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Trump reaffirms 'one-China policy' in call with Xi

Feb 10, 2017

Trump reaffirms 'one-China policy' in call with Xi

President Donald Trump has reaffirmed America’s long-standing “one-China” policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington’s relations with Beijing. The White House and China’s state broadcaster CCTV said the two spoke at length ...

GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Feb 9, 2017

GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Pondering new restrictions on how the Environmental Protection Agency can use scientific data, congressional Republicans are seeking advice from the chemical and fossil fuel industries. House Science, Space and Technology committee chairman Lamar Smith this week accused the Obama administration of relying on faulty ...

Steve Bannon, America's 'shadow president'

Feb 9, 2017

Steve Bannon, America's 'shadow president'

Donald Trump’s chief strategist is rarely heard in public but has emerged as an ever-present force at the president’s side, leaving America in little doubt that Steve Bannon is the new strongman in the West Wing. The 63-year-old former head of the right-wing Breitbart ...