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Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Posted by on 17/06/2018
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Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

NEW JERSEY: A suspected gunman was fatally shot after multiple people opened fire at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, wounding 20 people including a boy who is in critical condition, authorities said today. Prosecutors said a 33-year-old man was killed and a second suspect arrested after gunfire erupted at 3 a.m. EDT at […]

Trump announces tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports

Posted by on 15/06/2018
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Trump announces tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports

Trump announces tariffs on $50 bn in Chinese imports

Washington: US President Donald Trump today announced tariffs of 25 percent targeting $50 billion in Chinese imports from “industrially significant” technologies, making good on a pledge to punish the alleged theft of American intellectual property. In a statement, Trump also warned of “additional tariffs” should China retaliate with countermeasures on American goods and services exports. […]

Trump: Summit ended North Korea threat

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Trump: Summit ended North Korea threat

Trump: Summit ended North Korea threat

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump arrived home yesterday, insisting his historic summit with Kim Jong Un had ended North Korea’s nuclear threat and the world could sleep safer. “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” Trump tweeted as Air Force One returned from Singapore. North Korean state TV, for its part, hailed […]

US Democrats fighting for their future in tough statehouse races

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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US Democrats fighting for their future in tough statehouse races

US Democrats fighting for their future in tough statehouse races

TAMPA/NEW YORK: Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party’s future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found. In many states, Democrats’ only hope lies in flipping numerous districts that two […]

Can ‘land banks’ help rebuild post-industrial US cities?

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Can ‘land banks’ help rebuild post-industrial US cities?

Can ‘land banks’ help rebuild post-industrial US cities?

WASHINGTON: When Jamil Bey wanted to move back to the Pittsburgh neighborhood where he had grown up, he found the perfect house to buy. There was just one problem – a fall in property values on that street had left the owners trapped in negative equity. Unable to agree on a price that would allow […]

Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

Posted by on 13/06/2018
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Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

Cloud play on the horizon in changing video game world

LOS ANGELES: Console makers long at the center of the video game universe are adapting to an exploding constellation of ways to play, with the cloud looming on the horizon. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony remained stars, with rival Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch gaming hardware respectively, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show floor that opened […]

Trump-Kim historic summit ends with ‘promises and concessions’

Posted by on 12/06/2018
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Trump-Kim historic summit ends with ‘promises and concessions’

Trump-Kim historic summit ends with ‘promises and concessions’

SINGAPORE: Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a largely symbolic summit yesterday, and the US president offered an unexpected concession to the North, saying he would halt joint military exercises with South Korea. The two men smiled and shook hands before pledging at their historic summit to work toward the “denuclearization” […]

Domestic and gang violence no longer grounds for US asylum

Posted by on 12/06/2018
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Domestic and gang violence no longer grounds for US asylum

Domestic and gang violence no longer grounds for US asylum

WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared Monday that victims of domestic and gang violence will no longer qualify for asylum, in an effort to stem a flow of illegal immigrant families from Central America. In a deciding opinion on a case of an unidentified woman from El Salvador who was raped and beaten by […]

Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump’s insult

Posted by on 12/06/2018
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Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump’s insult

Canada rallies to Trudeau after Trump’s insult

OTTAWA: Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on Monday after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump. The United States is Canada’s single biggest trade partner, with two-way exchanges of goods and services totalling $673.9 billion in 2017, and […]

Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

Posted by on 11/06/2018
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Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

NEW YORK: A heart-warming musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town triumphed on New York’s Broadway late Sunday, sweeping the board with 10 Tony Awards, the highest honors in American theatre. It was an extraordinary success for a quiet, contemplative, 90-minute production aching with longing for human connection and understanding, far removed […]

Mexico leftist’s pitch to Trump: Growth, not walls to fix migration

Posted by on 11/06/2018
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Mexico leftist’s pitch to Trump: Growth, not walls to fix migration

Mexico leftist’s pitch to Trump: Growth, not walls to fix migration

MEXICO CITY: The politician leading the race to be Mexico’s next leader said on Sunday he wants to broker a deal with US President Donald Trump to stem illegal immigration through jobs and development rather than a border wall. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the favorite to win Mexico’s July 1 presidential election, said he hoped […]

Trump urges end to ‘unfair’ trade practices

Posted by on 09/06/2018
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Trump urges end to ‘unfair’ trade practices

Trump urges end to ‘unfair’ trade practices

LA MALBAIE: President Donald Trump quit the G7 summit in Quebec early yesterday having made no concessions to his allies’ anger at his imposition of tariffs designed, in his eyes, to rebalance world trade. In fact, the US leader instead boasted he had made progress in convincing his counterparts from the world’s richest democracies of […]

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