Friday, 5 June 2020

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United States backs sustained Indian role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The United States said Thursday that it supported continued Indian involvement in Afghanistan, even as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw troops. India is one of the most enthusiastic backers of Afghanistan s government, contributing more than $3 billion since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban, who harbored ...

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Gold slips as US issues licenses for firms to deal with Huawei

LONDON: Gold fell, retreating from a two-week high hit earlier in the session, after the United States started issuing licenses for some companies to supply goods to Chinese firm Huawei, rekindling hopes for trade negotiations that had shown signs of turning more contentious. Spot gold dipped 0.15% to $1,469.87 per ...

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Sweden drops Wikileaks founder rape investigation

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish prosecutor dropped an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London’s Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition. Although the prosecutor’s decision can be appealed, it probably closes the case, which ...

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1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial in US removed after India protests

WASHINGTON: About three months after a ‘1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial’ to the Sikh victims of the 1984 riots in India was installed at Otis Library here, the memorial was removed – in part following the urging of the Indian government. The memorial, that featured a prominent photo of Khalistani leader ...

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US imposes record USD 7.5 billion tariffs on European goods

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed tariffs on a record USD 7.5 billion worth of European Union goods on Friday, despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets. The tariffs, which took effect just after midnight in Washington (0401 GMT), came after talks between ...

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United States carried out secret cyber strike on Iran

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the operation took ...

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China to restrict visas for US nationals

SINGAPORE: China is planning tighter visa restrictions for US nationals with ties to anti-China groups, people with knowledge of the proposed curbs said, following similar US restrictions on Chinese nationals, as relations between the countries sour. China’s Ministry of Public Security has for months been working on rules to limit the ...

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US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over rights violations

BEIJING: The US Commerce Department announced it is blacklisting 28 Chinese entities that it says are implicated in rights violations and abuses targeting Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the move, which bars the named entities from purchasing US products, ...

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Moscow issues protest over FBI interrogation of Russian MP

MOSCOW: The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it had issued a strong protest to the United States with regard to the detention and interrogation of a Russian parliament member by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). “We declare a strong protest in connection with the actions of the U.S. authorities ...

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