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14 Jun 2020
"I should not have been there," said Mark Milley, the most senior US military officer, after accompanying Donald Trump to a photo op following a protest in Washington, DC. He noted the army should stay "apolitical."
8 Jun 2020
Bob Marley's daughter Makeda Marley joins a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington, D. C., and says that protesters can let Donald Trump know they "built this country".
29 Mar 2020
US charges of "narco-terrorism" have been issued against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and key aides. Washington has posted multimillion-dollar rewards for information leading to their arrests.
30 Jan 2020
Huawei has finally gotten the go-ahead to build noncore parts of the UK's 5G network.⁣ The news is not likely going to be well received by the Donald Trump administration.⁣
18 Jan 2020
Washington and Baghdad should not discuss troop withdrawal, the US State Department has said, refusing parliament's request for US soldiers to leave. Protesters in Iraq urged both the US and Iran to stop their meddling.
12 Jan 2020
The US ambassador to the UN has said Washington is prepared to "engage without preconditions" to avoid further conflict. Iranian officials have warned the US against launching another retaliatory attack.
5 Nov 2019
Washington has formally launched its withdrawal from the 2015 Paris climate accord after Donald Trump rejected it as harmful to the US economy. The process doesn't become complete until the day after the 2020 election.
29 Sep 2019
The US and Honduras have signed a deal which would allowing Washington to send more asylum-seekers there. But critics say it's not safe to seek asylum In Honduras, as it's is among the world's most violent countries.
14 Sep 2019
Washington says the vessel, which was detained by Gibraltar for 6 weeks, is "blocked property" under anti-terrorism laws. The ship's next destination is a mystery after Turkey and Lebanon denied it was heading their way.
28 Jul 2019
Washington, which usually refrains from criticizing human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, has called for the release of blogger Raif Badawi. The writer was whipped and sentenced to prison for "insulting Islam."
17 Jun 2019
India has imposed higher levies on a range of US products after Washington ended key trade privileges for New Delhi. The US accuses India of being a "high-tariff country" that limits access to its gigantic market.
22 May 2019
Playing a waiting game in Washington. Bloomberg has been told the Trump administration held off on blacklisting Huawei out of concern it could derail trade negotiations with China and officials only went ahead when talks stalled.

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48 mins ago
War, climate change, hunger, poverty and health will be on the agenda of the G7 summit in Germany. This will be a key opportunity for Chancellor Olaf Scholz to show strong leadership.
55 mins ago
Latvian singer Intars Busulis had millions of fans in Russia and a successful concert career. But he has given all that up now. He is writing pro-peace songs and using social media to try to show Russians what is happening in Ukraine. The move has come at some cost.
2 hours ago
South Africa's small businesses, still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and squeezed by inflation at a five-year peak, are now taking further strain during the worst power cuts in over two years.
1 day ago
The remains of Congolese icon Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister, are laid to rest in Kinshasa. Belgium returned a tooth belonging to the murdered independence hero earlier this month. Also, African ministers of education were in Paris on Thursday for a UNESCO summit on tackling the devastating effect that the pandemic has had on education.
1 day ago
The growing appetite for milk and meat is pushing the planet to the edge. But it doesn't need to be that way since there are many plant-based alternatives that aren't bad for the environment and still taste good.
1 day ago
New Delhi has imposed a federal ban on some single-use plastics in a country that generates around 4 million tons of the material every year. Offenders can net hefty fines or a five-year jail sentence.