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Defiant Trump again blames ‘both sides’

Posted by on 16/08/2017
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Defiant Trump again blames ‘both sides’

Defiant Trump again blames ‘both sides’

Reps balk, Dems aghast, aides shocked at president’s about-face NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump defiantly blamed “both sides” for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group’s efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. […]

White nationalists threaten Charlottesville just a start

Posted by on 15/08/2017
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White nationalists threaten Charlottesville just a start

White nationalists threaten Charlottesville just a start

Supremacists buoyed by large turnout BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: Emboldened and proclaiming victory after a bloody weekend in Virginia, white nationalists are planning more demonstrations to promote their agenda following the violence that left a woman dead and dozens injured. The University of Florida said white provocateur Richard Spencer, whose appearances sometimes stoke unrest, is seeking permission […]

16 found locked in Texas rig

Posted by on 15/08/2017
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16 found locked in Texas rig

16 found locked in Texas rig

EDINBURG, Texas: Police in Texas acting on a tip found 16 immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station about 30 km from the border with Mexico, less than a month after the deaths of 10 people who were packed in a hot truck in San Antonio. Edinburg Assistant Police Chief Oscar Trevino […]

3 dead amid violent white nationalist rally

Posted by on 13/08/2017
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3 dead amid violent white nationalist rally

3 dead amid violent white nationalist rally

We condemn this display of hatred and bigotry on many sides: Trump CHARLOTTESVILLE: A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods Saturday as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally. The violent day left three dead, dozens injured and this usually quiet college town a […]

Trump says US is ‘locked and loaded’

Posted by on 12/08/2017
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Trump says US is ‘locked and loaded’

Trump says US is ‘locked and loaded’

Xi: Avoid words that would exacerbate the tension SEOUL: Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the US and North Korea in a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump yesterday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation. The call came after Trump […]

Trump warns N Korea of ‘fire and fury’

Posted by on 09/08/2017
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Trump warns N Korea of ‘fire and fury’

Trump warns N Korea of ‘fire and fury’

Declares US nuclear arsenal ‘more powerful than ever’ WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump yesterday ratcheted up his war of words with North Korea, declaring that America’s nuclear arsenal was “more powerful than ever”-even as his team insisted there was no imminent threat of danger. Hours after putting Pyongyang on notice that it faced “fire and fury” […]

Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper, scarier’ than threats

Posted by on 07/08/2017
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Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper, scarier’ than threats

Minnesota mosque explosion ‘deeper, scarier’ than threats

Governor: ‘This is an act of terrorism’ MINNEAPOLIS: The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other US mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. Its leaders say they’re more frightened now after an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers. “We feel like it’s much deeper and […]

N Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejecting talks

Posted by on 07/08/2017
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N Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejecting talks

N Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejecting talks

‘United States will pay the price for its crime’ MANILA: North Korea vowed yesterday that tough new United Nations sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, as it rejected talks and angrily warned the United States of retaliation. The message of defiance was the first major response to the US-drafted sanctions, which […]

Minnesota mosque firebombed, FBI seeking suspects

Posted by on 06/08/2017
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Minnesota mosque firebombed, FBI seeking suspects

Minnesota mosque firebombed, FBI seeking suspects

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota: FBI investigators are seeking suspects after an explosive device tore through part of a suburban Minneapolis mosque as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging a room but not causing any injuries, authorities and witnesses said. The blast happened at around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, according […]

US pressures N Korea after sanctions vote

Posted by on 06/08/2017
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US pressures N Korea after sanctions vote

US pressures N Korea after sanctions vote

Sanctions could cost Pyongyang $1 billion a year MANILA: The United States and China piled pressure on North Korea yesterday to abandon its nuclear missile program after the UN Security Council approved tough sanctions which could cost Pyongyang $1 billion a year. One day after Council members voted unanimously for a partial ban on exports […]

Sessions vows crackdown on classified information leaks

Posted by on 05/08/2017
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Sessions vows crackdown on classified information leaks

Sessions vows crackdown on classified information leaks

The number of criminal leak probes has tripled WASHINGTON: Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump. The nation’s top law enforcement official cited no current investigations in which […]

Venezuela assembly delayed, as fraud probe launched

Posted by on 03/08/2017
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Venezuela assembly delayed, as fraud probe launched

Venezuela assembly delayed, as fraud probe launched

CARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro postponed by 24 hours the launch of a powerful new assembly, in the face of opposition protests and blistering claims of fraud. Attorney General Luisa Ortega, one of Maduro’s biggest rivals, said she has opened an investigation into “scandalous” electoral fraud after the British technology firm contracted to handle the […]

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