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Attacker slashes face of US envoy in Seoul

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert underwent two-and-a-half hours of surgery after he was slashed in the face by a Korean nationalist in an attack at a forum held in Seoul on Thursday to discuss Korean reunification, officials said.

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US 'looking to Oman as logistics hub'

A US Navy chief has hinted of future plans to move away from using ports in the Gulf such as Bahrain so as to bypass the problematic Strait of Hormuz. Vice Admiral John Miller, Commander of the Fifth Fleet and US Naval Forces Cent

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New Visa-Samsung service to enable secure mobile payments

Consumers in the US will be able to make secure Visa payments with Samsung Pay, the firm’s new payment service scheduled to launch this summer with the new Samsung Galaxy S6. Samsung Pay will be supported by Visa Token

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US starts vetting Syrian rebels for military training

The US military has begun vetting a group of Syrian rebels eligible for training and assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants, a step that paves the way for training to begin in weeks, the Pentagon said on Friday. R

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US inflation falls on lower petrol prices

US consumer prices fell over the past year for the first time since 2009 as gasoline prices continued to tumble, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve more room to hold off on raising interest rates. Other data on Thursday

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Emirates airline urges US to ignore subsidy claims

The head of Dubai's Emirates has hit back at US airlines in an increasingly bitter subsidy spat and urged Washington to block their calls to renegotiate Open Skies agreements. In an interview with Reuters, Tim Clark, president

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Qatar ‘committed to fighting Islamic State’

Qatar is committed to defeating the Islamic State, its emir assured US President Barack Obama on Tuesday in his first official visit to the White House. Obama said Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani committed to fighting Islamic extr

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US shale oil's crash diet likely to bring forward output dip

Shale oil producers are throttling back so quickly on drilling that US crude output could fall sooner than expected, within months, executives say as they slash costs to cope with tumbling crude prices and compete with Arabian Gulf rivals.

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US proposes first rules for Arctic drilling

The Obama administration has proposed standards on exploratory drilling for oil and gas in US Arctic waters that would add costs for energy companies but aim to protect against catastrophic spills. The rules, proposed by the Depar

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US proposes first rules for Arctic drilling

The Obama administration has proposed standards on exploratory drilling for oil and gas in US Arctic waters that would add costs for energy companies but aim to protect against catastrophic spills. The rules, proposed by the Depar

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