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US economy shrank by 1.5% in the first three months of 2022

But US consumers and businesses kept spending at a solid pace, according to government data released Thursday.

Blinken lays out US strategy to counter China as rivalry grows

Despite the current focus on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China poses the “most serious long-term challenge to the international order”, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said.

Despite pain at the pump, Americans are hitting the road

Heading into the US summer driving season, Americans are fueling up but how long before they have to hit the brakes?

'When are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?'

Joe Biden speaks after 19 students and two adults were killed in a school shooting in Texas.

Texas shooting: Where does US gun control go from here?

The school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has led to renewed calls for action on gun control. But familiar obstacles - and some new ones - will make any reform difficult.

Uvalde shooting: Texas school gunman 'walked in unobstructed'

A gunman who attacked a primary school in Texas on Tuesday was able to enter the building unobstructed, police say.

‘I’ve had enough’: Steve Kerr makes impassioned gun control plea

Golden State Warriors head coach calls for urgent action after school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

George Floyd two years on: some accountability but killings go on

Minneapolis officers prosecuted, local reforms adopted in some states, but national overhaul of policing falls short.

Trump-backed candidates lose but Trumpism wins in US primaries

Georgia losses add to a losing record for Trump’s candidates, but his hard-right politics is winning among Republicans.

‘Complete evil’: New details of deadly Texas shooting released

The gunman barricaded himself in the classroom at Uvalde primary school and shot ‘anyone in his way’, a Texas official says.

US official defends Iran deal but says return ‘tenuous at best’

US envoy for Iran tells lawmakers if Iran wants IRGC ‘terror’ label removed, it must offer non-nuclear concessions.

Trump, Cruz scheduled to address NRA forum after Texas shooting

The powerful National Rifle Association’s annual convention is scheduled to be held across three days in Houston, Texas.

Two years after Floyd, Biden signs police reform executive order

Steering a middle path, US president finds consensus for narrow reforms after overhaul proposals fail in Congress.

What is the United States ‘gun lobby’ and how powerful is it?

President Joe Biden has called on legislators to ‘stand up’ to the gun lobby following a massacre at a Texas primary school.

China warns ‘irretrievable consequences’, ‘unbearable price’ amid US’ Taiwan remarks swings

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday warned the US against playing with words on the one-China principle and irretrievable consequences for the China-US relations, stressing no forces including the US can prevent the Chinese people from reunifying the nation after US President Joe Biden's latest Taiwan gaffes which saw he first vowed readiness for military intervention to defend the island if necessary and then he and White House officials walked back his remarks.

Group calls for sanctions on Hong Kong judges handling national security cases

Hong Kong Democracy Council says in report city has one of the fastest-growing populations of ‘political prisoners’ in world.

Quad offers maritime security plan, $50bn in aid to counter China

Leaders of US, Japan, India and Australia unveil Indo-Pacific maritime surveillance plan, pledge $50bn in infrastructure investment in bid to counter China.

China, Russia jets conducted patrol as Quad leaders met in Tokyo

Japan scrambled jets after the warplanes approached its airspace while Quad leaders were meeting in Tokyo.

MSNBC hires former White House press secretary Jen Psaki

Psaki is the latest in a line of former White House and administration spokespeople to join the media.

US forecasters predict record hurricanes for 7th straight year

Experts say warming ocean temperatures lead to increasingly more destructive and damaging storms.

14 children, 1 teacher killed in Texas school shooting: Governor

Governor Greg Abbott says 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in small town of Uvalde, killing 15.

Biden administration scrambles to avoid embarrassing boycott from Latin American summit set for next month

The participation of Latin American countries in a high-profile regional summit is still in flux, just weeks from when it's scheduled to take place in California amid record migration throughout the Western Hemisphere.

It's the US' party. But Mexico wants a say on the guest list

A growing number of countries are threatening to snub the US-hosted Summit of the Americas next month, amid controversy over its guest list.