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US regulators order improvements to Boeing jet after latest crash

  by Heather Scott Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US regulators have ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to its popular 737 Max 8 aircraft after the second deadly accident in a few months prompted the grounding …

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Trump explains why no deal was reached with N. Korea’s Kim: “I’d much rather do it right than do it fast”

  (Eagle News) – US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended a second summit that started warmly in Vietnam without a signed deal on denuclearization, with Trump saying he’d “much rather do it right than …

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BishopAccountability.Org sees ‘disconnect’ between Catholic pope’s words, actions on sex abuse

  by Lucie Peytermann Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — A US-based group that compiles data on sexual abuse by Catholic clerics and bishops accused of covering it up fears that a bid by Pope Francis to tackle the …

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16 US states sue Trump over border wall emergency

  SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Sixteen US states sued President Donald Trump’s administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall on the southern border with Mexico, saying the move violated the constitution. …

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Modest praise for US reform of visa program for skilled workers

by Rob Lever Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The Trump administration’s new rules for a US visa program widely used for technology workers are getting cautious praise from Silicon Valley amid surging demand for high-skill employees. The …

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Trump urges unity in State of the Union speech

  by Sebastian Smith Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump urged Americans to come together Tuesday in a State of the Union speech seeking to turn the page on two years of divisive turmoil and …

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US charges Huawei in technology theft, sanctions violations

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US Justice Department on Monday unveiled sweeping charges against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in two cases likely to ratchet up tensions between the two superpowers — including that of a top executive arrested in …

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US free news sites BuzzFeed, HuffPost feel the layoff pinch

  by Thomas Urbain Agence France Presse NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — America’s free online news heavyweights, BuzzFeed and HuffPost, this week were rocked by a new wave of layoffs, a sign of an advertising-dependent economic model under threat. …

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Trump climbs down in wall row, Congress passes bill ending shutdown

  by Sebastian Smith Agence France Presse WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Friday brought a temporary end to the longest government shutdown in US history, while dropping his previous insistence on immediate funding for wall construction …

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Silent march conducted in Hawaii in protest to US government shutdown

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, HAWAII (Eagle News) – Now in its second month, the partial shutdown of the U.S. federal government has triggered consequences for the 800,000 plus federal workers affected, including several thousand in the Aloha State,  …

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Raptors take down short-handed Kings 120-105

By Jeremiah Balingit EBC Toronto Bureau TORONTO (Eagle News) – The Toronto Raptors took care of the tired Sacramento Kings with a final score of 120-105 Tuesday night.  Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each scored 19 points and Pascal Siakam …

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Massive US teachers’ strike affects half million pupils

by Jocelyne ZABLIT Agence France Presse LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — More than 30,000 public school teachers in Los Angeles walked off the job on Monday to press their demands for better pay, smaller class sizes and more educators. …

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