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US Alarmed as Zimbabwe Targets, Beats Activists Amid Unrest

The U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe said Thursday it is "alarmed" by credible reports that security forces are targeting and beating activists and labor leaders after a local doctors' rights group said it had treated 68 gunshot cases and scores of other cases of assault. The U.S. also urged Zimbabwe's government to restore access to social media as the ... /
Experts state that the shutdown has deeply affected Black families

Almost a month in, the damage is not only taking place on the economy, but it is also affecting many African-American federal workers and their families. The post Experts state that the shutdown has deeply affected Black families appeared first on theGrio.

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US Considering Allowing Lawsuits over Cuba-confiscated Properties

The Trump administration is considering allowing a law that has been suspended since its creation in 1996 to go into effect, allowing U.S. citizens ...

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Trump EPA Chief Pick: Global Warming Not 'Greatest Crisis'

President Donald Trump's choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not believe global warming is the "greatest crisis." Andrew ...

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US Federal Workers Take On Odd Jobs to Make Ends Meet

When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in ...

What is fueling Zimbabwe's protests?

In the Fall of 2017, Zimbabweans took to the streets in mass protests against a regime that was presiding over a broken economy and collapsing living ...

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German economic growth slowest for five years

Europe's largest economy grew by 1.5% last year as global trade and car sales slowed.

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China province looks to boost shopping with longer weekend

China's Hebei province has a creative plan to stimulate the economy as growth in the country slows.

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Erdogan says Discussed Turkey Setting up Safe Zone in Syria with Trump

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he had discussed a safe zone which Turkey would set up inside Syria along the length of their border, during a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump which he described as positive. Trump, who announced he was pulling U.S. troops out of northeast Syria last month, suggested in a tweet on Sunday ...

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Turkey dismisses Trump threat to economy over Syrian Kurds

The US president has vowed to "devastate" Turkey's economy if it attacks Kurdish fighters in Syria.

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Trump vows to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy if U.S.-backed Kurds are attacked

The tweet complicated State Department negotiations over withdrawal from Syria.

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Cathay Pacific sells first-class tickets at economy rates again

The airline will honour tickets mistakenly sold from $1,512 not $16,000 in its latest fare fumble.

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Despite Volatility in Retail Stocks, US Officials Predict Continued Growth

Despite the U.S. stock market recovery, Macy's and American Airlines' revised revenue forecasts for 2018 have sent their stock prices spiraling. Other retail stocks fell, too, including J.C. Penney, Nordstrom and Kohl's. The reports come amid news of another iconic department store, Sears, fighting for survival. But U.S. trade and financial ...

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How much has the shutdown hit the US economy?

Losses from the partial shutdown could soon add up to more than the cost of the border wall.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro begins another six-year term as his country is in crisis

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro begins another six years in power Thursday with a collapsing economy that shows no sign of bottoming out and a threat from some Latin American neighbors who say they will not recognize his government.

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Protectionism, Dysfunction Could Hurt US Businesses, Warns Chamber of Commerce

Rising global authoritarianism, trade protectionism and the weakening of global institutions threaten U.S. businesses, the head of the U.S. Chamber ...

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Top California Lawyer Gives Insight Into Trump Policy Fight

When President Donald Trump revoked protections for young immigrants known as “Dreamers,” California’s top prosecutor, Attorney General Xavier ...

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How Venezuela's crisis developed and drove out millions of people

A closer look at why Venezuela's economy is falling apart and forcing millions of its people out.

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China car sales fall for the first time in 20 years

The annual sales slump comes amid a slowing economy and an ongoing trade war between China and the US.

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US, China Open Trade Talks to Ease Tensions

U.S.-China trade talks opened Monday in Beijing, with negotiators for the world's two biggest economies trying to resolve tariff disputes that have roiled world markets in recent weeks. U.S. and Chinese officials expressed optimism before the two day talks, but Beijing at the same time complained about the sighting of the U.S.S. McCampbell ...

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Iowans Prepare for Surge in Presidential Hopeful Visits

The race to challenge U.S. President Donald Trump in November 2020 kicked off in earnest Saturday, when the first major Democratic Party hopeful to ...

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Mexico Launches Plan to Stimulate US Border Economy  

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched an ambitious plan to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border ...

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Climbing the Hill: New Legislators Are Sworn In

Editor's note: Voice of America is following two new U.S. lawmakers -- Democratic Representative Katie Porter, representing California's 45th ...

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AP-NORC Poll: Immigration Among the Top Concerns in 2019

As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans ...

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US Employers Added a Stellar 312,000 Jobs in December

U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government.   The Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9 percent, but that reflected a surge ...

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Pakistan Welcomes Trump's Remarks on Resuming Political Contacts

Pakistan has responded positively to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that he intends to resume the leadership-level contacts between the two countries, partners in the war against terrorism. “President Trump’s remarks are indeed a departure from his tweet of January 1, 2018.  We look forward to positive engagement with the United States ...

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Bruised GOP Considers Trump's Pennsylvania Chances in 2020

Democratic energy in the perennial battleground state of Pennsylvania is raising questions about President Donald Trump's ability to replicate his stunning 2016 win in a state Republicans hadn't carried for nearly two decades. Democrats animated ...

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