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[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Re-election: Donald Trump to retain Mike Pence as running mate

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday, that he would keep Vice President, Mike Pence, as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.

Oil slumps on weak economic data

Oil prices slumped on Wednesday on weak economic data from China and Europe and a rise in United States (U.S.) crude inventories, almost erasing the previous session’s sharp gains after the U.S. said it would delay tariffs on some Chinese products.

Oil prices fall on weak economic data from Europe, China

Oil prices fell on Wednesday on weak economic data from China and Europe and a rise in U.S. crude inventories, almost erasing the previous session’s sharp gains after the U.S. said it would delay tariffs on some Chinese products.
US President Donald Trump has called for very meaningful background checks for gun buyers and said he can sway the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) towards more stringent controls.

Donald Trump says he wants ‘very meaningful background checks’ for guns

US President Donald Trump has called for "very meaningful background checks" for gun buyers and said he can sway the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) towards more stringent controls.
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US insists no trade deal with China

U.S. president Donald Trump said that, while talks are progressing with Beijing, no deal has been reached for now, as the two countries attempt to resolve an ongoing trade dispute.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Donald Trump: US not ready to make trade deal with China

President Donald Trump said on Friday he was not ready to finalize a trade deal with Beijing and signalled he might cancel talks set for September, raising the stakes in the intensifying US-China trade war.

Demand for Nigerian oil “dire” as US competition ramps up

Nigerian oil has suffered its slowest sales of the year in August, traders said, as U.S. exports of competing light, sweet grades flood traditional markets in Europe and Asia.
Newly appointed U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper has pressured Japan to participate in a U.S.-led maritime security mission in the Strait of Hormuz.

Mark Esper urges Japan to join US-led naval mission in Gulf

“Any and every country that has an interest in freedom of navigation and freedom of commerce needs to really consider (being) involved in this type of monitoring of the strait,” Esper, who took office in July, told reporters on Tuesday en route to Tokyo, the Kyodo News agency reported.
President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ separating the two Koreas. Reuters TV-Reuters

North Korea: US inciting military tensions

North Korea has accused the United States of “inciting military tension” by holding joint exercises with South Korea and says Pyongyang would take measures to defend itself.
Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's Foreign Ministry, speaks at a regular news conference in Beijing, China, January 6, 2016. China's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing did not have advance knowledge of North Korea's test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device, adding that it firmly opposes Pyongyang's action. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China vows to defend interests if US deploys more missiles in Asia

China on Tuesday pledged to defend its national interests amid threats from the U.S. that it might deploy new medium-range missiles in Asia following the collapse of a nuclear arms treaty.

Oil price falls below $60 budget benchmark

The international oil benchmark, Brent crude, extended its decline on Monday, trading below Nigeria’s $60 per barrel budget benchmark.

Oil prices fall as trade war concerns mount

Oil prices fell on Monday on global growth concerns after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened China with more tariffs, which could limit crude demand from the world’s two biggest buyers.
A man walks in front of an electronic stock indicator displaying the share price of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on August 5, 2019. – Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower on August 5, weighed down by a strong yen and tracking losses on Wall Street amid US-China trade woes. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Tokyo stocks close sharply lower on strong yen

Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower on Monday, weighed down by a strong yen and tracking losses on Wall Street amid US-China trade woes.
US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem.

Trump to address nation after US shootings leave 29 dead

US President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday after two shootings left 29 people dead and sparked accusations that his rhetoric was part of the problem.
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Donald Trump orders US flags flown at half mast after shootings

US President Donald Trump ordered Sunday flags on all government buildings to be flown at half mast for the next five days to mourn the victims of two mass shootings.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrolling around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas

Iranian seizes ship third ‘foreign vessel’

Iran has seized a “foreign vessel” in the Gulf, state media said Sunday, in what would be the third such seizure in a month amid heightened tensions with its foe the United States.
Boris Johnson meets Donald Trump at the UN in New York in 2017

Donald Trump discusses further cooperation with Britain in call with Boris Johnson

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed further cooperation with Britain in a phone call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said on Friday.
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

China threatens retaliation as Donald Trump announces new round of tariffs

China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday threatened to retaliate after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a new round of trade tariffs that, if implemented, would extend taxes to all Chinese goods coming into the U.S.

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