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United States: Federal republic in North America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of more than 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.

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Opposition in Lok Sabha walks out, demands PM's statement on Trump's Kashmir remarks

The Opposition in Lok Sabha on Tuesday walked out demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on US President Donald Trump's remarks on Kashmir mediation as the government asserted that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Opposition demands statement by Prime Minister on Kashmir mediation issue

Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 PM on Tuesday as the Opposition created uproar and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a statement on US President Donald Trump's claim on the issue of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for United States

I have not 'disrespected' Bale, says Zidane [Video]I have not 'disrespected' Bale, says Zidane

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says he had not "disrespected" Gareth Bale and it was the club who wanted to sell the Welsh forward, not him personally.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:19Published

U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations [Video]U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations

The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhengrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Turkish authorities seize $270 million in fake banknotes [Video]Turkish authorities seize $270 million in fake banknotes

Turkish authorities raided a printing press in Istanbul on Friday (July 19) where nearly $271 million worth of fake banknotes were being printed. Rough cut, no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Venezuelan Government Blames Latest Blackout On 'Electromagnetic Attack' [Video]Venezuelan Government Blames Latest Blackout On 'Electromagnetic Attack'

More than half of Venezuela’s 23 states lost power on Monday. Reuters reports the Venezuelan government blamed the blackout on an 'electromagnetic attack.' Venezuelan Information Minister Jorge..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:57Published

Ricky Martin, Calle 13 join anti-Rossello protests in PR [Video]Ricky Martin, Calle 13 join anti-Rossello protests in PR

Puerto Rican star entertainer, Ricky Martin, joined a massive protest in San Juan on Monday, calling for the immediate resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello over offensive chat messages. Calle 13's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Hundreds of Hemingway look-alikes take part in annual US contest [Video]Hundreds of Hemingway look-alikes take part in annual US contest

The Hemingway Days celebrations this year marked what would have been the writer's 120th birthday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:23Published

Rapid deportations to be expanded: DHS [Video]Rapid deportations to be expanded: DHS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Monday it will order more speedy deportations of immigrants who crossed illegally and are caught anywhere in the United States, expanding a program..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Surprise guest Trump pops into Bedminster wedding [Video]Surprise guest Trump pops into Bedminster wedding

President Donald Trump stopped by a wedding reception with Trump supporters at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club on Saturday. The newlyweds said they'd sent Trump multiple wedding invitations and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:23Published

Wall Street gains on rate cut hopes [Video]Wall Street gains on rate cut hopes

The S&P 500 ended higher on Monday, supported by expectations of lower interest rates, while investors awaited quarterly earnings from marquee companies Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon this week. Fred..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Trump slams Puerto Rico governor as 'terrible' [Video]Trump slams Puerto Rico governor as 'terrible'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday slammed Puerto Rico's governor as 'terrible' and blasted the U.S. territory's leaders, accusing them of wasting billions of dollars of hurricane disaster relief..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Analysis: Can Trump-Khan talks improve US-Pakistan ties? [Video]Analysis: Can Trump-Khan talks improve US-Pakistan ties?

Donald Trump and Imran Khan discuss counterterrorism, energy, and trade.

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Trump to Trump to "find out" about Huawei's ties to NK

President Trump says he will look into reported ties between Huawei Technologies and North Korea. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Dallas Cowboys Are Most Valuable Sports Team In The World [Video]Dallas Cowboys Are Most Valuable Sports Team In The World

Dallas Cowboys Are Most Valuable Sports Team In The World

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'There's no 7-Eleven on the moon to supply you with spare parts': Engineer remembers Apollo 11 [Video]'There's no 7-Eleven on the moon to supply you with spare parts': Engineer remembers Apollo 11

Former Grumman employees share what it was like working on Apollo 11's lunar module at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York. Roselle Chen reports.

