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Biden to hammer Trump’s ‘tough talk, weak action’ on China, top adviser says

President Donald Trump has seized on Americans’ growing animosity toward China over the coronavirus outbreak to underpin his re-election pitch, arguing he will hit Beijing harder than anyone. That is just tough talk hardly substantiated by action, says Jake Sullivan,

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Facing Covid19 – “A fast closing window”

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath and former President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser, Jason Furman have advocated using heavy fiscal firepower for a “whatever-it-takes” economic response to the COVID-19 crisis. Among the drastic measures proposed are: ‘helicopter money,’ where everyone

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Biden, Sanders’ disagree with Trump handle COVID-19

WASHINGTON: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders blasted US President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak during a Democratic debate yesterday, touting their own plans to deal with a widening crisis that has upended the daily life of Americans. Democratic

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One British, two American personnel killed in Iraq rocket attack

WASHINGTON: One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraq’s Taji military camp north of Baghdad yesterday, US officials told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials,

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US House Judiciary panel invites Trump to Dec 4 impeachment hearing

The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee yesterday invited President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing, scheduled for Dec 4, starting a new phase of the inquiry that could lead to formal charges against the president within weeks. Trump

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Trump blames Obama for allying with Syrian Kurds

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump criticised his predecessor, Barack Obama yesterday for what he termed as ‘overt choice’ to partner with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror group as Turkey begins Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria. “When Obama took

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