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The United States of America is a country located in North America. The country has 50 states and at 9.8 million square kilometres, is the world’s third or fourth-largest country by geographic area. The population is more than 331 million people which makes it the third most populous country in the world. The United States shares its borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The national capital is Washington D.C and the most populous city is New York. In terms of governance, the country is a federal republic with representative democracy and three separate branches of government including a bicameral legislature. Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party has the most seats in the House of Representatives while the Republicans and Democrats split the Senate at 50 Senators each. At present, the President of the United States is Joe Biden from the Democratic Party. The United States is a highly developed country, accounts for approximately a quarter of global GDP, and is the world's largest economy by GDP at market exchange rates. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, NATO, and other international organizations. More

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  • Taiwan thanks U.S. for maintaining security in Taiwan Strait Aug 13, 2022 12:05 PM IST

    Taiwan thanks U.S. for maintaining security in Taiwan Strait

    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday that China's threat of force is undiminished, even though Beijing's largest- ever military drills around the island, following Pelosi's visit last week, seemed to be scaling down.

  • China's actions fundamentally at odds with goal of peace, stability: White House Aug 13, 2022 09:12 AM IST

    China's actions fundamentally at odds with goal of peace, stability: White House

    The White House representative also said that Beijing is going to continue its pressure campaign against Taiwan.

  • China's Xi plans foreign trip including meeting Biden - WSJ Aug 13, 2022 08:03 AM IST

    China's Xi plans foreign trip including meeting Biden - WSJ

    Biden's team has long sought and has not yet confirmed an in-person meeting between the two leaders to lower tensions as the two countries spar over Taiwan, trade and a host of other issues.

  • Russia tells U.S. relations at risk if it is branded terrorism sponsor - Tass Aug 13, 2022 07:43 AM IST

    Russia tells U.S. relations at risk if it is branded terrorism sponsor - Tass

    Last month two U.S. senators seeking to pass a law designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism visited Kyiv to discuss the bill with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

  • Iranian tanker reloads oil confiscated by U.S. in Greece Aug 13, 2022 07:15 AM IST

    Iranian tanker reloads oil confiscated by U.S. in Greece

    The Lana, formerly the Pegas, had been expected to sail to the United States before Greece's supreme court ruled the cargo should be returned to Iran.

  • International jewellery show to generate Rs 50,000 crore biz in 4 to 6 months: GJEPC Aug 11, 2022 07:00 PM IST

    International jewellery show to generate Rs 50,000 crore biz in 4 to 6 months: GJEPC

    ”We estimate that Rs 50,000 crore worth of business will be generated in the next 4-6 months from the 5-day IIJS Premiere held from August 4. It has brought cheer to not just its participants, but also indicated that the festive and wedding season will drive jewellery sales at the retail end,” GJEPC chairman Colin Shah said in a statement.

  • US, Australia, Japan urge China to immediately cease military exercises Aug 07, 2022 09:35 AM IST

    US, Australia, Japan urge China to immediately cease military exercises

    A joint statement was issued by US Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, and Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa after their in-person meeting in Phnom Penh on the margins of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

  • Pacific Islands solidarity is a Biden priority, U.S. diplomat tells Solomons Aug 07, 2022 09:26 AM IST

    Pacific Islands solidarity is a Biden priority, U.S. diplomat tells Solomons

    The Solomons surprised near neighbour Australia and Washington this year by disclosing a new security pact with Beijing.

  • U.S. readies new $1 billion Ukraine weapons package Aug 07, 2022 08:53 AM IST

    U.S. readies new $1 billion Ukraine weapons package

    The package is expected to be announced as early as Monday and would add to about $8.8 billion in aid the United States has given Ukraine since Russia's invasion on February 24.

  • Taiwan says Chinese planes, ships carry out attack simulation exercise Aug 06, 2022 11:07 AM IST

    Taiwan says Chinese planes, ships carry out attack simulation exercise

    On Friday, the Eastern Theater Command of China's People's Liberation Army said it conducted air and sea drills to the north, southwest and east of Taiwan to test is forces' "joint combat capabilities".

  • US-China diplomatic breakdown clouds outlook for global climate progress Aug 06, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    US-China diplomatic breakdown clouds outlook for global climate progress

    Tackling climate change has been a key area of cooperation between the two superpowers and two biggest emitters of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Blinken says Philippines ties extraordinary, U.S. committed to defence pact Aug 06, 2022 07:39 AM IST

    Blinken says Philippines ties extraordinary, U.S. committed to defence pact

    Marcos said the current geopolitical environment showed how important their ties were, and U.S. speaker Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit highlighted how volatile the region was.

