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Israel and US call on Europe to pressure Iran; Nuke row rages

Posted by on 20/08/2018
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Israel and US call on Europe to pressure Iran; Nuke row rages

Israel and US call on Europe to pressure Iran; Nuke row rages

Iran’s foreign minister says US has ‘addiction to sanctions’ JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser met in Jerusalem yesterday and called on European nations to do more to pressure Iran. John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday for three days of talks expected to focus mainly on […]

Angry US leader lashes out at Russia probe as ‘McCarthyism’

Posted by on 19/08/2018
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Angry US leader lashes out at Russia probe as ‘McCarthyism’

Angry US leader lashes out at Russia probe as ‘McCarthyism’

US points at China, not Russia, on election meddling WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday angrily denounced the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election meddling as “McCarthyism at its WORST!,” insisting he had authorized his White House counsel to testify to bring the matter to a close. Trump’s Twitter storm was set off by a […]

US missionary at the centre of Turkey-US crisis

Posted by on 19/08/2018
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US missionary at the centre of Turkey-US crisis

US missionary at the centre of Turkey-US crisis

IZMIR: When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the US evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort out his residency papers in Turkey, his home for nearly a quarter of a century. He went to the police station on Oct 7, 2016, was detained and […]

Erdogan declares Turkey will not be cowed by US

Posted by on 18/08/2018
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Erdogan declares Turkey will not be cowed by US

Erdogan declares Turkey will not be cowed by US

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared yesterday that his country would not be cowed by the United States, his latest broadside in the bitter feud between Ankara and Washington. The two NATO members are at odds over Turkey’s detention of an American pastor, which has triggered a trade row and sent the local currency […]

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

Posted by on 16/08/2018
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US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

Hashtag #EnemyofNone joined by more than 200 newspapers in US WASHINGTON: US newspapers big and small hit back yesterday at President Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the news media, launching a coordinated campaign of editorials stressing the importance of a free press. Leading the charge was The Boston Globe, which had issued an appeal for […]

Pennsylvania’s report lists over 300 ‘predator’ priests

Posted by on 15/08/2018
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Pennsylvania’s report lists over 300 ‘predator’ priests

Pennsylvania’s report lists over 300 ‘predator’ priests

Clergymen accused of abusing over 1,000 children NEW YORK: More than 300 “predator” priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, a grand jury said yesterday in a devastating report that decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church. It is thought to be the single most comprehensive report to […]

Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Musk

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Saudis in talks to take Tesla  private: Musk

Saudis in talks to take Tesla private: Musk

WASHINGTON: Tesla chief executive Elon Musk disclosed yesterday he was in talks with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund and other investors to take the electric automaker private. The revelation comes days after Musk’s claim in an August 7 Twitter post that financing for a deal to take Tesla private had been “secured”. Musk said in […]

Counter-protest drowns out neo-Nazi rally

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Counter-protest drowns out neo-Nazi rally

Counter-protest drowns out neo-Nazi rally

WASHINGTON: A white supremacist rally outside the White House fizzled out Sunday after only a handful of neo-Nazis showed up and were massively outnumbered by hundreds of counter-protesters. In an effort to avoid a repeat of the chaos of a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia exactly a year ago, Washington police closed streets and threw […]

Rogue White House ex-employee Omarosa releases Trump’s tape

Posted by on 13/08/2018
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Rogue White House ex-employee Omarosa releases Trump’s tape

Rogue White House ex-employee Omarosa releases Trump’s tape

WASHINGTON: Former White House staffer and TV celebrity Omarosa Manigault Newman has released a recording of a private conversation with President Donald Trump after she was fired. NBC’s “Today” program played the brief recording, in which Trump claims to have had no knowledge that she was sacked by chief of staff John Kelly, and expresses […]

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

Posted by on 12/08/2018
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NASA launches historic probe  to ‘touch Sun’

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

TAMPA:  NASA yesterday blasted off its first-ever spaceship to explore the Sun, the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, on a strategic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms. The launch of the car-sized probe aboard a massive Delta IV-Heavy rocket lit the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida at […]

Over 100 large wildfires in US

Posted by on 12/08/2018
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Over 100 large wildfires in US

Over 100 large wildfires in US

WASHINGTON: Six large new wildfires erupted in the United States, pushing the number of major active blazes nationwide to over 100, with more expected to break out sparked by lightning strikes on bone-dry terrain, authorities said yesterday. More than 30,000 personnel, including firefighters from across the United States and nearly 140 from Australia and New […]

California fires threaten populated areas

Posted by on 11/08/2018
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California fires threaten populated areas

California fires threaten populated areas

LAKE ELSINORE: Authorities battling massive wildfires in large swathes of California issued mandatory evacuation orders and health warnings yesterday over the worsening air quality as the flames grew ever closer to populated areas. After almost a month of wildfires, the National Weather Service warned that satellite images showed “widespread smoke” drifting from the fires into […]

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