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A US warship has sailed through the Taiwan Strait – prompting an angry response from China. The US Navy said the USS Halsey conducted a “routine Taiwan Strait transit” on Wednesday, “through waters where high-seas freedoms of navigation and overflight apply in accordance with international law”. The guided missile destroyer passed through a corridor “beyond
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A US soldier was detained in Russia over the weekend while on a private trip, according to officials. The soldier, who hasn’t been named, has been accused of stealing from a woman, Sky News’ US partner network, NBC News, reported, citing four US officials. The White House is aware of reports of an American soldier
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A driver has died after crashing a vehicle into a gate at the White House, authorities say. The driver was found dead in the vehicle following the crash shortly before 10.30pm on Saturday, the US Secret Service said in a statement. They crashed into an outer perimeter gate of the White House complex while travelling
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President Joe Biden has spoken out for the first time following violence and arrests during demonstrations at multiple US universities, saying: “There is a right to protest but not a right to cause chaos.” Tension at universities across America have been building for days as demonstrators have refused to remove encampments and administrators have called
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Chinese manufacturers receive nine times more government support than their Western counterparts, according to calculations from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which help explain the country’s complete dominance in so many sectors, from solar panels and batteries to steel. The figures produced by the OECD show that Chinese businesses benefit from government
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Former US president Donald Trump has said it is a “very sad day in America” as he spoke before heading into court for his historic hush money trial. Trump said his trial is an example of “election interference”, describing it as “very unfair”. “People understand what’s going on,” he said, describing the trial as a
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