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Andrea Shalal

Pence staff hit by COVID-19 outbreak as Biden says Trump has surrendered to pandemic

5:49am EDT

BANGOR, Maine/WILMINGTON, Del. Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on Sunday despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides and President Donald Trump claimed progress as the United States set records for daily infections, prompting Democratic challenger Joe Biden to accuse Trump of surrendering to the pandemic. | Video

First Black American cardinal is outspoken civil rights advocate

Oct 25 2020

Wilton Gregory, the first African American to be named as cardinal and known as a refined diplomat, made headlines when he blasted President Donald Trump’s photo opportunity hoisting a Bible at a Washington church after police used tear gas to clear demonstrators in June. | Video

U.S. Treasury's currency report likely delayed until after election: sources

Oct 23 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department is unlikely to release its long-delayed semi-annual report to Congress on international currency manipulation until after the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

U.S. says no justification for 'concentration camps' in China

Oct 23 2020

WASHINGTON The deputy White House national security adviser on Friday denounced China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, saying there was no justification for the country maintaining "concentration camps" within its borders.

Analysis: China and U.S. economies diverge over coronavirus response

Oct 21 2020

WASHINGTON The United States and China dealt with the spread of the devastating coronavirus pandemic in vastly different ways, and that split is reshaping the global battle between the world's two leading economies.

U.S. envoy secretly met associate of Venezuela's Maduro on peaceful exit but no deal: sources

Oct 21 2020

WASHINGTON A senior Trump administration envoy met secretly with a representative of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro last month to try to work out Maduro's peaceful exit from power, but no agreement was reached, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Honduran Citi executive nominated for No. 2 job at Latin American bank - sources

Oct 21 2020

WASHINGTON The new U.S. chief of the Inter-American Development Bank has nominated Reina Irene Mejia, chief executive of Citi Honduras, for the No. 2 job at Latin America's main development bank, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

U.S. offers Brazil telecoms financing to buy 5G equipment from Huawei rivals

Oct 20 2020

BRASILIA/WASHINGTON The U.S. government stepped up an offensive on Tuesday to keep China's Huawei Technologies out of Brazil's 5G market, with Washington offering to finance purchases by Brazilian telecom companies of equipment from its competitors.

U.S. and Brazil must reduce dependence on China imports: Pompeo

Oct 20 2020

BRASILIA/WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that as the United States and Brazil reinforce their business partnership, they need to reduce their dependence on imports from China for their own security.

China warns U.S. it may detain Americans over prosecutions: WSJ

Oct 19 2020

WASHINGTON The Chinese government has warned Washington it may detain Americans in China in response to the Justice Department's prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

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