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Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members [Video]Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is dismissing claims by Tehran that it has captured 17 spies working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Meanwhile, the first images emerge of the crew of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Marvel Confirms Valkyrie Is Their First LGBTQ Character [Video]Marvel Confirms Valkyrie Is Their First LGBTQ Character

Tessa Thompson appeared at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday with members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thompson will reprise her role in the upcoming 'Thor 4: Love and Thunder.' Thompson seemed to..

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Thousands in San Juan demand governor's resignation [Video]Thousands in San Juan demand governor's resignation

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of San Juan on Monday morning demanding that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello resign over offensive chat messages, a day after the governor said he..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Trump Denies The Arrest Of 17 CIA Spies In Tehran [Video]Trump Denies The Arrest Of 17 CIA Spies In Tehran

President Donald Trump denied Iran arresting 17 people accused of being CIA spies by Tehran. According to Reuters, reports said some were being sentenced to death, which Trump said was false. Trump..

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Iran's state TV release video from onboard seized British-flagged tanker [Video]Iran's state TV release video from onboard seized British-flagged tanker

Iran's state TV has released video from onboard the British-flagged tanker, Stena Impero, that was seized by Tehran in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19. Iran said the ship had violated international..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Philips sales spurred by rising Chinese healthcare spending [Video]Philips sales spurred by rising Chinese healthcare spending

Rising healthcare spending by the Chinese government helped Dutch health technology company Philips post better-than-expected sales growth for the second quarter, putting its shares among the top..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Trump Criticizes Federal Reserve Over Interest Rates [Video]Trump Criticizes Federal Reserve Over Interest Rates

President Donald Trump attacked the Federal Reserve once again, criticizing its policy decisions. Trump said the U.S. is “needlessly being forced to pay a MUCH higher interest rate than other..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

GOP claims 'go back' tweets about policy, not race [Video]GOP claims 'go back' tweets about policy, not race

Republicans argued that tweets by the president attacking Democratic lawmakers were about those Congresswomen's policies, not their racial and ethnic backgrounds, as Donald Trump continued to face..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

Longtime New York DA [Video]Longtime New York DA

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Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

The White House To Meet With Tech Big Wigs Over Huawei Ban [Video]The White House To Meet With Tech Big Wigs Over Huawei Ban

The White House will host a meeting with tech executives in the US. The meeting is to discuss the ban on sales to Chinese mobile and telecommunications equipment firm Huawei. Huawei was placed on an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

 

Afghan government seeks clarification of Trump's remarks on 'wiping out Afghanistan'

Afghanistan's government called on Tuesday for clarification of U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks that he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by "wiping out Afghanistan from the face of the..
Reuters - Published

China says it strongly opposes U.S. sanctions on Chinese firm over Iran oil

China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it strongly opposes U.S. sanctions on a Chinese energy firm for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector.
Reuters - Published

S Jaishankar confirms India didn't ask Donald Trump to mediate over Kashmir amid Opposition uproar in RS

S Jaishankar on Tuesday categorically stated that prime minister Narendra Modi has not made any request to the US president Donald Trump to help 'mediate' between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir..
Firstpost - Published

Iran observes all U.S. ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chief

Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young..
Reuters - Published

'PM Modi made no such request', says S Jaishankar on Trump's Kashmir remarks

Putting out a categorical denial of US President Donald Trump’s claim that he had been requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mediate with Pakistan on Kashmir issue, external affairs minister S..
IndiaTimes - Published

India says Modi never asked for Trump to mediate over Kashmir

India denied that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked U.S. President Donald Trump to help mediate with Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, saying there could be no talks until Pakistan..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •DNA

Kashmir is 'bilateral issue' between India and Pakistan, but US 'ready to assist' talks: State Dept responds to Donald Trump's remarks

The Trump administration has launched a damage control exercise after the President's remarks about mediation on Kashmir, with the State Department on Tuesday saying it was a 'bilateral issue'
Firstpost - Published

Pakistani spy agency led CIA to Osama Bin Laden, claims Imran Khan in interview with Fox News

