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North Korea Says No Need for Talks with U.S.

North Korea does "not feel any need" to resume talks with Washington, a senior diplomat for the country said Saturday, days after Seoul called for a summit as it seeks improved ties with Pyongyang.

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China Says Will Restrict Visas for Some Americans over Hong Kong Row

China said Monday it would impose visa restrictions on US citizens who had "behaved egregiously" over Hong Kong, ahead of the expected approval by Chinese lawmakers of a controversial national security law for the city.

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More than 800 Die of COVID-19 in U.S. in 24 Hours

The United States has recorded another 839 coronavirus-related fatalities in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's death toll to 114,613, according to a tally Friday by Johns Hopkins University.

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US Tops Two Million Coronavirus Cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States topped two million on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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U.S. Anti-Racism Protests Stretch to Distant New Zealand

Protests sweeping the United States over the death of George Floyd reverberated on the other side of the globe Monday when thousands marched in solidarity on the streets of New Zealand. 

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U.S. Records 1,297 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours

The United States recorded 1,297 coronavirus deaths on Thursday, bringing its total to 101,573 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

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U.S. Ends Waivers for Nations in Iran Nuclear Deal

The United States said Wednesday it was ending waivers in its sanctions for nations that remain in the Iran nuclear accord, bringing the deal further to the verge of collapse.

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Stock Markets in Retreat as China-US Tensions Return to Fore

Asian equities mostly fell Wednesday as profit-taking and worries about deteriorating China-US relations outweighed optimism over the gradual reopening of economies around the world.

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China Rejects US Claim of Attempted Vaccine Theft as 'Smearing'

Beijing accused the United States Thursday of smearing China after Washington alleged Chinese hackers were attempting to steal research on developing a vaccine against the coronavirus.

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Virus Hope in U.S. as WHO Hails Global Progress

The United States logged a second consecutive day of fewer than 900 coronavirus deaths, as the World Health Organization hailed global progress but warned of the need for "extreme vigilance" against a second wave.

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