Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Tag Archives: United States

US-Turkey tensions boil over after arrest of consulate employee

WASHINGTON: When they met last month in New York, President Trump hailed what he called his “personal relationship” with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said the United States and Turkey were “as close as we have ever been.” Erdogan called Trump “my dear friend Donald.” Close observers of Ankara ...

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Turkey, US suspend visa services in tit-for-tat fallout

ANKARA/WASHINGTON: Turkey on Sunday suspended non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, in a tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions between the NATO allies. Just hours after the US mission to Turkey announced it was restricting visa services, saying that recent events had forced it to ...

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Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy ahead of holiday season

NEW YORK: Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, filed for bankruptcy protection late Monday, the latest sign of turmoil in the retail industry that is caught in a viselike grip of online shopping and discount chains. The Chapter 11 filing is among the largest ever by ...

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Iran says US threats against N.Korea are danger to world

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that threats by the United States had pushed North Korea to test nuclear weapons and were a “dangerous game for the entire world”. “Why has North Korea chosen this path today which has worried people in East Asia? It is because of threats against ...

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Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ended an amnesty protecting 800,000 people brought to the United States illegally as minors from deportation, prompting a political firestorm. The US leader – who had promised to act “with great heart” in the case of the so-called “Dreamers,” many of whom have lived most of ...

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Caribbean islands, Florida brace for fierce Hurricane Irma

NEW YORK: Hurricane Irma, barreling toward the Caribbean and the southern United States, was upgraded to a powerful Category 4 storm on Monday as islands in its path braced for a possible onslaught. Hurricane advisories were issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, ...

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Trump’s Afghanistan strategy bound to fail: Pakistan

US President Donald Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan will meet the same fate as the plans of his predecessors, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said. In an interview to Bloomberg, Abbasi said: “From day one we have been saying very clearly that the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked ...

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Who are the key players in Afghanistan?

By James Griffiths Like two US Presidents before him, Donald Trump has a plan to win the United States’ longest-running war. In a long-awaited speech this month, Trump made it clear the US will remain a major actor in Afghanistan for years to come – doubling down on the conflict ...

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Top five plastic surgery-obsessed countries in the world

PARIS: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) just released their 2016 report on “Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures,” which breaks down who’s getting what plastic surgeries and where. The total report is extremely thorough, ranking countries by, among other metrics, the number of surgeons and the exact breakdowns of exactly what kinds ...

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North Korea warns of ‘bigger gift package’ for U.S. after latest test

NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North’s official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The missile launched on Monday was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch ...

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