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Canada vows to take countermeasures after US re-imposes 10-pct aluminum tariff

Ottawa/Xinhua: Canada has vowed to take countermeasures after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the decision to re-impose a 10-percent tariff on Canadian aluminum imports citing national security concerns.

Donald Trump Signs Executive Order on Banning Transactions With TikTok’s Developer

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order, which bans any transaction with TikTok’s developer ByteDance Ltd. 45 days after the document’s signing.

Canada announces vital initiatives to procure vaccines, therapies to prevent COVID-19

Ottawa/IBNS: Anita Anand, Canada's Public Services and Procurement Minister has announced during a news conference in Toronto that the Government of Canada has entered into agreements with Pfizer and Moderna to secure millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines.

Canada-US border closure could last for months as many Canadians prefer so amid pandemic

Ottawa/IBNS: The alarming rate of increase in COVID-19 in many US states has led to the extension of Canada-US land border closure to non-essential traffic until at least Aug 21 affecting the lives of many people on both sides, media reports said.

Trudeau Says Canada Stands Ready to Help to Lebanon Following Beirut Explosion

Toronto/Sputnik: Canada stands ready to assist Lebanon in the aftermath of an explosion in Beirut earlier on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.

Mike Pompeo, Baradar discuss start of intra-Afghan talks

Washington/UNI: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday held discussions with the Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and discussed the possibility of starting the intra-Afghan talks.

UK gave up foreign policy independence by siding with US against China - Expert

London/Sputnik - London-based political analyst and writer Carlos Martinez warned on Monday that the UK government has given up its independence in foreign policy by siding with US President Donald Trump on his "New Cold War" against China.

Time for China to stop its unsustainable fishing practices, Pompeo tweets expressing support for Ecuador

Washington: US State Secretary MIke Pompeo has extended his support to Ecuador  for raising voice against China for allegedly violating the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of coastal states.

US Intel Community to Release Information on Foreign Meddling in 2020 Elections - Reports

Washington/Sputnik: The US intelligence community is readying to soon release information to the public about foreign meddling in the 2020 presidential elections, Politico reported citing US Senators Marco Rubio and Elizabeth Warren.

US  President Donald Trump bans hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts

Washington: Giving a huge blow to Indian IT professionals, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers, specially those on H1B visa, from hiring.

Donald Trump Says Sets September 15 Deadline for TikTok to Be Bought by US Company or Close Down

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said during a meeting at the White House on Monday that he has set September 15 as a deadline for the Chinese video-sharing social networking service TikTok to be bought by an American company or close down.

US hardest-hit state of California sees daily new COVID-19 cases surge over 9,000

Los Angeles/Xinhua: California, the hardest-hit state by COVID-19 in the United States, witnessed a surge of 9,032 newly-confirmed cases as of Saturday, the California Department of Public Health said Sunday.

Houthis claim downing US-made spy drone near Saudi border

Sanaa/Sputnik: The Houthi rebels, who control north Yemen, said that it shot down a US-made spy drone near the border with the Saudi province of Jazan on Sunday.

California becomes first state in US to surpass half-million COVID-19 cases

Los Angeles/Xinhua: California, the most populous state in the United States with a population of around 40 million, became the first state in the country to have more than half million confirmed cases of COVID-19, authorities said on Saturday.

Chinese treatment of Muslim minorities 'stain of the century': Mike Pompeo

Washington/UNI: Coming down heavily on China's treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities of China, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the Chinese actions as 'stain of the century'.