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An Oval Office visit and a Moscow trip: Inside the deal for the release of Trevor Reed
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An Oval Office visit and a Moscow trip: Inside the deal for the release of Trevor Reed

A series of events and considerations in the last two months helped facilitate the swap, including escalating concerns over the former US Marine's health

Tiger King 2 review: Netflix's morally questionable true crime series gets slicker, murkier
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Tiger King 2 review: Netflix's morally questionable true crime series gets slicker, murkier

Tiger King 2 gets bingier, more urgent and entertaining but I’ll be surprised if any of it leaves you with a good taste in your mouth.

US combat mission in Iraq will conclude by year end, says Joe Biden
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US combat mission in Iraq will conclude by year end, says Joe Biden

Biden said the US military will continue to assist Iraq in its fight against the Islamic State, and the security relationship will be focused on training and intelligence-sharing

Donald Trump left ‘very generous’ letter in Oval Office, says Joe Biden
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Donald Trump left ‘very generous’ letter in Oval Office, says Joe Biden

After he opted to skip Biden’s inauguration, it was unclear if the outgoing president will follow the tradition of leaving notes for the successor

Donald Trump planning to withdraw additional US troops from Iraq, say officials
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Donald Trump planning to withdraw additional US troops from Iraq, say officials

The planned announcement comes as the president tries to make good on his campaign promise to disentangle the US from 'endless wars'

Donald Trump leaves briefing room after shooting outside White House, returns soon after
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Donald Trump leaves briefing room after shooting outside White House, returns soon after

Donald Trump has been always seemed eager in the past to present himself as stoic in the face of potential threats to his personal safety

Donald Trump confirms he spoke to a Taliban leader, making him first US president to do so; says they had 'good talk'
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Donald Trump confirms he spoke to a Taliban leader, making him first US president to do so; says they had 'good talk'

President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that he spoke on the phone to a Taliban leader, making him the first US president believed to have ever spoken directly with the militant group.

Chinese president Xi Jinping says Beijing wants trade deal with US, but is not afraid to 'fight back'
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Chinese president Xi Jinping says Beijing wants trade deal with US, but is not afraid to 'fight back'

Reinforcing the upbeat tone adopted by China in recent days, Xi Jinping told a visiting US business delegation that China holds a 'positive attitude' toward the trade talks.

Donald Trump says he has not agreed to rollbacks of tariffs on Chinese goods in 'phase one' deal amid 16-month trade war
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Donald Trump says he has not agreed to rollbacks of tariffs on Chinese goods in 'phase one' deal amid 16-month trade war

President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to rollbacks of US tariffs sought by China, sparking fresh doubts about when the world’s two largest economies may end a 16-month trade war that has slowed global growth

China, US agree on plan to remove tariffs imposed on two-way goods in stages amid year-long trade war
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China, US agree on plan to remove tariffs imposed on two-way goods in stages amid year-long trade war

China and the United States have agreed a plan to remove tariffs imposed on two-way goods in stages, the commerce ministry said Thursday, as negotiators try to hammer out a trade deal.

White House dangled a trip to Oval Office as leverage in Ukraine quid pro quo: Why Zelenskiy was hellbent on meeting Donald Trump
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White House dangled a trip to Oval Office as leverage in Ukraine quid pro quo: Why Zelenskiy was hellbent on meeting Donald Trump

Through weeks of impeachment hearings and investigation, the Oval Office has emerged as such a sought-after destination that Ukraine's new president was hell-bent on getting there and the White House unafraid to dangle it as leverage

Donald Trump impeachment inquiry transcripts: Read excerpts of Gordon Sondland's and Kurt Volker’s testimonies
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Donald Trump impeachment inquiry transcripts: Read excerpts of Gordon Sondland's and Kurt Volker’s testimonies

The transcripts include witness testimony from two figures central to the inquiry, Gordon Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, and Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine.

Donald Trump invites Xi Jinping to US to sign phase one of trade agreement, says top White House official
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Donald Trump invites Xi Jinping to US to sign phase one of trade agreement, says top White House official

Trade talks between the world's two largest economies began last November but have not yielded desired results even after more than a dozen rounds of negotiations in both Beijing and Washington.

US-China trade deal talks progress after almost 16-months-long standoff; officials claim agreement could be signed this month
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US-China trade deal talks progress after almost 16-months-long standoff; officials claim agreement could be signed this month

The United States and China on Friday said they made progress in talks aimed at defusing a nearly 16-month-long trade war that has harmed the global economy, and US officials said a deal could be signed this month

Donald Trump outlines first phase of deal to end trade war with China, suspends October tariff hike
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Donald Trump outlines first phase of deal to end trade war with China, suspends October tariff hike

Donald Trump on Friday outlined the first phase of a deal to end a trade war with China and suspended a threatened tariff hike, but officials on both sides said much more work needed to be done.

India and other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan at some point, says Donald Trump
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India and other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan at some point, says Donald Trump

Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday

‘We will always have somebody there’: Donald Trump says there will not be complete withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan
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‘We will always have somebody there’: Donald Trump says there will not be complete withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan

While responding to the questions on the ongoing peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan at his Oval Office on Tuesday, he said these to the reporters

Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza, chosen to head terror group Al-Qaeda, killed in secret US operation, say reports
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Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza, chosen to head terror group Al-Qaeda, killed in secret US operation, say reports

Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed, US media reported Wednesday citing American officials

Makes sense to get along with Russia, says Donald Trump on eve of meeting between Mike Pompeo, Vladimir Putin
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Makes sense to get along with Russia, says Donald Trump on eve of meeting between Mike Pompeo, Vladimir Putin

It makes sense for the United States to get along with Russia, US President Donald Trump said Monday on the eve of the meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Women, immigrants, workers affected by US govt shutdown to 'surround' Donald Trump during State of Union address
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Women, immigrants, workers affected by US govt shutdown to 'surround' Donald Trump during State of Union address

When Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address, he'll be surrounded by reminders of the 2018 elections that delivered Democrats the House majority and a record number of women to Congress