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Turkey court frees pastor after crisis with Washington

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Turkey court frees pastor after crisis with Washington

Turkey court frees pastor after crisis with Washington

WASHINGTON: An American pastor held for two years in Turkey was expected back in the United States yesterday after a court freed him in a case that sparked a crisis in Ankara’s ties with Washington and trouble for its economy. The court in the western town of Aliaga convicted Andrew Brunson on terror-related charges and […]

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 17

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Hurricane Michael death toll hits 17

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 17

MEXICO BEACH: The death toll from Hurricane Michael has risen to at least 17 with fears it would continue to climb more as search-and-rescue teams scour the debris of the Florida town that bore the brunt of the monster storm. “Mexico Beach is devastated,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said of the town where Michael made […]

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops for sex abuse

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops for sex abuse

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has defrocked two Chilean bishops for the alleged sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said in a statement yesterday after a meeting between the pontiff and the president of Chile. The decision to expel former archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus and former bishop Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez – the latest heads […]

Trump demands answers; Turkish paper identifies Saudi intel team

Posted by on 10/10/2018
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Trump demands answers; Turkish paper identifies Saudi intel team

Trump demands answers; Turkish paper identifies Saudi intel team

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said yesterday he has talked to Saudi authorities “at the highest level” to demand answers over what happened to vanished journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump told reporters at the White House that he has talked to the Saudi leadership “more than once” since Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post contributor, […]

Florida girds for an ‘extremely dangerous’ category 4 storm

Posted by on 10/10/2018
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Florida girds for an ‘extremely dangerous’ category 4 storm

Florida girds for an ‘extremely dangerous’ category 4 storm

‘Do not risk your life, leave NOW’ PANAMA CITY: Hurricane Michael closed in on Florida’s Gulf Coast yesterday as an “extremely dangerous” category four storm packing powerful winds and a huge sea surge, US forecasters said. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said the storm, which local forecasters are calling an “unprecedented” weather event for the […]

Haley resigns as UN envoy; probe urged on her travel

Posted by on 09/10/2018
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Haley resigns as UN envoy; probe urged on her travel

Haley resigns as UN envoy; probe urged on her travel

WASHINGTON: Nikki Haley resigned yesterday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s national security team. Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump said that Haley had done a “fantastic job” and would leave at the end of the year. “She told me probably six months ago,” […]

Kavanaugh swings US Supreme Court to the right

Posted by on 09/10/2018
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Kavanaugh swings US Supreme Court to the right

Kavanaugh swings US Supreme Court to the right

Trump says America owes Kavanaugh an apology WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court is supposed to be a sacred institution impervious to partisan politics but the newly confirmed justice Brett Kavanaugh gives the court its staunchest conservative majority in decades. As he was sworn in Monday night at the White House, after an ugly, contentious Senate […]

Mexican serial murder couple claim 20 killings

Posted by on 09/10/2018
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Mexican serial murder couple claim 20 killings

Mexican serial murder couple claim 20 killings

MEXICO CITY: A couple detained in Mexico while transporting human body parts in a baby carriage has admitted killing 20 people, twice the number originally suspected, the chief investigator on the case said Monday. The man also admitted raping some of his women victims and selling some of their body parts, said state prosecutor Alejandro […]

US ‘needs answers’ on Saudi journalist

Posted by on 08/10/2018
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US ‘needs answers’ on Saudi journalist

US ‘needs answers’ on Saudi journalist

WASHINGTON: The United States should “demand answers” from Saudi Arabia about the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, The Washington Post said late Sunday-and punish the kingdom if cooperation is lacking. Khashoggi, a contributor to the Post who has been critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after an appointment with […]

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

Posted by on 07/10/2018
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At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake

PORT-AU-PRINCE: A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 11 people, injuring more than 130 others and damaging homes in the Caribbean nation, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was located about 19 kilometers northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake, […]

US Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh

Posted by on 06/10/2018
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US Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh

US Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON: The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice-offering President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation’s high court decidedly to the right. The months-long battle over Kavanaugh’s nomination has gripped Washington, laying bare the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and the political […]

Trump shrugs off report revealing a fortune in tax dodges, parental gifts

Posted by on 04/10/2018
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Trump shrugs off report revealing a fortune in tax dodges, parental gifts

Trump shrugs off report revealing a fortune in tax dodges, parental gifts

Trump helped his father in improper tax deductions NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday shrugged off a New York Times investigation that concluded he made his fortune with the help of more than $400 million from his parents, partly through tax schemes, as a boring, rehashed “hit piece.” Trump has often boasted that […]