Protesters with the group Sikhs For Justice demonstrate against the Indian government’s treatment of Sikh farmers near the White House in Washington, U.S., March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The State Department on Tuesday said the United States respects the right to freedom of speech and assembly of individuals when asked about American factions of the movement for a Sikh separatist state that has long frustrated India.

The Indian government has complained about the presence of Sikh separatist groups outside India, especially in Canada. The groups have kept alive the movement for […]

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A staff member wearing a face mask walks past United States and Chinese flags set up before a meeting between Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Chinese Vice Premier He Lifeng at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Saturday, July 8, 2023. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights BEIJING, Oct 2 (Reuters) – China hopes the United States will "do more things" conducive to Sino-U.S. dialogue, the foreign ministry said on Monday, days after Washington angered Beijing with accusations of information manipulation.

Communication between officials of both sides has increased in recent months, bringing some improvement in ties […]

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A Kosovo police officer looks on, in the aftermath of a shooting incident, in Banjska village, Kosovo September 27, 2023. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The United States is monitoring a troubling Serbian military deployment along the border of Kosovo that is destabilizing the area, the White House said on Friday and called for the forces to be withdrawn.

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby told reporters that Kosovo’s peacekeeping force is going to be increasing its presence of NATO forces in northern Kosovo as a result of the tensions.

Kosovo authorities said police […]

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Migrants travelling by train to Ciudad Juarez in an attempt to reach the United States, wait near train wagons while being stranded near Villa Ahumada, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico September 29, 2023. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez [1/2] Acquire Licensing Rights

VILLA AHUMADA/PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Migrants were stranded in Mexico on Friday miles from the U.S. border after the freight train they were traveling on top of abruptly stopped, amid the ongoing suspension of dozens of northbound trains over fears around migrant safety.

Hundreds of migrants were seen by a Reuters witness aboard a stationary train in a […]

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Ruentex Industries Ltd WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The United States restricted imports from three more Chinese companies on Tuesday as part of an effort to eliminate goods made with the forced labor of Uyghur minorities from the U.S. supply chain.Xinjiang Tianmian Foundation Textile Co Ltd, Xinjiang Tianshan Wool Textile Co. Ltd and Xinjiang Zhongtai Group Co. Ltd were added to the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Entity List, according to a government […]

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy meets with U.S. President Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, September 21, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine and the United States have agreed to launch joint weapons production in a step that will enable Kyiv to start producing air defence systems, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday as he wrapped up a visit to the U.S.

In his daily address to Ukrainians, Zelenskiy said the long-term agreement would create jobs and a new industrial base in Ukraine, whose economy has been devastated […]

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Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the plenary session of the 2023 BRICS Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23, 2023. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping told two US Flying Tigers veterans who fought for China during World War II that China and the US "should and must" achieve peaceful co-existence, offering further cues for both sides to lower persistent tensions.

In his reply to a letter from former pilot Harry Moyer and pilot gunner Mel McMullen, Xi said the people of China […]

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U.S. blacklisted 14 banks in July for illicit dollar use Enhanced U.S. scrutiny targets Iran, financial crimes Treasury official says Iraq must act to avoid censure Official sees ‘progress’ with PM Sudani’s government BAGHDAD, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Iraq’s central bank must address continued risks of the misuse of dollars at Iraqi commercial banks to avoid new punitive measures targeting the country’s financial sector, a top U.S. […]

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Serbia absorb second heartbreak in a World Cup final Canada beat U.S. to bronze medal MANILA, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Germany won their first-ever FIBA Basketball World Cup title by beating undermanned Serbia 83-77 in a slugfest of the two European powerhouses on Sunday in Manila.Germany leaned on a […]

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Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the plenary session of the 2023 BRICS Summit at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 23, 2023. GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/Pool via REUTERS Acquire Licensing Rights NEW DELHI, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Only China can explain the reason for the absence of President Xi Jinping from the annual G20 summit in New Delhi this weekend, a U.S. official said on Saturday.

The summit had been seen as affording a venue for a possible meeting between Xi and U.S. President Joe Biden following months of efforts by the two world powers to mend ties […]

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Acquire Licensing Rights FILE PHOTO-Vladislav Klyushin, an owner of an information technology company with ties to the Russian government, is seen in an undated photograph attached to a U.S. Department of Justice filing. U.S. Dept. of Justice/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo BOSTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – A Russian businessman with ties to the Kremlin was sentenced on Thursday to nine years in a U.S. prison after being convicted of participating in a $93 million insider-trading scheme involving hacked secret earnings information about multiple companies.

Vladislav Klyushin, the owner of a Moscow-based information technology company called M-13 that did work for the […]

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris ride on an escalator during the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 6, 2023. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/Pool Acquire Licensing Rights JAKARTA, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Indonesia has asked the United States to begin talks on a trade deal for critical minerals so that exports from the Southeast Asian country can be covered under the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, an Indonesian ministry said on Thursday.

