Monday, 26 June 2017

Tag Archives: NATO

Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after UK election

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PARIS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hopeful that Britain would stick to the Brexit plan following the snap general election that saw the ruling Conservative Party lose some of its parliamentary seats. The talks about Britain’s exit from the 28 member European Union are scheduled for June 19 ...

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Huge bomb blast kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Kabul

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KABUL: A powerful bomb exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the presidential palace and foreign embassies. The bomb, one of the deadliest in Kabul and coming ...

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Trump condemns leaks after UK police stop sharing attack information

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LONDON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “deeply troubling” leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him ...

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UK asked to send more troops to Afghanistan

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LONDON: There are currently 500 British troops in the country, offering security in its capital, Kabul, and training at the Afghan Officer Academy. The NATO request was made within the last few weeks. NATO’s secretary general is due to meet Theresa May at Downing Street on Wednesday where they are ...

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Trump to attend NATO summit in Brussels

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PARIS: U.S. President Donald Trump will attend a summit of leaders of NATO nations on May 25 in Brussels, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump’s visit will give him an opportunity to press his case for why many NATO allies need to boost defense spending to help spread the ...

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NATO head calls on Turkey, Netherlands to defuse row

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BRUSSELS: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg on Monday called on two of the alliance’s members, Turkey and the Netherlands, to defuse their escalating dispute. “Robust debate is at the heart of our democracies but so is mutual respect,” Stoltenberg said. “I would encourage all allies to show mutual respect, to be ...

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ECO sees connectivity as key to prosperity

ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organisation member states agreed here on Wednesday to collectively combat terrorism and vowed to cooperate in fields like trade, energy and infrastructure development. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the ECO member countries needed to work as a unit for progress and prosperity. He said ...

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‘Become a suicide bomber’ Mysterious posters spring up across London

LONDON: Mysterious posters inscribed with a message ‘Become a Suicide Bomber’ put up across London attributing them with the Royal Navy has sparked fury. At first glance it appears to be what it called “unusually-worded recruitment advertisements for the Royal Navy…”  The posters read, “become a suicide bomber” and features ...

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UK speaker John Bercow opposes a Trump address to parliament

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LONDON: The Speaker of Britain’s House of Commons said he was “strongly opposed” to allowing Donald Trump to address members of parliament during the US president’s state visit later this year. John Bercow said such a speech was “not an automatic right, it is an earned honour” – and one ...

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