The United States is against mentioning climate change in the communique of the world’s financial leaders, G20 diplomats said, after a new draft of the joint statement showed the G20 are considering including it as a risk factor to growth.
US blocking G20 mention of climate change in draft communique, diplomats say
Trump administration officials on Friday acknowledged that US President Donald Trump’s visit to India next week will not result in even a limited trade deal, saying they still have major concerns over India’s trade barriers.
Washington, New Delhi at odds over trade as Trump to arrive in India Monday: US officials
A group of senators led by Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Tammy Duckworth (D,IL), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have introduced a bill, S.3314, the Iran Diplomacy Act, which calls upon the US to return to its commitments under the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, officially known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Senators’ bill calls on US to return to Iran nuclear deal
The US consumer watchdog proposed establishing a national standard for how debt collectors must inform borrowers when they cannot be sued for expired debt.
US watchdog proposes national standard for disclosing expired debt
The United States and the Afghan Taliban militant group have agreed to sign a peace deal at the end of February aimed at ending America's longest war.
Pompeo: US prepares to sign troop withdrawal deal with Taliban on February 29
Iran's Foreign Ministry says new American sanctions targeting members of Iran's Guardian Council and its Elections Supervision Committee show that the US "fears democracy in Iran", and will have to learn to respect it.
US fears democracy in Iran, will have to learn to respect it: Foreign Ministry
The Kremlin said on Friday that allegations from US intelligence officials that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign and trying to boost President Donald Trump’s reelection chances are false and the result of paranoia.
Kremlin says US allegations Russia is working to reelect Trump are false
California Governor Gavin Newsom has called the state’s homelessness crisis “a disgrace,” as the growing homeless population continues to overwhelm America’s most populous and wealthiest state.
California governor calls state’s homeless crisis ‘a disgrace’
US energy firm Westinghouse is expected to sign a new agreement with state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India for the supply of six nuclear reactors during US President Donald Trump’s visit next week, officials said, aiming to kickstart a long-running project.
Exclusive: Westinghouse set to sign pact with Indian firm for nuclear reactors during Trump visit
A US judge has ruled in favor of refugees, held in overcrowded border detention centers under inhumane conditions, banning authorities from holding asylum seekers for more than 48 hours in a facility in the state of Arizona.
US judge says conditions in overcrowded border holding cells violate Constitution

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