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PHILADELPHIA  | State election officials in US meet amid security concerns

PHILADELPHIA  —The top state election officials from throughout the U.S. are gathering this weekend in Philadelphia amid fresh revelations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and just before President Donald Trump holds one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The annual gathering has typically been a low-key affair highlighting such things as voter … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA  | State election officials in US meet amid security concerns

United States | US soon to leapfrog Saudis, Russia as top oil producer

United States – The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia and reclaim the title of the world’s biggest oil producer for the first time since the 1970s. The latest forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that U.S. output will grow next year to 11.8 million barrels a day. … Continue reading United States | US soon to leapfrog Saudis, Russia as top oil producer

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia  | Slovakia approves purchase of F-16 fighter jets from US

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia  — Slovakia’s government has approved a Defense Ministry plan to purchase F-16 military jets from the United States. The 14 fighter jets are meant to replace the obsolete Soviet-made MiG-29 jets that Slovakia’s air forces have used. The ministry preferred the U.S. offer of F-16 Block 70/72 jets over a competing Swedish offer … Continue reading BRATISLAVA, Slovakia  | Slovakia approves purchase of F-16 fighter jets from US

BEIJING  | China vows retaliation for latest US tariff threat

BEIJING  — China slammed the latest U.S. tariff threat as a “totally unacceptable” escalation of their trade battle and vowed Wednesday to protect its “core interests.” The Commerce Ministry gave no details of possible retaliation but Beijing earlier threatened “comprehensive measures.” That prompted fears it might go beyond matching Washington’s duty increases by disrupting operations … Continue reading BEIJING  | China vows retaliation for latest US tariff threat

ROME  | US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

ROME  — As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and Italy’s refusal to let shipwrecked migrants disembark in its ports illustrate … Continue reading ROME  | US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

BEIJING  | Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm

BEIJING — Tencent, China’s most valuable tech company and the operator of the popular WeChat social media platform, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service on a U.S. stock exchange. The company said in a statement issued through the Hong Kong stock exchange that the share price and other details of the … Continue reading BEIJING  | Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for music arm

LONDON | The Latest: Tiafoe of US blames stomach issue at Wimbledon

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Frances Tiafoe blamed stomach problems for derailing his bid to become the youngest U.S. man in Wimbledon‘s fourth round since 1990. The 20-year-old Tiafoe said he started feeling badly late in the third set after taking the opening two against Karen Khachanov of Russia … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Tiafoe of US blames stomach issue at Wimbledon

VIENNA  | With US out, those backing Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna

VIENNA  — Top diplomats from Iran and five world powers sat down in Vienna on Friday to hash out what steps are needed to preserve the nuclear deal with Tehran following the withdrawal of the United States. The meeting Friday between Iran, Germany, Britain, France, Russia and China will consider proposals for salvaging the 2015 … Continue reading VIENNA  | With US out, those backing Iran nuclear deal meet in Vienna