• Kushner unveils economic plan for Mideast peace

      Kushner unveils economic plan for Mideast peace

      The White House presented on Saturday a $50bn Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and fund a $5bn transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza. The “peace to prosperity” plan, set to be fully unveiled by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner at an international conference in Bahrain next week, includes in particular 179 infrastructure and business projects, Reuters reports.

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    • Trump blacklists more China tech companies

      Trump blacklists more China tech companies

      The US Commerce Department has banned five more Chinese entities from buying US components just a week ahead of a high-stakes meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit this month, where lingering trade differences are to be discussed.

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    • More than 1,000 US troops sent to Middle East

      More than 1,000 US troops sent to Middle East

      United States' Defence Department announced it is deploying 1,000 more US troops to the Middle East "for defensive purposes" amid growing tensions with Iran. Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Monday in a statement that the action, meant to address air, naval, and ground-based threats, comes after "a request from the US Central Command (CENTCOM) for additional forces."

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    • Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House

      Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House

      President Trump announced Thursday on Twitter that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving her position at the end of the month. In his tweet he praised her work and encouraged her to follow in her father's footsteps and run for governor of her home state of Arkansas.

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    • US, Mexico struck immigration deal, Trump calls off tariffs

      US, Mexico struck immigration deal, Trump calls off tariffs

      The United States and Mexico struck a deal on Friday to avert a tariff war, after Mexico agreed to rapidly expand a controversial asylum programme and to deploy security forces to stem the flow of illegal Central American migrants, news wires reported. The US President Donald Trump had threatened to impose 5% import tariffs on all Mexican goods starting on Monday if Mexico did not commit to do more to tighten its borders.

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    • Trump approves additional 1,500 US troops to Mideast to counter Iran

      Trump approves additional 1,500 US troops to Mideast to counter Iran

      President Donald Trump is sending an additional 1,500 US troops to the Middle East as part of a "mostly protective" effort to deter Iranian threats, he said. Many of the new forces will be engineers to support Patriot missile batteries and reconnaissance aircraft that are being newly deployed, a US official and a source familiar with the plan tells CNN.

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    • US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with espionage

      US charges WikiLeaks founder Assange with espionage

      The US Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information.

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    • White House to invest more in Middle East

      White House to invest more in Middle East

      The White House announced Sunday afternoon the first part of its Middle East peace proposal, what officials are calling an economic "workshop" aimed at encouraging capital investments in the West Bank, Gaza, and the region, CNN reported, citing a senior administration official.

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