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Comey memos add to Trump legal woes

Posted by on 21/04/2018
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Comey memos add to Trump legal woes

Comey memos add to Trump legal woes

Memos depicts president as obsessed with smutty video, Russia WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has lashed out after memos of his meetings with the FBI’s then chief James Comey depicted the president as obsessed with the Russia probe and a smutty video allegedly showing him with two prostitutes. But the memos were just the latest twist in […]

US recession risks seen rising sharply in 2019, 2020: Survey

Posted by on 19/04/2018
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US recession risks seen rising sharply in 2019, 2020: Survey

US recession risks seen rising sharply in 2019, 2020: Survey

US expansion part of a global upturn in industrial activity LONDON: Energy market professionals estimate there is a 40 percent chance of the US economy entering recession before the end of next year, rising to a little over 50 percent before the end of 2020. The results are based on a survey sent by Reuters […]

Barbara Bush: America’s ‘First grandmother’

Posted by on 18/04/2018
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Barbara Bush: America’s ‘First grandmother’

Barbara Bush: America’s ‘First grandmother’

WASHINGTON: Barbara Bush cast herself as an enthralled spectator of her husband’s rise to the presidency, but once in the White House, it was America’s “First Grandmother” who stole the public’s heart. White haired and matronly, Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, was decidedly unfashionable, her signature large pearls notwithstanding. But she […]

Seven killed, 17 injured in South Carolina jail riot

Posted by on 16/04/2018
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Seven killed, 17 injured in South Carolina jail riot

Seven killed, 17 injured in South Carolina jail riot

BISHOPVILLE, South Carolina: Seven inmates were killed and 17 others injured in a riot at a maximum security prison in South Carolina overnight, one of the deadliest outbreaks of prison violence in the United States in decades, authorities said yesterday. Fights among inmates erupted Sunday evening at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina, […]

US pastor denies allegations of coup links as Turkey trial begins

Posted by on 16/04/2018
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US pastor denies allegations of coup links as Turkey trial begins

US pastor denies allegations of coup links as Turkey trial begins

Case strains US-Turkey ties; Pastor in jail for religious beliefs   ALIAGA: A US pastor denied allegations of links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup in Turkey as he went on trial yesterday in a case that has compounded strains in US-Turkish relations. Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina […]

In Syria strikes, US blurs red line

Posted by on 15/04/2018
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In Syria strikes, US blurs red line

In Syria strikes, US blurs red line

Trump blasts Assad as a ‘Gas Killing Animal’   WASHINGTON: With the latest US missile strikes, President Donald Trump appears to have reset America’s red line for military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons. What’s unclear is where that red line now stands. The United States said its strikes were a response […]

Trump: Attack is ‘soon or not so soon’

Posted by on 12/04/2018
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Trump: Attack is ‘soon or not so soon’

Trump: Attack is ‘soon or not so soon’

US and its allies still ‘assessing the intelligence’ on chemical attack WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump was evasive yesterday over when the United States might fire missiles at Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack, saying they could come at any time. Tension was mounting among top world powers over the alleged chemical attack […]

Zuckerberg says his own data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

Posted by on 11/04/2018
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Zuckerberg says his own data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

Zuckerberg says his own data was shared by Cambridge Analytica

Facebook CEO repeatedly defends company’s privacy practices   WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO: Mark Zuckerberg yesterday told lawmakers that he was among the 87 million or so Facebook Inc users whose data was improperly shared with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. But the chief executive of the world’s largest social media network pushed back on Congress members’ suggestions that […]

Trump welcomes Qatari Emir in from the cold

Posted by on 10/04/2018
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Trump welcomes Qatari Emir in from the cold

Trump welcomes Qatari Emir in from the cold

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump welcomed the Emir of Qatar to the White House yesterday, barely one year after alleging his government funded terrorism at a “high level”. Drawing a line under a spat that called into question the future of a key US air base in the Gulf state, Trump hosted Emir Tamim bin […]

FBI agents raid offices of Trump’s personal lawyer

Posted by on 10/04/2018
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FBI agents raid offices of Trump’s personal lawyer

FBI agents raid offices of Trump’s personal lawyer

President angrily denounces raid on ‘good man’ Cohen WASHINGTON: A furious Donald Trump blasted the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller as a “disgrace” and a “witch hunt” Monday after FBI agents raided the New York offices of the president’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Agents seized files relating to Cohen’s work, which included […]

Teacher protesting across the US reflect deepening malaise

Posted by on 08/04/2018
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Teacher protesting across the US reflect deepening malaise

Teacher protesting across the US reflect deepening malaise

‘We’ve never seen a brushfire like this’ OKLAHOMA CITY: Recent protests by thousands of teachers in far-flung parts of the United States reflect a deepening malaise in American education after years of budget cuts and stagnant salaries that have left many instructors feeling their work is not valued. “We’ve never seen a brushfire like this,” […]

Brazil’s political elite eyes Lula arrest with concern

Posted by on 07/04/2018
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Brazil’s political elite eyes Lula arrest with concern

Brazil’s political elite eyes Lula arrest with concern

BRASÍLIA: The imminent jailing of Brazil’s Lula may have dealt a crippling blow to the country’s left, but it has also shaken up their political rivals on the right, most of whom are also under investigation for graft. There has been a deafening silence around the arrest of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is […]

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