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US State Department clears $1.4bn sale of Patriot air and missile system to Kuwait

US State Department clears $1.4bn sale of Patriot air and missile system to Kuwait

The State Department also approved repairs and upgrades to Kuwait's existing Patriot system. Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies are the main contractors for the...

US senators offer bill to prepare for the next pandemic

US senators offer bill to prepare for the next pandemic

The measure, which was introduced last week but announced on Thursday, would authorize $3 billion to rebuild the US pandemic defense system Risch said...

Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

The executive order was proposed after Trump attacked Twitter for tagging his tweets about unsubstantiated claims of fraud in mail-in voting with a warning...

Mexican president disagrees with Bank of Mexico’s recession forecasts

Mexican president disagrees with Bank of Mexico’s recession forecasts

The Bank of Mexico, the nation's central bank, on Wednesday predicted the economy could contract by as much as 8.8pc in 2020. MEXICO CITY: Mexican...

New US jobless claims at 2.12mn as layoffs pass 40mn

New US jobless claims at 2.12mn as layoffs pass 40mn

The new filings, however, showed that the pace of the layoffs was subsiding as the US economy slowly begins to reopen. WASHINGTON: Another 2.12 million...

US virus toll crosses 100,000 as pandemic rages in Latin America

US virus toll crosses 100,000 as pandemic rages in Latin America

Deaths in Brazil topped 25,000 on Wednesday, and its caseload is second only to the United States, where authorities have moved to ease lockdowns...

Trump to sign executive order after threatening to shutter social media

Trump to sign executive order after threatening to shutter social media

Trump would sign an executive order "pertaining to social media" on Thursday, his aides said, without offering any details. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg waded...

Pompeo says Hong Kong does not warrant pre-1997 special treatment

Pompeo says Hong Kong does not warrant pre-1997 special treatment

"No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground," Pompeo said...

Pentagon’s deputy inspector general resigns; latest in watchdog role to depart

Pentagon’s deputy inspector general resigns; latest in watchdog role to depart

Most recently the State Department’s inspector general, Steve Linick, was fired. That ousting prompted heavy criticism from senior Democratic lawmakers. WASHINGTON: The Defense Department’s deputy...

U.S. limits travel from Brazil amid worsening coronavirus outbreak

U.S. limits travel from Brazil amid worsening coronavirus outbreak

The travel ban was a blow to right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has followed the example of U.S. President Donald Trump in addressing...

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