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More US business economists see «downside» economic risks

Amid uncertainty over President Donald Trump's growth agenda, US economists increasingly are worried about risks to the economy, though they see little chance of a recession near term, according to a survey released on Monday.

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Basket Nba, unveil the new jerseys of all teams

So many NBA stars from Travis Scott to Kevin Durant at Paul George for the evening that kicked off the new partnership with Nike. During the presentation, rapper Travis Scott also performed.

Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against North Korea

US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart have pledged "stronger pressure" on Pyongyang, Seoul said Sunday, after North Korea defied tough new sanctions with a missile test and said it wanted to match American nuclear strength.

US revises draft UN sanctions proposal on North Korea: diplomats

The United States released a revised draft for new sanctions against North Korea on Sunday, diplomats said, making concessions to Russia and China as it seeks to convince the UN Security Council to punish Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

Clinton plays blame game in new book

Hillary Clinton takes responsibility for her devastating loss to Donald Trump in her tell-all book about the 2016 presidential race, but she also blames Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin and others, published excerpts show.

Lance Armstrong seeks to delay fraud trial until 2018

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong sought Friday to delay until next year his long-awaited battle against a $100 million lawsuit over whether he committed fraud by doping, currently set for trial in November.

Serena Williams in labor

Tennis superstar Serena Williams -- whose absence from women's tennis has shaken up the game -- has gone into labor at a clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida, local media reported Friday.

US dollar losing its luster as safe haven investment

In times of uncertainty or crisis, investors typically take refuge in «safe» options like the Swiss franc, gold or the US dollar, but under President Donald Trump the greenback has lost its luster, especially to the euro.

What we know about flooded Texas chemical plant

Explosions at a flooded Texas chemical plant -- which prior to Hurricane Harvey had a clean safety record -- sent a plume of toxic smoke spewing from the site Thursday, triggering concerns about the impact on local residents.

Fears over Texas chemical plant, as Houston flood eases

Storm-battered Texans faced a worrying new threat Thursday as potentially harmful smoke spewed from a swamped chemical plant near Houston, as Harvey's floodwaters began to recede in America's fourth-largest city.

US orders closure of Russian consulate in San Francisco

The United States on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco as well as two annexes in Washington and New York in two days, in a tit-for-tat response to Moscow's drastic reduction of US diplomatic staff in their country.

U2 rocks out as it readies post-Trump album

U2 on Wednesday rocked out on a guitar-charging first track of its upcoming album, which the Irish rock legends had largely finished last year but revisited following Donald Trump's shock election victory.

Trump vows to right «self-destructive» tax code

President Donald Trump hit the road to sell reform of America's «self-destructive» tax code Wednesday, a major campaign pledge that remains short on detail and a long way from becoming law.

Oil prices down as US reels from Harvey

Crude prices slipped back in Asian trade Wednesday as a key US oil-producing region reeled from the devastation caused by monster storm Harvey.

Australia proves fertile talent pool for NBA

If you ask Australian youngsters who their favourite basketball player is, US superstars such as LeBron James or Kevin Durant are likely responses, with the mere mention of the NBA creating a buzz.

At MTV VMAs, cleavage, tons of sparkle and Wonder Woman

MTV's Video Music Awards have produced some unforgettable red carpet moments in the past -- Lady Gaga's red meat dress, Shakira's furkini top and Madonna's white lace «Like a Virgin» dress with BOY TOY buckle spring to mind.

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