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US trade deficit soars to near decade high as Trump tries to narrow the gap

The monthly negative balance between American exports and imports surged to multi-year highs in February. The trade gap rose 1.6 percent to $ 57.6 billion, the US Commerce Department reported on Thursday. It is America’s highest monthly trade deficit since 2008, attributed partly to surging commodities prices. President Donald Trump’s administration has been seeking to eliminate the gap, saying that ...

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Driver flees after trying to hit soldiers jogging near military base in France

A motorist has attempted to hit soldiers, who were jogging near an army base in southern France, local media reported. The car then fled the scene and authorities launched a manhunt. Read more The incident took place in the town of Varces-Allieres-et-Risset on Thursday morning, according to local newspaper Dauphine Libere, which initially broke the story. A group of soldiers ...

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‘Serious harm to sovereignty’: Beijing angry after US destroyer sails near disputed islands

The passage of a US Navy destroyer near the Chinese-claimed islands in the South China Sea was a major political and military provocation against Beijing, the Chinese Defense Ministry has warned. The USS Mustin came within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands archipelago, known as Nansha Islands in China, Reuters reported Friday, citing unnamed officials. The ...

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Hiding in the skies: US spy drone reportedly spotted near Crimea

An unmanned US surveillance drone was spotted carrying out reconnaissance near Crimea, according to reports. It is said that it even flew over the demarcation line in Ukraine’s Donbass region. The RQ-4 Global Hawk cruised over war-torn east Ukraine before coming within 30 kilometers of Sevastopol’s coast. CivMilAir, which monitors military aviation flights worldwide, announced as much in a tweet ...

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Explosion near Afghan mosque kills 7, injures 22

Published time: 9 Mar, 2018 08:43 An explosion at a security checkpoint near a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul has killed at least seven people and injured 22 others. It’s believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber, according to Reuters. The blast occurred about 300 meters from the Mosalla-e-Mazari area in Kabul’s PD6 on Friday, according ...

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Explosion, gunfire reported near French embassy in Burkina Faso

Published time: 2 Mar, 2018 10:36 Edited time: 2 Mar, 2018 10:56 An explosion followed by gunfire has been heard at the army headquarters in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, reports Reuters. The army HQ is located close to the French embassy. Masked gunmen with backpacks attacked guards at the entrance to the army HQ following the initial explosion, according to ...

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Secret Service responding to suspicious vehicle near White House, federal office building evacuated

Published time: 21 Feb, 2018 14:10 Edited time: 21 Feb, 2018 14:31 US Secret Service agents are responding to a suspicious vehicle near the White House, the agency has announced. The New Executive Office Building has been evacuated. Part of 17th Street, where the vehicle was parked, has been closed to traffic, the Secret Service tweeted. ALERT: Secret Service Agents ...

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Iranian plane with 60 passengers crashes near Semirom – Tasnim agency

Published time: 18 Feb, 2018 07:39 Edited time: 18 Feb, 2018 07:51 Iranian plane with 60 people on board crashed near the city of Semirom in the Isfahan Province of Iran, according to Tasnim news agency citing Iran’s emergency center. The aircraft went off radar midflight from Tehran to Yasuj. Semirom is located about 80 km north from Yasuj, the ...

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Israel hits target in Gaza with tank fire after ‘device explodes’ near IDF patrol

Published time: 17 Feb, 2018 14:35 Edited time: 17 Feb, 2018 14:50 An Israeli tank fired at an observation post located in the southern Gaza Strip, the country’s Defense Forces (IDF) said. The shelling followed an explosive device being detonated near the Israeli patrol in the area. IDF troops were patrolling an area near the security fence in the Gaza ...

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7.5 magnitude quake hits Mexico near Pacific coast – USGS

Published time: 16 Feb, 2018 23:48 Edited time: 16 Feb, 2018 23:59 A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has rocked southern and central Mexico. The tremors reportedly shook buildings across the country’s capital. The quake hit the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca, United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports. Tremors were felt as far as Mexico city, with locals ...

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