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Trump’s support for Saudi prince leaves Turkey with tough choices

Posted by on 29/11/2018
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Trump’s support for Saudi prince leaves Turkey with tough choices

Trump’s support for Saudi prince leaves Turkey with tough choices

Turkish evidence fuels global outrage over Khashoggi killing ISTANBUL: Eight weeks since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, US President Donald Trump’s unwavering support for the kingdom’s powerful crown prince has left Turkey in a bind. The longer it confronts Saudi Arabia over who exactly ordered the operation, the […]

Democrats nominate Pelosi to reclaim US House speaker role

Posted by on 29/11/2018
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Democrats nominate Pelosi to reclaim US House speaker role

Democrats nominate Pelosi to reclaim US House speaker role

The highest-ranking woman in the history of US politics WASHINGTON: Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking woman in the history of US politics, was re-elected Wednesday to lead congressional Democrats, a major step on her march toward once again becoming speaker of the House of Representatives. But despite the California lawmaker running unopposed to lead the House […]

Bolton refuses to listen to Khashoggi gruesome tape

Posted by on 28/11/2018
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Bolton refuses to listen to Khashoggi gruesome tape

Bolton refuses to listen to Khashoggi gruesome tape

WASHINGTON: John Bolton, the influential White House national security advisor, said Tuesday he will not listen to the tape recording of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder because he doesn’t understand Arabic. The gruesome tape – a key piece of evidence in the murder allegedly ordered by US ally Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman […]

Honduran migrant, clutching two small children, flees tear gas

Posted by on 27/11/2018
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Honduran migrant, clutching two small children, flees tear gas

Honduran migrant, clutching two small children, flees tear gas

TIJUANA: After nearly two weeks of documenting the harrowing journey of a caravan of mostly Central American migrants headed towards the US-Mexican border, I snapped a picture I will never forget. In the shot, taken on Sunday, you can see Honduran mother Maria Meza, 35, grabbing the thin arms of her two 5-year-old twin daughters […]

Trump says doesn’t believe own government’s climate warning

Posted by on 27/11/2018
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Trump says doesn’t believe own government’s climate warning

Trump says doesn’t believe own government’s climate warning

Trump focuses on clean air, water; distrusts climate change theory WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday he doesn’t believe his own government’s report last week warning of massive economic losses if carbon emissions continue to feed climate change unchecked. “I don’t believe it,” Trump said at the White House, adding that the United States would […]

Heavy snow hammers US Midwest

Posted by on 26/11/2018
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Heavy snow hammers US Midwest

Heavy snow hammers US Midwest

CHICAGO: Commuters in Chicago and across the Midwest faced inches of heavy, wet snow as they headed back to work yesterday after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with the storm knocking out power, icing roads and canceling some flights. The National Weather Service ended blizzard warnings yesterday in northeast Missouri through the Chicago metropolitan area […]

Migrants retreat after failed bid to force through US-Mexican border

Posted by on 26/11/2018
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Migrants retreat after failed bid to force through US-Mexican border

Migrants retreat after failed bid to force through US-Mexican border

US shuts border post as migrants try to cross TIJUANA: Hundreds of Central American migrants who tried to force through a Mexican police blockade into the United States retreated to a nearby camp yesterday after US border agents pushed them back with tear gas and rubber bullets. The group of around 500, part of a […]

Death toll in California fire rises to 87

Posted by on 25/11/2018
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Death toll in California fire rises to 87

Death toll in California fire rises to 87

LOS ANGELES: The death toll in northern California’s so-called “Camp Fire” rose to 87, officials said late Saturday, adding that the blaze was almost fully under control. Cal Fire, the state fire authority, said in its latest bulletin that the fire – which broke out on November 8 – was 98 percent contained. The office […]

No doctors, nurses or painkillers: Surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

Posted by on 25/11/2018
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No doctors, nurses or painkillers: Surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

No doctors, nurses or painkillers: Surviving pregnancy in Venezuela

Venezuelan women forced to give birth in the street CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela: Yoli Cabeza was sent from one hospital to another before finally giving birth to her daughter Yusmari in the corridor of a maternity ward because her contractions came quicker than medical help. The 37-year-old was diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy but that didn’t […]

Climate change could cost US ‘hundreds of billions’ a year

Posted by on 24/11/2018
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Climate change could cost US ‘hundreds of billions’ a year

Climate change could cost US ‘hundreds of billions’ a year

Sea levels on the rise amid heavy rain and floods TAMPA: Climate change is already hurting the global economy and will cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars annually by century’s end unless drastic action is taken to cut carbon emissions, a major US government report warned on Friday. “With continued growth in emissions […]

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

Posted by on 21/11/2018
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Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday ignored criticism that he gave Saudi Arabia a free pass on the murder of a dissident journalist, instead praising the kingdom for keeping oil prices low. Trump, on holiday at his Florida Mar-a-Lago Club, doubled down on an unusually worded statement from Tuesday that he was essentially ignoring the […]

Terror of gang violence drives migrant caravans northward

Posted by on 21/11/2018
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Terror of gang violence drives migrant caravans northward

Terror of gang violence drives migrant caravans northward

Thousands of Hondurans fleeing to the United States PUERTO CORTES PRISON: Former Honduran policeman Ivan says he moved homes so many times to escape the street gangs that terrorize his Central American country that he lost count. Fearful his sons would have to join the gangs or be killed, he eventually joined thousands of Hondurans […]