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Who is Winning the Trade War with China?

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Who is Winning the Trade War with China?

President Donald Trump has been involved in a long-standing trade dispute with China over many issues.

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Woman arrested for killing her seven babies in US

Woman arrested for killing her seven babies in USWashington, April 14 - Police in the US state of Utah Sunday arrested a 39-year-old woman for killing her seven infants over a 10-year period, the media reported.

Megan Huntsman was arrested from her Pleasant Grove home and booked on murder charges, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Huntsman's ex-husband, who is believed to be the father of the infants, tipped off police Saturday and they found the body of a newborn infant, who appeared to be full term.

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Indian-American professor indicted for fraud

Washington, Nov 17 - An Indian-American professor at Morgan State University has been indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding.

Manoj Kumar Jha, 45, who oversees the university's transportation engineering graduate programme allegedly fabricated an elaborate research proposal on behalf of a private company he founded and then applied for funding through the NSF's Small Business Technology Transfer programme

"The stated purpose of Jha's proposed project was to enhance current models used by highway planners to optimize horizontal and vertical highway routes, and ultimately, to commercialise the result," according to prosecutors cited by the Baltimore Sun.

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Two men arrested in New York for plotting jihad

new yorkNew York, June 7 : Two men have been arrested at the J. F. K. international airport here for preparing to join terror outfits and wage jihad in Somalia, officials said.

Mohamed Mahmoud Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, both in their twenties, were arrested at the airport Saturday night as they prepared to take separate flights to Egypt on their way to Somalia "to join designated foreign terrorist organisation al-Shabaab and wage violent jihad," Xinhua quoted federal prosecutors as saying in a statement Sunday.

The two have been charged with conspiring to kill, maim and kidnap people outside the US, according to court documents, CNN reported.

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Obama faces special challenge in dealing with Israel''s ambitions

obamaWashington, June 5 : Experts and observers of Middle East politics and the scenario emerging will pose a special challenge for US President Barack Obama on the foreign policy front.

Till now, Obama has emphasized the importance of international rules and organizations, while successive Israeli governments have clashed with this and often ignored it.

After Israel''s military operation on a humanitarian aid ship this week, Obama may just have to do a rethink on the way forward in the Middle East, while keeping in mind the fact that Israel has a unique set of security threats and national ambitions that are inconsistent with Obama''s broader agenda.

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Obama slams BP, says 'way too early' for optimism

Barack ObamaWashington, June 5 : US President Barack Obama said BP was making progress in capping the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but slammed the British energy firm for delaying claims payments to local fisherman while it hands out billions to investors.

Obama Friday said BP had made "some progress" by placing a containment cap over the marine riser pipe that is gushing oil into the Gulf, but said it was "way too early to be optimistic" about the effort.

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Ties with 'responsible global power' India, top priority: Obama

obamaWashington, June 4 : Calling US-India relations as "one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century", US President Barack Obama said he plans to visit India in early November to together make "history and progress that will be treasured by generations to come".

"Our relations with India are at the highest of priorities for my administration and for me personally as president of the United States," Obama said at a reception Thursday at the State Department hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her Indian counterpart S. M. Krishna after the inaugural US-India Strategic Dialogue.

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Obama to visit India in November

obamaWashington, June 4 : US President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he has accepted an i

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Banker sues Citigroup after she was fired for being ‘too hot’!

new york mapNew York, June 3 : A female employee of Citibank was apparently fired from her job because her male colleagues found her `too distracting'.

Debrahlee Lorenzana said that despite her turnout being professional, her male bosses and co-workers still found her too hot be around their cold cash.

"Shortly after the commencement of her employment, branch manager Craig Fisher and assistant branch manager Peter Claibourne began articulating inappropriate and sexist comments concerning plaintiff''s clothing and appearance," The New York Post quoted her court filings as saying.

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Beatles great McCartney receives top music award from US President Obama at the White House

PaulMcCartney obamaNew York, June 3 : Paul McCartney has been honoured with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the highest American award for popular song. He received the award from US President Obama in a glittering ceremony that saw several music legends in attendance.

McCartney is only the third person and first non-American to receive the award.

The phenomenal Beatles' bassist regaled the distinguished audience with some of his biggest numbers including "Let it be" and "Eleanor Rigby".

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George W. Bush starts Facebooking

bushWashington, June 3 : Former American President George W. Bush has joined Facebook, going live with an official page.

Bush's spokesman David Sherzer said that it was an appropriate way of keeping in touch with fans.

"Our office hears from citizens all the time: `How's President Bush? What's he up to? Please tell him thank you for his service'," Fox News quoted Sherzer as saying.

"President Bush is grateful for all of these kind messages. A Facebook fan page is the ideal forum on which to keep people up to date on what the former president is doing," he stated.

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Americans'' perception was that the Clintons would split, but not the Gores

Bill HillaryWashington, June 2 . The perception in the minds of most Americans, especially in the corridors of power, was that the Clintons - Bill and Hillary - would divorce as soon as their stint in the White House ended. So, it came as a surprise and an irony to many that former US Vice-President Al Gore and his wife Tipper announcing on Tuesday that they have separated after four decades of association.

"There was always a perception that the Clintons would split up the day they left the White House," said Don Fowler, a former Democratic National Committee chairman.

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Happiness increases after age 50

Happiness increases after age 50New York, June 2 : Most people feel increasingly happy starting around age 50, says a new study.

According to the research, based on a Gallup poll from 2008, generally, life satisfaction is high at age 18 but sinks until about 50. Then, it starts to rise, increasing so steadily that most people feel better about their lives at 85 than they did at 18.

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Expanding US ties with India will be President Obama''s priority: Burns

AmbBurnsWashington, June 2 : In the run-up to the first strategic dialogue between India and the United States being held here this week, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J Burns has said that the Obama administration has always seen its relationship with India as "one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century."

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Clinton Foundation gives $1 mn for Haiti hurricane safety

bill clintonWashington, June 2 : Former US president Bill Clinton's foundation Tuesday pledged $1 million towards disaster preparedness and hurricane safety in Haiti ahead of a conference to discuss the earthquake-shattered country's future.

Clinton announced the pledge in Leogane, Haiti, and it is the first financial commitment made to the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission (IHRC) that was officially launched Tuesday.

The funds were in addition to $1 million each pledged by the Haitian government and the Clinton Foundation earlier Tuesday to support the operational costs of the commission.

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