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Glad to see Obama go, Gulf expects Trump to curb Iran

Posted by on 23/01/2017
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Glad to see Obama go, Gulf expects Trump to curb Iran

Glad to see Obama go, Gulf expects Trump to curb Iran

DUBAI: Gulf Arab states are quietly applauding the arrival in the White House of a hawkish leader opposed to their adversary Iran, even if they suspect Donald Trump’s short temper and abrasive Tweets may at times heighten tensions in the combustible Middle East. While many countries around the world listened with concern to his protectionist […]

Mutilated bodies found in Mexican tourist port

Posted by on 23/01/2017
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Mutilated bodies found in Mexican tourist port

Mutilated bodies found in Mexican tourist port

GUADALAJARA: Seven headless, mutilated bodies have been found in a taxi abandoned near the seaside resort of Manzanillo in western Mexico, apparent victims of the country’s epidemic of drug violence, local officials said Sunday. “They were mutilated, apparently decapitated, and one of the victims was a woman,” the port city’s police chief Carlos Heredia told […]

‘Dump Trump’: Protesters flood Washington, other cities

Posted by on 21/01/2017
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‘Dump Trump’: Protesters flood Washington, other cities

‘Dump Trump’: Protesters flood Washington, other cities

Thousands join women’s marches against Trump WASHINGTON: Women in pink “pussyhats” flooded into Washington by the trainload yesterday for a massive rights march that drew hundreds of thousands in defiance of America’s hardline new president, Donald Trump. Tens of thousands of people also took to the streets of London, Paris and other cities across the […]

Huge crowd cheers Trump, but not everyone is happy

Posted by on 21/01/2017
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Huge crowd cheers Trump, but not everyone is happy

Huge crowd cheers Trump, but not everyone is happy

WASHINGTON: Throngs of happy Donald Trump supporters cheered and clapped Friday as they massed on the National Mall to witness his swearing-in as president, hailing the 70-year-old’s unlikely rise to power as “one of the biggest stories in history.” Many wore colorful garb with the slogans or face of their man, and they welcomed the […]

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president

Posted by on 20/01/2017
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Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US president

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump became the 45th president of United States yesterday, ushering in a new political era that is cheered and feared in equal measure. The 70-year-old Republican billionaire placed his left hand on a bible used by Abraham Lincoln and recited the 35-word oath spoken since George Washington, and then launched into a much-anticipated […]

Timing of Mexico drug lord extradition seen as political – ‘El Chapo’ arrives in US

Posted by on 20/01/2017
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Timing of Mexico drug lord extradition seen as political – ‘El Chapo’ arrives in US

Timing of Mexico drug lord extradition seen as political – ‘El Chapo’ arrives in US

MEXICO CITY: Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s abrupt exit to face charges in the US marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico’s most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend. It’s also seen by many in Mexico as a delicately timed maneuver aimed at limiting political fallout […]

Media girds for battle with Trump White House

Posted by on 19/01/2017
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Media girds for battle with Trump White House

Media girds for battle with Trump White House

‘A very dishonest media’ WASHINGTON: Trump and the media are digging in for what could be a long and bitter war. The president-elect, whose spent much of his campaign at loggerheads with the mainstream press, has been sharpening his attacks, and the news media is bracing for what some see as a looming campaign of […]

The pink pussyhat: symbol of challenge to Trump

Posted by on 19/01/2017
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The pink pussyhat: symbol of challenge to Trump

The pink pussyhat: symbol of challenge to Trump

NEW YORK: New York actress Wendy Peace is learning to knit for the first time-for a cause. She is one of thousands of women across America making hats for those marching Saturday in a giant protest against Donald Trump in Washington. But they are not just woolly hats. They are pink “pussyhats”-with cat ears. More […]

Trump needs to learn how to cry from Obama

Posted by on 18/01/2017
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Trump needs to learn how to cry from Obama

Trump needs to learn how to cry from Obama

‘Squeezing out a tear would have an amazing effect’ PARIS: Donald Trump has one big lesson to learn from outgoing US President Barack Obama-he needs to learn to be cool about crying. “If he could squeeze one tear out during his inauguration” on Friday, “people will turn around quite quickly their feelings towards him”, British […]

Brazil police quell deadly jail riot

Posted by on 15/01/2017
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Brazil police quell deadly jail riot

Brazil police quell deadly jail riot

 ‘At least 10 dead’ BRASILIA: Brazilian police yesterday quelled a riot that left at least 10 people dead in a northern jail, the latest of several gruesome gang-related massacres in the country’s overcrowded prisons. Officials raised the death toll from Saturday’s riot at the Alcacuz prison from three to 10. They earlier said at least […]

Trump taps Giuliani as cyber security guru

Posted by on 12/01/2017
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Trump taps Giuliani as cyber security guru

Trump taps Giuliani as cyber security guru

‘Cyber intrusion the fastest growing crime’ NEW YORK: Donald Trump yesterday tapped former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to advise his incoming administration on cyber security following outcry over Russian hackers’ apparent attempt to meddle in the election. Giuliani, 72, dubbed America’s mayor for his leadership in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, said last […]

Trump lashes out over phony dossier claims

Posted by on 12/01/2017
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Trump lashes out over phony dossier claims

Trump lashes out over phony dossier claims

‘BuzzFeed slammed as a failing pile of garbage’ NEW YORK: Donald Trump attacked US intelligence agencies and the media Wednesday as he denied explosive allegations about his ties to Russia, but admitted for the first time that Moscow had likely meddled in the US election. Just over a week before he takes office, Trump said […]

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