The request was made when Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on the sidelines of meetings hosted by the Association of […]

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[1/2]Basketball – FIBA World Cup 2023 – First Round – Group C – United States of America v Jordan – Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines – August 30, 2023 United States players celebrate after winning the match REUTERS/Lisa Marie David/File photo Acquire Licensing Rights MANILA, Sept 4 (Reuters) – The United States will be hoping to stay on track for a record sixth world title when they face Italy in the quarter-finals as the Basketball World Cup enters the knockout stage on Tuesday.

The tournament has been full of surprises with debutants enjoying upset victories and many expected title […]

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Members of the U.S. 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division get ammunition to the Abrams tank during an exercise at Mielno range near Drawsko-Pomorskie April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will for the first time send controversial armor-piercing munitions containing depleted uranium to Ukraine, according to a document seen by Reuters and separately confirmed by two U.S. officials.

The rounds, which could help destroy Russian tanks, are part of a new military aid package for Ukraine set to be unveiled in the next week. The munitions can […]

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WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and top White House officials railed against white supremacy on Monday, asking Americans to unite against hatred in the wake of what authorities describe as a racially-motivated killing of three Black people in Florida over the weekend.

"Hate will not prevail in America," Biden told civil rights leaders and administration officials in the East Room of the White House. "Now is the time for all Americans to speak up. History is being erased, books are being banned."

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Athletics – World Athletics Championship – Women’s 4x400m Relay Heats – National Athletics Centre, Budapest, Hungary – August 26, 2023 Alexis Holmes of the U.S. fails to collect the baton from Quanera Hayes during heat 2 REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier BUDAPEST, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The United States women’s 4×400 metres relay team, who have won seven of the last eight World Championships and the last seven Olympic golds, were disqualified from Saturday’s semi-finals after a botched baton changeover.

The U.S. were trailing Britain after three legs when Alexis Holmes initially failed to collect the baton from Quanera Hayes and by the […]

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An abortion rights protester holds a sign to keep abortion safe in Ohio at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger/File Photo/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – The largest U.S. women’s group on Friday endorsed President Joe Biden’s re-election bid, pledging to use its resources to mobilize voters and drive turnout in 2024.

The political action committee for the National Organization for Women (NOW) offered its earliest-ever endorsement for […]

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Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and former biotech executive Vivek Ramaswamy debate each other across Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the first Republican candidates’ debate of the 2024 U.S. presidential campaign in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. REUTERS/Brian Snyder WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Eight contenders for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination jockeyed for voters’ attention on Wednesday at the party’s first debate, while the front-runner Donald Trump, the former president, bypassed the event.

Here are four takeaways from the debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: NO BREAKOUT MOMENT FOR DESANTIS?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stood at center stage, but he wasn’t at the […]

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield addresses the U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine, at the U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S., July 17, 2023. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on 13 people and entities it said are reportedly connected to the forced deportation and transfer of Ukraine’s children, as Washington ramps up pressure on Moscow over its invasion.

The United States is also taking steps to impose visa restrictions on three Russia-installed purported authorities over their involvement in human […]

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Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Men’s 100 Metres – Semi Final – Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon, U.S. – July 16, 2022 Jamaica’s Oblique Seville crosses the line first to win his men’s 100 metres heat REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson BUDAPEST, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Jamaican Oblique Seville put the United States on warning that they will have their work cut out for another world 100 metres sweep when he posted the fastest time of the first round on Saturday with an impressive 9.86 second run.

Jamaica have not triumphed in the blue ribband event since the last of Usain Bolt’s golds […]

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Workers unload a truck with GMO yellow corn imported from the U.S. at a cattle feed plant in Tepexpan, Mexico March 15, 2023. REUTERS/Raquel Cunha Acquire Licensing Rights Aug 17 (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to escalate its complaint that Mexico’s ban on genetically modified corn violates the neighbours’ free-trade deal, Bloomberg News said on Thursday.

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative plans to request the formation of a dispute resolution panel under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), according to the report , which cited people familiar with the matter.

The U.S. Trade Representative did not immediately respond to […]

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An "Arrow 3" ballistic missile interceptor is seen during its test launch near Ashdod December 10, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/FILE PHOTO Acquire Licensing Rights JERUSALEM, Aug 17 (Reuters) – The United States approved a $3.5 billion sale of Israel’s Arrow-3 missile defence system to Germany on Thursday, clearing the way for delivery in 2025 and full operational deployment by 2030, Israeli officials said.

The U.S. is a partner in the Arrow project, which was developed jointly by the Israel Missile Defence Organisation and the United States Missile Defense Agency.

The Germany deal, which would be Israel’s biggest ever defence sale, follows a […]

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A logo is seen at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights GENEVA, Aug 16 (Reuters) – A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel on Wednesday found that China had acted inconsistently with its WTO obligations by imposing additional duties on certain imports from the United States.

The extra Chinese duties were imposed in response to those adopted by the United States on the import of steel and aluminium products.

The U.S. imposed a 25% duty on steel imports and a 10% duty on aluminium […]

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