US Navy to assist ships through Gulf

Defence officials have said that US Navy ships will accompany US-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, to make sure they are not interfered with by Iran.

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Weak results send US shares lower

US markets closed sharply lower on Thursday with investors disappointed by weak company earnings and Wednesday’s GDP figures continuing to dampen sentiment.

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Sanders enters US presidential race

Bernie Sanders, a US senator and self-proclaimed socialist, says he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency.

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Bond giant Pimco hires Ben Bernanke

US bond giant Pimco hires former US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke after the departure of ‘bond king’ Bill Gross last year.

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VIDEO: Call for Baltimore ‘soul searching’

US President Barack Obama has said that rioting in the city of Baltimore has highlighted a crisis in policing in some American communities.

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