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WTO Urges Nations to Ease Trade Tensions Saturday, July 7th, 2018

(VOA): The World Trade Organization is urging nations to resolve trade tensions, warning that restrictive trade measures would have a harmful impact on the global economy. The group refuses to weigh in on what appears to be the start of a trade war between the United States and China, the..

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Tennis Skills Bounce Grad into Energy Career

(VOA): David Warren is really good at tennis.So good, he used the tennis court to bounce into bigger things.    “It enabled me to attend the school of my dreams,” said Warren, who received a scholarship to play tennis for prestigious Rice University in his hometown of..

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1968 Exhibit Looks Back at Tumultuous Year in US

(VOA): The year 1968 marked a time of great social and political upheaval in America. The Vietnam War had reached a turning point, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, and TV viewers followed everything from the Olympic Games to the first manned orbit of the moon. The times they are a..

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Trump's Tariffs: What They Are, How They'll Work

(VOA): So is this what a trade war looks like? The Trump administration and China's leadership have imposed tens of billions of dollars in tariffs on each other's goods. President Donald Trump has proposed slapping duties on, all told, up to $550 billion if China keeps retaliating and..

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Call-to-Listen Radio, a Respite for African Immigrants

(VOA): Every Wednesday evening at nine, Boubacar Ba settles into his midtown Manhattan studio and prepares his broadcast — Radio Mali USA — a call-to-listen radio show by Malians for Malians abroad. Accompanied by a tall cup of water and a couple of printed articles, he readies for the..

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US Judge Fines Chinese Turbine Company $1.5M

(VOA): A U.S. judge has ordered one of China's biggest makers of wind turbines to pay a $1.5 million fine after the company was convicted of stealing trade secrets from a U.S. manufacturer.  The judge in Madison, Wisconsin, also sentenced Sinovel on Friday to one year of probation,..

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Pompeo Talks With North Korean Officials

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding a second day of talks with North Korean officials in Pyongyang about ending the North’s nuclear weapons program. Pompeo began the day Saturday by making a secure telephone call to U.S. President Donald Trump before meeting for a second day..

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Amid Controversy, VP Pence Visits ICE

(VOA): Amid a wave of backlash against of the agency, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Friday visited the headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, echoing President Donald Trump's praise and proclaiming the administration's full support of the agency. "Just this..

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Analysis: After Summit, Pompeo Wants Details from Kim

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Pyongyang Friday for his first visit since last month's summit in Singapore, and one of his biggest tasks will be to dispel growing skepticism over whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un really intends to abandon his nuclear arsenal. ..

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Charlottesville Hate Crime Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

(VOA): The man alleged of killing one and injuring many others last year by plowing his car through a group of protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, pled not guilty Thursday to multiple federal hate crime charges. James Fields Jr., the man suspected, was..

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Trump Says He's Narrowed Supreme Court Nominees to 2 or 3

(VOA): President Donald Trump said Thursday he has narrowed down — to two or three — the list of contenders he’s considering to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. “I think I have it down to four people. And I think of the four people I..

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Ankara Pushes Back Over US Iran Sanctions

(VOA): Ankara has criticized Washington's hardline policy toward Tehran, and with Turkey's cooperation seen as vital to enforcing U.S. sanctions against Iran, analysts say a new confrontation could be looming. "The implementation of sanctions against Iran will have a negative impact..

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Judge: No Retrial for Nevada Rancher Bundy

(VOA): A judge’s decision not to let federal prosecutors reopen the criminal case against Cliven Bundy, his sons and supporters in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents could amount to the final act in the case, a lawyer for the Nevada rancher and states’ rights activist said Friday. ..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..