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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) walks through the Senate subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/ FILE PHOTO
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) walks through the Senate subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/ FILE PHOTO

US Senator Menendez convicted of corruption, knows fate Oct 29

US Senator Robert Menendez announced on Tuesday that he will resign next month, following his recent conviction on bribery and corruption charges. The 70-year-old New Jersey Democrat, in a letter to state
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Former US President Donald Trump speaks to the press at Manhattan Criminal Court after a hearing in his case of paying hush money to cover up extramarital affairs in New York City on February 15, 2024. - Trump will become the first former US president to face criminal trial when jury selection begins in New York on March 25 in his case of allegedly covering up hush money payments. "There's a lot of moving parts," Judge Juan Merchan said Thursday, rejecting calls for a delay from Trump's lawyers, who launched a spirited objection describing the timing as "election interference." (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

What are the costs behind Trump’s economic proposals?

Republican former president Donald Trump once dubbed himself a "Tariff Man" seeking to boost government coffers.
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reacts as he prepares to answer a question during a press conference at the US embassy in Beijing on April 26, 2024. (Photo by WANG Zhao / AFP)

Blinken warns of US action over Georgia ‘foreign influence’ law

Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday that the United States plans action after Georgia pushed forward a law against a Russian-style "foreign influence" law that triggered mass protests.
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US President Joe Biden speaks about healthcare during an event at the John Chavis recreation center on March 26, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Biden asserts what’s happening in Gaza ‘is not genocide’

U.S. President Joe Biden has rejected accusations against the Israeli leadership that it is committing genocide in its fight against Palestinian militant organisation, Hamas in the Gaza Strip. [ad] “Contrary to allegations
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 2022 the US flag flies at half staff at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, for former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. - A bipartisan group of US senators on June 12, 2022 announced measures aimed at curbing rampant gun violence plaguing the country, but the limited proposals fall far short of changes called for by the president. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP)

US Senate probe finds forced labor ties in automakers’ imports

A US congressional investigation released Monday found that carmakers BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen had used components from a Chinese supplier banned in the United States over alleged ties to forced
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This illustration photo created May 20, 2024 in Los Angeles shows a frame from a video posted on Donald Trump's Truth Social account displayed on a smartphone in front of a photo of the former US president. - A video posted May 20 by Donald Trump's Truth Social account shows hypothetical headlines speaking of a "unified reich" if he wins the 2024 presidential election -- language that drew fierce criticism from incumbent Joe Biden's campaign. "What happens after Donald Trump wins? What's next for America?" a voiceover asks in the 30-second clip, which flashes a series of fictitious headlines addressing American prosperity. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP)

Trump social account shares video mentioning ‘unified reich’

A video posted Monday by Donald Trump’s Truth Social account shows hypothetical headlines speaking of a “unified reich” if he wins the 2024 presidential election — language that drew fierce criticism from
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Former US President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sits in the courtroom during his hush money trial at Manhattan Criminal Court in New York City, on May 20, 2024. - Donald Trump's trial on charges of covering up hush money payments to a porn star enters its closing stages Monday with the door still open to the former president taking the stand. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago / POOL / AFP)

Trump trial resumes, closing arguments expected next week

Donald Trump's trial on charges of covering up hush money payments to a porn star began inching towards its final stages Monday, with closing arguments expected early next week.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London. - More than 60 doctors wrote an open letter published November 25, 2019, saying they feared Julian Assange's health was so bad that the WikiLeaks founder could die inside a top-security British jail. (Photo by Justin TALLIS / AFP)

Julian Assange wins bid to appeal US extradition ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won a bid to appeal against a UK court ruling that approved his extradition to the United States to face trial for breaking national security laws.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 21, 2020 a general view is pictured of the offices of British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said on September 8, 2020 that it had "voluntarily paused" a randomized clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine in what it called a routine action after a volunteer developed an unexplained illness. Paul ELLIS / AFP

AstraZeneca to manufacture cancer killer in Singapore

AstraZeneca says it will invest 1.5 billion U.S. dollars in building a manufacturing facility in Singapore for antibody drug conjugates (ADCs).
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A firefighter puts out a car fire after alleged alleged students of the "Isidro Burgos" Normal Rural School of Ayotzinapa stole and set the pick-up truck in flames, in Chilpancingo, State of Guerrero, Mexico, on March 7, 2024. - The Secretary of State Public Security, Rolando Solano, confirmed that the unit where the people were transported has a report of theft. In addition, a firearm and some bags containing a granulated substance were located, which will be analyzed by the State Attorney General's Office, who will carry out the investigations. (Photo by EDUARDO GUERRERO / AFP)

Nine dead after attacks on Mexican mayoral candidates

Two attacks against mayoral candidates in Mexico’s June elections have left nine people dead in the southern state of Chiapas, the prosecutor’s office in the organised crime-plagued region said Sunday. [ad] The
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Trees snapped by the storm are chopped up in Houston, Texas, on May 17, 2024, one day after the National Weather Service warned of "severe" thunderstorms and possible tornadoes. - Four people died in Texas on May 16 as heavy storms with winds up to 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour lashed the southwestern US state, local authorities said. (Photo by Cécile Clocheret / AFP)

Death toll from Texas storm rises to 7

The death toll from severe weather that lashed the Texas city of Houslton has risen to seven, authorities said Friday.
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