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Trump declares coronavirus national emergency, says he will most likely be tested

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the fast-spreading coronavirus to free up $50 billion in federal aid and said he would “most likely” be tested for the virus himself soon after facing possible exposure.

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Iranian parliamentary election campaign period ends

DUBAI: Campaigning officially ended today for Iran’s parliamentary election, state media said, a day before a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the Islamic republic. The vote to pick 290 lawmakers is Iran’s first since U.S.

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Kim promises ‘new strategic weapon,’ leaves room for talks

North Korea’s leader plans to further develop nuclear programs and to introduce a “new strategic weapon” in the near future, state media said today, although he signaled there was still room for dialogue with the United States. Kim Jong Un

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US Navy sailor shoots two at Pearl Harbor base, takes own life

A US Navy sailor yesterday shot and killed two civilians working at Hawaii’s historic military base of Pearl Harbor, and injured a third, military officials said, before fatally shooting himself. Authorities did not identify the victims and the gunman or

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Trump threatens tariff hike if trade deal with China fails

The US would raise tariffs on Chinese imports if no deal is reached with Beijing to end a trade war, US President Donald Trump said yesterday, threatening an escalation of the spat that has damaged economic growth worldwide. Speaking at

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Trump makes final pitch for Republican challenger in Louisiana governor’s race

US President Donald Trump made his final appeal to Louisiana voters yesterday to wrest power from the Deep South’s only Democratic governor in an election later this week, seeking to showcase the power of his support in local races. Trump

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Trump-Erdogan ‘bromance’: A White House meeting to mend strained ties

At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was “highly respected” around the world.

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Democrats release new batch of testimony from Trump impeachment inquiry

A senior Pentagon official detailed confusion and concern in the US national security apparatus after the White House blocked aid to Ukraine without explanation, according to a testimony released yesterday by the congressional impeachment panel into US President Donald Trump.

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President Trump, for eternity

President Donald Trump on Friday again joked about ignoring constitutional term limits by retweeting a meme showing him staying in the White House not just for one more term, but for eternity. The meme, ripping off an authentic Time magazine

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