Thursday, 20 June 2019

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Iran-US tensions escalate as Trump imposes new sanctions

NEW YORK: The United States announced harsh new sanctions on Iran as tensions surge between the decades-long rivals. President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday to sanction Iran’s steel, aluminium, copper and iron sectors, which provide crucial foreign currency earnings for its crippled economy. Trump also threatened further ...

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General Motors to invest $700mn in Ohio

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said US automaker General Motors will invest $700 million in Ohio and create 450 jobs, selling one of its shuttered plants to a company that will produce electric trucks. “GREAT NEWS FOR OHIO!” Trump tweeted. He said that he talked to GM chief Mary Barra who ...

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Trump asks Senate to approve North Macedonia joining NATO

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has approved North Macedonia joining the NATO alliance as its 30th member state and has sent the treaty protocol confirming entry to the US Senate for its ratification, the White House said in a statement. “I transmit herewith, for the advice and consent of the Senate to its ratification, ...

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Trump to make state visit to Britain in June

LONDON: U.S. President Donald Trump is to make a state visit to Britain on June 3-5, just ahead of D-Day commemorations in France, officials said on Tuesday, as campaigners announced large-scale protests against him. Mr. Trump is a strong supporter of Brexit but has been highly critical of the way ...

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Trump asks Boeing to overhaul and fix 737 Max plane glitches

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday asked Boeing to “fix” its beleagured 737 Max plane, introduce new features and re-brand the aircraft after two deadly crashes involving the model led to grounding of the jets across the world, including by Indian carriers. Trump’s latest comments on the Boeing aircraft came ...

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Trump signs US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967. “This was a long time in the making,” Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. US recognition for Israeli control over ...

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US to designate Brazil as major non-NATO ally

WASHINGTON: The United States will designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, the White House said in a joint statement from President Donald Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro. “President Trump announced the United States’ intent to designate Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally,” the statement said. US National Security Adviser John Bolton ...

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US to delay China tariff increase: Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: The United States is delaying a planned increase of tariffs on more than $200 billion in Chinese exports after “substantial progress” made in trade talks, President Donald Trump said. “I am pleased to report that the US has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important ...

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