Pakistan's main spy agency provided the US with a lead that helped them find and kill Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday.
Firstpost - Published

US in damage control mode after Trump flub on Kashmir

Hours after Trump’s remarks, US officials finessed his words to clarify that Washington still believes Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan, and US stands ready only to assist the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Donald Trump's need to 'mediate' India-Pakistan dispute is as flawed as the approach of his predecessors

Idea remains the same- that the United States harbours the belief that it is a good idea to make an effort for resolving the India-Pakistan 'dispute'. What 'dispute' it wants to resolve differs from..
Firstpost - Published

Donald Trump offers to mediate Kashmir issue during meeting with Imran Khan, claims Modi requested intervention; India denies claim

US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to be the "mediator" between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue as he met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House where the two leaders..
Firstpost - Published

Ex-diplomats feel Trump's Kashmir mediation remarks may hit India-US ties

President Donald Trump remarks on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought his mediation on the Kashmir issue will "damage" the India-US relations, ex-diplomats said. New Delhi has already..
IndiaTimes - Published

Japan not now considering sending military for U.S.-proposed maritime coalition: Suga

Japan's top government spokesman said on Tuesday that there was no change in the country's stance that it was not considering sending its Self-Defence Forces for a U.S.-proposed maritime coalition in..
Reuters - Published

Kashmir a bilateral issue between India, Pakistan; US welcomes them sitting down: State department

The Trump administration has launched a damage control exercise after the President's remarks on Kashmir, with the state department saying it was a "bilateral" issue between India and Pakistan. On..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan will help extricate US from Afghanistan: Donald Trump

Trump also spoke of possibly restoring $1.3 billion in American that he had cut last year, depending upon the results of the meeting
DNA - Published

India rubbishes Trump's claim that PM Modi requested mediation on Kashmir

In a later night statement, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said, "No such request has been made by PM Narendra Modi to US President. It has been India's..
DNA - Published

Row erupts as Trump offers to mediate in Kashmir issue

A furore erupted on Monday as US President Donald Trump offering to mediate in the Kashmir issue, claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked him to help in the matter. The Indian government..
IndiaTimes - Published

India firmly and swiftly rejects claim PM asked Trump to mediate on Kashmir issue

US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to be the "mediator" between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue as he met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House where the two leaders discussed a..
DNA - Published

Trump, Pakistan's Khan discuss way out of Afghanistan war

President Donald Trump voiced optimism on Monday that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan could help broker a political settlement to end the nearly 18-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan and held out the..
Reuters - Published

'Don't think he has the slightest idea': Twitterati seriously doubt PM Modi asked Trump to mediate on Kashmir

US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to be the "mediator" between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue as he met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House where the two leaders discussed a..
DNA - Published

Trump: Positive North Korea correspondence, but no time yet for talks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration had very positive correspondence recently with North Korea, but the two sides have yet to set a time to restart talks aimed at ending..
Reuters - Published

Trump says China's Xi has acted responsibly on Hong Kong protests

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he believed Chinese President Xi Jinping has acted "very responsibly" with the protests in Hong Kong over an extradition bill that could see people from the..
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. had positive correspondence with North Korea recently

U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday his administration had very positive correspondence recently with North Korea, with which it has been working to restart talks..
Reuters - Published

Trump says it is getting harder for him to want to negotiate with Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that it is getting harder for him to want to make a deal with Iran and said the situation could go either way very easily.
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. working with Pakistan to find way out of Afghan war

President Donald Trump, speaking at a White House meeting with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, said on Monday the United States is working with Islamabad to find a way out of the war in..
Reuters - Published

Britain says won't compromise on freedom of navigation in Strait of Hormuz

There cannot be compromise on freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and Britain can work with the United States on its approach to the issue despite their differing views on the 2015 Iran..
Reuters - Published

Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network: Washington Post

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Chinese company put on a U.S. blacklist because of national security concerns, secretly helped North Korea build and maintain its commercial wireless network, the..
Reuters - Published

