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Trump tells attorney general Sessions to end Russia probe

Posted by on 02/08/2018
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Trump tells attorney general Sessions to end Russia probe

Trump tells attorney general Sessions to end Russia probe

Aides insist president not issuing an order WASHINGTON: Donald Trump yesterday told his attorney general to end the high-profile investigation into Russian election meddling that has ensnared key members of his presidential campaign and cast a long shadow over his White House. In a series of tweets that quickly sparked accusations that Trump was publicly […]

Iran slams US ‘threats and PR stunts’

Posted by on 01/08/2018
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Iran slams US ‘threats and PR stunts’

Iran slams US ‘threats and PR stunts’

‘Try respect: for Iranians & for (international) commitments’ TEHRAN: Iran waved away US President Donald Trump’s claims that talks with the country’s leaders were imminent, saying “threats, sanctions and PR stunts won’t work”. With Washington pulling out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and set to reimpose full sanctions on Iran from August 6, Tehran […]

San Juan: The Venezuelan city where nothing works anymore

Posted by on 01/08/2018
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San Juan: The Venezuelan city where nothing works anymore

San Juan: The Venezuelan city where nothing works anymore

‘There have been times where we’ve had no electricity for 24 hours’ SAN JUAN DE LOS MORROS: Power blackouts are daily fare, running water comes only once a month, cash machines are empty and waiting for a bus can take hours. Welcome to San Juan de los Morros in Venezuela, where nothing works. “They send […]

US unveils $113m in new initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’

Posted by on 30/07/2018
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US unveils $113m in new initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’

US unveils $113m in new initiatives in ‘Indo-Pacific’

Official denies investments to counter China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ WASHINGTON: Building on President Donald Trump’s “Indo-Pacific” strategy, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday announced $113 million in new regional investments focused on technology, energy and infrastructure. The announcement comes at a time when trade frictions with China have given US trade diplomacy a […]

Lawmakers protest US deal allowing free plans for 3D guns

Posted by on 29/07/2018
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Lawmakers protest US deal allowing free plans for 3D guns

Lawmakers protest US deal allowing free plans for 3D guns

DD website invites to download program to make ghost guns WASHINGTON: Dozens of US legislators are demanding that the Trump administration explain a recent agreement to allow the free distribution of plans for using 3D printers to make plastic handguns that will be easy to hide and almost impossible to control. After a lengthy legal […]

Trump eyeing ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran

Posted by on 28/07/2018
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Trump eyeing ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran

Trump eyeing ‘Arab NATO’ to confront Iran

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran’s expansion in the region, according to US and Arab officials. The White House wants to see deeper cooperation between the countries on missile […]

California fire tornado kills 2 firefighters

Posted by on 28/07/2018
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California fire tornado kills 2 firefighters

California fire tornado kills 2 firefighters

Thousands flee monster wildfire that destroyed 500 structures REDDING, California: A fast-growing northern California wildfire killed a second firefighter on Friday after high winds drove it into the city of Redding, prompting mass evacuations, destroying 500 structures and threatening thousands of other dwellings and businesses, officials said. Flames raging in California’s scenic Shasta-Trinity area erupted […]

CBS titan Leslie Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

Posted by on 28/07/2018
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CBS titan Leslie Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

CBS titan Leslie Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

CBS investigates recently reported alleged misconduct NEW YORK: A bombshell article published in The New Yorker on Friday accused CBS chairman and chief executive, Leslie Moonves, of sexual misconduct stretching back decades and painted a broader picture of similar behavior within the most watched US television network. The article makes Moonves, a distinguished executive who […]

Venezuelan professor’s worn out shoes bring flood of solidarity

Posted by on 24/07/2018
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Venezuelan professor’s worn out shoes bring flood of solidarity

Venezuelan professor’s worn out shoes bring flood of solidarity

‘My salary as a university professor is not enough to pay for new soles’ CARACAS: Jose Ibarra is 41, has a masters degree, is studying for a PhD and works as a university professor, but thanks to Venezuela’s economic crisis, he cannot even afford to have his shoes repaired. Ibarra has become something of a […]

Trump threatens Tehran in all caps; Iranians wary of US support claims

Posted by on 23/07/2018
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Trump threatens Tehran in all caps; Iranians wary of US support claims

Trump threatens Tehran in all caps; Iranians wary of US support claims

Netanyahu praises Trump’s ‘tough stand’ against Iran WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has launched an exceptionally raw attack on Iran, in a tone reminiscent of his war on words with North Korea last year – sparking questions about US strategy towards the Islamic republic. The threatening tweet, sent late Sunday and written in all capital letters, […]

Two dead in Toronto shooting rampage

Posted by on 23/07/2018
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Two dead in Toronto shooting rampage

Two dead in Toronto shooting rampage

‘There must’ve been 20, 30 shots, altogether. It was a lot. We just ran’ TORONTO: A 29-year-old gunman opened fire on pedestrians in a bustling Toronto neighborhood, killing two and wounding a dozen others, police in Canada’s largest city said yesterday, adding the suspect was found dead in an alley after an exchange of gunfire […]

‘Mommy is lying’: The travails of migrant kids taken from parents

Posted by on 23/07/2018
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‘Mommy is lying’: The travails of migrant kids taken from parents

‘Mommy is lying’: The travails of migrant kids taken from parents

‘My mommy is lying. She is not coming. She is not coming’ MIAMI: A little boy named Jose who braved the dangerous trek through Mexico to the United States with his mother is confused and upset. He has not seen his mom for months. She promised him a Spiderman pinata for his 4th birthday, but […]