Monday, 25 September 2017

Tag Archives: Donald Trump

This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are doing their best to make a bad situation in the Korean Peninsula worse. For now, they are only hurling abuse and threats at each other, but there is no sign of either de-escalating their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. During the Cold War, ...

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Trump, Kim call each other mad

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WASHINGTON:  An escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un ratcheted up a notch on Friday as the US president dubbed North Korea’s leader a “madman,” a day after the reclusive regime hinted it may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. Hours earlier, in a rare ...

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Pakistan tells UN won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war

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  NEW YORK: Pakistan refuses to be a “scapegoat” for Afghanistan’s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abbasi did not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump’s new strategy on Afghanistan but made clear his displeasure with ...

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Iran’s Khamenei slams Trump’s gangster speech

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TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader lashed out against US President Donald Trump describing the speech he delivered at the UN this week as full of “gangster and cowboy” rhetoric. “The reason behind the foolish, very ugly, insolent and disorderly speech with cowboy and gangster wording… is their anger (and) desperation,” Ayatollah ...

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Afghan President Ghani at UN urges dialogue with Pakistan

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UNITED NATIONS: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appealed to Pakistan to work together to curb extremists, seeing an opportunity as the United States sends in more troops. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Ghani said US President Donald Trump´s new Afghan strategy sent a signal to Taliban guerrillas that they cannot win ...

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

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WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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CIA seeking authority to conduct drone attacks in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON: The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seeking authority from the White House to carry out covert drone attacks in Afghanistan and other war zones, along with the Pentagon, which has so far the lead role for conducting such airstrikes in the country. Citing current and former intelligence and ...

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Theresa May scolds Trump for terror tweets on London attack

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has rebuked US President Donald Trump for claiming suspects in Friday’s London train blast were known to police. “I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” she said. Trump described the attackers in a tweet as “loser ...

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Supreme Court allows Donald Trump ban on refugees

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WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Wednesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the ...

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Malaysian Leader, Under Corruption Cloud, Will Meet With Trump

Najib Razak

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is set to welcome Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak to the White House on Tuesday, a meeting expected to focus on security issues while steering clear of a U.S. investigation into a Malaysian corruption scandal. The visit is important for Najib, who faces elections next year ...

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