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US ‘ready’ to talk to North Korea

Posted by on 13/12/2017
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US ‘ready’ to talk to North Korea

US ‘ready’ to talk to North Korea

Secretary of State says no pre-conditions: ‘Let’s just meet’ – North Korea vows to develop more nuclear weapons WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key US demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be […]

New York bomber not on Bangladesh terror list: police

Posted by on 12/12/2017
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New York bomber not on Bangladesh terror list: police

New York bomber not on Bangladesh terror list: police

DHAKA: Bangladesh police scrambled yesterday for details about alleged New York subway bomber Akayed Ullah, but uncovered few early leads that might shed light on what might have driven him to try and kill commuters with a homemade bomb. US police say the 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh set off a crude bomb strapped to his […]

Rio’s stray bullets give the innocent nowhere to hide

Posted by on 12/12/2017
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Rio’s stray bullets give the innocent nowhere to hide

Rio’s stray bullets give the innocent nowhere to hide

Brazil among the world’s most dangerous countries   RIO DE JANEIRO: While the fighting in Rio de Janeiro’s crime war is done by commando-style police and heavily armed drug traffickers, a growing number of the victims look quite different: innocent, joyful children like Maria Eduarda. Firefights erupt in densely packed, poor favela neighborhoods, leaving thousands […]

Forced labor from Philippines uncovered

Posted by on 12/12/2017
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Forced labor from Philippines uncovered

Forced labor from Philippines uncovered

NEW YORK: US authorities have accused two men in New York of recruiting immigrants from the Philippines to work for little or no pay at an historic catering hall in a case of human trafficking happening “in plain sight”. The pair lured workers with promises of good jobs and paid money into their bank accounts […]

Explosion rocks NY commuter hub, suspect in custody

Posted by on 11/12/2017
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Explosion rocks NY commuter hub, suspect in custody

Explosion rocks NY commuter hub, suspect in custody

NEW YORK: A man with a homemade bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion at a New York commuter hub during rush hour yesterday, injuring himself and three others in what New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called an attempted terrorist attack. The suspect in the incident at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, […]

Alabama’s choice: Democrat or accused sexual predator

Posted by on 10/12/2017
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Alabama’s choice: Democrat or accused sexual predator

Alabama’s choice: Democrat or accused sexual predator

Republican, Democratic opponent face off   BIRMINGHAM: When Alabama voters cast ballots to select a US Senator they will face a choice that echoes the country’s partisan political divide: elect a Democrat or pick a man accused of preying on teenaged girls. The Republican candidate-backed by President Donald Trump-is Roy Moore, a former state judge […]

Abbas to shun Pence; 2 killed; North Korea slams ‘dotard’ Trump

Posted by on 09/12/2017
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Abbas to shun Pence; 2 killed; North Korea slams ‘dotard’ Trump

Abbas to shun Pence; 2 killed; North Korea slams ‘dotard’ Trump

RAMALLAH: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence later this month following Washington’s controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said yesterday, as protests gripped the Palestinian territories for a third straight day. Retaliatory Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed two Hamas militants before dawn, as […]

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Posted by on 09/12/2017
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Winds whip California fires as they spread south

Winds whip California fires as they spread south

US firefighters battle raging wildfires – Hundreds of thousands flee Los Angeles BONSALL: Thousands of firefighters battled raging wildfires in California yesterday that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee the Los Angeles area, as well as outbreaks closer to San Diego. Nearly 700 structures including multi-million dollar mansions have been destroyed by […]

EU vows push to make Jerusalem capital for Palestinians too

Posted by on 07/12/2017
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EU vows push to make Jerusalem capital for Palestinians too

EU vows push to make Jerusalem capital for Palestinians too

‘Only realistic solution to the conflict is based on two states’ BRUSSELS: The EU’s top diplomat pledged yesterday to reinvigorate diplomacy with Russia, the United States, Jordan and others to ensure Palestinians have a capital in Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel’s capital. The European Union, a member of the […]

America First or America Alone?

Posted by on 03/12/2017
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America First or America Alone?

America First or America Alone?

WASHINGTON: Since President Donald Trump took office in January, the US has abandoned or threatened to quit several international accords under his “America First” policy. Trump’s advisors insist the slogan does not imply any new isolationist stance, but a pattern of disengagement from multilateral commitments has emerged. On Saturday, the Trump administration announced it was […]

Ivanka a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism

Posted by on 29/11/2017
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Ivanka a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism

Ivanka a ‘rockstar’ in India, despite criticism

Trump’s daughter pushes business leaders to change attitude towards women HYDERABAD: Ivanka Trump yesterday pushed business leaders to change their attitudes toward women at an Indian summit where she has drawn mixed reviews amid criticism over her White House role and clothes brand. US President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter stole the show at the summit […]

Ivanka, feted in India, calls for closing gender gap in business

Posted by on 28/11/2017
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Ivanka, feted in India, calls for closing gender gap in business

Ivanka, feted in India, calls for closing gender gap in business

HYDERABAD, India: Ivanka Trump urged India yesterday to close its yawning gender gap in the job market, telling a business summit in her biggest foreign mission yet that this would bring huge economic benefits. US President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter urged India to seize the untapped potential in women in a speech before Prime Minister […]

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