George Floyd.
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In landmark ruling, Supreme Court bars discrimination against LGBT workers

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 18:49
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights and a defeat for President Donald Trump's administration by ruling that a longstanding federal law barring workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees.
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Wall Street closes higher as Fed soothes recovery worries

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 18:35
Wall Street closed higher on Monday following an announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve regarding its corporate bond purchasing program that boosted investor confidence, which had been wavering amid a spike in new COVID-19 cases.
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U.S. companies can work with Huawei on 5G, other standards: Commerce Dept

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 18:25
The United States on Monday confirmed a Reuters report that it will amend its prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business with China's Huawei [HWT.UL] to allow them to work together on setting standards for next-generation 5G networks.
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Trump order on police reform would use financial incentives

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 18:17
An executive order on police reform U.S. President Donald Trump will sign on Tuesday following nationwide protests against police brutality and racism would seek to use financial incentives to encourage police departments to adhere to best practices, a senior administration official said on Monday.
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Family demands justice after Atlanta police fatally shoot Rayshard Brooks in the back

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 18:13
Relatives of Rayshard Brooks, many of them in tears, called for justice and "drastic change" in policing after a white Atlanta officer fatally shot the African-American man in the back, and the city's mayor called for a shake-up in the force.
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U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 18:12
U.S. airline passengers who refuse to wear facial coverings could have their flying privileges revoked, the industry's main lobby group said on Monday.
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FDA warns against combination of malaria drug and Gilead's remdesivir

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 18:03
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning to healthcare providers against administering malaria drug hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine in combination with Gilead Sciences' experimental COVID-19 drug, remdesivir.
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Trump administration is blocking COVID stimulus oversight: government watchdog letter

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 17:00
The Trump administration is hindering oversight of over $1 trillion in pandemic stimulus funds, according to a watchdog group tasked by Congress to detect fraud and misuse of federal aid aimed at mitigating economic fallout from coronavirus.
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Trump touts hydroxychloroquine even as U.S. revokes emergency use status

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 16:49
President Donald Trump said on Monday other countries had provided great reports on the effectiveness of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for treatment of the deadly coronavirus, complaining that only U.S. agencies have failed to grasp its benefit.
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Stocks rebound on Fed debt program, oil recovers

World News - Mon, 2020-06-15 16:40
A gauge of global equities rebounded on Monday after the Federal Reserve widened its program of buying corporate debt, while crude oil rose on signs fuel demand is recovering and as investors grapple with how to assess the economic reopening.
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