  • Nancy Pelosi full of praise, support for Taiwan during visit that infuriated China Aug 03, 2022 04:09 PM IST

    Nancy Pelosi full of praise, support for Taiwan during visit that infuriated China

    Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, left Taiwan on Wednesday after expressing her support and praising its democracy, inciting resentment in China over her brief visit to the island that Beijing claims as its own.

  • U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departs Taiwan after visit that heightened tensions with China Aug 03, 2022 03:46 PM IST

    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departs Taiwan after visit that heightened tensions with China

    The US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly departed from Taiwan post her diplomatic visit to the island nation.

  • Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan more diplomatic theatre than anything of economic substance: Adrian Mowat Aug 03, 2022 03:09 PM IST

    Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan more diplomatic theatre than anything of economic substance: Adrian Mowat

    In an interview with CNBC TV-18, market strategist Adrian Mowat also noted that business confidence in India makes the country a more attractive investment destination.

  • Kremlin tells U.S. time running out for new nuclear arms deal Aug 02, 2022 06:18 PM IST

    Kremlin tells U.S. time running out for new nuclear arms deal

    On Tuesday, the Kremlin warned the United States that there was not much time left to negotiate a replacement for the "New START" nuclear arms reduction deal and that if it expired in 2026 without one, it would damage international security.

  • US ambassador to Japan warns of Chinese economic coercion Aug 02, 2022 04:01 PM IST

    US ambassador to Japan warns of Chinese economic coercion

    The American ambassador to Japan said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that the United States is collaborating with Japan and other nations that share similar views to resist China's attempts to use its economic clout to compel political change throughout the world.

  • US deploys four warships as clock ticks on Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit Aug 02, 2022 02:54 PM IST

    US deploys four warships as clock ticks on Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit

    Four US warships, including an aircraft carrier, were positioned in waters east of the island on "routine" deployments ahead of Pelosi's visit.

  • On navy day, Vladimir Putin says United States is main threat to Russia Jul 31, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    On navy day, Vladimir Putin says United States is main threat to Russia

    Speaking on Russia’s Navy Day in the former imperial capital of St Petersburg founded by Tsar Peter the Great, Putin praised Peter for making Russia a great sea power and increasing the global standing of the Russian state.

  • U.S. SEC adds Alibaba to list of Chinese companies facing delisting risk Jul 30, 2022 10:50 AM IST

    U.S. SEC adds Alibaba to list of Chinese companies facing delisting risk

    U.S. regulators have been demanding complete access to audit working papers of New York-listed Chinese companies, which are stored in China.

  • Monkeypox: LGBTQ community confronts disease and its stigma Jul 30, 2022 10:43 AM IST

    Monkeypox: LGBTQ community confronts disease and its stigma

    Majority of monkeypox patients identify as LGBTQ and are male. The situation evokes dark parallels with the 1980s, when HIV/AIDS was stigmatized as a "gay plague".

  • Visa revenue exceeds expectations as consumers return to binge travels Jul 27, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    Visa revenue exceeds expectations as consumers return to binge travels

    Visa Inc. earned a profit of $3.4 billion, or $1.60 a share, compared to a profit of $2.57 billion, or $1.18 a share, in the same period a year earlier.

  • First line of leveraged single-stock ETFs hit US market Jul 26, 2022 12:21 PM IST

    First line of leveraged single-stock ETFs hit US market

    Leveraged single-stock ETFs are not meant for buy-and-hold investors but for short-term positions. The SEC has warned that these complex products are high-risk and volatile, but is divided in its support for them.

  • Sun Pharma, Glenmark recall products in US due to manufacturing issues Jul 24, 2022 03:01 PM IST

    Sun Pharma, Glenmark recall products in US due to manufacturing issues

    According to the US health regulator, the Mumbai-based drug major is recalling the affected lot due to ''water leakage'' leading to deviation from current good manufacturing practices (cGMP).

  • Fed interest rate decision, earnings, global trends to drive equities this week: Analysts Jul 24, 2022 10:44 AM IST

    Fed interest rate decision, earnings, global trends to drive equities this week: Analysts

    Due to a number of variables, including the US Fed rate decision, the expiration of monthly options, and the release of results by index companies, domestic stock markets are predicted to experience considerable volatility this week, according to analysts.

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