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US to end restrictions for diplomats regarding Taiwan: Pompeo

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. will remove “self-imposed restrictions” on how its diplomats and other officials approach Taiwan, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, in a move that’s sure to roil Beijing.

“For several decades the State Department has created complex internal restrictions to regulate our diplomats, service members, and other ...Read more

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Dog gone: Greyhound racing comes to an end in Florida

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Ewart Johnson, an 80-year-old West Palm Beach resident, was a bit melancholy Thursday afternoon as he scrutinized his racing form at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.

It was the last day greyhound racing was legal in Florida, something that should represent a financial upturn for Johnson.

“I lose my money every day,” he...Read more

Should the COVID-19 vaccine figure into the future of flying?

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The vaccine for COVID-19 might be the beginning of the end of the pandemic, but for airlines, it’s the beginning of the discussion about how and whether a vaccine will factor into the future of flying.

The discussion gained momentum after Alan Joyce, chief executive of Qantas Airways, said in November that the Australian airline will require ...Read more

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US plans to sanction Turkey for buying Russian S-400 missiles

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. plans to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of S-400 missiles after years of drama that began with the NATO ally’s decision to buy the air-defense system from Russia in 2017.

President Donald Trump has signed off on a package of measures recommended by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to two people ...Read more

US, Taiwan sign pact to hold annual economic talks for 5 years

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The U.S. and Taiwan signed a pact to establish annual economic talks for five years despite objections by China to Washington's support for Taipei.

The memorandum of understanding was signed after an inaugural round of economic talks in Washington on Friday. Future discussions will alternate between the U.S. and Taipei, Brent Christensen, ...Read more

 

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