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U.S. appeals court will not put Trump travel ban case on hold

A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a U.S. Department of Justice request to place on hold an appeal over President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries. The order from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could increase pressure on the Trump administration to clarify …

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Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at ‘top of the pack’

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea …

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Verizon to offer 5G to select customers in 11 U.S. cities

Verizon Communications Inc said on Wednesday it would offer its high-speed wireless 5G network to certain customers in 11 U.S. cities in the first half of 2017. Verizon will begin pilot testing 5G “pre-commercial services” in cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Seattle and Washington, D.C. The company had …

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U.S. carrier group patrols in tense South China Sea

A United States aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrols in the South China Sea amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway and concerns it could become a flashpoint under the new U.S. administration. China’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty in …

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Trump sons open Dubai golf course, praise U.S. ally

U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honor at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father’s inauguration. Speaking on a stage in front of the clubhouse at the Trump …

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France says U.S. position on Middle East peace ‘confused and worrying’

France considers the U.S. position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “confused and worrying”, its foreign minister said on Thursday, reacting to U.S. President Trump’s dropping of the America’s commitment to a two-state solution. Jean-Marc Ayrault met Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at a G20 meeting of foreign ministers in Bonn where, …

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U.S. Labor Dept nominee Puzder withdraws, in blow to Trump

In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could not garner enough Senate votes to be confirmed. Puzder’s decision to withdraw is yet another setback this …

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U.S. lawmakers grill Yellen on interest rates, regulatory policy

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s stewardship of the U.S. economy and urged her to halt work on financial regulation until President Donald Trump names new policymakers to the central bank. In a tense hearing before the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee, Republicans made clear …

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U.S. court blocks Anthem-Cigna merger, dealing blow to consolidation

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled against U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc’s (ANTM.N) proposed $54 billion merger with smaller rival Cigna Corp (CI.N), derailing an unprecedented effort to consolidate the country’s health insurance industry. The U.S. Justice Department sued in July to stop Anthem’s purchase of Cigna, a deal that …

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Japan’s Sharp may begin construction on $7 bln U.S. plant before June 30: source

Japanese display maker Sharp Corp may start building a $7 billion plant in the United States before June 30, taking the lead on a project initially considered by its Taiwanese parent Foxconn, a person with knowledge of the plan said. The decision by Foxconn, formally Hon Hai Precision Industry Co …

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