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    Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges diagnosed with lymphoma

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:04pm on October 20, 2020

    US film star Jeff Bridges announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that starts in the body’s infection-fighting cells...

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    Russians charged with cyber attacks on Ukraine, French elections

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:24am on October 20, 2020

    Six Russian military intelligence officers have been charged in the United States with carrying out cyberattacks on Ukraine’s power grid, the 2017 French elections and...

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    Families hit by Muslim ban speak ahead of US vote

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:22am on October 19, 2020

    Pamela and Afshin Raghebi will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary this December – but whether it’s a joyful occasion or one marred by the pain...

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    Anti-Trump women rallies draw thousands across US

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:43am on October 19, 2020

    Thousands took to the streets across the United States for women’s marches on Saturday, many wearing pink protest hats while issuing fervent calls against president...

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    US hoping for two vaccines by end of Nov

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:55pm on October 17, 2020

    Two American companies expect to apply for emergency approval for their COVID-19 vaccines by late November, welcome news as the US crossed eight million confirmed...

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    US deficit hits record $3.1t amid COVID-19 spending surge: govt

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:23pm on October 17, 2020

    The US budget deficit surged 218 per cent to a record $3.1 trillion in the fiscal year ended September 30 due to a massive increase...

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    Moody’s downgrades Britain’s debt ratings to Aa3

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:22pm on October 17, 2020

    Moody’s on Friday cut the rating on Britain’s debt a notch to Aa3, citing a weakening economy ‘exacerbated’ by Brexit. ‘The UK’s economic strength has...

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    US consumers keep spending in Sept, retail sales above consensus

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:00pm on October 16, 2020

    Spending on clothing, cars and sporting goods pushed US retail sales above expectations in September, government data said Friday, indicating consumers were still buying even...

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    Trump mulls higher stimulus offer as Mnuchin downplays deal

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:54pm on October 16, 2020

    US lawmakers and the White House are unlikely to finalise a new stimulus plan before the November election, treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday,...

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    US destroyer sails through Taiwan Strait, provoking China

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:29pm on October 15, 2020

    A US warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait in what the American military described as a ‘routine’ passage Wednesday, but enraging China, which claims sovereignty...

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