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A U.S. strategy paper on China draws a tepid response in Beijing

China compares U.S. Capitol riots with Hong Kong protests
Flags of U.S. and China are displayed at American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC)'s booth during China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing, China, May 28, 2019. Jason Lee | Reuters BEIJING — A recent U.S. strategy paper on China that's widely read in...

$400 unemployment boost: Republicans revive anxiety over the effect on jobs

$400 unemployment boost: Republicans revive anxiety over the effect on jobs
Al Drago | Getty Images News | Getty Images The measure, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, would pay unemployed workers an extra $400 a week through Aug. 29. Those additional relief payments would raise federal spending by about $163 billion through 2022, according to...

U.S. surpasses 500,000 Covid deaths after yearlong battle with pandemic

The body of a patient who died is seen as healthcare workers treat people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, U.S., December 30, 2020. Callaghan O'Hare | Reuters At 5 a.m. on July 11, Tara Krebbs received a...

China’s foreign minister calls for the U.S. to remove tariffs and sanctions

China's foreign minister calls for the U.S. to remove tariffs and sanctions
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks at a news conference after restoring diplomatic ties with Kiribati on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S. September 27, 2019. Mark Kauzlarich | Reuters BEIJING — China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday called...

State of Texas should pay for enormous energy bills after power outages, Houston mayor says

Workers repair a power line in Austin, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2021. Thomas Ryan Allison | Bloomberg | Getty Images Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Sunday called on the state of Texas to pay for the enormous electric bills that scores of Texans reported...

Here’s how Congress could avert another jobless benefits cliff as it moves to pass Covid relief

Here's how Congress could avert another jobless benefits cliff as it moves to pass Covid relief
Mark Makela | Getty Images News | Getty Images Americans may get another dose of extra unemployment benefits — and policymakers are debating the best way to deliver them. A host of lawmakers and economists want to put the aid on autopilot, phasing out supplemental benefits...

U.S. condemns fatal shootings of protesters in Myanmar, calls on military to end violence

U.S. condemns fatal shootings of protesters in Myanmar, calls on military to end violence
Anti-coup protesters hold placards as they protest against the military coup Saturday, February 20, 2021, in Yangon, Myanmar. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar on Saturday released a statement condemning the fatal police shootings of two anti-coup protestors in...

Biden declares major disaster in Texas, more than 14 million told to boil water after power failure

Biden declares major disaster in Texas, more than 14 million told to boil water after power failure
City workers and volunteers distribute bottled water at Delmar Stadium, in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2021. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images President Joe Biden has approved a major disaster declaration for Texas as the state grapples with widespread power outages and water...

Trump rages at top Republicans even as advisors urge him to focus attacks on Biden, Democrats

Trump rages at top Republicans even as advisors urge him to focus attacks on Biden, Democrats
Former President Donald Trump continues to rage at top Republicans who have criticized him, despite some advisors insisting he should take aim at President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders instead, according to people familiar with the matter. Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in...