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October 27,2017 03:20
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US belatedly begins to comply with Russia sanctions law

The U.S. State Department on Thursday said it had belatedly begun informing Congress and others about groups associated with the Russian intelligence and defense sectors as required under a 2017 law tightening sanctions on Russia.
October 27,2017 03:20
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US sanctions North Koreans for 'flagrant' rights abuse

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and three entities for "flagrant" human rights abuses, including killings, torture, forced labor and the hunting down of asylum seekers abroad.
October 26,2017 06:40
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New screenings to start for all US-bound airline passengers

All incoming flights to the United States will be subject to new security screening procedures before takeoff, including both American citizens and foreigners possibly facing security interviews from airline employees, the U.S. government said Wednesday.
October 26,2017 00:00
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Judge rejects bid by 18 states to revive Obamacare subsidies

A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president's policies in court.
October 25,2017 23:20
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Judge rejects bid by 18 US states to revive Obamacare subsidies

A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president's policies in court.
October 25,2017 17:00
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US passports have weakened under Trump

Making America great again hasn’t translated well to passport bragging rights. Singapore was named the country with the most powerful passport in the world — while the US travel document has taken
October 25,2017 09:40
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US flexes naval muscle in Asia ahead of Trump's visit

Two US Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have arrived in the Pacific in the past two days, putting three of the massive warships in the region as President Donald Trump prepares for a visit early next month.
October 24,2017 22:00
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Twitter to label election ads after US regulatory threat

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements and say who is behind each of them, after a threat of regulation from the United States over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social media.
October 24,2017 22:00
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US team in Niger was collecting intel on terror leader

U.S. senators said on Sunday the White House has not been forthcoming with details about the military's presence in Niger after the deaths of four soldiers there earlier this month and they want more answers on U.S. operations in the west African country.
October 23,2017 12:20
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US judge to review Trump healthcare payments cut

A U.S. judge is set to hear arguments on Monday about whether to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate controversial payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare.
October 23,2017 10:00
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Africa eyes senior Trump envoy visit for US policy hints

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrived in Ethiopia on Monday, among the first visits to Africa by a senior member of President Donald Trump's administration that diplomats hope will shed light on his plans to engage with the continent.
October 22,2017 06:00
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Henkel may make US acquisitions: CEO in newspaper

German consumer goods group Henkel (HNKG_p.DE) may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview.