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New round of U.S.-China trade talks begins Tuesday2/19/2019 6:47:22 AM A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said on Monday.Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official2/19/2019 6:42:27 AM Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.Asian shares near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism2/19/2019 6:27:45 AM Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making progress and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks.Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'2/19/2019 5:12:45 AM U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds2/19/2019 4:45:36 AM A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump's administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit2/19/2019 4:25:08 AM The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration2/19/2019 3:48:38 AM Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote2/19/2019 3:14:57 AM A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said on Monday at a hearing that could lead to a new vote in the disputed contest.Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory2/19/2019 2:30:01 AM First it was the furor over a proposed new "popular" film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month the organizers of the Oscars were accused of intimidating celebrities not to present at rival award shows.Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights2/19/2019 1:36:54 AM Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to enact a tenant bill of rights allowing families the power to withhold rent or break leases to escape unsafe conditions.Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR2/19/2019 12:51:34 AM Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, to be aired early Monday.Navient rejects $3.2 billion takeover bid from Canyon Capital and Platinum Equity2/19/2019 12:49:53 AM Student-loan servicer Navient Corp has rejected a $3.2 billion takeover bid from two investors as it believes the offer undervalues the company.Auto industry lines up against possible U.S. tariffs2/18/2019 11:45:12 PM The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. Commerce Department sent a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to proceed.Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role2/18/2019 11:30:37 PM Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel's acting foreign minister said on Monday that "many Poles" had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House2/18/2019 10:59:43 PM The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, provoking a sharp backlash from the industry even before it is unveiled, the agency confirmed.EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars2/18/2019 10:39:45 PM U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday.U.S. tariffs on EU cars could mean EU buying less U.S. soya beans and gas: Juncker2/18/2019 10:39:10 PM United States tariffs on imports of European cars could mean that Europe would buy less soya beans and liquid gas from the U.S., the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday.Army to be 'ruthless' against tampering in Nigeria's postponed vote: Buhari2/18/2019 10:30:40 PM President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria's postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of incompetence.U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay2/18/2019 10:23:50 PM The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout.Nigeria's electoral commission allows resumption of campaigning after vote delay: statement2/18/2019 10:20:54 PM Nigeria's electoral commission approved on Monday the resumption of political campaigning, the body said in a statement, after the general elections were delayed by a week last Saturday.