Trump: 'We will have to find out' about Huawei's relationship with North Korea

Asked about a media report that said Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] had secretly built and maintained North Korea's commercial wireless network, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday, "We..
Reuters - Published

U.S. sanctions Chinese oil buyer over alleged Iran violations

The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhengrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said..
Reuters - Published

Turkey seizes $271 million in counterfeit U.S. currency: newspaper

Turkish authorities confiscated about $271 million in fake U.S. $100 banknotes in a raid on an Istanbul printing press - the country's biggest counterfeit currency seizure in recent years, Hurriyet..
Reuters - Published

Mexico says no to safe third-country asylum discussion with U.S.

Mexico will not agree to further discussion of safe third country status for asylum seekers, the foreign minister said, adding it was not clear what the Trump administration's stance was on the issue..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan's Khan to meet Trump at White House amid strained ties

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday amid strained relations between the two nations as Islamabad seeks foreign investment..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: Turkey's path to buying Russian air defense systems - and possible U.S. sanctions

Turkey said on Monday it would retaliate against threatened U.S. sanctions over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems.
Reuters - Published

Nasa, global media hail Isro for successful launch of Chandrayaan-2

Nasa on Monday congratulated its Indian counterpart Isro on the successful launch of its second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 and said it was looking forward to know what the Indian space agency learns..
IndiaTimes - Published

Putin gives Russian citizenship to Novatek's finance chief, a U.S. national

President Vladimir Putin handed Russian citizenship to gas producer Novatek's veteran finance chief Mark Gyetvay on Monday, a move that could potentially help the U.S. national bypass some sanctions..
Reuters - Published

Mexico foreign minister says Pompeo did not discuss 'safe third country' plan

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Monday, the deadline for an agreement with the United States to reduce migration, that his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo did not mention in talks the..
Reuters - Published

Trump to host Australian PM for official visit, state dinner September 20

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for an official visit and state dinner on Sept. 20, the White House said in a statement on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Trump denies Iran arrested 17 people accused of being U.S. spies

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday categorically denied that Iran had arrested 17 people whom Tehran accused of being CIA spies and had sentenced some to death, calling the reports "totally false."
Reuters - Published

Pompeo dismisses Iran's announcement that it captured U.S. spies

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday dismissed Iran's announcement it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and sentenced some to death.
Reuters - Published

Iran says it arrests CIA spies, Gulf tensions simmer

Iran announced on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced some of them to death, deepening a crisis between the Islamic Republic and the..
Reuters - Published

China says U.S. criticism over South China Sea is slander

Remarks by U.S. officials on China's role in the South China Sea are slanderous, its foreign ministry said on Monday, after the United States voiced concern over reports of Chinese interference with..
Reuters - Published

Turkey will retaliate if U.S. imposes sanctions over S-400s: minister

Turkey will retaliate if the United States imposes sanctions over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding that any such..
Reuters - Published

Iran says breaks up CIA spy ring, some sentenced to death

Iran captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and some have been sentenced to death, Iranian media reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Iranian documentary purports to show CIA officers recruiting Iranian in UAE

An Iranian television documentary aired on Monday purported to show an officer of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruiting an Iranian man in the United Arab Emirates.
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe vows flexible steps in case of downside economic risks

Japan stands ready to take all possible steps flexibly and without hesitation when downside risks to the economy emerge, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, as a simmering Sino-U.S. trade war clouds the..
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe says will make every effort to reduce tension with Iran

Japan wants to make every effort to reduce tension between the United States and Iran before responding to an expected U.S. request to send its navy to guard strategic waters off Iran, Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Mexico anxiously awaits U.S. response on immigration deal as deadline arrives

Mexico is on tenterhooks as a Monday deadline on a U.S. migration deal that removed tariff threats on Mexican exports arrived, and despite progress made in reducing migrant flows it was unclear what..
Reuters - Published

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