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U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use
The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:56:27 -0400)

Australian PM says Beijing should adopt reform to end U.S. trade war
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that China should reform its economy to end a trade war with the United States that is damaging the global economy, comments that could strain ties with the country's largest trading partner.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:55:33 -0400)

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller to testify before House panels on July 17: statement
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, the panels' Democratic chairmen said on Tuesday.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:29:24 -0400)

Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as "mentally retarded."
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:25:19 -0400)

U.S. would not dare violate Iranian soil: Guards commander
The United States would not dare violate Iranian soil, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace division said on Wednesday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:25:19 -0400)

U.S. border agency acting head leaving as House passes migrant aid funding bill
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said on Tuesday its acting commissioner is resigning as House Democrats passed a $4.5 billion funding package to ease a migrant surge that has subjected children detained at U.S-Mexico border to overcrowded conditions.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 01:10:15 -0400)

U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy
The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment program for the Palestinians was a precondition for ending the decades-old conflict.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:53:09 -0400)

Apple buys self-driving car startup Drive.ai
Apple Inc on Tuesday confirmed that it has acquired self-driving shuttle firm Drive.ai.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:51:15 -0400)

AOC's backing boosts New York progressive in local Democratic primary
Political newcomer Tiffany Caban, an insurgent progressive Democrat endorsed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, led a nationally watched primary race for district attorney in the New York City borough of Queens on Tuesday.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:48:13 -0400)

On eve of debate, Senator Warren rips Trump on Iran
On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, rising in public opinion polls, slammed President Donald Trump’s posture toward Iran at a raucous town hall on Tuesday.
(Wed, 26 Jun 2019 00:07:55 -0400)

Pro-China groups step up offensive to win over Taiwan
When Taiwanese businessman Jhang Yun-nan wanted to find buyers for his company's new cleaning products in China, he turned to an unconventional channel: A Taiwanese party that advocates the unification of China with the self-ruled, democratic island.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:16:41 -0400)

Tesla faces delivery bottleneck at close of second-quarter: Electrek
Shares of Tesla Inc fell 1.7% on Tuesday after news website Electrek reported that the electric-car maker has so far delivered 49,000 vehicles in North America during the second quarter, threatening its goal of a new record.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:13:15 -0400)

U.S. congressman spent campaign cash on 'romantic liaisons': prosecutors
A California congressman accused of misusing campaign funds spent some of the money on extramarital affairs, prosecutors said in court papers that indicated his wife could testify against him at trial.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:22:50 -0400)

Trump loses bid to halt Democratic lawsuit over foreign payments
A federal judge on Tuesday refused to put on hold a lawsuit by about 200 Democratic lawmakers accusing President Donald Trump of violating an anti-corruption provision of the U.S. Constitution with his private business dealings, a move that clears the way for them to seek some of his financial records.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 22:04:23 -0400)

U.S. House passes border aid bill, Trump vows veto
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:59:47 -0400)

U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded facilities.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:59:47 -0400)

Bill Cosby appeals 2018 conviction for Pennsylvania sex attack
Bill Cosby's lawyers on Tuesday formally appealed his conviction for drugging and sexually attacking a former friend at his home near Philadelphia 15 years ago, citing what they called errors in legal procedure that allowed trial testimony and evidence the defense contends should have been excluded.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:57:24 -0400)

New Pentagon chief hopes to win NATO allies' support on Iran
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he hoped to recruit support from NATO allies this week for U.S. efforts to deter conflict with Iran and "open the door to diplomacy," as he made his first trip as Pentagon chief.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:19:37 -0400)

Iran foreign minister accuses U.S.'s Bolton of plotting for war
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:19:37 -0400)

Longtime Trump aide Stephanie Grisham will succeed Sanders as press secretary
Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump and a longtime aide to President Donald Trump, will succeed Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary, Mrs. Trump announced on Tuesday.
(Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:13:27 -0400)

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