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Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands

WASHINGTON The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require Washington to "wage war."

Deadly storm batters Eastern U.S. with wind and heavy rain

WASHINGTON A powerful storm system ploughed up the U.S. Eastern seaboard with torrential showers and high winds on Monday, hindering airline and rail travel, after killing at least 21 people in the South, many in mobile homes demolished by tornadoes.

Oil prices rebound on weaker dollar, production cuts

SINGAPORE Oil climbed on Tuesday as a weaker U.S. dollar and production cuts announced by OPEC and other producers buoyed the market, but an increase in drilling activity in the United States is likely to keep a lid on prices.

Trump's spokesman promises reporters 'never to lie'

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's press secretary promised reporters on Monday that he would never lie after a weekend briefing in which he made statements about the crowd size for Trump's inauguration that were debunked.

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