Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Tag Archives: United States

Trump’s tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese imports kick in

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, escalating a trade war between the world’s top two economies that is clouding the global outlook. The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to more than $250 billion, ...

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US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

WASHINGTON: The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees after declaring the organization was “irredeemably flawed. Washington has long been the UN Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) largest donor but is “no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the ...

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Imran Abbas nomination for 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018

LOLLYWOOD: Pakistani heartthrob Imran Abbas is onto another feat as he has bagged nomination for the 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018. Sharing the delightful news with his fans, Imran took to Instagram to post: “Official Nominee for the 100 most handsome faces 2018. Honoured to represent Pakistan in WORLD’S ...

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China delegation will visit U.S. to address trade war

China’s commerce ministry said it will send a delegation to the United States this month for talks aimed at easing the contentious trade war. Commerce Vice-Minister Wang Shouwen will lead the delegation to meet U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Malpass, to discuss “economic and trade issues” at the invitation of the ...

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

WASHINGTON: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon release a jailed American pastor. Deepening a spat that has rattled financial markets and threated to split a long-standing defense and political alliance, Mnuchin suggested the next ...

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Thai court sentences disgraced monk to 114 years

BANGKOK:  A Thai court sentenced a disgraced former monk to 114 years in prison, a court official said, more than a year after he was extradited from the United States. Wiraphon Sukphon made headlines in 2013 when footage emerged of him wearing designer aviator sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag ...

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US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in Britain

AFP: The United States said it was imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s involvement in the use of a “lethal” nerve agent in the attempted killing of a former spy in Britain. The State Department said the sanctions were in response to “the use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent ...

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Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

TOKYO: Japan has marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in a ceremony in the city. Prime minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates were among those observing a moment of silence at the Peace Memorial Park in downtown Hiroshima at 8:15 am (local time) when the detonation ...

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Trump warns Iran to ‘never, ever threaten the United States again’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States (US). “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” he said on ...

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