Friday, 22 June 2018

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Trump says some migrants are animals

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has described some migrants as “animals”, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law enforcement. “We have people coming in to the country, or trying to come in,” Trump told California Republicans visiting the White House, “we are taking people out of the ...

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China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

BEIJING: The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp up business links with the country. China, which is already Iran’s top trade partner and one of its biggest buyers of crude, has signalled that it ...

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Zuckerberg to face European Parliament

BRUSSELS: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak with leaders of the European parliament next week about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company – but might avoid a public testimony like the one he endured in the United States. The EU and British parliaments have been ...

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EU leaders agree ‘united approach’ on Iran deal, trade

LONDON: European Union leaders agreed on a “united EU approach” to keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact, a European source said after talks in Bulgaria. The 28 EU leaders also backed a plan for dealing with trade tariffs that Trump is ...

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Malaysia’s Anwar is free at last

KUALA LUMPUR: Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s twice-jailed former opposition leader, walked free on Wednesday afternoon, bringing an end to a tumultuous legal saga that saw the iconic politician incarcerated on sodomy charges that critics and observers have long regarded as politically motivated. Emerging from a hospital in Kuala Lumpur where he ...

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Meghan Markle’s father is fine after heart surgery

LONDON: Meghan Markle’s father has undergone a heart procedure to repair significant damage caused by a recent heart attack. Thomas Markle told TMZ that doctors placed several stents in his heart on Wednesday, and the site noted that he seemed alert and coherent following the procedure. “I’m OK. It will take a long time to heal. ...

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Judge tosses California law allowing life-ending drugs

Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law allowing her to take her own life in 2016. Her sister and other advocates fear others won’t have the same choice after a Riverside County judge threw out the law Tuesday because ...

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North Korea threatens to reconsider summit with US

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PYONGYANG: North Korea on Wednesday abruptly postponed scheduled high level inter-Korean talks and threatened to pull-out of the summit with the US, taking issue with the ongoing South Korea-US joint military drill and “unfair” demands on denuclearization. According to Seoul’s Ministry of Unification, the North’s chairman of the Committee for ...

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Female journalists in Japan unite to fight harassment

TOKYO: Female journalists in Japan said Tuesday they were teaming up to fight sexual harassment in the media, believed to be widespread in a country where the #MeToo movement has been slow to take off. A total of 86 women journalists have come together to form the Women in Media Network Japan (WiMN) to ...

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7 dead, 30 feared trapped after part of flyover collapses in India

MUMBAI: Seven people are dead and 30 others are feared trapped under the rubble after part of an under-construction flyover in the northern Indian city of Varanasi collapsed on Tuesday, a senior police official said. Varanasi, the constituency of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is in India’s most populous state ...

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