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US-China call: Conversation focused on economic issues, climate change and Covid-19

In a statement, the White House said Biden and Xi had “a broad, strategic discussion,” including areas where interests and values converge and diverge.

Dollar dips on stronger risk appetite after US-China call

The dollar fell on Friday on improving risk sentiment on news that United States President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke for the first time in seven months. The dollar dipped 0.35% to 6.4265 yuan, nearing a more than two-month low of 6.4233 yuan reached last week.

India-US hold ministerial meet on Strategic Clean Energy Partnership

At least 6 people injured in shooting incident in Illinois

The shooting has taken place in the city of East St Louis, as per media reports. The six injured people have been hospitalised.

US Department of Energy and Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas announce India-US Task Force on Biofuels

Biden administration’s environmental protection move to block controversial Alaska gold mine

US authorities on Thursday said they intend to re-establish environmental protections to a bay in Alaska that would block a controversial gold and copper mine project. The Bristol Bay watershed “is an Alaskan treasure that underscores the critical value of clean water in America,” said Environmental Protection Agency chief Michael Regan.

Pennsylvania Republicans start election review, Democrats call it a ‘sham’

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania kicked off an “election integrity” review with a public hearing on Thursday, joining partisan efforts in other battleground states to cast doubts on former President Donald Trump’s November election loss.

‘Fox News, former anchor Henry must face ex-producer’s sexual misconduct lawsuit’

Fox News and former anchor Ed Henry must face a lawsuit accusing the latter of promising career advancement to coerce an employee into a sometimes violent sexual relationship, including rape, and accusing the network of allowing a hostile work environment, a US judge ruled on Thursday.

US congressional committee receives thousands of documents in Jan. 6 Capitol riot probe

Chicago public schools reports 160 Covid cases

Biden dials Xi amid growing tensions in US-China relations